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Satori School: 2014 Bronze Medalist!

Satori School: 2014 Bronze Medalist!

Posted on 28. Jan, 2014 by .

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3RD PLACE AT THE 2014 AZ STATE GRADES! Congratulations to Satori School for such a wonderful accomplishment. The club has made great strides going from just an after school club to a full contender for top honors in Arizona! It is a please for us working with Satori school, its administration and the ACFS Coach […]

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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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Dan Katzel (USCF 1800)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Dan is one of the most experienced chess players in Arizona. His vast experience on the chess battlefield makes him a great candidate for any kind of chess coaching. Dan always works on his chess trying to break new chess heights. Dan also knows a lot about chess history and is a fun guy 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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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 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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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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