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CHINESE CENTER TOURNAMENT/RECAP

The 2nd Annual (TCCC) USCF Rated Tournament October 2nd, 2010 Organized by: Arizona Chess For Schools The USCF Rated Tournament took place in the Main Hall and consisted of 3 separate sections, divided by rating: Open / Master...

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FM Warren Harper: US Junior Ch-ship recap

I got a surprise e-mail about three weeks before the tournament from Tony Rich, the chief organizer of the Junior Closed and Women’s Championship, inviting me to play in the tournament. When I first read the invitation, I really...

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2nd Annual Green Fields Tournament; October 10, 2009

LOCATION: Green Fields Country Day School 6000 N. Camino D La Tierra, Tucson,AZ  85741 DESCRIPTION: 4 rounds: 3 Sections. Open, Booster ( U1200 ) and Reserve ( U 1600 ), Open to all current USCF members. TIME CONTROL: Game in...

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University High School

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...

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Amanda Mateer (USCF Rating 2050); Expert

Amanda is an exceptional chess player, ranked among the 30 US female chess players and among the top 12 under the age of 21. She is a 2-time Arizona Representative of the prestigious Susan Polgar Girls Championship, and has...

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John Wright (USCF Rating 1750)

John’s style was forged by many years of tournament play and teaching in schools. John likes to look for exciting opportunities in his chess games and to take advantage of the chances that his opponents present. He likes...

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Andy Lebovitz (USCF Rating 2000); Expert

Andy is the winner of the Under 1800 Section in the North American Open (2001), and shared First Place at the Tucson Open (2005). He coaches at various schools, including Basis, Tucson Elementary and High School (2004-2005)....

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Steve Ostapuk (USCF 1600)

Since 2000, Steve has mentored chess to over 3,100 students in Phoenix and Tucson. Some of Coach Steve’s students accomplishments have included winning a 2001 Kindergarten Arizona State Championship and over a hundred...

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Booth-Fickett Magnet School

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...

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