Archive for '2012'

RECAP: ANACONDA WINTER CAMP: DEC 22-24th

RECAP: ANACONDA WINTER CAMP: DEC 22-24th

Posted on 27. Dec, 2012 by .

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9TH ANNUAL ANACONDA CHESS CAMP DECEMBER 22-24TH. It is hard to believe but it has been almost an entire decade that we run the Anaconda Camps in the summer and in the winter. We are getting old! This year was also very successful, having around 30 students in 3 groups ranging from beginners to advanced […]

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RECAP: Grand Prix #2

RECAP: Grand Prix #2

Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by .

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TUCSON GRAND PRIX #2 DECEMBER 15TH, 2012 SPONSOR: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TUCSON USCF RATED GAME IN 45 MINUTE / 4 ROUNDS This event was the 2nd one in the series of Tucson Grand Prix events aimed to determine the best players in each category and at the same time provide a chance to play USCF […]

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Recap: UofA Genomics Institute Game 25

Recap: UofA Genomics Institute Game 25

Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by .

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GENOMICS INSTITUTE CHESS CHALLENGE: DECEMBER 8, 2012 GAME IN 25 MINUTES / UNRATED EVENT This first ever chess event at the absolutely amazing hall at U of A Genomics Institute was a success. Close to 30 players competed in 3 different sections.There were many unique highlights about this tournament that we would like to mention […]

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NEW EVENT! DECEMBER 8TH GAME IN 25 MINUTES TOURNAMENT

NEW EVENT! DECEMBER 8TH GAME IN 25 MINUTES TOURNAMENT

Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by .

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GAME IN 25 MINUTES DECEMBER 8TH, 2012. 5 ROUNDS QUICK AND FUN CHESS! University of Arizona Genomics Institute will sponsor the event (together with the Bio5 Facility). This tournament is brand new concept for Tucson chess and might turn out to be the missing link between fast chess and the traditional type chess we are […]

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Recap: IST school winning K-3 Section at the League Match #1

Recap: IST school winning K-3 Section at the League Match #1

Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by .

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League Match #1 / October 20th. The first of 4 League Matches traditionally held in Tucson for all the scholastic players took place October 20th. Our local Chess Organization (SACA) was able to secure the very comfortable and spacious Harelson Elementary School for our first match of the new school year. This tournament was the […]

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SPOOKY HALLOWEEN CAMP: OCTOBER 27TH:

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN CAMP: OCTOBER 27TH:

Posted on 14. Oct, 2012 by .

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Camps are an easy and wonderful way to get chess experience and gain special knowledge. Especially if it is filled with spooky stuff and scary prizes. The checkmates and tactical abilities stay the same on the chess board though because they help win trophies. And trophies and never scary, even when filled with Halloween candy […]

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Grand Prix USCF Rated Tournament #1 at IST: September 29th

Grand Prix USCF Rated Tournament #1 at IST: September 29th

Posted on 02. Sep, 2012 by .

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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TUCSON (IST) GRAND PRIX SERIES #1 SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2012 HOW THE GRAND PRIX SYSTEM WORKS: This system is extremely popular in Europe and we thought this is a wonderful time to bring it to Tucson. The Grand Prize Winners will be decided based on their total score in the 3 Grand Prix […]

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ANACONDA SUMMER CHESS CAMP: AUGUST 18-19TH

ANACONDA SUMMER CHESS CAMP: AUGUST 18-19TH

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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Pictures are from 2011 Anaconda Summer Camp ANACONDA SUMMER CAMP: AUGUST 18TH AND 19TH This is the 9th year I hold this camp in Tucson with 1 simple goal: to help players get back in a good shape before the schools and the tournament season start. Often Coach Ken Larsen or others join at the […]

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7th Summer Camp (June 26-30th) Recap

7th Summer Camp (June 26-30th) Recap

Posted on 05. Jul, 2012 by .

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7th ANNUAL WESTERN ALLIANCE SUMMER CHESS CAMP JUNE 26-30TH What a pleasure hosting so many wonderful, young and vibrant chess enthusiasts at this event! We had a record breaking year (65 students) with once again 4 groups divided by age and strength. We also had a record number of professional Coaches, Instructors and helpers/volunteers- 14 […]

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TUCSON SUMMER CHESS CAMP: JUNE 26-30TH

TUCSON SUMMER CHESS CAMP: JUNE 26-30TH

Posted on 09. May, 2012 by .

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The 7th Annual Western Alliance Tucson Summer Chess Camp is under way and open for registrations. There are less than 2 months left before the next Western Alliance Tucson Summer Chess Camp! This is your chance to join the largest Tucson camp of the year with amazing Instructors at a very affordable rate. Official Camp […]

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2012 AZ State Championship results are here!

2012 AZ State Championship results are here!

Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by .

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What a wonderful event! I want to thank all the Tucson Chess parents who took the time to drive to Gilbert for the weekend of April 21st and to the organizers for running such a smooth event. This year the State Championship again included all K-12 grades both in Individual and Team formats and I […]

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2012 AZ State Special Prep Camp : April 14th

2012 AZ State Special Prep Camp : April 14th

Posted on 01. Apr, 2012 by .

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Don’t miss it! We will be holding a special State Championship Preparation Camp on April 14th- exactly 1 week before the AZ States. This kind of preparation will also be very useful if you plan to go to any Nationals in couple of weeks. Here we will deal with issues of how to correctly play […]

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Regional Qualifier #1

Regional Qualifier #1

Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by .

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REGIONAL QUALIFIER #1 – MARCH 10TH, 2012 This one is a must! It is a Qualifier for the upcoming 2012 State Championship and is USCF rated. If you qualify here, then at the next Qualifiers you can play fun sections to gain experience or rating. If you do not qualify- then it still leaves few […]

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7th ANNUAL SUMMER CHESS CAMP DATES! JUNE 26-30TH

7th ANNUAL SUMMER CHESS CAMP DATES! JUNE 26-30TH

Posted on 21. Feb, 2012 by .

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The dates for the biggest Tucson summer chess camp are here! It is never too early to plan for big chess events so we post this early for everyone’s convenience. The 7TH ANNUAL WESTERN ALLIANCE TUCSON SUMMER CHESS CAMP will be held in the Central Tucson! The International School of Tucson (newly relocated to the […]

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Chess Camp: January 28th, 2012

Chess Camp: January 28th, 2012

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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The time has come for the very first Camp of the year 2012! As most of you know, short chess camps are one of the best ways to get precise and new information and get some practice with it too. That is the reason we hold a chess camp (big or small) about every month. […]

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