Maine Chess Championship Feedback Form

April 19, 2020

We need some input on the new format for the Maine State Championship, which has been rescheduled for September 11-13, 2020! We are considering making a couple of changes in order to offer a longer time control and spread the tournament out over three days. If you're interested in giving feedback on this, please complete this form no later than Friday, April 24th. Thank you for your input!

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DMV Chess Upcoming Tournaments Calendar and Grand Prix Announcement

April 17, 2020

There are a number of scholastic chess events to be held online in order to comply with recommendations by public health officials. Maine scholastic chess players, please consider participation in the following tournaments.

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On-Demand, Free, US Chess Tournament Director Webinar

April 9, 2020

National Tournament Director and FIDE Arbiter Jeff Hoffpauir, along with National Tournament Directors Alex Relyea, Jeff Wiewel, and Chris Bird, offer a free online US Chess Webinar for Club, Local, and Senior Tournament Directors. The live webinar happened on April 5, 2020. Thanks to Jeff Hoffpauir and US Chess, we bring you the full-length webinar as well as slides from the presentation.

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Upcoming Online Chess.com Tournaments and Wyatt Hendrix Zoom Lecture

April 8, 2020

Maine Chess Association Secretary and 2019 Maine State Chess Champion Wyatt Hendrix is hosting two online tournaments on Chess.com on Friday, April 10th at 6:00 p.m. eastern and Saturday, April 18th at 3:00 p.m. eastern as well as an online Zoom lecture on Tuesday, April 14th at 5:00 p.m. eastern. To join these events, please send an email to MECA Secretary Wyatt Hendrix: igmwhendrix@gmail.com.

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2020 Scholastic Team Championships Tournament Report

March 31, 2020

Students from accross the state competed in the Maine Scholastic Team Chess Championships at the University of Maine on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Here is the tournament report, albeit a bit delayed, with results, crosstables, and images from the day.

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2020 National Spring Tournament Chess Sets Available for Purchase

March 29, 2020

The 2020 US Chess National Spring Tournaments have unfortunately been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. US Chess is offering brand new tournament sets and boards from these canceled tournaments for as low as $5.00 on bulk quantities. Take a look at these special offers from US Chess Federation Sales.

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Postponements, Coronavirus, and Other Chess Logistics

March 14, 2020

Many of you have sent in questions regarding how efforts to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak in Maine will affect chess events. Maine Chess Association president Michael Dudley writes to give you as coaches (or parents of preregistered players) an idea of where we stand with our events and make some suggestions for how to stay sharp while play is out.

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Respiratory Infection Prevention Strategies for Scholastic Team Chess Championships

March 5, 2020

Medical doctors Elisabeth Fowlie Mock and Mark Parker, in conjunction with the Maine Chess Association and after careful consultation with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) resources, specialty guidelines, and Maine based experts, have issued a summary of enhanced respiratory infection prevention strategies for use at the Scholastic Team Chess Championships to take place at the University of Maine Orono on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

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RSU 71 Chess Tournament Report

February 18, 2020

Belfast Free Library and Regional School Unit 71's chess program held a winter elementary school chess tournament Feb. 11, with 31 students from Capt. Albert Stevens, Nickerson, and Ames elementary schools and one from Cornerspring Montessori School participating.

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Boothbay Harbor Chess Club First Meeting Wednesday, February 26th at 5:30 p.m.

February 11, 2020

Please join Pavel Sulyandziga, member of the U.S. Chess Federation and the Maine Chess Association, for an inaugural meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Snacks will be served, chess boards will be present, and a bi-weekly meeting schedule will be set.

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