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The Catonsville Team
Justin Leonard, Joe Summers, Byron Jones, and Erik Shumaker.

Justin Leonard, Joe Summers, Byron Jones, and Erik Shumaker represented the Catonsville Club at the USA Team East Event in Parsipanny New Jersey again this past year, and scored 4-2. That is as good as we have ever done.

42nd Annual World Amateur Team & U.S. Team East  


A Heritage Event!

February 18 – 20, 2012

Parsippany Hilton

1 Hilton Ct.

Parsippany, NJ 07054

973-267-7373 or 1-800-HILTONS

Chess Rate:  $119 ( 1-4 in room) valid until 1/16/2012

Morris/Essex train to Morris Plains 1.5 miles

40th Anniversary Fischer-Spassky!

6SS, 40/2, SD/1.

 Open to 4 player teams with one optional alternate. Team average (4 highest ratings - 2012 January Rating list) must be under 2200.

EF: $150 postmarked by 2/5/12. Scholastic teams College and below $145 per team, ALL-$185 after or at door. - all teams, any changes at site $25 charge.

Prizes:  1-5th Place teams, plaque and 4 digital clocks; Top Team (Denis Barry Award) U2100, 2000, 1900, 1800, 1700, 1600, 1500, 1400, 1300, 1200, 1000 each plaque and 4 Digital Clocks; Top college team (same school) 4 Digital Clocks & plaque; Top HS team (grades 9-12 same school), Top Middle School (grades 5-9 same school), Top Elementary School (grades K-6 same school), Top 2 Scholastic Teams (mixed schools okay) (Collins Award), Mixed Doubles (2 males, 2 females-no alternates), Seniors (all players over age 50), Military, each plaque & 4 Digital Clocks to top team; Company Team (same employer) Old Timers Trophy (all players over 65), Family (4 family members), State teams - CT, DE, MD, MA, NJ, NY (Benjamin Award), PA, VA, NC, RI, OH, Canada, each plaque top team; Special Plaque to Top College (NJ , NY, Pennsylvania), Best Player 1-4 and top alternate, All 6-0 scores each Digital clock. Biggest Individual upset each round Engraved Cross pen; Entry fee refunded to team with Best "Chess related" name, Sunday night-- Best "Chess Related" costumes or gimmick-gourmet dinner for four. Reg. 9-12 Sat 2/18: Rds. 1-7:30, 11-6, 9-3:30.

Special Events!! Surprises and special give-aways each round. Mystery Guest and special Sunday morning panel on 72 match! Sunday night - Bughouse $20 per team. Cash prizes.

HR: Parsippany Hilton, chess rates expire 1/16/2012. Rates $119 (up to 4 in room) 2nd hotel now attached to Hilton also up to 4 in room $126 per night-Hampton Inn---includes breakfast for 4 each day. Back up hotel - Sheraton Parsippany-about 2 miles. 973-515-2000. $99 per night.

For help forming teams and more information contact: noreen@deanofchess.com or Facebook: ATE-Team. Chks payable to NJSCF, mail by 2/05 to: E. Steven Doyle, 17 Stonehenge Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. (Include Team name, Captain, players full names, USCF Expiration, ID numbers and ratings in board order). No team can include more than two GM's. Include SASE for confirmation if wanted, No registered or certified mail accepted. NS, NC, W. Chess Magnet School JGP.  Check out official website www.njscf.org for more information!

I played in the USA Team East  over the weekend of
Feb 16-17-18, 2008.  



