Written by MonRoi Support on Sat, Nov 01 2008 (10:38)
NASA and the USCF organized the correspondence chess match between astronaut Greg Chamitoff, in orbit aboard the International Space Station, and the kindergarten through third grade U.S. Chess Championship Team and its chess club teammates from Stevenson Elementary School in Bellevue, Wash. The game moves at a pace of one move per day on weekdays only.
Written by MonRoi Support on Mon, May 12 2008 (03:19)
May 9 - 11, Pennsylvania
The competition this past weekend brought 2,200 chess players, some as young as 4, to Pittsburgh from nearly every corner of the United States.
K-1: Feng, Roland and Vasudeva, Tanuj (co-champions) 7 points K-3: Angermeier, Danny and Polgar, Tommy (co-champions) 6.5 points K-5: Li, Brian S and Liao, Eric N (co-champions) 6.5 points K-6: Ostrovskiy, Aleksandr A (champion) 6.5 points
Written by MonRoi Support on Mon, Apr 21 2008 (09:26)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA- April 2008
We intended to just having fun. And somehow we won. Amanda Mateer- Bughouse Championship Winner
My favorite band is probably Red Hot Chili Peppers. Marc Arnold
I like the way that you can scroll and see all live games. That’s pretty cool. Daniel Rensch
I am happy! Daniel Yeager- 2008 High School Championship Winner
I’d like to recognize the person who helps to make all this happen. Please give your thanks to Ms. Pat Knight. Bill Hall- Executive Director USCF
Chess Life magazine will be covering the event. Please, if you have any stories, games, feel free to contact me at
Written by MonRoi Support on Tue, Apr 15 2008 (18:11)
Dallas, Texas, April 2008
At the end of the day, I think that you know that what you are doing is making a difference in the next generation. Jerry Nash, USCF Scholastic Director
It’s a great tournament – Junior High Nationals. My first time (here), it was awesome. My dad was watching on MonRoi. It was great for him. My mom was really excited after every game watching at home, checking the website all the time to see the games & results. David Adelberg
You have to always stay focused on the position. Michael Lee- K9 Winner!
In 2007, the organizers of the Canadian Open and Canadian Youth Chess Championships in Ottawa raised more than $90,000 in cash and many invaluable in-kind donations from sponsors and donors to stage the two events.
We had no other choice — we lacked the government support that some of our predecessors in other cities enjoyed. Fortunately, we secured support from telecommunications giant TELUS (far and away our biggest sponsor), Magmic Games (an Ottawa company that makes gaming software — including chess — for mobile devices including RIM's Blackberry), Hill & Knowlton Canada, The Ottawa Citizen, The Ottawa Marriott, ATFCAN (which had a special interest in sponsoring Indian GMs at the Open), OZ Optics (which felt the same way about Turkish players), Bell Canada and several embassies. Major Canadian banks and law firms also made tax-deductible donations.
“How did you do it?” you ask. Q + A-style, here is a summary of our sponsorship drive: