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WHAT YOU WILL FIND INSIDE:
The links on the navigation bar to the left take you to:
1) My listing of tournaments in Northern California (classified as a separate state by the US Chess Federation).  For a complete list of tournaments you can check at the CalChess site linked from the side button
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2)Photographers love showing off their pictures taken at the tournaments and they are free to download from the link to the left.  You will also find the results from those tournaments. 

3) The FAQ (frequently asked questions) attempts to provide you with answers to a number of the inquiries I get from the parents of the youth chess players in Cal North.

4) The Newsletters link takes you to the information sheets I sent to the 5,000 people on my mailing list when I served as CalChess Scholastic Chair. You will also find on this page other newsletters and the Dragon Journal edited by Frisco del Rosario, former award winning editor of the CalChess Journal. I am now mailing to over 12,000 people.If you would like to be added to the list, please send an e-mail to info@CalNorthYouthChess.org.

5) One of the pages I have had the most demand for was my bi-monthly update of Northern Cal youth chess players on the USCF Top 100 Age Group lists.  National Master Michael Aigner has taken over this task.  My link now takes you to his website.

6) One of my goals is to create oral histories of some of the most notable chess people in Northern California. I interviewed Hans Poschmann, a chess activist since the mid-1960's, a few months before his death. Kerry Lawless, to your right, is very much alive and constantly updating his California chess history site: http://www.ChessDryad.com.    I have added a link to some questions I asked to the Goodkind twins--Lauren and Barbara--at a training session they gave to Weibel Chess girls on February 23, 2014.   
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Alan
 
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INTERVIEW WITH LAUREN AND BARBARA GOODKIND--TWO TOP WOMEN PLAYERS

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article: "Chess is Forever!" by Dr. Julie Xie

Hans

HANS POSCHMANN INTERVIEW FATHER OF CHESS IN FREMONT AND A GREAT FRIEND
IN MEMORIUM 1932-2006