The USATeam East aka World "Amateur" Team tournament was
held in Parsipany on
February 16-18 2008
The Pillsbury Doughboys scored 4-2 for third year in a row!
Hucks,L - Ivens,F [D77]
USA Team East Parsippany, 17.02.2007
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d5 6.c4 dxc4 7.Na3 c3 8.bxc3 c5 9.Rb1 cxd4 10.cxd4 e6 11.Ne5 Nd5 12.Rb3 f6 13.Nec4 Nc6 14.e3 Rb8 15.e4 Nde7 16.d5 exd5 17.exd5 Ne5 18.Nxe5 fxe5 19.d6 Nf5 20.Qd5+ Kh8 21.Nc4 Nd4 22.Re3 Be6 23.Qxd4 exd4 24.Rxe6 Qc8 25.Bd5 Rf5 26.Rfe1 Rxd5 27.Bf4 Qf8 28.d7 Rxd7 29.Bxb8 Rd8 30.Bc7 Rc8 31.Nd6 Rxc7 32.Re8 Kg8 33.Rxf8+ Bxf8 34.Nb5 Rd7 35.Nxa7 d3 36.Rd1 d2 37.Kf1 Bb4 38.Ke2 Re7+ 39.Kd3 Re1 40.Kc2 Re2 41.Nb5 Rxf2 42.Nd4 Rxh2 43.Nf3 Rg2 44.Nxd2 Bxd2 45.Rxd2 Rxd2+ 46.Kxd2 h5 47.Ke3 Kf7 48.Kf4 Kf6 49.a3 g5+ 50.Ke4 h4 51.gxh4 gxh4 52.Kf4 Ke6 53.Kg4 Kd5 0-1
Frisch,R - Hucks,L [D37]
USA Team East Parsippany, 17.02.2007
1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.c4 c6 8.Nc3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 b5 10.Bd3 a6 11.Rc1 c5 12.dxc5 Nxc5 13.Be2 Bb7 14.Qxd8 Rfxd8 15.Rfd1 b4 16.Nb1 Nd5 17.Bg3 Rac8 18.Nbd2 Na4 19.Rxc8 Rxc8 20.Nc4 Nxb2 21.Nxb2 Rc2 22.Rd2 Rc1+ 23.Rd1 Rc2 -
Park,E - Hucks,L [B40]
USA Team East Parsippany, 18.02.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.c4 e5 8.0-0 d6 9.Nc3 Be7 10.Bg5 0-0 11.Qc2 h6 12.Bd2 Be6 13.Rae1 Nh5 14.Ne2 Bg5 15.Bc3 Qd7 16.b3 g6 17.c5 Nf4 18.Nxf4 exf4 19.f3 f5 20.cxd6 Qxd6 21.Kh1 Rad8 22.Rd1 Qc7 23.exf5 Bxf5 24.Bc4+ Kh7 25.Qb2 Rxd1 26.Rxd1 Rd8 27.Rxd8 Qxd8 28.Qe2 Bf6 29.Bxf6 Qxf6 30.Kg1 g5 31.a4 Qd4+ 32.Kf1 Qa1+ 33.Kf2 Qd4+ 34.Kf1 Qa1+ -
Hucks,L - Almeida,S [D36]
USA Team East Parsippany, 19.02.2007
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 e6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Qc2 0-0 8.e3 Nbd7 9.Bd3 Re8 10.0-0 h6 11.Bh4 Ne4 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Bxe4 dxe4 14.Nd2 Nf6 15.Rab1 Bf5 16.Ne2 Nd5 17.a3 Qg5 18.Ng3 Bg6 19.Rbe1 Qe7 20.Nc4 Bh7 21.Qe2 Qe6 22.f3 Nf6 23.b4 exf3 24.Rxf3 Ne4 25.Nxe4 Bxe4 26.Rg3 Rad8 27.Ne5 f6 28.Qg4 Qxg4 29.Nxg4 Kh7 30.Rc1 Re6 31.Nf2 Bd5 32.Nd3 g5 33.Nc5 Re7 34.Re1 Rde8 35.h4 Kg6 36.hxg5 hxg5 37.Nd3 Bc4 38.Nf4+ Kf7 39.Nh3 Re4 40.Kf2 R8e7 41.Rc1 Bb5 42.Rc3 R7e6 43.Rc5 b6 44.Rc2 Ke7 45.d5 cxd5 46.Rc7+ Kd6 47.Rxa7 d4 48.exd4 g4 0-1
Hucks,L - Brady,J [E60]
USA Team East Parsippany, 18.02.2007
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 6.c4 Na6 7.Nc3 Rb8 8.a4 c5 9.h3 Bf5 10.Re1 Qc8 11.Kh2 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Qxc4 13.Nxf5 gxf5 14.e4 Rfd8 15.exf5 Rd7 16.g4 h6 17.f4 Nh7 18.Re4 Qc7 19.Nd5 Qd8 20.Qe2 Kf8 21.Ra3 Nc5 22.Rc4 b5 23.axb5 Rxb5 24.b4 Nb7 25.Rxa7 Qb8 26.Qa2 Rd8 27.Be3 e5 28.fxe6 fxe6 29.Nc7 Rc8 30.Nxb5 Rxc4 31.Qxc4 d5 32.Bxd5 exd5 33.Qxd5 Nd8 34.Bc5+ Ke8 35.Qd7#  1-0
Smith,D - Hucks,L [B23]
