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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Lincolnville Central School K-8 Tournament Report

February 10, 2020

A major ice storm not withstanding, the 2020 Lincolnville Central School K-8 Chess Tournament was held on Sunday, February 9th in Lincolnville. The Tournament attracted twenty-eight players looking to hone their skills in preparation for the Maine Scholastic Team and Individual Chess Championships that will take place in March. We bring you the illustrated tournament report with results and crosstables.

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WGM Sabina Foisor Training Session and Simul

February 9, 2020

The Maine Chess Association hosted 2017 Women's Chess Champion WGM Sabina Foisor as a special guest at the 2020 Maine Women's and Girls' Chess Championships played at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor on Saturday, February 8th. After the Championships concluded, WGM Foisor provided an exclusive training session geared especially for the players followed by a thirty-board simultaneous exhibition.

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Richards and Sloniewska Repeat as Maine Women's and Girl's Champions

February 9, 2020

It was twice as nice for Kathy Richards and Agata Sloniewska at the 2020 Maine Women's and Girls Chess Championships played on Saturday, February 8th at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. Both players scored an unbeaten and untied 4.0 points in four rounds in their sections to repeat as Maine Women's and Girls' Chess Champions. Here's the illustrated tournament report with US Chess crosstables.

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21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tournament Report

February 3, 2020

Scholastic chess tournaments in Maine continue to impress with the interest they generate and the numbers of players they attract. The 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day tournament played on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Old Town United Methodist Church in Old Town, Maine attracted 105 players in six sections: Open, K-12, K-8, K-6, K-4, and a non-rated section. Thanks to the organizers, directors, and players for making this tournament a huge success.

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John Bapst Fall Tournament Report

February 2, 2020

Thirty-three players turned out for the John Bapst Fall Tournament played at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The four-round, G/45 +5 tournament offered three sections Open, U1500, and U1000. Winners were: Wyatt Hendrix (Open), Tony Freudig (U1500), and Samanthak Thiagarajan (U1000).

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