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Minutes of the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting

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

The 2017 Nevada Chess annual membership meeting was called to order at 3:48PM on Saturday, April 22 by president Alan Losoff at the Las Vegas Chess Center. Alan Losoff, Tom Brownscombe, Sabrina Jauregui, Juan Jauregui, and Charles McVoy were present. Votes for the annual election were counted, and each of the following candidates received 10 votes: Tom Brownscombe, Juan Jauregui, and Alan Losoff. A motion to accept the election results passed unanimously. Tom Brownscombe, Juan Jauregui, and Alan Losoff have been reelected to the Nevada Chess Board of Directors.

Charles McVoy discussed the possibility of a downtown chess park. Charles McVoy also discussed the Las Vegas Library Chess Club. The meeting was adjourned at 4:01PM.

Nevada Chess Bulletin April, 2017

Posted in News on April 8th, 2017 by Tom Brownscombe

Editor’s Message

(A. Magruder)

The Annual Members Meeting of Nevada Chess, Inc. will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Las Vegas Chess Center, 2560 Montessouri St., Ste. 206 Las Vegas NV 89102. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM, but please check for late changes if you wish to attend. The results of the 2017 election will be tabulated from the ballots and announced at that time.

All current members of Nevada Chess, Inc. can find the content of this bulletin at links on our website, But if you know someone who wants to be a member but does not have easy access to the internet and would like to have this bulletin mailed to them, you could give them the membership form information on the website and have them send it to the editor at the address on the form.

All current members do receive a membership card attached to the January issue each year by mail which shows the expiration year of their membership, and which also contains the current year’s ballot for election of directors. The completed ballot is to be returned by mail to the election committee chairman.

Once again, Nevada Chess, Inc. sponsored our Annual Nevada State Scholastic Tournament, hosted by the Las Vegas Day School. There were 235 young players playing in the four sections: K-3, K-5, K-8 and K-12, with many individual and team trophies and medals distributed during the awards ceremonies. A report may be found on our website, and a link there to complete cross tables of the final results as well. You might also check out for the tournament tables to find pre- and post- rating scores of all the players.

Annual Membership Meeting

Posted in News on April 7th, 2017 by Alan Losoff

The annual membership meeting will be held on April 22nd at 3:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Chess Center 2560 Montessouri St #206, Las Vegas, NV 89117.  The board of directors’ meeting will follow.

Nevada State Scholastic Championships Saturday

Posted in News on March 24th, 2017 by Alan Losoff
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The 2017 Nevada State Scholastic Chess Championship is taking place on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the Las Vegas Day School, 3275 Red Rock St, Las Vegas.

During the tournament you can check pairings and results online HERE.

More detailed information is available HERE.

Nevada State Girls’ Championship 2017.

Posted in News, Scholastic on March 24th, 2017 by Juan Jauregui

The first Nevada State Girls’ Scholastic championship took place today at our center. After five rounds Samira Prieto finished in first place with four points, tied in second to 5th places Nare Khachatryan (a great performance by Nare, she defeated the highest player in the tournament and current High School champion Naomi),  Shemmei Wu, Naomi Santiago, and Jan Stephanie De Leon, all with 3.5. Stephanie took the trophy for the best Under 800 section. Shanti and Riya from Clarence Piggott Elementary took the best team trophy.

Congratulations, and thank you to the players and the parents for making this great event possible.


Next Saturday , March 25th, the State Scholastic 2017 will take place at the Las Vegas day School, over 200 players are already registered online so far. Read more »

2017 Nevada State Scholastic Chess Championship

Posted in News on March 10th, 2017 by Tom Brownscombe
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The 2017 Nevada State Scholastic Chess Championship will take place on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the Las Vegas Day School. More detailed information about this event are posted here.

GM Timur Gareyev Breaks World Record

Posted in News on December 6th, 2016 by Tom Brownscombe

At the Foundations Building on the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) campus, beginning on the morning of Saturday, December 3, 2016 and ending in the early morning on Sunday, December 4, 2016, chess Grandmaster (GM) Timur Gareyev set a new world record for blindfold chess games played simultaneously. Many people are familiar with the game of chess, considered by many to be the world’s premier strategy game. But few people have ever witnessed a blindfold simultaneous chess exhibition, and very few people have ever successfully performed one.   Read more »