CJA selects ChessMaine.net as Best State Website

08.17.07 The Chess Journalists of America have selected ChessMaine.net as the best state chess association website in the nation. The CJA awards, which recognize excellence in chess journalism in a number of categories, began in 1996 and have been an annual awards program since 1999. We at ChessMaine.net are humbled to receive this great honor from a leading organization of professional chess journalists.

Logo for Chess Journalists of America

This year the CJA presented awards in twenty-four categories including Chess Journalist of the Year, Best Book, Best Magazine, Best Newspaper Column and Most Notable Achievement in Correspondence Chess Journalism to name a few. The category of Best State Association Website was first established in 2003 and since then has been dominated by the outstanding Georgia Chess Association site georgiachess.org webmastered by Bill Noyes. In fact, georgiachess.org has won the award each year since its inception only being challenged in 2006 by the Massachusetts Chess Association's site masschess.org which received an honorable mention in that year's competition.

Congratulations to all award recipients and much appreciation to the Chess Journalists of America for recognizing and promoting high quality chess journalism.

2007 Chess Journalists of America /Fred Cramer Awards Committee for Excellence in Chess Journalism Results

The CJA Certificate


Congratulations. I enjoy your page and the information I find here!

Congratulations, Dan!!!
You deserved it for such a excellent job.

Dan, Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work! You have really increased interest in chess throughout Maine via your advocacy and your terrific website. Kudos!

Congratulations, Dan!! A deserved and timely kudo. You represent what is good about chess---and not a bad player, either.

Just a N.H. boy that likes to read about the pine tree state. I played Curdo in a simul about 45 years ago and that article was interesting . Also the Harlow Daly one. Great job Dan. Paul Dumont

Dan, your marketing savvy and passion for the Royal Game has elevated the status of chess in the State of Maine and beyond. Congratulations on this auspicious occasion!

We all hold our heads high,
Dan, resulting from your
marvelous work....Regards, Jon

Simply another chess player wanting you to know how much your site is appreciated. There is little more I can say after reading all these accolades, except thank you so much for your dedication and hard work to the game of chess. Roger Morin

Congratulations, Dan, you're doing a wonderful job with this site!

Congratulations. Well earned and deserved.

Chessmaine.net is a wonderful web site that continues to get better! Congratulations on your CJA recognition! Paul

Conratulations, Dan, well deserved reward for a great job!

It's just like chess: the only logical choice after careful analysis of all the candidate moves. Congratulations, and on behalf of the Portland CC, thanks for the excellent work and dedication to chess activities in Maine.

Congratulations Dan, you do an excellent job. The site is very informative.

The award is well deserved. Chessmaine.net keeps Maine chessplayers well informed of all chess happenings in the state in a easy to navigate and well laid out website. Thank you Dan for all your hard work.

Way to go! - When I first heard about the CJA awards, I thought you should be in there - Congratulations! - and Thanks! from the Maine chess community - well the Washington County chess community anyway!

Congratulations! Outstanding and well deserved!

heeeeey!!!! I always knew it was something special. You do a great job and you deserve it. Keep up the good work.

Congratulations, Dan! Well deserved!

A richly deserved honor. I love keeping up with Maine Chess from "down under" in Kiwi-land.


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