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!
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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 - firstname.lastname@example.org .
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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