Wednesday, September 19, 2012

**EVENT POSTPONED** STAY TUNED FOR NEW SCHEDULE COMING SHORTLY --Chess N' Games at The Market LV to Host World Chess Championship Match in October

Chess N’ Games at The Market LV to
Host World Chess Championship Match

Reigning World Chess Champion Stan Vaughan to face Challenger Ron Gross in Title Match

Chess N’ Games, the new retail game store opened at The Market LV by Las Vegas residents Cheryl and Michael Stern, is proud to announce that they will be hosting the WCF World Chess Federation Title Match # 11 featuring Grand Master Stan Vaughan and his challenger Ron Gross, winner of the Candidates Tournament held in 2010 at the Riviera Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

“We are very excited to be hosting the WCF World Chess Champion Title Match at Chess N’ Games, “ says owner Cheryl Stern.  “This is our first retail game store in twelve years, and we thought it only fitting to celebrate its opening with a truly memorable, high-stakes game – the likes of which you only get in Las Vegas.”

Play will begin October 1, and will consist of one match a day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 4 weeks with the final game taking place on Friday November 9th. Each match takes approximately 7-9 hours. On November 9th Stan Vaughan will either be crowned WCF World Chess Champion for the ninth time or a new champion will be named.

The World Chess Championship (a registered mark of WCF) for the title of “The World Chess Champion” is the WCF’s most visible activity.  The title is subject to WCF rules and regulations regarding mandatory defense at least every two years in even numbered years against a challenger determined by WCF via WCF Qualifying Candidate tournament and Candidate Match Playoffs held in odd numbered years or more often in the interim at the option of the current holder, continental championships and the WCF Team Championship.

About Chess N’ Games
Cheryl and Michael Stern, founders of The Game Keeper stores, have opened their first retail store in twelve years with Chess N’ Games, located in The Market LV in Tivoli Village. They are also currently the owners of WorldWise Imports, which has been located in Las Vegas since 2003.

About Stan Vaughan
The reigning World Chess Federation “World Chess Champion”, Grand Master Stan Vaughan is one of the most highly decorated chess players in the United States. In 1975 as a high school senior Stan Vaughan was introduced to the great game of chess and quickly developed a passion for it. By 1980 he was the Gold Medal winner representing the United States at the International Student Games and became American Chess Association National Champion the same year, which through 2012 he has won 32 times, surpassing Paul Morphy’s and Bobby Fischer’s records of wins. He has held the title of WCF World Chess Champion since 1996 and from 1995-2007 won the 3rd, 4th and 5th World Correspondence Chess Federation Championships.  He also holds the world record for the most simultaneous blindfold chess game wins (110), the most simultaneous correspondence chess games played (1300 at one time) and a world record for most simultaneous over the board games (730).

About World Chess Federation
The World Chess Federation, Inc (WCF) is a charitable domestic non – profit organization established in 1992 by Undefeated World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer and later in 1996 incorporated to its present status in the State of Nevada.  WCF is devoted exclusively to supporting the educational, cultural and recreational value of the game of chess.  To these ends the organization will conduct various programs including programs to encourage students to study and play the game of chess as a means of intellectual development.

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Rising Stars from the OC Hit Factory to Make Their Las Vegas Debut
 on Saturday, September 15

Summerlin, NV – September 4, 2012 -- The Market LV, an inspired new retail destination and artisan marketplace in West Las Vegas, is proud to welcome as its first musical guest, The OC Hit Factory for their Las Vegas debut on Saturday, September 15 beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The performance is free to the public and will be held inside The Market LV near the View Wine Bar & Kitchen.

The OC Hit Factory is a record label and music academy based in Orange County, CA, showcasing some of Southern California’s hottest upcoming talent.  Their show at The Market LV will include performances by the following artists:
Joanna Pearl
Ava Cocks
Catrien Maxwell
Dixie Maxwell
Robbie Crebar
Gavyn Bailey
Parker Hernandez
Hope Gonzales
Madison Flowers
Haley Chapman
Marcus Miles
Savannah Young

Founded in 2010 by international no.1 recording artist, Thomas Barsoe, the OC Hit Factory is already catching the attention of the music industry’s biggest players. Dedicated to discovering and developing young singers and songwriters, the studio is divided into two locations, one at the Music Hall in Anaheim, and the other in San Juan Capistrano. The OC Hit Factory family consists of finalists from the national television show, The X Factor, international recording artists, nationally and internationally recognized songwriters and bands, as well as local artists. The young talent from around Southern California coming together under Barsoe's direction is the ultimate driving force behind the academy's success. 

