This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
See previous issue for TLAs appearing March 1-14


Awards Ceremony: Sun. 5pm. Trophies top 15 individual players and top 4 teams in the Under 8, 10, 12 & 14 Sections; top 8 individual players and top 3 teams in the Under 16 & 18 Sections. (top 3 players added for team scores). Bye: One 1/2-pt bye available, any round, if requested before end of Rd. 2 and if player has not received a full-point bye. Side Events: Bughouse Tournament – Fri. 11:00 am, EF $30/team. Blitz Tournament – Fri. 7pm, G/5 d0, EF $20 by 4/11, $25 after or on site. HR: single - quad $149 Reservations: (888) 421-1442. Reserve early rate may increase. Entries: online/info at: http://rknights.org/regis- tration/tournaments/all-girls-nationals/ or mail to RKnights, Attn: All-Girls, PO Box 1074, Northbrook, IL 60065, include name, section, rating, USCF ID#, date of birth, grade, school name city & state.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAY 6-8, TENNESSEE 2016 NATIONAL ELEMENTARY (K-6) CHAMPIONSHIP 7SS, G/120 d5 (K-1 G/90 d5). Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN 37214. Hotel Chess Rate $148. Guest rooms may be booked, NLT 4/11/2016 by calling (888) 777-6779 or (615) 889-1000, mention “US Chess” or book online at: https://aws. passkey.com/g/53584332. 9 Sections: K-6 Championship, K-6 U1000, K-6 Unrated, K-5 Championship, K-5 U900, K-3 Championship, K-3 U800, K-3 Unrated, K-1 Championship. April Rating Supplement will be used. One1/2-point bye available (limit one) any round (except Round 7) if requested prior to the start of Rd. 1. Team score = total of top four (minimum two) finishers from each school per section. K-6 Championship first place individual and team, including ties, will be the National Ele- mentary School Champion. Schedule: Opening ceremony Fri. 12:30 pm. Rds.: Fri. 1 pm and 7 pm, Sat. 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm, Sun. 9 am-2 pm. Awards Ceremony Sun., approx. 7 pm. Special Schedule for K-1 Rounds: Fri. 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am, 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm, Sun. 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. Awards Ceremony Sun., approx. 5:30 pm. EF: $50/participant postmarked or online by 4/4, $70 postmarked or online by 4/25, $85 online by 5/4, $90 on site; $5.00 extra for all phone registrations; $20 fee for roster or section changes after 4/25 or any onsite changes. Onsite registration Thurs. 9 AM - 9 PM & Fri. 8 AM -11 AM. Players who register or change sections after 11 am on Friday will receive a 1/2-point bye for Rd. 1. Players must disclose any other, non- USCF, over-the-board (OTB) ratings. Awards: Trophies to top individuals & top teams in each section. Every player receives a commemorative


item! Full list of trophies on tournament Info Page. Side Events: Bug- house: Thurs. 11 am, Reg. onsite only Thurs. 9 -10 am, $25/team. Blitz Sections: K-6 and K-3, Thurs. 5 pm, Reg. onsite until 4 pm. Blitz EF: $15 by 4/25, $20 after or at site. Class trophies will be awarded in main event and in Blitz. Full list of trophies on tournament Info Page. Team Rooms are limited. Contact Susan Kantor at 931.787.1234 ext. 136 or by email: skantor@uschess.org. Questions: Susan Kantor at 931.787.1234 ext. 136. Entries: U.S. Chess Federation, Attn.: 2016 Elem Championship, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557 or online at www.uschess.org/tour- naments/2016/elem/. See website for additional information about the event, advance entries, awards, meetings, updates, corrections, and registration forms.


