Professional Development #1 – House Style

Professional Development #1 Much thanks to John Hartmann for hosting the first Professional Development meeting.  He led a discussion on house style, specifically, but not limited to that of USChess.  The zoom meeting will be available on US Chess sometime in the future.  I will put the link in the comments once it is up. […]

CJA Professional Development

On February 23rd at 8 PM Central time, all members are invited to the first in a series of lectures/discussions in CJA Professional Development Series developed by John Hartmann.  Hartmann will be speaking on the importance of house style. The zoom link is: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89902147830?pwd=MThpc3duQ1QwNXdQaFdhVitKVXZoQT09 Meeting ID: 899 0214 7830 Passcode: 297695 One […]

2022 Awards Season

Hello, Award season for the Chess Journalists of America will begin over the next few weeks.  The first task is for I, as coordinating judge, to determine the categories.  The list from last year is below and a few suggested changes and one question is noted below that.  Anyone is welcome to email me at […]

Questions and Answers for 2021 Awards

Hope everyone is well and getting ready to enjoy tomorrow’s Super Bowl. The Super Bowl and most sports have extremely easy to understand scoring systems. This is not always the case with other activities. This week two questions came up about scoring the awards and I thought since we are approaching a new award season, […]

Humor in Chess III

Dewain Barber, former owner of American Chess Equipment and long-time advocate for scholastic chess, came up with the idea of collecting humorous stories about chess and publishing them. He asked Ralph Bowman to help with the project. After three years they came out with Humor In Chess, which is available on Amazon in paperback ($14.95), […]