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Abbreviations galore! The awards season for the Chess Journalists of America is upon us. We already have one person asking about entering one of our new categories. I will update the list of entries under he CJA Awards list and of course you can see the updated list on www.chessjournalism.org, though I am not sure how often that page will be updated. If you are interested in entering something, you can do so through the webstore or you can send a check and the entry via email. If you are interested in judging, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you wish to enter and send a check, you can do so, making the check out to CJA. The check can be sent to:
Joshua M. Anderson
206 Locust Lane
Exton, PA 19341
Meanwhile, the 14th Holly Heisman Memorial has been arranged It will once again be the first Sunday in August, the 7th (also my 17th wedding anniversary.) This is the standard date, though there is talking about moving the event date and location. The TLA is as follows:
Aug. 7, 14th Holly Heisman Memorial Fundraiser JCC Kaiserman Branch, Haverford Rd. & City Ave., Wynnewood. Free entry! Advance entry strongly suggested. Optional tax-deductible donation to the Holly Heisman Memorial Fund at the Philadelphia Foundation to benefit women in need, $25+ per entry strongly suggested. Reg. 9:15-10. All: G/25 d5, Rds. 10:30-11:45-1:30-2:45-4 or earlier. 3 Sections: Open 5SS & U1500 5SS (both open to all ages) and K-8 U900 4SS. Many donated prizes ($1,000+/yr!). Prize sponsors encouraged & honored at event: email joshuamiltonanderson@
If you would like to donate a prize, please contact me at email@example.com. Thank you to House of Staunton who has already sent us a lovely set. As there is no way to sign up online since the event allows you to donate the entry fee ($25+ is the suggested donation), you can just email me and pay at site. There is also a way to donate online - http://www.danheisman.com/donations.html . I will put a list of those participating and prizes under the HHM tab.
Greetings! Hope everyone is doing well. The Amateur is just a little over a week away. The two day can be signed up for at - http://www.mindseyepress.com/apps/webstore/products/show/5565964 . The one day scholastic can be signed up for at - http://www.mindseyepress.com/apps/webstore/products/show/5807159 .
This event is being hosted by OMPH (Our Mother of Perpetual Help) Chess Club in Ephrata and I thank them for their help. The players are as follows:
Greetings! As with last year, this website will be accepting entries for the PA State Scholastic Championship, the PA Quick Championship, and the Lancaster Open. All of these events will take place between March 4th - 6th at the Lancaster Host Hotel. You can sign up for these events through the webstore. There are various flyers in the flyers section that you can download. Some provide information about the event, another includes a list of local restaurants. As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (484) 948 - 5692 (email is strongly preferred.)
We are about 6 weeks away now and people have begun signing up. I will be putting up some pictures in the photo section so that people who are unfamiliar with the site can more easily fine their sections.
State Team Championship in Shippensburg over Columbus Day weekend. See the web store for more details. Please let me know as soon as possible if you can make it!
It was brought to my attention that I had not updated for 2015, so now that the state scholastic championship has been brought to a close, I wanted to say a few words.
On April 18th, there will be the 4th St. Joseph's Quads. The two young men who I am helping get started running these events will undoubtedly be taking over a larger role with running the event, but if you have any questions, I happy to answer them.
As far as events are concerned, I am going to be running the 2015 PA Amateur in Ephrata, PA on April 25-26. You can sign up on line, under the Webstore Tab. There is a regular and a scholastic section. The scholastic is just on the 25th.
I am not sure what, if anything, I will be running in June and July, but August is a busy month. The Holly Heisman returns on August 2nd. This is one of the largest, if not the largest, charity chess event in the country. The money raised supports numerous charities that help women in need.
The Triple Crown comes back to Lancaster, PA on the 3rd weekend of August - the 15th and 16th. The afternoon of the 15th will feature the 16 round blitz championship. The evening of the 15th, will be a quick time control championship. Sunday will be the G/25, d5 Championship of Pennsylvania.
Columbus Day weekend will bring a team state championship tournament to Shippensburg, PA. The last of the details is being currently worked out and will be advertised as soon as they are available.
There will undoubtedly be other events popping up this upcoming year and of course there are other projects, such as getting some puzzle packets up on the website (both chess and other types), and of course I have my work on a book about the Marshall Chess Club to finish up for McFarland Publishing. That will not be on the website, but if anyone has some good Marshall Club stories, please email me!
A quick thank you to everyone who came to the event and I hope you all had a good time. Please see the PA St Scholastic Champ tab for the results. Team and club results are not there. They will be fairly soon. Priority at this point is finishing taking care of the new memberships and then submitting the event for rating, but I thought people would want to see the individual results at least. If you have any questions, please let me know by emailing - email@example.com .
The event has been rated and the quick has been uploaded and rated.
Hello all! I hope everyone is well. I just wanted to highlight a few upcoming events.
There are a couple more Shining Knights events (April 26th and May 17th.)
June will be fairly light, but July should be interesting. I expect to be teaching a couple of camps for Shining Knights in Methacton and Downingtown. There will also be a couple of guest lectures by Dov Gorman. These are only for players rated over 1200 and one lesson will focus on endings and the other on strategic planning. Please contact me if you are interested in attending. I will probably be running a small one day event in July as well.
August starts with the Holly Heisman Memorial on the 3rd. That page will shortly be updated with information about donors and participants. August 16th - 17th (and possibly Friday the 15th) will be a multi day event consisting of several state championships and will give players a chance to play at least 25(!!) rated games with many scholastic trophies. There will be lots more information coming over the next couple of weeks.
A team scholastic event in Shippensburg is just in the beginning stages of planning, but it will likely be Columbus Day weekend.
My move to Exton, PA is finally wrapping up and we (my wife, myself, and the animals), are very happy to be here. The fall has several exciting events coming up including three Shining Knights tournaments and a new major Philadelphia tournament. Also, the 2015 (please note the date) State Scholastic will be in Lancaster, PA!! More information on all of these events, to be forthcoming.
I am very pleased to announce that the Exton Community Baptist Church is hosting the Tri-Bridges Chess Club! The Tri-Bridges Club meets on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 8:30, thoug you may come and go as you like.
If you have any questions, please email me or call 484-948-5692.
is extremely proud of my three students who played in the K-3 state championship. Aneesh came in 11th, Jack came in 6th, and Shawn is the new K-3 state champion. They all deserve a tremoundous amount of credit for working so hard. I would like to add that Evan finished 10th in the 7th to 12th U1000 section.
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