In the last editorial, we bid adieu to Bill Hall, former USCF Executive Director. Mr. Hall has played in a couple tournaments since leaving his post in Crossville, but has not been active in the organizational side of the chess world. Our understanding is that he is looking for non-chess employment in Crossville, and we wish him well in that endeavor.
May was the end of the line for former U.S. Chess Federation
Executive Director Bill Hall. Hall sent a letter to the USCF Executive
Director saying he was leaving for personal reasons. Texas chess
organizer Francisco Guadelupe is the Interim Director, and a
nationwide search is taking place for a new Executive Director.
Both the New York State Scholastic Championships and the Greater New York Scholastics set records for attendance this year. For the Greater New York event, the 942 players was the highest total since 1999 at the world’s longest-running scholastic chess tournament. You can download the magazine here or click continue reading for an embedded magazine. Continue reading
In 2013, New York State will be fortunate to host not one, but two, National Chess Tournaments. The US Junior Open and US Senior Open will be hosted concurrently this summer in Tarrytown. The Westchester County community is convenient to both Upstate players and Downstate ones, and offers a great time to visit the lower Hudson Valley during the summer. You can download the magazine here or click continue reading for an embedded magazine. Continue reading
In an effort to make NYSCA membership more attractive and to obtain more members that actually purchase memberships regularly, the organization is switching from a membershiprequired model to one where discounts are offered at a variety of tournaments, including the New York State Championships but also including the Continental Chess Association and Chess Center of New York tournaments. You can download the full magazine here or click continue reading for an embedded magazine. Continue reading
We have just updated the tournaments and chess clubs pages. We also have made it so the Empire Chess section only shows the empire chess posts, while the News section has the full blog.
After a better than expected turnout, both of Grandmasters and of total players, at the New York State Open in Lake George, organizer Steve Immitt declared that the recently revived tournament is back on the calendar for good. At NYSCA, we are extremely glad to hear that. You can download here or continue reading for an embedded magazine. Continue reading
New York has a three-time scholastic champion for the first time in its history. Deepak Aaron made history in Saratoga early in March winning the State Scholastic for the third time. That is history New York Hall of Famers like Joel Benjamin couldn’t generate, and yes, the New York State Scholastic has been around long enough that Hall of Famers are among its champions. Over 500 players made it to the tournament, the most in recent years, and a sign that the recent slow economic times may be coming to an end. You can download the PDF here or continue reading for an embedded magazine. Continue reading
Here we have an interview that 60 minutes did with chess champion bobby fisher.
A new year is here, and it‟s another exciting year for chess. On the international level, one of our former champions, Hikaru Nakamura, is lighting up the world stage and hopefully working toward a threat on the world title. It‟s hard to believe that 2012 will mark the 40th anniversary of New Yorker Bobby Fischer winning the world title. Download Here, or continue reading for an embedded magazine.