Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Brooklyn Castle Screening Event Recap - Dec. 2

Thanks to all of you who joined 9 Queens, SACA, and the Tucson Chess Alliance for our Brooklyn Castle screening event at The Loft!  Over 200 people attended the screening and left feeling inspired by this wonderful documentary!
Special thanks to the following event organizers and volunteers:
9 Queens Founder Jean Hoffman and Board President Vicki Lazaro
Tucson Chess Alliance co-founders, Martha Underwood, Michelle Martinez, and Amanda Mateer 
SACA Board President Troy Oberg, Vice President John Wright, and Treasurer Dan Katzel 
Debi Chess Mabie, Director of Development and Educational Programming at The Loft
Aiya Cancio and Steve Martinez, Event Volunteers
Tucson Chess Alliance co-founders
Thank you to the titled players and coaches who also attended:
IM Mackenzie Molner, WFM Amanda Mateer, WGM Anjelina Belakovskaia, FM Ken Larsen
Coach Josh Leonard, Coach Steve Ostapuk
IM Mac Molner and Coach Josh Leonard playing bug house

Adults and children had a great time with pick up chess games, bug house and playing on the giant chess sets supplied by Mathnasium of the Catalina Foothills and 9 Queens.

After introductions and speeches by Debi Chess Mabie, Martha Underwood and Vicki Lazaro, it was time to start the movie!  Cheers, applause, tears and laughter were heard throughout the movie as we got to know the amazing kids of I.S. 318.

Thank you to all who attended and we hope to see you at another chess event soon!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Upcoming Events: Dec. 8th - U of A Genomics Institute Quick Challenge and Dec 15th - International School of Tucson Grand Prix #2

Please join IM Levon Altounian for two special chess events coming up in December!


U of A GENOMICS INSTITUTE will host the event. This is an Unrated tournament with prizes and trophies in each of the 3 different sections where each player gets 25 minutes per game. Registration can be done at Events4Chess.com.  AZ State Champion Levon Altounian will play at the tournament in the Open section. For more details visit this link below and download the tournament flyer:



The 2nd leg of the Tucson Grand Prix series will commence once again at the IST school on December 15th. There will be numerous sectional, team and Individual prizes. Do not miss it!. You can register at Events4chess.com or by visiting the following link and downloading the flyer.