2010 US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship
WHAT: 51st Annual US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship
WHEN: 9-11 October 2010
WHERE: Community Airmen’s Center, 1442 Concord Avenue, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
WHO: Open to all Active Duty, Reservists, Military Retirees, Cadets, and ROTC (with DOD ID) who have a USCF Membership. Trophies: Top 3, top by branch, top by class, and numerous special categories.
HOW: EF: FREE 6rounds. All skill levels welcome. Our unique system allows you to compete individually AND on your service team!
Registration: 08:00-08:45, Rounds: Sat. 0900-1230-1600, Sun. 0900-1400, Mon. 0900. Two ½ point byes available. No smoking & no computers. Bring your clocks! 6SS, Rds 1-2 G/90, Rds 3-4 G/2, Rds 5-6 30/90, SD/1.
BILLETING: $39.00 http://dodlodging.net/VT_Andrews.htm. TLF also available for Cadets & Midshipmen
ENTRIES /INFORMATION: Please use the entry form on the website if possible http://www.usmilitarychess.org/usafo2010.html or print the form and mail to Mike Hoffpauir ATTN: USAFO, 405 Hounds Chase Yorktown, VA 23693 with Rank, Name, USCF ID #, current rating/rank, and branch of service. NC. NS. W.
Send all questions to Mike Hoffpauir or call (757) 846-4805 email@example.com
Join the community http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/militarychess
MILITARY CHESS INFORMATION
The Military Chess Group
The group is an informal means of communication for players from all branches of service stationed all over the world. Membership is free. Members use the group to analyze games, arrange for rides and roommates for various tournaments, and to discuss topical events in the world of Military Chess. The Military Chess Group welcomes and encourages all levels of players to participate.
US Armed Forces Open
This is a FREE annual event and is conducted during the Columbus Day Weekend (usually hosted in the Washington DC area). The Armed Forces Open is to all Active, Reserve and Retired chess enthusiasts. Cadets, Midshipmen and ROTC with DOD ID can also participate. This event is run by the US Chess Federation Military Chess Committee from the donations of private and corporate sponsors.
Inter-Service Championship (ISC)
Services compete annually in the Inter-Service Chess Championship. The host for this competition rotates each year from service to service. Each branch of services uses its own process and criteria for team selection. Interested participants should contact their respective Service Representative for more information. Top players move on to international military competition in NATO.
Service POC’s for ChessAir Force – Margaret Barnett, phone: Com 210-652-4045 DSN 487-4045 email: Margaret.Barnett@agency.afsv.af.mil
Marines – Donna Morsi (703) 784-9542 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARMY – Kris D’Alessandro, 703-681-7204. Email is email@example.com http://www.armymwr.com/portal/recreation/chess
Navy – Julie Smith 901-874-6533/DSN 882-6533, firstname.lastname@example.org
COAST GUARD – Robert Davis Ph: (757) 420-2480 Ext 3031
Fax: (757) 420-0569 Email: RDavis@cg-exchange.com