USA Team East Parsippany, 19.02.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Bb5 Nd4 5.Bd3 Bg7 6.Nf3 d6 7.Nxd4 cxd4 8.Ne2 Nh6 9.h3 e5 10.c3 exf4 11.0-0 0-0 12.Nxf4 f5 13.Qb3+ Kh8 14.Ne6 Bxe6 15.Qxe6 Qb6 16.Qb3 Qxb3 17.axb3 a6 18.Ra4 fxe4 19.Bxe4 Rxf1+ 20.Kxf1 Rf8+ 21.Ke2 Rf7 22.d3 Nf5 23.Bxf5 Rxf5 24.Bd2 Rb5 25.b4 Re5+ 26.Kf3 Rf5+ 27.Ke2 Be5 and agreed to a draw in 46 moves -
Hucks,L (1912) - Fisher,D (1939) [A29]
USA Team East Parsipany, 18.02.2006
1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nc3 Nb6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.d3 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.a3 Be6 10.b4 f6 11.Bb2 Qd7 12.Rc1 Rac8 13.Ne4 Rfd8 14.Nc5 Bxc5 15.Rxc5 Ne7 16.Qc2 Na4 17.Ra5 Nxb2 18.Qxb2 a6 19.Rc5 g6 20.Rfc1 Nf5 21.h4 Nd6 22.Nd2 Qf7 23.a4 Bd5 24.Bh3 Be6 25.Bxe6 Qxe6 26.Qb3 Qxb3 27.Nxb3 Kf7 28.Kf1 Ke7 29.e3 c6 30.Ke2 Rd7 31.d4 exd4 32.Nxd4 Ne4 33.R5c2 f5 and drew after a few more moves -
Hucks,L (1928) - Abrahamyan,T (2325) [D13]
USA Team East Parsipany, 18.02.2006
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 c6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.d4 a6 8.0-0 e6 9.Bf4 Bd6 10.Bxd6 Qxd6 11.Rc1 b5 12.a3 h6 13.b4 0-0 14.Qb3 Rfb8 15.Rfd1 a5 16.Na2 axb4 17.Nxb4 Na5 18.Qc3 Ne4 19.Qc7 Nc4 20.Qxd6 Nexd6 21.Nc6 Rb7 22.Nfe5 Rxa3 23.Ra1 Rxa1 24.Rxa1 b4 25.f3 b3 0-1
Rimshaw,A (1491) - Hucks,L (1928) [B93]
USA Team East Parsipany, 19.02.2006
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f4 e5 7.Nb3 Qc7 8.Nd5 Nxd5 9.exd5 Nd7 10.f5 b5 11.Be3 Bb7 12.g4 Rc8 13.Rc1 Nb6 14.Bxb6 Qxb6 15.Bg2 Be7 16.Qd2 Bh4+ 17.Kd1 Rc4 18.Qe2 Bg5 19.Rb1 0-0 20.h4 Bf4 21.g5 Rfc8 22.g6 fxg6 23.fxg6 Rxc2 24.gxh7+ Kh8 25.Qf3 Rf2 26.Qg4 Qe3 27.Qe6 Rd2+ 0-1
Williams,M (1718) - Hucks,L (1928) [B99]
USA Team East Parsipany, 19.02.2006
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 b5 10.Bd3 Bb7 11.Rhe1 Be7 12.Qh3 Nc5 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Bxb5+ axb5 15.Ndxb5 Qb8 16.Nxd6+ Kf8 17.Qh5 Qc7 18.Ncb5 g6 19.Nxc7 gxh5 20.Nxb7 Ra7 21.Nxc5 Be7 22.Rd7 1-0
Hucks,L (1928) - Faust,J (2200) [E67]
USA Team East Parsipany, 20.02.2006
1.c4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.d4 d6 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 0-0 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.0-0 h6 8.h3 e5 9.e4 exd4 10.Nxd4 Ne5 11.b3 Bd7 12.Bb2 Qc8 13.Kh2 Nc6 14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.cxd5 Ne7 16.Qd2 Kh7 17.Rac1 Qd8 18.Rc2 Rc8 19.f4 c5 20.dxc6 bxc6 21.Rd1 d5 22.Ba3 Re8 23.e5 Qb6 -
Fortunato,J (1400) - Hucks,L (1928) [B90]
USA Team East Parsipany, 20.02.2006
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.f3 Be6 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.0-0-0 Qc7 11.Kb1 b5 12.g4 Nb6 13.h4 Nc4 14.Bxc4 bxc4 15.Na1 Rb8 16.h5 Qb7 17.Qc1 h6 18.g5 hxg5 19.Bxg5 Rxh5 20.Bd2 g6 21.Ne2 d5 22.exd5 Bxd5 23.Bc3 Bxf3 24.Rhe1 Ne4 25.Qe3 Bc5 26.Qc1 Bxe2 27.Bxe5 Rxe5 28.c3 Bxd1 29.Rxd1 Ba3 30.Nb3 cxb3 31.bxa3 bxa2+ 32.Kxa2 Qb3+ 33.Ka1 Nxc3 0-1 and that'll teach him to come to the board in a Red Sox shirt!!

