Lewis Chess Piece Worth Over $1 Million Found in Drawer

June 5, 2019

A chess piece from the oldest-known chess set on Earth was found in Scotland after being kept in a drawer for fifty-five years. The piece, known as the Lewis Warder, is scheduled to be put up for auction and is expected to fetch upwards of $1 million. In our Scotland Travelogue, we highlighted some of the history and folklore surrounding the Isle of Lewis chess pieces currently being housed at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Chess at Brewer Riverwalk Festival

May 31, 2019

On Saturday, June 8th, the City of Brewer, Maine will be celebrating its Riverwalk with a Grand Opening Festival. Part of the festivities will include chess on a giant outdoor chess set. We hope you can come down for the fun and festivities. More information and a schedule of events: Brewer Riverwalk Grand Opening Festival

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Kaoori Chess Company

May 31, 2019

The Koori Chess Company offers traditional, modern, and unique chess sets and equipment. George Harrolds of Kaoori Chess has offered a 10% Discount for the ChessMaine.net community! Use discount code chessmaine10. Check out their fine selection at www.Koori.co.uk

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1st Maine State Correspondence Chess Championship

May 26, 2019

The 1st Maine State Correspondence Chess Championship will begin on Saturday, July 13, 2019 on the International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) website. The event will be a double round-robin in one section with a time control of 10 moves in 50 days. Here are the details of the event and what you need to know to get registered.

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Evan Smith Wins Second Annual Crusader Cup Series

May 14, 2019

Evan Smith is the 2018-2019 Crusader Cup Champion, scoring 29 out of 32 possible game points. The Crusader Cup Series is a year-long competition consisting of four events: the Bapst End of Summer Tournament, the Bapst Fall Tournament, the Bob Solinger Memorial Tournament, and the John Bapst Open. Smith was trailed by Evan Annis (28/32) in second place and Tala Bayless who finished third with (27/32).

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MECA Meeting Minutes April 27, 2019

May 7, 2019

The Maine Chess Association held an open meeting on April 27, 2019. Thanks to MECA Secretary Wyatt Hendrix, we bring you the meeting minutes. You can also find these minutes on the ChessMaine.net Board Room link.

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2020 New England Open Planning Committee Needed

May 7, 2019

The Maine Chess Association is looking for players and organizers who are interested in serving on a planning committee with the goal of brining the 2020 New England Open to Maine. Meetings will be held online which will eliminate the need for travel. We ask for your support, ideas, and expertise in this important effort. Please contact Maine Chess Association President Michael Dudley to express your interest in joining the 2020 New England Open Planning Committee.

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Aaron Spencer Wins Downeast Open

May 7, 2019

Aaron Spencer won the 2019 Downeast Open played on Saturday, May 4th at Bonny Eagle Middle School in Buxton. The tournament attracted thirty-four players in three sections: Open, U1550, and U1000. Here's the illustrated tournament report with US Chess crosstables.

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Downeast Open Livestream

May 4, 2019

The 2019 Downeast Open is currently underway at Bonny Eagle Middle School in Buxton, Maine. We are delighted to bring you live video coverage of Board 1 in the open section. After the conclusion of the event, the video will be archived for on-demand viewing.

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Wyatt Hendrix and Lucas McCain Win Maine State Chess Championship

April 17, 2019

Wyatt Hendrix of Hermon and Lucas McCain of Yarmouth won the 2019 Maine State Chess Championship held at the Waterville Grand Hotel on April 13-14th. Both players put up 4.0 points--Hendrix an undefeated three wins and two draws, and McCain four wins and one loss. Congratulations to our newly minted State Champions!

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