Nevada Scholastic 2016 Express Report

Posted in Events on March 16th, 2016 by Juan Jauregui

The Nevada State Scholastic 2016 took place Saturday, March 12th at the Las Vegas Day School, 190 players from all over the valley and even Reno participated, the event was organized by Nevada Chess.
The players were grouped in four sections based on age and school grades: K3, K5, K8, K12, with sections K3, and K5 playing six rounds and K8, K12 five rounds. The venue offered a lot of space for kid activities in between rounds such as basketball, soccer, etc. the weather was also magnificent.
Over the board the action was intense and very competitive, K3 and K5 were dominated by Shenlone Wu and Chris Bao respectively with a perfect score of 6 out of 6, K8 section was a tough one with a few high rated players on the roster, at the end when the smoke of the battle cleared, Aayan Patel from Reno emerged on first place, he also will be the State representative for the Barber tournament. The K12 section as expected was a highly contested section, Naomi Santiago and Ishan Saran tied for first with 4.5 points each but tiebreaks favored Naomi, who became the first female ever in the State history to win the High school championship. Naomi is planning to play on both, the Susan Polgar girls tournament and on the 2016 National girls tournament of Champions, the later one will be held on Indianapolis on July- August, representing Nevada. The Co- Champion Ishan Saran will present us at the prestigious Denker tournament.
This year the top finisher in each event will also receive a $5,000 scholarship that can be used at any University or College. In addition, the top finisher in the Denker Tournament will receive a spot in the US Junior Championship, the top finisher in the Barber Tournament will receive a spot in the US Cadet Championship, and the top finisher in the National Girls Tournament will receive a spot in the US Junior Girls Championship. The top finishers in the three events will also qualify for the World Youth Tournament.
The team’s competition was also very exciting with St Viator Catholic School winning K3 and K5 followed by Saint Elizabeth Seaton Catholic School on second, and Las Vegas Day School on third. The K12 was won by Advance Technologies Academy power house, they were the winners of the 2014, and 2015 edition too.
We would like to congratulate the winners; we wish them the best! Thank you to all the participants and to the volunteers and the support team from Las Vegas Day School. Thank you also to the parents for their support for Chess. We will meet again on 2017!
For complete results click on the following link http://www.nevadachess.org/scholastic/results.php

2016 Nevada State Scholastic Chess Championship

Posted in News, Scholastic on January 30th, 2016 by Tom Brownscombe
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Entry Fees increase after February 25th and again after March 7th.

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Elliott Liu Retains State Champion Title

Posted in News on January 15th, 2016 by Alan Losoff

On January 9th and 10th Elliott Liu defended his State Championship title against Mike Zaloznyy.  After both won their semi-final matches against Virgil Reyes and Ernest Hong respectively in Tonapah last fall they agreed to play the final back home in Las Vegas.  Because of scheduling conflicts the match was not played until last week.

Elliot (left) vs Mike.

Elliot (left) vs Mike.

Nevada Chess Bulletin November, 2015

Posted in Bulletins on November 12th, 2015 by Tom Brownscombe

Nevada Chess Bulletin November, 2015

Editor’s Message

(A. Magruder)

This issue of the Nevada Chess Bulletin marks the 26th anniversary of our affiliate becoming the only official state affiliate recognized by the U.S. Chess Federation to represent USCF members in the State of Nevada. Nevada Chess Inc. was formerly known as the Nevada State Chess Association, or NSCA for short, before that name and acronym were stolen from us by scurrilous scoundrels.

I refer you for reports on Nevada chess activities to our website, NevadaChess.org, that might include recent reports on the Nevada State Individual, Team and Quick Chess Championship Events held in Tonopah at the end of September.

Finally, we welcome and encourage, at this time every year, members to throw their hat in the ring for a position on the Board of Directors of Nevada Chess, Inc. There are four (4) positions open this year. You can find a form for such beside the standard membership form near the end of this bulletin. The Election 2016 Ballot will appear in the January issue of this bulletin. We hope to see you there. Click here for full report

 

Call for Nominations

Posted in News on November 1st, 2015 by Tom Brownscombe

The term of service for a Nevada Chess board member is two years. Each year the term of service of either three or four of our seven board members expires. In 2016 the terms of service of four of our current board members (Charles Chinnici, Daniel Conver, Allen Magruder, and Jerome Weikel) will expire. In 2016 there will be an election to fill the four board member positions that will become vacant when these board members’ terms of service expire.

Nevada Chess is now seeking nominations for these four board positions that will be available in 2016. Nominees must be or become members of both the United States Chess Federation and Nevada Chess, Inc. on February 1, 2016. Nominees must also be at least 18 years of age. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2015. If you would like to nominate yourself or some other person for a position on the Nevada Chess, Inc. board of directors please send an e-mail to tkbrownscombe@hotmail.com or send a letter to:

Nevada Chess BoD Nominations
c/o Tom Brownscombe
1213 East Saint Louis Avenue #3
Las Vegas, NV 89104

In 2016, the list of nominees will be published on the Nevada Chess website. A ballot will be sent to all Nevada Chess, Inc. members. Ballots will be counted at the annual membership meeting in the spring of 2016.

GM Walter S. Browne 1949 – 2015

Posted in News on June 24th, 2015 by Janelle Losoff

by Janelle Losoff, Co-Organizer of the Las Vegas International Chess Festival

It’s with great sadness, we must pass along the tragic news that

GM Walter Browne


Grand Master Walter Shawn Browne has quietly and suddenly passed away in Las Vegas Nevada.

As we grieve, we extend our condolences to his wife, family, friends, and the fans of this towering giant.

 

We will post more details here as we get them.


 

GM Browne had just finished playing in our 50th Anniversary National Open. He tied for 9th-15th. He played a 25 board simultaneous exhibition here at the Las Vegas International Chess Festival. He also taught at our chess camp and gave a lecture series. After the Chess Festival, Browne stayed the night at the home of his life-long friend, Ron Gross, who reported to us that Walter died suddenly in his sleep. We are shocked and saddened by this sudden loss.

GM Walter Browne was a 6 time U.S. Champion and eleven time winner of the National Open. He won the American Open seven times, the World Open three times, and the U.S. Open Chess Championship twice. Please visit his United States Chess Federation profile to learn more about him. Many thanks to our friends and chess journalists who have linked to this page as the original source for this story.

Walter was a good man, a great friend, and a mentor to generations of players. He will be sorely missed, yet his games, his brilliance, his generosity, and his explorations of the games, as well as his presence will live on. Farewell Walter. We will remember you. Rest in Peace.

Born January 10, 1949 in Sydney, Australia


Died June 24, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada

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Annual Membership Meeting

Posted in News on April 10th, 2015 by Alan Losoff

The annual membership meeting will be held at The Learning Village, 727 E Fremont Street, Las Vegas on Sunday April 19th at 1 p.m.  Results of the election of board members will be held.

Also on the agenda will be a proposal to eliminate the mailed bulletin and replace it with the on line reports.