Thursday, January 9, 2020

Important Electronic Device Policy Information For AZ State Grades This Saturday!

Important information for
AZ State Grade Championships this weekend! 

 
SACA will be following the US Chess policy adopted for national events regarding electronic devices for this championship.
Participants (upon starting their game) and spectators (where permitted) must not have on their person in the playing area any cell phone, smart watch, tablet, laptop, or other Internet-enabled device. This includes all electronic scoresheets.
If a player wishes to bring such a device into the tournament hall, the device must be turned off (not placed into “silent” or “airplane” mode) and placed either face-up on the table where the player has a game in progress, or placed into a bag that the player does not carry or open during the game in progress.
Any player that needs an exemption to the policy may email information@sazchess.org for more information.

https://new.uschess.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/US-Chess-Electronic-Device-Policy.pdf

AZ State Grade Championships Registration Information
 
There's still time to register for the main event! Online registration is open until 6p MST on Friday, January 10th.

https://www.events4chess.com/events/?event_ID=1088

On-site registration is Friday 5-8 pm or Saturday 8-9 am.


AZ State Grade Championship Blitz Information
 
On-site registration for blitz is from 5-6 PM on Jan. 10th at the Doubletree Suites Tucson Airport. No phone entries accepted.

Round 1 for blitz will begin at 6:30 PM on Friday, January 10th. Rounds will begin immediately upon completion of previous round.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Arizona Illustrated Features SACA Board Secretary Jonathan Martinez!

Arizona Illustrated recently featured SACA Board Secretary, Jonathan Martinez, in a feature about chess and how chess can build community and empower others. Check it out here!


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Ye Olde Pueblo Open Makes The Local News!


Southern Arizona Chess Association thanks to all of the players, parents, and coaches for supporting the Ye Olde Pueblo Open!
US Chess ratings reports can be found here and here

Final standings can be found here.
KOLD covered the tournament here



Sunday, July 21, 2019

2019 Ye Old Pueblo Final Results/Standings

Premier

U2000

U1600

U1200

SACA Elections Results

SACA is pleased to announce the Board of Directors for 2019-2020:

President: Martha Underwood
Vice President: Michelle Martinez
Treasurer: Lee LaFrese
Secretary: Jonathan Martinez

Directors-at-Large
Robby Adamson
Satheesh Aradhyula
David Bohm
Steve Martinez
Joseph Reed
John Wright

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Call for Nominations and SACA Elections

Call for Nominations

SACA board elections will be held at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament during the weekend of July 19-21, 2019.

The SACA board consists of the following positions:

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Directors at Large

Terms are one year commencing immediately after election results are announced at the Annual Member Meeting to be conducted on Sunday, July 21, 2019, 3pm at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please send an email to: nominations@sazchess.org, and indicate the position you are interested in running for. Nominations will close June 30, 2019. You must be a registered SACA member of 13 years of age and reside in Southern Arizona in order to run for office. SACA membership registration is done free via the SACA website.

Seeking reelection are Martha Underwood (President), Michelle Martinez (Vice-President), Lee LaFrese (Treasurer), Jonathan Martinez (Secretary), Robby Adamson (Director at Large), Satheesh Aradhyula (Director at Large), David Bohm (Director at Large), Steve Martinez (Director at Large), Joseph Reed (Director at Large), John Wright (Director at Large).

SACA Elections

Voting is available for registered SACA members after 11am Sunday. Voting will close soon after commencement of the Annual Member Meeting to be conducted on Sunday, July 21, 2019, 3pm at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament. You must register as a SACA member by June 30, 2019 and be of 13 years of age to participate in the voting. A ballot will be available for each SACA member eligible to vote. SACA membership registration is done free via the SACA website.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Call for Nominations and SACA Elections


Call for Nominations

SACA board elections will be held at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament during the weekend of July 20-22, 2018.

The SACA board consists of the following positions:

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
(4) Directors at Large

Terms are one year commencing immediately after election results are announced at the Annual Member Meeting to be conducted on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3pm at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please send an email to: nominations@sazchess.org, and indicate the position you are interested in running for. Nominations will close June 30, 2018. You must be a registered SACA member of 13 years of age and reside in Southern Arizona in order to run for office. SACA membership registration is done free via the SACA website.

Seeking reelection are Martha Underwood (President), Michelle Martinez (Vice-President), John Wright (Treasurer), Lee LaFrese (Secretary), Robby Adamson (Director at Large), Steve Martinez (Director at Large), Joseph Reed (Director at Large), Satheesh Aradhyula (Director at Large).

SACA Elections

Registered SACA members must vote in person at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament during the weekend of July 20-22, 2018. Voting is available from 10am-2pm Saturday/Sunday. Voting will be closed one hour prior to commencement of the Annual Member Meeting to be conducted on Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3pm at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament. You must register as a SACA member by June 30, 2018 and be of 13 years of age to participate in the voting. A ballot will be available for each SACA member eligible to vote. SACA membership registration is done free via the SACA website.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Call for Nominations and SACA Elections

Call for Nominations

SACA board elections will be held at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament during the weekend of July 14-16, 2017.

The SACA board consists of the following positions:

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
(4) Directors at Large

Terms are one year commencing immediately after election results are announced at the Annual Member Meeting to be conducted on Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3pm at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please send an email to: nominations@sazchess.org, and indicate the position you are interested in running for. Nominations will close June 30, 2017. You must be a registered SACA member of 13 years of age and reside in Southern Arizona in order to run for office. SACA membership registration is done free via the SACA website.

Seeking reelection are Martha Underwood (President), Michelle Martinez (Vice-President), John Wright (Treasurer), Lee LaFrese (Secretary), Robby Adamson (Director at Large), Steve Martinez (Director at Large), Joseph Reed (Director at Large), Robert Keough (Director at Large).

SACA Elections

Registered SACA members must vote in person at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament during the weekend of July 14-16, 2017. Voting is available from 10am-2pm Saturday/Sunday. Voting will be closed one hour prior to commencement of the Annual Member Meeting to be conducted on Sunday, July 16, 2017, 3pm at the Ye Olde Pueblo Chess Tournament. You must register as a SACA member by June 30, 2017 and be of 13 years of age to participate in the voting. A ballot will be available for each SACA member eligible to vote. SACA membership registration is done free via the SACA website.

Sunday, February 19, 2017