Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summary of 2008 Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp

IM Levon Altounian has provided an article recapping his 3rd annual Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp. The article can be found at:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ye Olde Pueblo Open Results Posted

Results from the 2008 Ye Olde Pueblo Open are now posted on the Events page.

Monday, July 28, 2008

2008-09 SACA Board

At the annual membership meeting, SACA held elections for the 2008-09 Board. Thank you to all the board members from the previous Board for keeping SACA going. And to the new (returning) board members, we look forward to another great year of chess!

Karen Pennock

Enrique Huerta

Fritz Laos

Cristy Ferrari

Director's at Large
Robby Adamson
Satheesh Aradhyula
Jon Shacter
John Wright

As always, SACA is looking for help in all areas of the affiliate. These board members can't do it alone!

Ye Olde Pueblo results

The Ye Olde Pueblo tournament held this weekend at the Holiday Inn has completed. Thank you to all 165 players who came and made this just a successful and enjoyable event!

The tournament as already been rated by USCF.

A complete Prize List and Final Standings will be available soon.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ye Olde Pueblo is July 25-27

Don't forget, next weekend is the Ye Olde Pueblo at the Holiday Inn on Palo Verde.

Masters already scheduled to play:
GM Alejandro Ramirez
IM Levon Altounian
FM Danny Rensch
FM Robby Adamson
NM Leonardo Martinez
NM Robert Rowley

A Heritage Event!
July 25-27 or 26-27. GPP: 30 (Enhanced) Arizona
Ye Olde Pueblo Open and Scholastics. Holiday Inn Palo Verde, 4550 S Palo Verde Rd., Tucson, AZ 85714, 520-746-1161. SECTIONS: Open, Reserve (U1800), Booster (U1400) & Scholastics (K-8 and U1000). Scholastic section is 2 separate 1-day tournaments. Open, Reserve, & Booster Schedule: (3-day) 5/SS, 40/2, SD/1; Reg: 7/25 5:30-6:30 PM; Rds: 7, 10-5, 9-4. (2-day) 5/SS, Rds 1-2 G/90; Rds. 3-5 40/2, SD/1; Reg: 7/26 8:30-9:30 AM; Rds: 10-1:30-5, 9-4. (Scholastics) 4/SS, G/40; Reg: 7/26-27 8:30-9:30 AM; Rds: 10-11:30-1:30-3. PRIZES: (Open) $$G: $500(plaque)-300-200; $$b/4 X, A, B/below $150 ea. Trophy Top K-12, K-8, Sr. 50+; (Reserve) $$b/38: $250(plaque)-150(plaque); $$b/4 C, D/below $75 ea. Trophy to Top UNR, K-8, Sr. 50+; (Booster) Trophy to Top 1st - 3rd Place, Top E, U1000/Unr and K-5; (Scholastic each day) Trophy to 1st - 5th Place, Top U800, U600, and Unrated. EF: (Open) $55 if by 7/23, $65 if after 7/23; (Reserve) $45 if by 7/23, $55 if after 7/23; $10 discount to Juniors under 20 for Open and Reserve only; (Booster) $25 if by 7/23, $35 if after 7/23; (Scholastics) $15 for each tournament or $25 for both days if by 7/23, additional $5 if after 7/23. ALL: 1/2 pt byes allowed for all rounds but must be requested prior to start of Round 2. No Re-entries. HR: $64 (single) or $72 (suite) if by 7/4, mention "SACA". Ent: Make checks payable to SACA, mail to SACA, Attn: 2008 Ye Olde Pueblo, PO Box 42407, Tucson, AZ 85733. Info: Karen Pennock, 520-975-3946, email:, web: NC. NS. W.

Flyer and entry form is available on the SACA Website.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Norman Gray Memorial Results Posted

Results from the 2008 Norman Gray Memorial are now posted on the "Events" page.