George Cunningham Brilliancy Prize Awarded to Wyatt Hendrix for First Quarter of 2021

June 28, 2021

The Maine Chess Association congratulates Wyatt Hendrix on winning the first George Cunningham Brilliancy Prize of 2021, for his game against Aaron Spencer in the 2020 Maine State Championship.

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The Roger J. Morin Invitational Chess Tournament June 25-27, 2021

June 22, 2021

The 2021 Roger J Morin Invitational will take place this weekend (June 25th-27th) with 5 rounds starting on Friday at 5 pm, Saturday 10 and 4, and Sunday 10 and 4 at the REM center in Waterville, Maine.

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Help Maine Girls' Scholastic Chess Champion Attend the WIM Ruth Haring National Girls Tournament of Champions

June 22, 2021

Delia Hill recently won the 2021 Kathy Richards Maine Girls' Chess Championship and was nominated to attend and compete in the WIM Ruth Haring National Girls' Tournament of Champions in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which will take place from July 31st to August 2nd, 2021. Please help Delia represent the state of Maine at this prestigious event by making a donation to her GoFundMe page.

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Kathy Richards Maine Girls' Chess Championship and the Maine Women's Championship

June 22, 2021

Ten players came out to compete at the Kathy Richards Maine Girls' Chess Championship and the Maine Women's Championship on June 12th in Bangor, hosted at John Bapst Memorial High School. The final qualifying championship for the National Scholastic Invitational Tournaments, the Richards Championship nominates Maine's representative to the WIM Ruth Haring National Girls' Tournament of Champions, this year held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, parallel to the Denker, Barber, and Rockefeller Championships.

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Former MECA President Andy Bryan Retires After 32 Years of Service at Airline Community School

June 21, 2021

Former Maine Chess Association President, school principal, teacher, chess coach, tournament director, and player Andy Bryan and his wife Beth were featured in a Bangor Daily News article celebrating their outstanding service to the community after long careers in education.

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Maine Individual Scholastic Chess Championship 2021

June 21, 2021

Forty-six players returned to over-the-board play in the Maine Individual Scholastic Chess Championships on June 5, 2021, hosted in Sekera Auditorium at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. This tournament named Maine's nominees to the National Invitational Scholastic Championships, held this year in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, from July 31 to August 3, 2021.

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Maine Scholastic Team Chess Championship 2021 - High School Section

June 21, 2021

Forty-four competitors. Eight coaches. Six tournament directors. A brand new venue. Ten teams, four of whom had never broken the scholastic championship scene. This was the scene of the first significant scholastic competition held in-person, over-the-board, since March 2020, and was a welcome break from the online chess that featured for most of the pandemic.

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Nepomniachtchi Wins Candidates Tournament

April 26, 2021

Ian Nepomniachtchi, Russia's highest-rated player, has won the Candidates Tournament with one round to go and earned the right to square off against Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship Match scheduled for November 24 - December 16, 2021 in Dubai.

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The Roger J. Morin Scholarship for Maine High School Seniors and College Students

April 24, 2021

The Roger J. Morin Scholarship Committee of the Maine Chess Association is now accepting applications for the Roger J. Morin Scholarship. This year, a single award or multiple awards totaling up to $500 will be awarded to Maine high school seniors and college students who are members of the Maine chess community. We encourage interested students to submit an application before the May 15, 2021 deadline.

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The Craft Makers Gambit: An Exhibition of Chess

April 21, 2021

The Craft Makers Gambit: An Exhibition of Chess is a chess-inspired art exhibit hosted by the Center for Maine Craft and Maine Craft Portland that will be on view from November 5 - December 31, 2021. Maine Crafts Association invites MCA craft artist members who have been approved through the MCA retail jury process in all mediums to create upon the theme of chess for this exhibition.

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