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2020 National Open Rescheduled

Posted in News on May 28th, 2020 by Tom Brownscombe

The 2020 National Open has been rescheduled for September 16-20. For more information, please visit

2020 Nevada Scholastic Championship CANCELLED

Posted in News on March 12th, 2020 by Alan Losoff

As you may have heard, Clark County is canceling large events at parks and recreation facilities over coronavirus concerns and Clark County School District is suspending all district and non-district sponsored extra-curricular activities. The Governor of Nevada has just declared a State of Emergency. For these reasons, the 2020 Nevada Scholastic Chess Championship has been cancelled.

It is unclear at this time when or if we will be able to reschedule it in fall. Watch our web site for announcements.

All individual entry fees will be refunded by March 27th.  If you paid by personal check, we will return it uncashed. If you paid online, we will issue a refund through PayPal.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will be able to participate next year. Next year’s event is tentatively scheduled for March 6, 2021.

Best Regards,

Alan Losoff, President
US Chess Affiliate for Chess in Nevada

2020 Nevada Scholastic Championship CANCELLED

Posted in News on February 3rd, 2020 by Alan Losoff

The 2020 Nevada Scholastic Championships will be held on March 14th at Springs Preserve, 333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas.

Complete details are here.

The Nevada Girls’ Scholastic Championship will be held at the Las Vegas Chess Academy on Saturday March 21st. Details will be available soon.

Shenmei Wu wins the Nevada State Girls`s Scholastic

Posted in News on March 14th, 2018 by Juan Jauregui

As part of the effort to promote chess among the girls in Nevada, it was decided by our State US Chess Affiliate to run a separate event for the girls a week before the State Scholastic, for the second year in the row Las Vegas Chess Center organized and hosted it. Sabrina Jauregui was the chief TD.

This year 14 players gathered in the LVCC to play in the tournament, IM and WGM, 2016 US Women Champion Nazi Paikidze- Barnes was in attendance, she addressed the participants and posed with them for pictures, Nazi is committed to help chess in our city, especially with girls. We are planning several events with her for 2018, like simuls, group class, etc.

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Nevada Scholastic Championships

Posted in Events, News, Scholastic on February 9th, 2018 by Alan Losoff
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A USCF Rated Tournament in 4 Sections
Open to Nevada residents or students

March 17, 2018
Las Vegas Day School  3275 Red Rock  Las Vegas

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Nevada Chess seeks board of director nominations

Posted in News on October 26th, 2017 by Tom Brownscombe

In 2018 the terms of 4 of the current members of the Nevada Chess board of directors will expire. If you or someone you know would like to run for one of these four openings on our board in 2018, please contact Tom Brownscombe at or send snail mail to:

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

Nominations must be received by December 31, 2017. Nominees must be at least 18 years of age and must be members in good standing in both Nevada Chess, Inc. and the United States Chess Federation.

Minutes of the April 2017 Nevada Chess Board of Directors Meeting

Posted in News on April 23rd, 2017 by Tom Brownscombe

The Nevada Chess Board of Directors held an informal meeting on Saturday, April 22 at the Las Vegas Chess Center. The meeting was called to order at 4:05PM. Alan Losoff, Tom Brownscombe, Juan Jauregui, and Sabrina Jauregui were present. Allen Magruder also participated in part of the meeting via telephone. The board members discussed possible sites for the 2018 State Scholastic Chess Tournament. A motion to make Jerome Weikel a lifetime member of Nevada Chess passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 4:45PM.