Wednesday, September 16, 2009

SACA Scholastic Schedule

There are still a few sites that need to be determined, but the dates for the 2009-2010 season are pretty set. Flyers will be available on the SACA website soon.
Oct 17 - League Match #1 @ St. Cyril's
Nov 14 - League Match #2 @ Sam Hughes

Dec 5 - League Match #3 @ TBD
Jan 22-24 - Tucson Open @ Holiday Inn - Palo Verde
Feb 6 - League Match #4 @ TBD
Feb 20 - League Championships @ Lineweaver
Mar 13 - Regional Championships (RQ1) @ Sierra MS
Mar 27 - Tucson Scholastic Championships (RQ2) @ Harelson
Apr 23-25 - State Scholastic Championships @ Holiday Inn - Palo Verde
If your school is interested in and able to host either League Match #3 or #4, please contact us.

Don't forget that this weekend is the Scholastic Warm-up! There is still plenty of time to register!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Arizona State Championship this weekend

The Arizona State Championship is this weekend, September 5-7, in Scottsdale, AZ. Twelve of the state's top players are competing in the 6-round event being hosted at the Unity Chess Club.

The players invited include the current state champion (IM Levon Altounian), the winner of the Valley Chess Club Championship, and top rated players in the state. UPDATE: Joel Johnson is ill this week and has withdrawn from the tournament. Robert Tanner will take his place.

IM Levon Altounian (2536)
FM Daniel Rensch (2432)
FM Pedram Atoufi (2322)
Vaishnav Aradhyula (2232)
Spencer Lower (2218)
Leonardo Martinez (2215)
FM Robert Rowley (2200)
Ben Marmont (2126)
Jim Geary (2121)
David Adelberg (2095)
Robert Tanner (2071)
Dipro Chakraborty (2036)

The championship is being organized by Joel Johnson and the Valley Chess Club. The Chief TD is Rick Smouse.