Wahington County Chess Federation

09.06.06 We welcome the newly formed Washington County Chess Federation founded by USCF member and chess dad Alba Briggs III. Well organized and grassroots, the WCCF has gotten the word out to schools, libraries and homeschoolers in Washington County and kicks off its inception with an upcoming tournament in Pembroke.


The WCCF is a recently formed organization dedicated to the encouragement and support of chess activity in Washington County. We are an affiliate of the United States Chess Federation, the governing body of chess in the United States. We plan to help establish local chess clubs through a Community Chess Program, school clubs and teams through a Scholastic Chess Program, and sponsor USCF-rated tournaments throughout the County.

We have contacted all of the public schools in the county, as well as all of the libraries, in order to assemble information on current chess activity and to encourage schools and communities to establish clubs and teams. We would also like to involve the homeschool community, and are looking for ways to let individual homeschoolers know what we are doing and encourage their participation.

Our contact information: Washington County Chess Federation, 1138 North Lubec Road, Lubec, ME 04652. E-mail: ahbriggs@rcn.com. Contact person: Alba Briggs, phone: 207-733-2280.

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely, Alba H. Briggs III, President, WCCF

Washington County September Swiss, Sponsored by the Pembroke Chess Club.

DATE: September 23, 2006.
FORMAT: 4 Round Swiss.
SECTIONS: K-8, time control G/45; Open, time control G/60. Other sections will be organized if entries permit (i.e. K-3, K-5, K-12)
LOCATION: Beacon of Light, Apple Lane (off Old County Road), Pembroke, Maine. Call for directions or follow signs from Pembroke Post Office at intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 214.
ENTRY FEE: $5. before 9/21. $10. after 9/21 or at site. --- USCF membership required for rated play (Youth under 16 - $13., Scholastic under 21 - $17., Adult - $36. available at site - or at www.uschess.org ). If enough non-USCF entries (min. 8), an unrated novice section will be organized - state your preference before 9/21 - EF refundable if less than 8 entries. --- WCCF membership not required for this tournament, but will be for future tournaments (WCCF will hold monthly Swiss tournaments at locations throughout the county, usually on the third Saturday of the month - check for details closer to actual date).
REGISTRATION: 8:00 am -9:00am. 1st round at 9:15, est. finish time for K-8 is 2:00pm, est. finish time for Open is 5:00 pm.
PRIZES: Trophies, medals or certificates, depending on entries. The real payoff is getting the WCCF tournament series started!
ENTRIES: Mail: WCCF, 1138 North Lubec Road, Lubec, Maine 04652. Phone: 207-733-2280 (Info: Mr. Briggs). E-mail: ahbriggs@rcn.com. Information required: Name, Address, Grade (if K-8), USCF ID with exp. date, USCF rating, Telephone, E-mail, Section entered. Checks payable to WCCF, advance entries may pay at site. Please bring clocks, sets and boards of you have them!

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