Hucks,L (1950) - Rogers,N (2305) [A15]
USATE Chesapeake Fischer-Men Parsipanny New Jersey, 19.02.2005
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.b3 Bg7 4.Bb2 0-0 5.g3 d5 6.Bg2 c5 7.cxd5 Qxd5 8.0-0 Qh5 9.d3 Nc6 10.Nbd2 Bh3 11.Rc1 b6 12.Rc4 Ng4 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.Re1 e5 15.Nf1 f5 16.Qc1 h6 17.Ne3 Rf6 18.Nh4 Bxg2 19.Kxg2 Raf8 20.h3 Nxe3+ 21.Qxe3 f4 22.Qf3 Qg5 23.Qg4 fxg3 24.fxg3 Qe3 25.Rcc1 h5 0-1
Sinica,V (1555) - Hucks,L (1950) [D11]
USATE Chesapeake Fischer-Men, 19.02.2005
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.c5 b6 5.b4 a5 6.Bd2 Ne4 7.a3 axb4 8.Bxb4 bxc5 9.Bxc5 Nxc5 10.dxc5 Qa5+ 11.Nbd2 Qxc5 12.e3 Rxa3 13.Be2 e6 14.0-0 Be7 15.Rxa3 Qxa3 16.Qb1 Nd7 17.e4 0-0 18.Bd3 Ba6 19.Bxa6 Qxa6 20.Qb2 Rb8 21.Qd4 c5 22.Qe3 d4 23.Qf4 Rc8 24.e5 Rf8 25.Ne4 Qc6 26.Nfg5 Qd5 27.Ra1 f6 28.exf6 Nxf6 29.Nxf6+ Bxf6 and won 0-1
Hucks,L (1950) - Cadjenovic,S (1253) [A20]
USATE Chesapeake Fischer-Men, 20.02.2005
1.c4 e5 2.g3 Bc5 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nc3 d6 5.e3 Nc6 6.Nge2 Bf5 7.d4 exd4 8.exd4 Bb6 9.0-0 Qd7 10.Be3 Bh3 11.Nf4 Bxg2 12.Kxg2 Ne7 13.Rb1 Nf5 14.Nfd5 Qc6 15.Qf3 Nxd5 16.Nxd5 Nxe3+ 17.fxe3 Qd7 18.b4 c5 19.bxc5 dxc5 20.dxc5 Bxc5 21.Rxb7 Qd6 22.Qxf7+ Kd8 23.Qxg7 Rf8 24.Rxf8+ Qxf8 25.Qd7# 1-0
Kleiman,J (2285) - Hucks,L (1950) [B40]
USATE Chesapeake Fischer-Men, 20.02.2005
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3 a6 4.g3 b5 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.0-0 Nc6 7.c3 Nf6 8.Re1 d6 9.d4 e5 10.a4 Be7 [10...b4] 11.dxc5 dxc5 12.Qxd8+ Rxd8 13.axb5 axb5 14.Bf1 c4 15.b3 cxb3 16.Bxb5 0-0 17.Nbd2 Nd7 18.Nxb3 f6 19.Bc4+ Kh8 20.Be3 Ra8 21.Be6 Rfd8 22.Rxa8 Bxa8 23.Ra1 Bb7 24.Bd5 g5 25.h4 h6 26.Kg2 Rb8 27.hxg5 hxg5 28.Na5 Nxa5 29.Rxa5 Bxd5 30.exd5 Nf8 31.c4 Rd8 32.Rb5 Ng6 33.Rb7 Rc8 34.Nd2 f5 35.Ba7 e4 36.Bd4+ Kg8 37.d6 Bxd6 38.Rg7+ Kf8 39.Rxg6 Be7 40.Rb6 Rd8 41.Be3 Rd3 42.Rb5 1-0
