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RECAP: League Match #3

RECAP: League Match #3

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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  League Match 3 was held on December 3 at the BASIS Oro Valley. It hosted about 160 players from many neighboring Tucson and Oro Valley schools. The formats for the tournament as well as the prizes were similar to League matches 1 and 2 and allowed players to compete in individual formats yet go […]

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Levon Altounian’s Chess Apps for iPhone and iPad

Levon Altounian’s Chess Apps for iPhone and iPad

Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 by .

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IM Levon Altounian has authored 3 chess apps available though Chess U for your iPhone or iPad. Check out Early Carlsen, World Cup 201, and World Cup 202. Chess U is an amazing new resource for beginners and advanced players alike. Developed by a team of international players, Chess U allows you to play through […]

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ACFS Back to School: Most popular Chess Clubs and Group Lesson downloadable forms:

ACFS Back to School: Most popular Chess Clubs and Group Lesson downloadable forms:

Posted on 01. Sep, 2011 by .

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  Here are some registration forms for the 1st session of the school year for some of the most popular chess clubs associated with ACFS:  Please note:You will still need to make the necessary registrations with your coach or the administration before being accepted. There are also 2 continuous group lessons (September 2011-May 2012) that […]

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CHESS CLUB FLYERS FOR SCHOOLS

Posted on 25. Aug, 2010 by .

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Here is a list of ACFS sponsored schools and their respective fliers for the chess clubs that have yet to start this year.There are few schools pending the final version and they will also be posted as soon as possible. SATORI SCHOOL: SATORI 2010 CASTLEHILL SCHOOL:CASTLEHILL 2010 REGISTER TULLY SCHOOL:TULLY 2010 ST.JOSEPH PARISH:ST.JOSEPH 2010 TANQUE […]

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Academy Of Tucson Chess Club (AOT)

Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by .

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Academy of Tucson (formerly known as Armstrong Academy) had one of the most prominent and strong Tucson chess clubs, having won numerous Arizona State titles. We are very pleased to see the school once again creating a chess club and bringing back the old chess tradition. The club is open to all 2nd grade to […]

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Castlehill Country Day School

Castlehill Country Day School

Posted on 23. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Levon Altounian (2002-present) Assisting instructors: Masters Leo Martinez (2002-2003) and Nirosh Silva (2004-2005) Castlehill Country day School has been one of the most successful Arizona schools for the past decade. It is partially attributed to the school administration’s great support for their chess team and the chess club and their efforts to make chess the main […]

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St. Gregory College Preparatory

St. Gregory College Preparatory

Posted on 23. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Levon Altounian Assistant Instructor: Expert Jonathan Shacter ( 2006-2007 ) Because of the great proximity to Castlehill grounds (practically next door neighbors),  St.Gregory was able to capture the graduating talents from Castlehill and start a very successful chess program there dating to 2004. Twice, the schools Junior High division was able to place in […]

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St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School

Posted on 22. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Expert Amanda Mateer Former Instructor: Levon Altounian ( 2004-2007 ) Initially, St. Joseph’s had suffered from the same drawbacks of organizing and maintaining a chess club as many other schools. However, thanks to great efforts by some very dedicated parents, who donated their time and energy to keeping the club going, the chess club […]

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Satori School

Satori School

Posted on 22. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Levon Altounian Satori Chess Club started in September 2008 and very quickly attracted dozens students, most of whom were new to the game. However, that didn’t stop them from quickly learning the moves and getting more serious about the game. The school also added a nice touch: some helpers and parents come to help […]

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Basis Elementary

Basis Elementary

Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Levon Altounian Previous Instructors: Josh Leonard, Dallas Elkins Basis Elementary has long had the reputation of one of the best school in Arizona and recently I learned there are also considered to be one of the top schools in US. That attitude of hard work and serious approach was also passed to the chess […]

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Sierra Middle School

Sierra Middle School

Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructors: Becky Ludwiszak, Eddie Moskala The chess club at Sierra was supported and basically run by a handful of highly motivated parents and school teachers. Overcoming all the obstacles and problems posed by the district and the administration, the chess club not only had some very strong players among many chess club participants, but also […]

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Sonoran Science Academy

Sonoran Science Academy

Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Dallas Elkins As a school oriented toward science and math, chess fit beautifully in the agenda of this school. The chess club had its ups and downs but thanks to some very involved parents and supportive administration, it worked out well and had many very strong players in the chess club who placed in […]

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Tanque Verde Elementary

Tanque Verde Elementary

Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Eddie Moskala As a Public school, Tanque Verde has the disadvantage of having to deal with the administration and the districts before being able to run its chess club. This daunting task didn’t stop the school from creating and running a very successful chess club last year thanks to the great support of the […]

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University of Arizona

University of Arizona

Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructors: Professor Sandiway Fong, Levon Altounain This is one of the most fun and educational chess projects I have embarked on. It started as an experiment after having long conversations with the U of A Business school professor Amar Gupta, who suggested combining chess with a subject that also deals with similar issues of analysis […]

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Harelson Elementary

Harelson Elementary

Posted on 19. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Ben Marmont Just few years ago, very few would associate Harelson Elementary with a chess program. Yet, in just few short years Jessica Martin ( who now resides in North Carolina) had done a truly amazing job in transforming this school into a real chess powerhouse. The school has won numerous titles, including State […]

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University High School

University High School

Posted on 10. Feb, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Levon Altounian University High School has great potential of becoming a chess powerhouse. The school is highly regarded for its academics, and naturally the chess club directly benefits from this. I have coached there for 3 years now and each year the school surprised me with new chess talent. It is pure pleasure being […]

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Booth-Fickett Magnet School

Booth-Fickett Magnet School

Posted on 06. Jan, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Matt Noble Booth-Fickett was one of our latest Chess Club additions in 2008. As a Magnet School, the administration, parents and students were very interested in starting a serious chess club. After overcoming the usual obstacles involved in starting a new chess club thanks to some of the parents, we were able to enlist […]

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Green Fields Country Day School

Green Fields Country Day School

Posted on 06. Jan, 2009 by .

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Instructor: Levon Altounian Assisting Instructor: Amanda Mateer After a few years of inactivity, Green Fields Chess Club started back again in 2005. None of us could predict that within the next 2 years the chess club would become one of the most prominent chess clubs in Arizona, winning numerous State, Team, and Individual tournaments. Green […]

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Green Fields Fall Scholastic. September 20, 2008

Green Fields Fall Scholastic. September 20, 2008

Posted on 20. Sep, 2008 by .

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The 1st Annual Green Fields Fall Open was a great success, attracting 96 scholastic players.

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Castlehill chess club plays to win; Arizona Daily Star

Castlehill chess club plays to win; Arizona Daily Star

Posted on 24. Feb, 2008 by .

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Last month, Castlehill won the 14th annual Arizona State Grade Championship for fifth-graders, sponsored by the Southern Arizona Chess Association. The championship is one of 12 state titles the school has won since 2002, as well as a national championship in 2004, said Levon Altounian, Castlehill chess coach.

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