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAY 28-30, ARIZONA 2016 U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP WEST Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704, 1-800-325-7832. SECTIONS: Championship (U2200), Reserve (U1600), Booster (U1200), SCHEDULE: (Championship & Reserve) 6/SS; 40/90, G/30, Inc/30; Rds.: 10-4, 10-4, 9-3. (Booster) 6/SS, Game/60, Inc/30; Rds.: (Sat) 10-1:30-5, (Sun) 10-1:30-5 PRIZES: (Championship) Digital Clock + plaque to Top 3; Digital clock to 1st + Plaque to Top 2 1800-1999, 1600-1799, and U1600; Plaque to top Senior 50+, Junior U20 and Junior U14. (Reserve) Digital clock + plaque to Top 3, Digital clock to 1st + Plaque to Top 2 1200-1399 and U1200; Plaque to top Senior 50+ and Junior U14. (Booster) Digital clock + trophy to 1st; Trophy to 2nd - 5th, Top Unrated and Junior U11. SPECIAL PRIZES: 1st Place in Championship and Reserve will receive a FREE ENTRY to the 2016 National Open. Top 2 Family Pairs in combined sections. Biggest Upset of each round (Rds. 1-5). EF: (Championship & Reserve) $60 if rec’d by 5/25, $70 if after 5/25. (Booster) $40 if rec’d by 5/25, $50 if after 5/25. SIDE EVENTS: Blitz tournament Friday 5/22 at 6:00pm, Reg. 5:00 - 5:45 at site, G/5 d0, 5 Rounds, Double SS; Entry Fee: $10 ($15 to non-tournament players); Saturday Scholastic tournament (K-6 and U1000 rating), Saturday 5/28 at 10:00am, Reg: 8:30 - 9:30, GAME/40 d5; 4 rounds, Entry fee $15; Sunday Scholastic tournament (K-6 and U1000 rating), Sunday 5/29 at 10:00am, Reg: 8:30 - 9:30, GAME/40 d5; 4 rounds, Entry fee $15; Quick tournament Monday 5/30 at noon, Reg: 10:30 - 11:30, GAME/10 d2; 5 rounds, Entry Fee: $10 ($15 to non-tournament players). ENTER: http://events4


chess.com or mail to (make checks payable to “Rookery Chess”): 2016 US Amateur West, PMB 215, 4729 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718 or at site. HR: 1-800-325-7832, $99 (2 Queen), $139 (jr. suite), or $179 (casita), mention “Amateur West”. INFO: Karen Pennock, 520-261-3176, email: kpennock_83@yahoo.com. W.


A Heritage Event! US Chess Junior Grand Prix! MAY 28-30 OR 29-30, NEW JERSEY 72ND ANNUAL U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP - EAST 6-SS, 40/2 d5, SD-1. Hyatt Morristown, 3 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. For chess rate ($119 per night), please make reservations at www.njscf.org . Phone: 973-647-1234, mention NJ Chess. Free parking, public transportation to NYC, Philadelphia. Walking distance to 30 restau- rants, shops and parks within 5 minute stroll. In 3 sections: Championship (under 2200); Reserve (under 1800); Booster (under 1400); 2-day and 3-day schedules available. 3-Day Registration: Saturday, May 28, 9:30- 10:45 am. Rounds: 12-6:15, 11-5:15, 9-3:15. 2-Day Registration: Sunday, May 24, 8:30-9:30 am. 2-day Schedule: First 3 games, May 29, G/60 d5. Rounds: 10, 12:15, 2:30. All schedules merge in round 4. Prizes for each section: trophies to top 5 and top Senior 55/over and Juniors under 16 and 13. Additional Prizes—Championship Section: Trophies to top Under 2000, Under 1900, Under 1800. Reserve Section: Trophies to top Under 1600, Under 1500. Booster Section: Trophies to top Under 1200, Under 1100, Under 1000, Under 900, Under 800. EF: $49, if postmarked by May 16. EF at site $60 cash. Byes: 3 half-point byes allowed in rounds 1-5. Sets and clocks NOT provided. Entries: to Aaron Kiedes, 4 Seymour Terrace, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. Call 973- 343-3260 for information or email akiedes@gmail.com. Entries must include name, USCF ID and expiration date, mailing address, email address, phone number, Section and entry fee. Checks made out to NJSCF. No phone entries. Online entries $52 at www.njscf.org after 4-15-16 until 5-26-16 at midnight. W


US Chess Junior Grand Prix! JUNE 22-23, NEVADA TROPHIES PLUS GRAND PRIX POINTS: 30 (ENHANCED) 2016 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN 5SS, G/90 +30. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Rd., 89109. $$2,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund. $500-300-200, U2000


Membership Appreciation Program (MAP) The MAP program continues in 2015. See details at main.uschess.org/go/MAP. Top standings will appear every two months in Chess Life.


