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Joel F. Johnson Wins 2007 U.S. Senior Chess Champion Title Print E-mail
By Joan DuBois   
August 20, 2007
August 20, 2007IA & Chief TD
Press Release #28 of 2007[email protected]


(Crossville, TN) The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), will held 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 started August 14 and concluded August 19, 2007. 45 “over 50” participated from all across the United States.


The event was a six round swiss format with a time control of 40/2 SD/1. Players had to  make 40 moves in two hours then if needed a sudden death time control of one hour is available. A participants had to be current USCF members and have a birthdate before August 14, 1957.


Joel F. Johnson from Arizona with a USCF Master rating of 2243 took the title with a 5.5 score. Five USCF rated Masters tied for second with 4.5 scores: James V. Eade of California, Stane Karafiloski, Walter J. Shipman, Lester L. Van Meter and Robert James Rowley II all from California tied for 2nd.  


Additional details for can be found at the 2007 U.S. Senior Open Chess Championship official website: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2007/senior/. The final tournament crosstable can be viewed at:

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?200708198981.  We hope to see everyone at the 2008 U.S. Senior Open to be held in Boca  Raton, Florida between April 28 – May 3, 2008.

The USCF thanks all players for participating and also International Arbiter & Chief Tournament Director Carol Jarecki and Assistant Chief Tournament Director Charles Hatherhill.




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.