TCA Newsletter April 2015              Volume 59, Issue 1

This issue is dedicated to the memory of Ron Seaney, 2015 TN Primary Team Coach of the Year, who passed away unexpectedly in April 2015.  The Middle Tennessee chess community lost a great man, a friend, a teacher, a coach, and a chess player.  His legacy will be remembered by his students and colleagues for generations to come.    

Tennessee Chess News

Thank you to everyone who came out to Henry Horton for the 2015 Tennessee Winter Open!  Photo by Sherri Gough

The next TCA and affiliates events will be the 2015 Tennessee Chess Senior Open in Crossville on May 15, 2015 and the 2015 Rea Hayes Open Chess Tournament in Chattanooga on June 6, 2015.  Flyers for these events are attached.  For more details and registration for these events click here.

Congratulations to all the girls who participated in this year's All-Girls Chess Championship held at the Nashville Chess Center on February 21, 2015.  The winners were Zsofia DeCredico, K-12 and Esha Karam, K-6.  Thanks to all the parents and coaches who were willing to brave the icy weather to support girls in Tennessee chess!

Congratulations to Farragut High School, 2015 TN State Scholastic High School Team Champions!   Jason Fu, Kevin Hong, Abe Joo and Shre Muralidharan all won a scholarship to Tennessee Tech University.

Deadline May 17, 2015-  2016 TN Winter Open
Deadline September 6, 2015-  2016 TN All-Girls
       2016 TN Senior Open
Deadline January 17, 2016-  2016 TN Open

Email your TCA Board of Directors
  President- Malcolm Estrada 
  Vice President-  Paul Semmes
  Secretary/Membership-  Chris Prosser
  Treasurer-  Angela McElrath-Prosser
  Scholastic Coordinator-  Harry Sabine 
  Internet Coordinator-  Karoly Mirnics
  Middle TN Director- Ron Burnett 
  West TN Director-  Alan Kleiman
  News Coordinator-  Tiffany Andrews Elliott


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Chess Puzzle

Stanley Charles vs. Rousseau Emmanuel

Black to Move and
Mate in 4 Moves

Visit TCA's website for new additions to our What a Game! series with featured games from 2015 Winter Open and Scholastic tournaments.

Upcoming Events

5-7-15 to 5-10-15
2015 Elementary (K-6) National Championship
Nashville, TN

5-15-15 to 5-17-15
2015 Tennessee Senior Open Chess Tournament
Crossville, TN

Rea Hayes Open Chess Tournament
Chattanooga, TN 

Oak Ridge Summer Open
Oak Ridge, TN

2015 Clinton H. Pearson, Jr. Memorial Summer Open
Crossville, TN

9-4-15 to 9-5-15
2015 Tennessee Open
Cookeville, TN

2015 Cumberland County Fall Open
Crossville, TN

1-16-16 to 1-17-16
TN Winter Open

TN Regional Scholastic Individual Qualifiers

TN Scholastic Individual Finals 

For more events: 


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downloadlink   2015RHOFlyer.doc ( 34K) 
downloadlink   2015-Senior-Open.doc ( 80K) 

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