Located within the beautiful Tivoli Village in west Las Vegas, The Market LV features a curated collection of local entrepreneurs, artisanal dining and purveyors of fine goods within a hip, modern locale, which is a distinct departure from the standard mall or the crowded gallerias on the strip. The collective vibe of The Market LV provides opportunities for quality, boutique brands, who may not otherwise have a retail presence, to set up shop and reach the public in a very intimate setting.  Designed to be a one-stop shopping destination for everything from one-of-a-kind finds to celebrity-favorite brands and cocktails to dessert, The Market LV will be a destination for the most distinctive shoppers from around the globe.

The Market LV
420 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite #150
Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm
Sunday  - 11 am-6 pm

Twitter: @themarketlv

Popular Mechanics Features Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Fryer in "Get Your Tailgate On"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


With Most Items Around $20, Ring Ching Ching Features
Animal, Ocean, Floral + Classic Symbols Inspired Prints

Newport Beach, CA - Ring Ching Ching, a Southern California merchandise company, now offers dozens of bold graphic prints, as well as an expanded line to include over 500 products, including apparel, gifts and home accessories.  The exclusive, bright prints, originally inspired as a modern twist on Greek and sorority apparel and merchandise, are credited with expanding the company’s audience to include gals-on-the-go, teens, moms, kids, and more.

Available on the company website,, all Ring Ching Ching products are available in the following prints:

·         Yellow Owl
·         Blue Anchor
·         Green Squirrel
·         Pink Rose
·         Green Ivy
·         Blue Dolphin
·         Pink Moon
·         Blue Arrow
·         Red Lyre
·         Yellow Kite
·         Pink Quatrefoil
·         Red Rose
·         Green Nautilus
·         Blue Fleur
·         Purple Heart
·         Turquoise Crown
·         Blue Lion

The Ring Ching Ching collection includes the following products:  pajama pants ($35), boxer shorts ($22), cosmetic bag ($20), pillow cases ($18), magnet boards ($40 L, $24 S),  magnet clips ($8.50), coin purse and key chain ($10), frames ($20, laundry bags ($22), pencil cup ($10), socks ($12.50), scarf ($15), sweatshirt ($49) and brand new is the pennant flag banner ($20).  
Ring Ching Ching fabrics are also sold by the yard ($17 per yard) to create duvet covers, table clothes, blankets, crib bedding and more.


About Ring Ching Ching:

Named after a song Jennifer J. Martin and her Pi Phi Sorority sisters sang when she was in college, Ring Ching Ching was created in 2009 when she could not find any stylish or modern sorority merchandise out there for the new generation of woman going Greek. A single mom, her kids have also gone through the Greek system - her daughter is a Pi Phi alum and her son is an active SAE, Jennifer’s love for fashion and design was inspired by her grandmother, an interior designer and circa 1969 fashionista, who always had Jennifer creating, cutting, gluing or sewing something.  Jennifer has combined the eye for design she inherited from her grandmother with the skills and experience she picked up as a buyer for various retails stores and boutiques to build Ring Ching Ching into a success. Now offering over 500 products, Ring Ching Ching is sold online at or through boutiques stores nationwide. 949-637-2401

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Fryer on The Today Show

This is from Father's Day but it's worth sharing! Here is the Party Hub Grill Fryer on The Today Show!

Blacktop 360 Incluced in "The Anatomy of The Perfect Tailgate" in American Way

Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Fryer Featured on American Way


Tailgate Fan on CBS Local Writes About Blacktop 360's Party Hub Grill Fryer


Blacktop 360's Party Hub Grill Fryer Featured In Outdoor Guide

Pulse Slither Drift Scooter in Girls Life Magazine

Nashville Parent Features The Blacktop 360 Party Hub

The First SoCo Outdoor Cinema With Eat See Hear at The OC Mart Mix A Hit

The OC Mart Mix and Eat See Hear had an amazing turn out for the first SoCo Outdoor Cinema in August.  Stay tuned because they are about to announce the next two movies.  Thanks to all of the press who helped cover the August movie!