Overall Affiliate Standings Name


CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSN PAPERCLIP PAIRINGS BAY AREA CHESS


SILVER KNIGHTS CHESS BOCA RATON CHESS CLUB SUCCESS CHESS SCHOOL


MICHIGAN CHESS ASSOCIATION THE BERKELEY CHESS SCHOOL DALLAS CHESS CLUB


CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CTR


Small State Affiliate Standings Name


MAINE ASSOC OF CHESS COACHES TOURNAMENT IN A BOX


DELAWARE YOUTH CHESS ORG ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL CC MESA CHESS CLUB WVSCA


NEW MEXICO SCHOL CHESS ORG AIRLINE COMMUNITY SCHOOL


GREAT PLAINS CHESS ASSOCIATION LIKENS CHESS


State Chapter Affiliate Standings Name


MARYLAND CHESS ASSOCIATION PENNSYLVANIA ST CHESS FED WASHINGTON CHESS FEDERATION MINNESOTA ST CHESS ASSN MASSACHUSETTS CHESS ASSOC NEW JERSEY ST CHESS FED DELAWARE CHESS ASSOCIATION VERMONT CHESS ASSOCIATION TENNESSEE CHESS ASSOCIATION KANSAS CHESS ASSOCIATION


State Dec14 Dec15 PCT HI


MS KS


138 259 344


State Count NY TX CA VA FL CA MI CA TX


MO


1186 973 617 385 299 272 265 251 225 216


State Count ME NH DE ME NM WV NM ME SD SD


100 53 46 33 32 31 22 22 22 16


State Count MD PA


WA MN MA NJ DE VT TN KS


480 160 150 115 108 64 20 19 18 15


284 105.8 406 56.8 481 39.8


State Dec14 Dec15 PCT ND SC WY


99


658 109


Adult Membership Standings Name


CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSN MARSHALL CHESS CLUB


CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CTR SAN DIEGO CHESS CLUB


JERSEY SHORE HS CHESS LEAGUE PAPERCLIP PAIRINGS DALLAS CHESS CLUB


MICHIGAN CHESS ASSOCIATION LOS ANGELES CHESS CLUB ROCHESTER CHESS CENTER


Scholastic and Youth Membership Standings Name


PAPERCLIP PAIRINGS BAY AREA CHESS


SILVER KNIGHTS CHESS SUCCESS CHESS SCHOOL CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSN THE BERKELEY CHESS SCHOOL BOCA RATON CHESS CLUB SACRAMENTO VALLEY SCH CL NEW YORK CITY CHESS INC MICHIGAN CHESS ASSOCIATION


Member Standings Name


WOLF, TODD W NAVARRO, DANIEL A


KRANICH RITTER, TANIA CLARK, MIKE


BRACKENRIDGE, KEITH TUSING, TIMOTHY A ACOR, COREY SETSER, BRADY DEAN, JOSEPH A


FERGUSON, HERBERT PCT Gain Standings


135 36.4 851 29.3 137 25.7


State Dec14 Dec15 PCT NV SD NE


741 192 289


897 21.1 230 19.8 333 15.2


State Dec14 Dec15 PCT PA


3292 3777 14.7


State Count NY NY


MO CA NJ TX TX MI CA NY


945 191 140 121 118 98 98 77 77 77


State Count TX CA VA CA NY CA FL CA NY MI


875 543 384 266 241 234 223 191 189 188


State Count ND TX FL


MO OH FL FL SC SC IL


64 31 10 7 6 5 5 5 5 5


www.uschess.org 55


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80