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The Inaugural 2014 Florida State Team Championship

2014 Florida State Team Championship – BOCA RATON CHESS CLUB JUNE 20-22, 2014 LA QUINTA HOTEL AND SUITES 3701 N. UNIVERSITY DRIVE CORAL SPRINGS, FL 33065  TOURNAMENT FLYER The Tournament has an Open section and an Under 1500 section (with a quicker time control). ONLINE ENTRY: Individual Rate  Group Rate Current FCA Membership is required for this State Championship. Membership … Continue reading

Chess Movies on Netflix

If you have Netflix, then I wanted to let you know about two movies and two documentaries that are available to watch. Queen to Play The film stars Sandrine Bonnaire as a French chambermaid on the island of Corsica. She develops an interest in chess. She has been cleaning the house of an American doctor (played by Kevin Kline in his first French-speaking role), … Continue reading


So I find myself stranded at the San Francisco Airport with four hours to kill until my flight. Wait, perhaps I should rewind a bit. It’s my first time on the West Coast and unfortunately it was a short trip. Flew in yesterday to San Jose, had an job interview this morning and took the … Continue reading

2013 Jacksonville Summer Open

REMINDER: Jacksonville Summer Open is this Saturday, June 29th. If you plan to attend, but haven’t registered yet, please CALL William Bowman at (904)962-6333 as space is limited. SO FAR 26 REGISTERED. Registered: 1. CARLOS A OROZCO 1976 2. DONNY BAGEANT 1960 3. DAVE LAMB 1901 4. WILLIAM BOWMAN 1900 5. ANTHONY COLEMAN 1863 6. … Continue reading

2013 North American Youth Chess Championships

I wanted to pass this along to anyone that might be interested in attending this chess tournament. Dear Steven, The exciting 2013 North American Youth Chess Championships are being held in Toronto, Canada from August 15-16, 2013, in all age categories, through the Canadian Chess Federation (CFC) and the World Chess Federation (FIDE). On behalf … Continue reading

Scholastic Team Match

Fairview Middle School and Imagine Charter School have agreed to play a match against each other on Wednesday February 13th beginning at 5:30 P.M. at Gamescape in the Tallahassee Mall. The format will have two 5 member teams each member of both will play all 5 members of the other team. Special thanks to the … Continue reading

Award Winning Film, Brooklyn Castle, Coming to Tallahassee

IMAGINE A SCHOOL WHERE THE COOL KIDS ARE THE CHESS TEAM… WELCOME TO I.S. 318 SPECIAL ONE NIGHT ONLY VIEWING – FEBRUARY 26, 2013 @ 7:30 PM RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN This event will only happen if 90 people reserve a ticket. Watch the trailer, then reserve your tickets today: Brooklyn Castle … Continue reading

Free Kindle eBooks

Anyone else have a Kindle Fire? I’ve really been enjoying mine. Well, here are a few FREE chess ebooks you can download to your Kindle device. Or, you can read them on your smartphone or computer with one of the free Kindle apps: PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPad, Windows Phone 7, or using Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader. Continue reading