Club President Sal Catalfamo –

Tournament Director – Joseph Guadagno –

Webmaster – Joseph Guadagno –



Sal Catalfamo founded the club, originally called the Mohegan Lake Chess Club, in early 2003, and has served as President and Treasurer ever since. He has been active as a chess instructor in local schools and libraries for many years. He specializes in teaching the fundamentals to beginners.

Joseph Guadagno directed his first tournament in June, 2004, and as directed over 100 events at various venues in Westchester and Putnam counties. He is an active tournament player and chess instructor, and serves as the club’s web developer and Webmaster. Joseph has worked extensively with a variety of chess students over the past 14 years, both adults and juniors, at schools and libraries as well as privately. He specializes in taking intermediate-level players to more advanced levels. Many of these students have gone on to great success, both in chess and in academics and other achievements. Testimonials from some of these students and their parents are available on request.


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