|USCF's 2007 U.S. Senior Open Chess Championship "Moves" to Palm Springs This Year!|
|By Joan DuBois|
|August 9, 2007|
(Crossville, TN) The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), will hold its' 27th U.S. Senior Open Chess Championship at the La Quinta Resort & Club located in La Quinta (Palm Springs), California under the direction of International Arbiter and Chief Tournament Director Carol Jarecki. This national titled championship starts August 14 and concludes August 19, 2007.
The event is a six round swiss format with a time control of 40/2 SD/1. Players must make 40 moves in two hours then if needed a sudden death time control of one hour is available. A participants must be current USCF members and have a birthdate before August 14, 1957.
Since 1981 this championship has attracted many Grandmasters some of which were Arthur Bisguier, Eduard Gufeld, Boris Gulko and Walter Browne. This years event early registration has 29 players. Chess can certainly be a family affair and offer chess fun for those over 50! This year Russ Hammersmith of Missouri and his son James of Colorado have entered along with Carol Mayer-Kleist and her husband Frederick K. Kleist of Washington. Twin brothers Carl L. Dolson of Illinois and Mark G. Dolson of California have also entered.
Additional details for can be found at the 2007 U.S. Senior Open Chess Championship official website: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2007/senior/.