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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

I have consulted with all 4 Regional Coordinators and we have decided to SUSPEND the TN Scholastic Individual Finals Tmt scheduled for March 21 at Tennessee Tech. I am working on alternate dates for Fall 2020 – Paul Semmes  

The TN All-Girls State Championship events scheduled for March 27-28 at UT Knoxville are suspended and will be rescheduled.  

The Harry Sabine Memorial Tournament has been Postponed.  

The 2020 TN Senior Open has been Postponed.

The 2020 Clinton Pearson Memorial Tournament scheduled for July 18 has been Cancelled.

CURRENT STATE CHAMPIONS: CLICK HERE

RECENT EVENTS:

2020 REGIONAL SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Region 1        Region 2        Region 3        Region 4

2020 HARRY D SABINE STATE SCHOLASTIC TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

TEAM RESULTS          Prim By Bd          Elem by Bd          Jr High by Bd          H.S. by Bd

Harry D. Sabine State Scholastic Team Tournament February 8, 2020 Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville

 2020 Regional Scholastic Team Championships

Reg 1          Reg 2          Reg 3          Reg 4
Teams        Teams        Teams        Teams
By Bd          By Bd         By Bd          By Bd

2019 Tennessee Open Prize Winners — CLICK HERE

2019 TN HOME SCHOOL SCHOLASTIC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

2019 TENNESSEE SENIOR OPEN RESULTS

2019 TENNESSEE ALL-GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

IN THE NEWS

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*WHY CHESS?
THE MORALS OF CHESS BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1750)
The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions. For life is a kind of chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effects of prudence or the want of it. Click on the title, and read this remarkable piece!

*A BLAST FROM THE PAST
Moxon’s Master – Automaton Chessplayer
This story may have been inspired by Wolfgang von Kempelen’s remarkable mechanical chess player, which was created in 1770. Incredibly, it beat a number of chess experts in public matches. However, the real genius behind the automaton chess player was an assistant concealed inside the cabinet. This famous story was written by Ambrose Bierce in 1910. In it, you encounter the first chess playing automaton – a fully automated chess machine. You also first encounter the problems that humans have when they face superior machines.

*NY REGION
At a Brooklyn School, the Cool Crowd Pushes the King Around
By ANNE BARNARD and DYLAN LOEB McCLAIN
Chess dominates the culture at Intermediate School 318, where most students come from families with incomes below the federal poverty level.

*TN REGION
Major push made to popularize chess in Chattanooga
By CASEY PHILLIPS
Playing chess has many positive side effects that last long after the pieces have been packed away.

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