Lot of players. But the place is not organized. It could be managed much better. The game goes on and on and for a quad, it's an endless wait for the players and their parents. If you want to take your kid there for a tournament, be prepared to spend the entire day! I wouldn't want to go there again! What a waste of time.
This review is in response to the ridiculous post by Jana Pra. I don't know what he or she was expecting re: the length of the Westfield Quads but he/she obviously did not look at the club's web site, blog, print or online ads, which clearly indicate (via the round times) that they take 5 to 6.5 hours to complete. Perhaps Mr. or Ms. Pra would prefer the Hamilton Quads, which also tend to start late, routinely last 10 hours or more and, on occasion, end at 1:30 a.m.!! I agree that the registration could be better organized and steps toward that aim are being taken. A 2nd computer is now used to process the players and entry options are being weighed. The Westfield club has grown significantly in recent years & now attracts more than 70 players per tournament, including some from Pennsylvania, Long Island & Connecticut. It must be doing something right.
I called the listed number, and the person was very rude to me. Additionally, I was told this club is open only to "private residents". The listing for this club should be removed or the phone number changed.
Always attracts players. Often enough, quads are amongst players within 50 points of each other (1200 range in my case, but all other ratings too)
Best Chess club ever :)