Tag Archives: Tucson

Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp: June 20-23

Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp: June 20-23

Posted on 09. Apr, 2017 by .

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It is that time of the year again! One of the largest Summer Chess Camps in Arizona is here again. Summer Chess Camp + USCF tournament is Tucson is now open for registration! We had over 75 participants in 2016. Open to all ages and skill levels, this wonderful Tucson tradition is in its 13th […]

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2011-2012 TUCSON EVENT CALENDAR

2011-2012 TUCSON EVENT CALENDAR

Posted on 15. Sep, 2011 by .

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Dear players and chess parents, To make it as convenient as possible for everyone to find tournaments, camps and other events right here in Tucson, we will keep updating this particular post with all upcoming events and their respective fliers.  While the exact amount of events for each month may change, this post should give […]

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2011 AZ STATE CHAMPIONSHIP/3-WAY TIE

2011 AZ STATE CHAMPIONSHIP/3-WAY TIE

Posted on 18. Nov, 2010 by .

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2011 ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, November 12-14th, 2010 3-way tie for the State Championship title. This year Arizona Chess Federation experimented with with yet another system to determine the State Champion. Last year it was a Swiss system tournament with 5 rounds, while the previous couple of years the Champion was determined in the biggest tournament […]

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CHINESE CENTER TOURNAMENT/RECAP

CHINESE CENTER TOURNAMENT/RECAP

Posted on 18. Nov, 2010 by .

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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 section, Under 1500 USCF and Under 900 USCF. TCCC has one of the most comfortable playing halls […]

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UA Junior Competing for Chess Title, $3,000

UA Junior Competing for Chess Title, $3,000

Posted on 03. Jul, 2010 by .

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Our very own Warren Harper is out to rock the chess world. To learn more about Warren, check out his bio

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Monthly Chess Camp; October 24, 2009

Monthly Chess Camp; October 24, 2009

Posted on 14. Oct, 2009 by .

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Storming the Barricades; How to Attack a Weak King.

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2nd Annual Green Fields Tournament; October 10, 2009

2nd Annual Green Fields Tournament; October 10, 2009

Posted on 20. Sep, 2009 by .

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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 45. Byes: ½ point byes are available if requested prior to round 2 or before […]

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4th Annual Western Alliance Tucson; Recap

4th Annual Western Alliance Tucson; Recap

Posted on 03. Jul, 2009 by .

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Our heartfelt thanks to all the coaches, participants, helpers, volunteers, and Green Fields Country Day School for this wonderful event! Check out our photos from the event on Flickr Tournament Results coming soon!

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4th Annual Western Alliance Chess Camp; June 23-27, 2009

4th Annual Western Alliance Chess Camp; June 23-27, 2009

Posted on 20. Jun, 2009 by .

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4th Annual Western Alliance Chess Camp held in Tucson, Arizona.

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IM Levon Altounian wins the 2009 Arizona State Championship.

IM Levon Altounian wins the 2009 Arizona State Championship.

Posted on 26. Apr, 2009 by .

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Tucson Open is one of my favorite competitions in Arizona to participate in. The tournament is one of the three adult tournaments held in Tucson each year and therefore attracts many adults from all over, while younger players have many more opportunities to compete during the chess year.

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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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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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Amanda Mateer (USCF Rating 2050); Expert

Amanda Mateer (USCF Rating 2050); Expert

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .

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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 played hundreds of USCF rated tournaments. Amanda is very serious yet personable chess player who likes […]

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John Wright (USCF Rating 1750)

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .

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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 to teach tactics and how to take advantage of the opponent’s mistakes. He is also a very […]

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Steve Ostapuk (USCF 1600)

Steve Ostapuk (USCF 1600)

Posted on 17. Jan, 2009 by .

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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 individual and team trophies at the local, regional, state and national levels. Twenty of Steve’s students have been rated in the top […]

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3rd Annual Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp. June 23-27, 2008

Posted on 11. Jan, 2009 by .

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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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FIDE Master Ken Larsen (Current USCF Rating 2320)

FIDE Master Ken Larsen (Current USCF Rating 2320)

Posted on 02. Jan, 2009 by .

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Ken is a 5-time Arizona State Champion, and has 23 years of tournament experience. He is the Coach of the former National Champion, Orange Grove school team, and the Trainer of the 1996 World Junior Champion and Grandmaster Tal Shaked. Ken coaches at many schools across Tucson. He has a Degree in English Literature from […]

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Expert Josh Leonard (USCF Rating 1995)

Expert Josh Leonard (USCF Rating 1995)

Posted on 01. Jan, 2009 by .

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Josh has been a TUSD chess coach for 10 years and a math teacher for 5 years. He is the Coach of The 2007 State Champion Khalsa Elementary Chess Team, and the former Director of the SACA Scholastic Chess League. Josh is currently running programs at 6 campuses and teaching chess at all levels.

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