Wins CJA Award...Again!

09.01.09 The Chess Journalists of America has again selected as the best state chess website in the nation. This award marks the second time in three years that the official website of the Maine Chess Association has received national honors.

Logo for Chess Journalists of America

The CJA is an American organization of chess journalists created to promote high quality chess journalism, to provide assistance to the working journalist through articles and contacts and to recognize chess journalism at its best through an annual awards program.

This year, forty-four awards were given in eighteen categories including: Chess Journalist of the Year, Best Chess Column, Best State Magazine, Best Chess Art, Best Chess Website and others. Within the Best Chess Website category three sites were recognized: Chess Life Online by Jennifer Shahade, by Daniel DeLuca and the University of Texas Brownsville and the Texas Southernmost College Blog.

The complete list of awards with links can be found here:

2009 Chess Journalists of America Awards Announcement

Our thanks to the CJA Board of Directors: Jerry Hanken, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Randy Hough and the late Dr. Ira Lee Riddle, CJA Chief Judge and Chairman of the Awards Committee Jonathan Hilton and CJA Awards Committee Members for their hard work, dedication and commitment to quality chess journalism in America. We would also like to thank Michael DeLuca for his willingness to bring from a concept to an award winning site, the tournament directors, organizers, coaches, parents and chess players of Maine for your love of the game and great support and finally, a big thank you to our readership--you make it all worthwhile.

Related Links

CJA selects as Best State Website (2007)


There is little to add to all these compliments, but from a lone voice way up north, a sincere thank you Dan for all you do for chess. Roger

Tarrasch wrote "Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy." And he didn't even have the website! Congratulations Dan on this well-deserved award and thank you for bringing happiness to all of us Maine chess nuts!

Congratulations, Dan. This award is so well deserved and is , as we all know, a product of your work and vision. Thanks from all of us.

Stephanie Cotsirilos

Well-deserved, Dan! I enjoy keeping up on chess back in Maine down here in sunny Phoenix!

I liked more... Just kidding! Well done again!

This award is no surprise to regular readers of Dan's web page! Congratulations on your achievement and a heart-felt THANK YOU for your outstanding work and support of all things chess in Maine.

I second the previous comments and want to add that I enjoy reading every posting and especially like the quality photo coverage in each report.

Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!

You make us proud!

Congratulations, Dan. I greatly enjoy getting the chess news Downeast from Maine here in downunder New Zealand. And I hear that you now have at least one subscriber in Singapore! Great websites have international audiences, after all.

A standing ovation to you, Dan, and to all whose hard work gives us in Maine a superb venue. It sparkles!

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