Hucks,L (1950) - Muttreja,S (1555) [A20]
USATE Chesapeake Fischer-Men, 21.02.2005
1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.d4 d6 5.dxe5 Qa5+ 6.Bd2 Qxe5 7.Nc3 Bf5 8.Nf3 Qe6 9.Nd4 Qd7 10.Nxf5 Qxf5 11.0-0 Be7 12.e4 Qc8 13.Re1 Nbd7 14.Bh3 Qc7 15.Bf4 Ne5 16.b3 Rd8 17.Rc1 Ng6 18.Be3 h5 19.f3 h4 20.g4 Kf8 21.f4 Qb8 22.Qf3 d5 23.cxd5 cxd5 24.Nxd5 Nxd5 25.exd5 Bd6 26.Rf1 Ne7 27.Rcd1 Bc7 28.Rf2 Rh6 29.Rfd2 Ba5 30.Rd3 Bc7 31.Bg2 Rf6 32.g5 Rfd6 33.Bc5 Bb6 34.Bxb6 Rxb6 35.Qh5 Ng6 36.f5 Nf4 37.Qh8+ Ke7 38.Re3+ Kd7 39.Qxg7 Qd6 40.Qxf7+ Kc8 41.Rc1+ Kb8 42.Re8 a6 43.Rce1 Qc5+ 44.Kh1 Rbd6 45.Rxd8+ Rxd8 46.Qe7 Qa5 47.b4 Nxd5 48.Qe5+ 1-0
Shuartsman,A - Hucks,L [B41]
USATE Chesapeake Fischer-Men, 21.02.2005
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Be3 b5 6.Be2 Bb7 7.f3 Qc7 8.Qd2 Nf6 9.Nb3 Nc6 10.Nc3 d6 11.Rd1 Be7 12.Bf4 Ne5 13.Qd4 0-0 14.0-0 Nc4 15.Bc1 Rfd8 16.Bxc4 bxc4 17.Nd2 d5 18.Na4 Bc6 19.Nb6 Rab8 20.Nbxc4 dxc4 21.Qe3 Bb5 22.Qc3 Bc5+ 23.Kh1 Bd4 24.Qa3 c3 25.bxc3 Bc5 26.Qb2 Bxf1 27.Qa1 Bb5 28.c4 Bxc4 29.Bb2 Be2 30.Re1 Rxd2 31.Bxf6 gxf6 32.Qxf6 Be7 33.Qh6 Qxc2 34.Qf4 Rbd8 35.Qg3+ Kf8 36.Qe5 f6 37.Qh5 Rd1 38.Qh6+ Ke8 39.Qh5+ Kd7 40.h3 Rxe1+ 41.Kh2 Bd6+ 42.e5 Bxe5+ 0-1
Erik's quick kill was the highlight of the third round:
Shumaker - Schurr
USATE 2005 Parsippany NJ (3), 20.02.2005
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 d6 4.Be3 e5 5.dxc5 dxc5 6.Qxd8+ Nxd8 7.Nxe5 Ne6 8.Bb5+ Ke7 9.Nc3 Kd6 10.Nxf7+ Ke7 11.Nxh8 g6 12.Nd5+ Kd6 13.Nf7# White mates 1-0

2005 record: 3.5 - 2.5
2006 record: 4-2
2007 record: 4-2
2008 record: 4-2