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California Chess Journal
California Chess Journal is published six times yearly by CalChess,
the Northern California affiliate of the United States Chess
Federation. A CalChess membership costs $15 for one year, $28 for
two years, $41 for three years, and includes a subscription to the
California Chess Journal plus discounted entry fees into
participating CalChess tournaments. Scholastic memberships for
students under 18 are $13 per year. Family member ships, which
include just one magazine subscription, are $17 per year.
Non-residents may subscribe to the California Chess Journal for the
same rates, but receive non-voting membership status. Subscriptions,
membership information, and related correspondence should be
addressed to CalChess at POB 7453, Menlo Park CA 94026. The
California Chess Journal gladly accepts submissions pertaining to
chess, especially chess in Northern California. Articles should be
submitted in electronic form, preferably in chessbase or text
format. Annotated games are always welcome as are articles on recent
Old Game Means New Business
By Anne Ward Ernst, the
Fremont Argus, July
The little boy touches
his fingertips to his temples and gazes at the ceiling.
"I'm visualizing my next move," he says.
Standing in the background, Riley Hughes smiles broadly, eyes
twinkling. This is what it's all about for Hughes -- getting kids to
think critically, to analyze, to know chess.
It's in our vision statement," Hughes said. "We want to bring chess
to kids." Read the complete article.
The Case for Chess as a Tool
to Develop Our Children's Minds
By Dr. Peter Dauvergne, University
of Sydney, July 2000
This article surveys educational and psychological studies
to examine the benefits for children of studying and playing chess. The
author concludes that chess is one of the most effective teaching tools to
prepare children for a world increasingly swamped by information and ever
Read the complete article.
Citizen: This Girl's Home is Her Castle
By Tai Moses, the
Reporter, April 1999
Night: Alicia Fulk won the CalChess State Scholastic Championship in
a division that included older players -- and boys.
Alicia Fulk purses her
lips, considering the question just put to her by a reporter: what
does she like most about playing chess? The 13-year-old student and
state chess champ makes a decisive move: "The trophies," she says
with a smile. "I never used to get trophies before, and now I do, so
it's kind of special."
Read the complete article.