The Arizona Chess Federation, Inc. 

2008 AZ State Scholastic Chess Championship

The 2008 Arizona State Scholastic Chess Championship will be played on April 25-27, 2008, at the Mt. Elden Middle School in Flagstaff, AZ. The bughouse tournament will be held on Friday afternoon at the tournament site, but some side events (including the Blitz tournament, simultaneous exhibition, and a buffet) will be held at Little America, the host hotel for the event. A summary is attached. Please contact Marty Schneider at with any questions and for more details. We hope to see everyone there.

AZ Scholastic Chess Championship Region III Qualifier

The The Region III Qualifier for the 2008 Arizona Scholastic Chess Championship will be held at Mt. Elden Middle School in Flagstaff on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Details can be found in the attached flyer.

Eight Qualifiers for the AZ State Scholastic Championship have been approved

The Region I Qualifiers requested by the Gilbert Parents Chess Association for Feb 23, Mar 08, and Apr 12, 2008 have been approved. Flyers are attached. The Region I Qualifier requested by Smart Chess for March 15, 2008, have been approved. They will be held at the New Hope Community Church in Gilbert on March 15, 2008. A flyer is attached. The Region II Qualifiers requested by SACA for March 8 and March 29 in Tucson have also been approved. The March 08 Qualifier will be held at Sierra Middle School and the March 29 Qualifier will be held at Corona Foothills Middle School. More information follows.

ACFI Elects 2007 - 2010 Board

At the time of the election we had not been able to obtain documented objective criteria with which we could determine the voters who under age 18. That made it impossible to accurately determine at the time who did and didn't need guardian ID. The tellers did the best they could under the circumstances and used subjective criteria as the basis for their count. They deserve our thanks for their work. Subsequently, thanks to Will Wharton and USCF we were able to obtain a list of USCF ID numbers of those in Arizona under age 18 (with no contact information) and use it to perform a recount based on objective criteria. Please note that the final counts differed from the original counts, but not by very much. There were no changes in the places of any of the candidates.

ACFI Financial Report

The ACFI Financial Report, submitted by Treasurer Jennifer Shacter, has been approved by the Board with a vote of 11 - 0 (Treasurer did not vote). It is attached to this article for those who are interested. Myron L.

Change in location of ACFI Meeting and Ballot Count on October 14

Due to an unexpected problem, Steven Kamp will be unable to host the ballot count and ACFI meeting at his home. Please notify everyone that you can that the location (but not the date and time) has been changed for the ballot count and ACFI meeting. Please note that the ballot count and meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on Sunday October 14 at THE MATHNASIUM 538 S. GILBERT Rd. #107 GILBERT, AZ 85296 Please make this correction on any ballot instructions that you may have. The ballot count and meeting are open to all. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Myron Lieberman

ACFI Election - Endorsements and Slates

There have been endorsements of candidates or slates of candidates distributed to voters. Anyone has the right to endorse whomever they want, including write-ins, but the public has the right to know who is making the endorsement. Please be sure, if you are going to distribute any form of endorsement, that your name or organization's name is on the same document. The ACFI has not and will not endorse candidates in its own election, so please understand that any endorsements or proposed slates are NOT originated by ACFI. Thank you, Myron Lieberman


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