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USCF Absolute Correspondence Chess Champions

Stephen Barbre of Las Vegas ties for 7th-8th

Congratulations to Stephen Barbre of Las Vegas on sharing 7th-8th place in the 1998 USCF Absolute Correspondence Chess Championship

The complete text of the U.S. Chess Federation press release follows:

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joan DuBois

January 27, 2002
Press Release 6 of 2002

(845) 562-8350, ext. 123

DULIBA AND MAILLARD TIE AS USCF ABSOLUTE
CORRESPONDENCE CHESS CHAMPIONS

The 1998 U. S. Chess Federations (USCF) Absolute Correspondence Chess Championship finished with Chess Masters Duliba of Bellefonte, PA, and Maillard of Pico Rivera, CA, sharing first place with final scores of 9 out of 12.

The annual invitational event consists of 13 USCF Correspondence Chess Masters. Players are allowed 30 months to complete all twelve games, and all moves are exchanged through the mail. Winners of this event are eligible to compete internationally with the International Correspondence Chess Federation, which can lead to players obtaining the title of World Correspondence Chess Champion.

Other finishers in this prestigious event were:

Paul Thompson of Columbus, OH who took third place with 8 out of 12;

Richard Title of Arlington, MA placed 4th with 8 out of 12;

Kurt H. Ehrgott of Newfield, NY placed 5th with 6 out of 12;

Wesley T. Brandhorst of Rockville, MD took 6th with 6 out of 12;

Stephen Barbre of Las Vegas, NV tied with Mark Morss of Columbus, OH for 7th-8th with 5 out of 12;

Peter D. Cullen of Melbourne, FL, John Mousessian of Glendale, CA and Joseph L. Shipman tied for 9th with 4 out of 12;

Kiven Plesset of Everett, WA, and Michael Wierzbicki of Greendale, WI tied for 12th and 13th with 3 out of 9 points.

Congratulations to all participants in USCFs 1998 Absolute Correspondence Chess Championship.

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The United States Chess Federation, founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization, with nearly 90,000 members. For additional information about this or other chess events, contact Director of Special Programs Joan DuBois at media@uschess.org. You may write to the U.S. Chess Federation, 3054 US Route 9W, New Windsor, NY 12553, call (845) 562-8350, ext. 123 or fax (845) 561-2437. World Wide Web: http://www.uschess.org/.

Press release copyright 2002 by the U.S. Chess Federation.