USCF Online Newsletter July 2012 — A Message from the Executive Director

I’m re-posting this email I received from USCF Executive Director Bill Hall for those of you interested. If you have a USCF membership, you can go online and configure your email preferences to receive this newsletter and other email notification.

USCF Online Newsletter July 2012 — A Message from the Executive Director

Dear Fellow USCF Member,

We have been working hard to improve the experience of being a USCF member. One initiative is to encourage greater dialogue between the Federation and the membership. We are only as strong as our relationships with each other. To that end, this note is the beginning of a monthly email update from me. I promise not to overwhelm your inbox but the first of each month I’ll send a quick update with news that will be of interest to the broad chess community.

We are getting great feedback on our new online correspondence chess. This is a beta test and we want your input as we plan to grow this to offer many more features. If you are not already playing, please register today:

Also, remember that all members can access Chess Life online. Editor Daniel Lucas and his team are working on many improvements to the publication which you will begin to see in August.  But this month is another great issue with a feature story on New York City’s IS 318 after their historic win at High School Nationals. You can read the magazine online or download your copy.

Finally, this year’s US Open is coming up August 4-12 when we will be enjoying some fierce competition as well as some great camaraderie in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  The event will be held at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. For those of us geographically challenged, that’s the greater Portland area, not Canada.

Register now for the US Open. Students can register for the Open or in the Scholastic Tournament which runs concurrently with the invitation-only Denker Tournament of High School State Champions and the Barber Tournament of K-8 State Champions.

The US Open coincides with events for the whole family, from free concerts to the Clark County Fair, and Vancouver is definitely rolling out the red carpet for us. Search their calendar for some of the local happenings, or maybe plan a trip to the world-famous Columbia River Gorge.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the US Open and other events that are coming this Fall. 


Bill Hall, Executive Director

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