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Auguest 18, 2005 - Josh Bakker tied first at Denker:

Josh Bakker, who represented MA at GM Denker Tournament of High School Champions, finished with 5 (out 6) points and became co-champions with 2 other players.

For more details please visit USCF's official Denker press release.

July 20, 2005 - 2-hour Chess TV Show On 12PM, July 24:

Chess MasterMinds, a 2-hour Chess TV Show will be on WLVI WB (56), July 24th at 12PM.

For more details please visit ChessBase link.

Also, while you are online, why not take sometime to cast your vote for Susan Polgar as one of the smartest person?

May 31, 2005 - MACA Election Results:

President: George Mirijanian (72 votes)
Vice President: Steven Frymer (68 votes)
Treasurer: Bob Messenger (74 votes)
Clerk: Robert King (67 votes)

DIRECTORS (elected)
Gus Gosselin: 71 votes
Maryanne Reilly: 66 votes
Kenneth Belt: 59 votes
Joe Sparks: 58 votes
Kenneth Churbuck: 58 votes

6 votes: Ken Ballou (elected)
5 votes: Mark Kaprielian
4 votes: Brad Ryan
3 votes: Stephen Dann, Bill Kelleher, Paul MacIntyre
2 votes: Chris Chase, Natasha Christiansen, John Curdo, Mark Donlan, Bernardo Iglesias, Lou Mercuri, Paul Randazzo, Severine Wamala

March 30, 2005 - MACA Election Candidate List:

    President: George Mirijanian
    Vice President: Steve Frymer
    Treasurer: Bob Messenger
    Clerk: Robert King

      Gus Gosselin
      Maryanne Reilly
      Kenneth Belt
      Joe Sparks
      Kenneth E. Churbuck

Don't forget to vote when you receive your ballot in the mail.

February 13, 2005 - 2005 Mass Scholastic State Championship and Grade Championship:
By: Stephen Dann

Roza Eynullayeva, 17, of Springfield, won a playoff to determine the state high school singles champion in dramatic fashion last Sunday (2/13) at the Radisson Hotel in Marlboro. In cool fashion, she defeated both Melvin Zhang of Roslindale and Joshua Bakker of Orleans in 10-minute playoff games, to earn the right to represent Massachusetts in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, Aug. 7-12 in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Barry Spiegel Memorial State Scholastic Singles Finals had four age sections with 10 students each, and the concurrent Gosselin Grade School Championships drew another 118 pupils along with parents and chess coaches galore. Eynullayeva, a senior at McDuffie School, a small private academy in Springfield, is no stranger to top competition, winning the Polgar Invitational of Girls High School Champions last year in Florida, and winning the New York State High School title in 2002 and competing in the Denker tournament that year in New Jersey. For winning the Polgar event, she won a four-year scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas, but this has not limited her options, as she has applied to 16 colleges, and at this writing has received a $10,000 presidential scholarship to Simmons College in Boston, and is waiting to hear next month from a host of other schools, including Harvard.

More about 2005 State and Grade Championship >>

January 03, 2005 - Exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum from February 12 - May 15, 2005:
The exhibition of "Chess - Contemporary Chessmen by International Makers" will take place at the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA from February 12 - May 15, 2005. You can also find more information regarding this exhibit at Velvet Da Vinci website.

Fuller Museum website

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