AmityChessClub News

June's Tournament

posted May 12, 2018, 7:47 PM by Amity Chess   [ updated May 13, 2018, 6:28 AM ]

On Friday June 22, 7:00pm, we'll have our June monthly tournament. For more info click "Monthly Tournaments" on the left or "Tournament Information" on the home page.

New Site Manager

posted May 10, 2018, 7:46 PM by Amity Chess   [ updated May 12, 2018, 7:31 PM ]

Hello players,

I have undertaken the role of communications director, and thus one of my duties is to manage the club website. As some of you may know, the website has been out of date for much time. I intend to change that by revising various aspects of the site and making posts (such as this one). If you have any suggestions as to how this site can be improved you can email them to, I appreciate any help. Thank you!

Ryan Hu
Communications Director
Amity Chess Club

(OLD POST -- Posts Following this one are NEW) 1st Annual LVCA Bruce Alberston Memorial

posted Apr 1, 2015, 6:31 PM by Amity Chess   [ updated May 12, 2018, 7:57 PM ]

Guaranteed prize fund: $550

Trophies plus Grand Prix Points: 6

Start Date/Time: Apr 25, 2015 at 10 am
End Date/Time: Apr 25, 2015 at 7 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
514 3rd Ave
Bethlehem, Pa, 18018

Map it!

5SS, G/30 d5.

2 sections.

Open Section: 1st-3rd, $200-100-50; U2100/Unr, U1900, U1600, U1300 $50 each.

U1200 Scholastic Section: Trophies to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, U900, Unr.

EF: All $25 by 4/18, $30 CASH onsite.

GMs/IMs free; $25 from prize. All: Re-entry $15 Cash.

Schedule: Reg. ends 10:45 am. Rds.11, 12:30, 2:30, 4, 5:30.

1/2 point byes: limit 2, must commit before rd. 3., 484-866-3045 for more info.

Chess Lecture: Checkmating Patterns

posted Jan 10, 2015, 12:26 PM by Amity Chess

Amity Chess Club
Chess Lecture
Tactics, Tactics, Tactics
Checkmating Patterns
Friday January 23, 2015
7:00 PM

Dick Jokiel will be giving a chess lecture on Friday, January 23rd at 7PM. This installment continues his ongoing series on chess tactics. This session will include checkmating patterns.

Turkey Night - Nov. 21

posted Nov 15, 2014, 5:45 PM by Amity Chess   [ updated Nov 19, 2014, 3:59 AM ]

Turkey Night
Youth Simultaneous Chess
Amity Chess Club
Friday, November 21 2014, 7 PM

Join us on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 pm for the annual Turkey Night with a bonus Youth Simultaneous Chess event with challenger Ben Tokars (the top youth chess player in the club). Ben will challenge all players 17 and under simultaneously.

During and after the simultaneous chess, Dick Jokiel (club president) will once again play anyone who dares to take away his title as the "Big Turkey". Anyone that can win a game from the Big Turkey will earn a prize as well as earning the title of "Big Turkey".

Simul and Cookie Night - Sept 12

posted Sep 7, 2014, 8:45 AM by Amity Chess

Simultaneous Chess Match
Cookie Night
September 12, 2014
7:00 PM

Dick Jokiel (Club President) will Challenge the first 4 willing participants to a simultaneous chess match. Show up early and try to beat "the old man".

We will also have our Cookie Night where everyone is welcome to bring their favorite cookies to share with the rest of the club.

Chess Tournament - June 13th

posted May 31, 2014, 4:28 AM by Amity Chess

Chess Tournament - Friday, June 13th at 7PM

Featuring an all new format!

Hopefully Friday June 13th is your lucky day at the Amity Chess Club Tournament.

Chess Club cancelled 2/14/2014

posted Feb 12, 2014, 6:29 PM by Amity Chess

Chess club is cancelled for Feb. 14, 2014 due to the inclement weather. Hope to see everybody next week.

Chess Club Cancelled 1/3/2014

posted Jan 3, 2014, 11:06 AM by Amity Chess

  Chess club is cancelled for Jan. 3, 2014 due to the snow and icy conditions. Hope to see everybody next week.

Youth Tournament

posted Nov 26, 2013, 4:36 PM by Amity Chess   [ updated Dec 3, 2013, 4:11 AM ]

December 26th and 27th 
12PM – 5PM

The Amity Chess Club is hosting a Youth Chess Tournament  on December 26th and 27th at St. Paul's UCC.  All kids kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to play.  Prizes will be awarded to the top players in each section.  Space is limited, so register early.  There is a $5 registration fee/donation that can be paid at any of the regular chess club meetings prior to the tournament, at the tournament itself, or by mail (ask for info).

Please register before December 21st.

To register, send an email to with the following information:
    1. Name of player
    2. Age of player
    3. Chess Rating (if available)
    4. Phone number (in case of cancellation due to weather)

The tournament will consist of 5 rounds (see schedule below).  The awards ceremony will be at 4:30 PM on the 27th.

Bring sets, boards, and chess clocks if possible to the tournament.
Bring a snack and something to drink.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the tournament, so if you are interested, please contact us via email.  Feel free to post or share the flyer with friends (see posted file below).

Since this tournament benefits St. Paul's UCC, we are accepting donations to offset the costs of the tournament.







12:00 PM

1:00 PM


Round 1

1:30 PM

2:30 PM


Round 2

3:00 PM

4:00 PM










Round 3

12:00 PM

1:00 PM


Round 4

1:30 PM

2:30 PM


Round 5

3:00 PM

4:00 PM


Prize Awards

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

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