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Preparing for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys: Part 2

January 19, 2015
Susan Polgar Foundation's Logo

Susan Polgar Foundation’s Logo

As your child gets more excited about playing in the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys you are likely wondering what you, as a parent, can do during the next forty days to maximize your child’s chances of playing well. Perhaps the most important aspect of preparing for a major chess championship is to first play in a quality practice tournament. 
Calchess President Tom Langland(left) with MSJE head coach Joes Lonsdale and the k-5 State Championship Team from MSJE.

Calchess President Tom Langland(left) with MSJE head coach Joes Lonsdale and the k-5 State Championship Team from MSJE.

While there are many worthwhile scholastic tournaments listed by the United States Chess Federation and Calchess, perhaps none is more ideal than the upcoming Tracy Chess tournament on January 30th. I say this because not only will your child get to use his/her acquired chess knowledge in a practice run for the Susan Polgar Foundations Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys but at the next Tracy Chess event your child can also meet the tournament organizer (Chris Torres) and Chief Tournament Director (Tom Langland) for the SPFNO. For only ten dollars, the next Tracy Chess tournament is an incredible opportunity for your child to get comfortable playing in a tournament setting while receiving some additional instruction from the gentlemen who will be on the floor at the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys.
January's Tracy Chess Tournament

January’s Tracy Chess Tournament

For more information on Tracy Chess be sure to check out www.TracyChess.org.
Poster for the Susan Polgar Foundation's Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys.

Poster for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys.

Without a doubt, no-one exemplifies using chess as a key to success in life better than the former world chess champion, GM Susan Polgar.

Without a doubt, no-one exemplifies using chess as a key to success in life better than the former world chess champion, GM Susan Polgar.

For more information on Susan Polgar, hop over to http://www.susanpolgar.com/.

USCF Top Correspondence Chess Players

June 13, 2010

Below is a list of the United States Chess Federation top 25 correspondence chess players for June 2010. Of personal note is number twelve, Thomas Langland. He is our current Calchess president and very active in the scholastic chess scene of Northern California. In fact, every time I see Tom he is burdened as a chief tournament director at a major scholastic event but still takes the time listen to my concerns. I hope Tom is able to continue as our President because I feel he puts the chess players of California first and avoids the dirty politics that have plagued Calchess in the not so distant past.  Make sure to pay http://tracychess.home.mindspring.com/ a visit to see what Tom is doing for his local scholastic chess players.

Number 18, Gary Walters, is another  player of personal interest. Gary just finished winning the 2009 USCF Absolute Championship. This is the United States Chess Federation’s strongest correspondence chess tournament held each year. Gary Walters also maintains a wonderfully informative blog  at http://graysonebc.blogspot.com/ It is very apparent from his blog that he enjoys chess a great deal and writes from a position of great understanding. I am recommending that USCF members strongly consider casting a vote for Gary Walters so that he can be a part of the next United States Chess Federation Executive Board.

1 Cullum, Chuck (12683996) MA USA 2487
2 Duliba, Edward P (10147310) PA USA 2485
3 O’Hare, Ciaran (12540472) OK USA 2440
4 O’Connell, Christopher Ian (10206600) DE USA 2436
  Van Enk, Steven J (12729266) OR USA 2436
6 Brandhorst, Wesley (10177103) FL USA 2432
7 Wilson, Abe (12483963) HI USA 2412
8 Greene, David F (12547622) NJ USA 2410
9 Cook, Randy (12414122) AZ USA 2401
10 Concha, Hugo J (12464289) FL USA 2398
11 Rose, Bleys W (12405134) CA USA 2394
12 Langland, Thomas P (11236219) CA USA 2390
13 Tracz, James G (12398324) OH USA 2387
14 Brower, Walter J (12416332) AL USA 2379
15 Miettinen, Kristo, Maj (12486315) NY USA 2378
16 Levine, Joel (10099200) NY USA 2374
17 Brack, Frank Edward (12412040) TX USA 2372
18 Schultheis, Donald H, Sr (10183758) MD USA 2367
  Walters, Gary (12617923) OH USA 2367
20 Buss, Michael D (12437668) IN USA 2359
21 Keating, Robert F (12641782) IA USA 2358
22 Daves, Dana Drew, Sr (12395110) NC USA 2357
23 Sogin, David Warren (12546407) KY USA 2354
24 Fass, Robert (10127319) NY USA 2348
  Baffo, Jeffrey (10340195) CO USA 2348

source: www.uschess.org


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