|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Joan DuBois|
|September 28, 2006||(931) 787-1234 #123|
|Press Release #52 of 2006||[email protected]|
(Crossville, TN) The 47th Annual U.S. Armed Forces Open (USAFO) Chess
Championship will be held on October 7-9, 2006 at the Armed Forces
Retirement Home in Washington, DC, the premier retirement community
for America’s veterans!
The event is a 6 round, U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) rated event. The
event will end on Columbus Day with an awards ceremony. Trophies,
medals, and other awards will be available for the winners. There is no
entry fee for this event but each participant must be a current USCF member.
This is a historic event which dates back to 1960! The event is open to
Active Duty, Retired, Reserve, National Guard, and U.S. Military Academy
A five minute speed chess tournament will also take place on Sunday
evening. Come and make history happen.
Contact Zack Kinney at [email protected] for additional details or
call Zack at 301-839-0151. The official Tournament Life Announcement
(TLA) is available on the USCF website under National Events, Washington, DC
and Maryland at: http://www.uschess.org/tla/yState.php?st=Natl.
You can also find details on the official USAFO website:
Please note: All media is to contact Sheila Motley, AFRH, Public Affairs
Officer at 202-730-3556 should they plan to cover this event. It is mandatory
that I have this information ASAP to clear them through security.
The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members.
For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.