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Round 2 Results Colorado Closed 2020

Round 2

Gunnar 1 Lior 0

Daniel 1 Brian 0

Sullvan 1 Rhett 0

Round 3 is under way. 

In Lior vs Rhett we have a software glitch -- the game is still in progress, so the 1-0 result is a holdover score from last round. 

The games and commentary are both ongoing. 

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Round 2 Results Colorado Closed 2020

Round 2

Gunnar 1 Lior 0

Daniel 1 Brian 0

Sullvan 1 Rhett 0

Round 3 is under way. 

In Lior vs Rhett we have a software glitch -- the game is still in progress, so the 1-0 result is a holdover score from last round. 

The games and commentary are both ongoing. 

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Round 1 Results Colorado Closed 2020

Link to the games https://view.livechesscloud.com#0194ca68-7d41-4c6a-9a9e-78500d94e7e7

Round 1

Sullivan 1 Lior 0

Rhett 1 Daniel 0

Brian 0 Gunnar 1

Round 2 starts at 10 AM. 

Paul 

CSCA Board 2020-21

CSCA Members and all chessplayers,

Normally, in September at the Colorado Open, we elect our leaders for the next year. The Board members have assigned tasks according to our Bylaws. 

This has been anything but normal. We have had to cancel our chess events, avoid crowds, and in general, forsake over the board chess. This meant at we did not hold elections in September. We tried an online election but that was shutdown after a complaint AND no one in the meeting was willing to serve. The complaint was valid, as our Bylaws do not offer that option. So, following the Bylaws, we elected board, had four members who had committed to serve for one year, did a great job but now wanted to return to being a regular chessplayer. So one at a time that was done. As one resigned, one was replaced until all but one has been replaced. 

I welcomed the new board today and we will conduct an online meeting soon. It is our goal to return chess to normal (well, as normal as can be done) as soon as possible. While we can not make reservations yet, are are penciled in at several locations in 2021. I will use this website to keep everyone informed a to what is happening with the CSCA. 

Board for 2020-21 
Paul Covington, President
Brad Lundstrom, Vice President
Alexander Freeman, Secretary
Sam Bridle, Treasurer
Member at Large, open
Member at Large, Gracie Salazar

Appointee are:
Fred Spell, Colorado Chess Informant (Fred was recognized by Chess Journalists of America for his outstanding work on the CCI.)
Dean Clow, Webmaster
Todd Bardwick, Historian
Tom Nelson, Scholastic Director
Sam Bridle, Denver Chess League coordinator

We still need a lady to be the coordinator for AAUW Girls Title 1 chess program (Denver area) and women coaches to teach chess in Title 1 schools (these teacher positions are paid positions). Anyone interested? 

I hope 2020-21 will be a great year for Colorado chess.

Best,
Paul Covington

 

Colorado Closed 2020

Welcome to the Colorado Closed 2020. 

We are attempting to restart the Chess year we missed as are allowed by our state government. 

We are limited to 20 people at the event so we are providing an online way to allow everyone to view the games in progress. This may be limited by the hotel's internet service. If hotel bandwidth permits we also have arranged for commentators to talk about and give their thoughts on the games. 

The schedule is Friday at 6:00 PM, then Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM  and 5 PM. (Round 5 on Sunday may start earlier if the players agree).  

The link: https://view.livechesscloud.com#1ae43b0b-848d-4170-8e1e-cd7cd653f987  

Earle Wikle will be operating the broadcast from the hotel. We have tried to work out all the procedures for this to work so you can watch. Enjoy! 

Paul Covington
719-310-7542 

Chess Coaches in Colorado

This is an unusual time. Most of you are having to adapt to online instruction with your students and that is tough. 
We are trying to launch the Denver Chess League for online play. That is a new way of doing chess for all of us. 

That said, I hope every chess coach will ask if there students are interested in having a school chess team and playing other schools. This is a pilot effort but as it is successful it will grow. Online play eliminates travel and related expenses opening up chess play to all schools statewide. The results of this is developing a system to teach youngsters competative chess and the experience of playing on a chess team.

Lots of leg work, but I believe this will be important for Colorado Chess. Contact me if you are willing to be involved. Paul Covington CSCA@CovingtonComputers.com  

Colorado Closed 2020 Pairings

This is the Pairing for the Colorado Chess 2020

Round 1

Sullivan vs Lior
Rhett vs Daniel

Brian vs Gunnar

Round 2

Gunnar vs Lior

Daniel vs Brian

Sullivan vs Rhett

Round 3

Lior vs Rhett

Brian vs Sullivan

Daniel vs Gunnar

Round 4

Lior vs Daniel

Rhett vs Brian

Gunnar vs Sullivan

Round 5

Brian vs Lior

Gunnar vs Rhett

Sullivan vs Daniel

Colorado Informant - October

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  • My Love Affair with the Royal Game
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  • Players who desrve to be better known
  • Polugayevsky - Balashov, Leningrad, 1977
  • The Chess Detective
  • Tactics Time!

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