Myron Lieberman Passes, 1941 – 2021

It is with great sadness that I post that Myron Lieberman passed away on Christmas eve.  I had the pleasure of working with them both on the CJA Awards for many years.  They always did a thorough job and I did not have to send them reminders that I needed the scores sent into me. […]

Chess in Humor II

Humor In Chess II by Dewain Barber and Ralph E. Bowman is a collection of funny chess anecdotes recently published.  The book is the second in the series.  The first in the series was the 2020 Chess Journalists Award Winner in the category of Self-Published Book.  The first book is available at Humor In Chess (Chess […]

Humor In Chess II

Humor In Chess II by Dewain Barber and Ralph E. Bowman is a collection of funny chess anecdotes recently published.  The book is the second in the series.  The first in the series was the 2020 Chess Journalists Award Winner in the category of Self-Published Book.  The first book is available at Humor In Chess (Chess […]

Continuing Education

CJA Continuing Education Series Announced By John Hartmann |  November 8, 2021 The Chess Journalists of America, in conjunction with US Chess, will be inaugurating a series of webinars for chess writers, editors, and designers, to help grow knowledge of best practices among its members. This series is led by 2021 Chess Journalist of the Year John Hartmann, current editor […]

Thanks to all for your help with Awards 2021!

I want to thank all of you for your many entries, and the effort put into making them so we could link them for the judges. I want to thank most of you for your judgining, giving of your time and wisdom. I would also like to thank those who have helped me this past […]

Humor In Chess: A Collection of Stories

Humor In Chess by Dewain Barber and Ralph E. Bowman is a collection of funny chess anecdotes published at the end of 2019. The book is a 2020 Chess Journalists Award Winner in the category of Self-Published Book and it is available for purchase on Amazon.com (Humor In Chess: Barber, Dewain, Bowman, Ralph E.: 9781675183168: […]

Merry Christmas!

      Hope everyone has had a great fall and has managed to stay safe.  The CJA has had a couple of problems.  As some of you may have noted, our website had significant difficulty when there were problems with the move and the website had not been backed up right before the move.  Thankfully, Franklin had […]