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2007 Arizona Scholastic Chess Championship to be held at Tucson Doubletree

The 2007 Arizona Scholastic Chess Championships are scheduled to be played at The Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711. For more information please contact Karen Pennock, 520-270-9140, e-mail: kpennock@qwest.net or go to the SACA website at www.sazchess.org, where you can get full details as well as an entry form and hotel information.

Nominations sought for ACFI Board positions. Deadline 03/31/07 for letters of intent

The ACFI Nominating Committee is accepting e-mail or postal mail nominations for all Board positions. Nominations must be received by no later than March 31. The letter must be submitted by the person who wants to run for office and is to include a statement of intent and willingness to run, and for what office. NO THIRD PARTY LETTERS OF INTENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you know someone you want to nominate, have them submit their letter of intent directly. Statewide offices include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Membership Officer Regional positions (only members from the same region may vote) are two Regional Representative positions for each region (I, II, and III).

Tucson Scholastics designated as a Qualifier for the 2007 Arizona Scholastic Chess Championship

The Tucson Scholastics has been certified as the Tucson area's second Regional Qualifier for the state scholastic championship. The information is as follows: Tucson Scholastics Mar. 3 @ Salpointe HS (Tucson, AZ) USCF Rated, 5 rounds, GAME/40, 4 Sections: K-1, K-3, K-6, K-9 There will also be two non-qualifying sections included in the tournament format: K-6 Championship, K-12 Championship EF: $15 For more information please contact Kiki Huerta at maxoftat@yahoo.com

Congratulations to Arizona's new state co-champions Sonny Kamberi and Bob Rowley

Robert Rowley and Sonny Kamberi tied for first with 3.5 points at the 2006 Paul Webb Arizona State Chess Championship. Spencer Lower finished 1/2 point back at 3 points. The event was a six player round robin played at the Verde Valley School in Sedona, AZ, on December 15-17, 2006. Thanks to Marty Schneider for organizing and directing the event, to Spencer Lower for helping with the promotion and to the sponsoring organizations, ACFI, NACA, and SACA. The tournament was USCF rated on December 23. The crosstable is available at

Attention - all Arizona players rated above 2000 - State Championship will be played on Dec. 16 weekend

The Col. Paul Webb Arizona State Chess Championship will be played on the weekend of December 16, 2006, at the Verde Valley School near the Village of Oak Creek and Sedona. It will be a six player round robin between Arizona's top players. Players USCF rated over 2200 have received invitations if we have their contact information. If you are a master or above and have not received an invitation please contact marty Schneider at marty@red-canyon.net. Players USCF rated over 2000 are also asked to let Marty know if they are interested. They can play if not enough masters have entered or they can be alternates if someone cancels out.

The Sedona Open and Scholastic Chess Tournament and the Col. Paul Webb Arizona State Chess Championship

The Sedona Open and Scholastic Chess Tournament is a five round swiss system chess tournament which will be held Saturday Dec. 16th, 2006 at the Verde Valley School in Sedona. It will run concurrently with The Col. Paul Webb Arizona State Chess Championship, an invitational round robin for the Arizona state championship. Come spend the weekend in Sedona. Play Chess, watch the state championship, and enjoy the beauty of the red rock country of Northern Arizona. This is a great tournament for scholastic players as a warm-up to the grade championship in January and a great way to support the state championship and chess in Arizona! Profits from this tournament will be used to support the state championship tournament. Come and see six of the best players in the state battle it out to see who will be declared the state champion.

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