Shenandoah Valley Chess News - March 2018
Shenandoah Valley Chess Club
“In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge.”
- Vladmir Kramnik
Home of the Shenandoah Valley Chess Club
February 2018 was incredible fun!
Meetings were very active with games, lessons, and competition.
Wednesday Chess at Handley Library, 4:30-7:30 pm
Chess Kid training and participation grew by 50%.
Saturday Chess at Bowman Library, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thank you everyone for a very fun and successful
4th Annual Scholastic Tournament at Handley Library on Saturday, February 17th.
Players from Grades 2 to 10 competed in our largest scholastic event yet.
The kids worked hard to improve their chess. We are proud of their accomplishments and great sportsmanship - especially many first time participants.
We would like to especially thank the parents and library staff who helped us over the finish line. It was very busy and high energy!
Future scholastic tournaments will be USCF rated events.
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Saturday, April 28
1st Apple Blossom Blitz Benefit Chess Tournament
Old Town, Winchester, Virginia
We are pleased to announce that chess will receive a special place in the 91st Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.
We are working with the Apple Blossom team to form an official Apple Blossom Blitz Benefit Tournament - Saturday, April 28 from 11 am to 3 pm on the Old Town Walking Mall, Winchester.
Site details, sections, prizes, and registration will be announced Wednesday, March 21. Proceeds for this unrated blitz competition will be donated a community foundation.
In addition, we plan to setup chess along the Walking Mall during the 2018 Bloomin' Wine Festival.
We are hoping for an exceptionally fun day of chess for everyone.
Chipotle Chess Fundraiser for
Shenandoah Valley Chess Club
Sunday, May 20
2012 S Pleasant Valley Rd
Winchester, Virginia 22601
4 pm to 8 pm
Support Chess in the Valley with a night-out at the local Chipotle Mexican Restaurant on Sunday May 20th!
50% of proceeds will benefit 2018 Shenandoah Valley Chess tournaments, youth programs, and special events.
Please come out and spread the word!
March is an especially fun month with the 2018 FIDE Candidates in progress in Berlin, Germany. 8 challengers from 5 nations compete for the right to challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen this November in London.
We send our best wishes to USA's Fabiano Carauna and Wesley So!
The Stephens City Chess Club meets every Saturday at Bowman Library, 10:00 am.
The Shenandoah Valley Chess Club meets every Wednesday at Handley Library, 4:30 - 7:30 pm.
Thank You Parent Committee!
We close March news with a very big thank you to the parents. Your amazing help with the scholastic event and weekly meetings is appreciated. A number of parents have come together to form a committee. We are grateful for your willingness to help!
If are interested in being involved with the chess program, please reach out. We would be happy to connect with you.
As always, the Stephens City and Shenandoah Valley Chess Club thanks everyone for their participation and support.
We look forward to meeting and playing again soon.
In the meantime, good luck with your games!
United States Chess Federation
Tournament Director / Certified Coach