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2022 Colorado Open - Sheraton discounted room reservations has been extended to August 12th

Colorado Team scores well at US Invitational Tournaments

Congratulations to our Colorado Team that completed play in the US Open Tournament of Champions alongside the 2022 US Open Championship July 30 – August 2nd in Rancho Mirage, California!

All our players faced tough national level competition and did Colorado proud!

Here are the final results from the six round tournaments.

Denker Invitational High School Championship GRIFFIN THOMAS MCCONNELL 3.0 placed 21st

Barber Invitational Middle School Championship HARSH MALI 3.0 placed 28th

Rockefeller Elementary Championship IRIS LI 3.0 placed 23rd

Haring Girls Invitational Championship KAAVYA SAKTHISARAVANAN 3.0 placed 28th

Irwin Invitational Senior Championship DUWAYNE LANGSETH 2.0 placed 35th

Minutes from CSCA Meeting - August 1, 2022

Attending this CSCA Board meeting: Brad Lundstrom, Jesse Cohen, Scott Lett, Josh Samuels, Andrew Roerty and Tom Nelson.

Also, CSCA members: Richard Buchanan and Earle Wikle.

2022 Colorado Blitz Open Championship – covered details of event for Setember 2

2022 Colorado Open – discussed details for the tournament September 3-4th.

Discussed more CSCA board member support physically present before tournament starts this year.

Discussing upcoming elections. Brad is stepping down, Earle is interested. Jesse is willing to stay, Andrew Star is interested in Treasurer, Andrew Roerty will stay if none are interested.

Everything is open to membership vote. Any CSCA member that desires to serve is eligible to be nominated for board positions annually.

Appreciation awards to be presented at the Colorado Open membership meeting September 4th.

Discussion of future of Colorado Informant, John Brezina has expressed interest otherwise Jesse is willing to step up, create monthly videos with updates, and post it. Maybe we can have both!

Members of the board reflected  on the past year and spoke on desires for the upcoming year. Earle would like the inclusion of cross tables for each tournament added to the magazine/reporting.

Hope to see all CSCA members at the Colorado Open!

Jesse Cohen covered minutes for this meeting as Scott was indisposed until later in the meeting.

Colorado Chess Star Iris Li represents USA and wins a Gold Medal of the 2022 Pan-American Youth Chess Festival

Some amazing and truly great news for Colorado about our own Iris Li!

As the official representative of the US Chess Team, Iris won the gold medal of the 2022 Pan-American Youth Chess Festival (under 10 girls section) which was held from Jun 25 to Jul 02 in Montevideo, Uruguay! You can find the result here. It was an unforgettable and great experience for Iris, and she was really proud to be able to represent the US, and also Colorado, on the international stage. You can find her happy face in the award ceremony in the attachment.

Colorado is so proud of you Iris... Congratulations!

CSCA Online Board Meeting on Monday, August 1st at 7:30 pm.

There will be a CSCA online board meeting on Monday, August 1st at 7:30 pm.


Colorado Blitz Championship - September 2nd

Colorado Open - September 3-4th

Annual CSCA Membership Meeting - September 4th 

CSCA Board support at these three events

CSCA Amazon Smile Program

New communication in Colorado Chess - Jesse

CSCA Awards


Brad Lundstrom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CSCA Board Meeting 

Time: Aug 1, 2022 07:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 840 5012 7083

Passcode: 886561

2022 Colorado Open - August 3rd is final day for chess player discounted rooms…

2022 Colorado Open - September 3-4th

Wednesday, August 3rd is the last day to get the chess players room discount at the Sheraton Inn.

See Upcoming Tournaments for all the information and the registration links.

Hope to see you there!

Colorado Informant July Edition! Fred Spell's last edition as editor

The July edition of the Colorado Informant is now available!

This is Fred Spell's last edition as editor! Many thanks to him for all the time and effort it takes to produce these.

In this Issue:

  • Hall of Famer, John Harris
  • Joshua Samuel at the National Open               
  • Denver Open
  • Colorado Class Championships
  • Colorado Quick Championships
  • The 1988 Peoples Tournament
  • Colorado Senior Open

and more!

Download the July Edition

Colorado visit by Sunil Weeramantry

Post from John Brezina

The Parker Chess Club is excited to announce the return of a very special guest who will be giving a lecture at our club on Monday July 11, 2022 from 6-8pm during our regular club meeting time. We are honored that Sunil Weeramantry will return to give a lecture and sign copies of his books which we'll have a limited supply of. Mr. Weeramantry is the executive director of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation as well as a member of the USCF Scholastic Committee since 1986. In addition, a FIDE Master and a former two-time New York State champion. Sunil is one of the most successful chess coaches in the country. He is also the author, with Ed Eusebi, of the best-selling chess book, Best Lessons of a Chess Coach. His many accolades in chess are too numerous to list here. He is also the step father to Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura. In addition, we'll have NM Kris Littlejohn in our lecture audience. He is Nakamura's long-time second. Please join us and welcome these two special guests to Colorado at the Parker library upstairs in the Event Hall room A on Mainstreet in Parker, Colorado.

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