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47th Annual U.S. Armed Forces Open Chess Championship - Oct. 7-9, 2006 Print E-mail
By Joan DuBois   
September 28, 2006

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.