2022 State of the CJA Presentation

2022 has been an exceptionally busy year for Chess Journalists of America, with lots of news to share. Watch for an overview from our annual State of the CJA Presentation which we’ll be posting here!   Download the 2022 State of the CJA – Post meeting View the 2022 State of the CJA – Post […]

2022 CJA Awards: Call for Entries

The Chess Journalists of America once again sends out a call for nominations for the annual Chess Journalists of America (CJA) awards. The CJA awards recognize the best in all facets of chess journalism, both print and online. The best chess articles, columns, photojournalism, layout, and online writing are honored within their respective categories. Recognized […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Eade Foundation Accepting Applications for Its $1000 Arthur Award through Jan. 30

    The Eade Foundation, which aims to “enhance chess literacy and chess excellence”, accepts essays applying for its annual Arthur Award through Jan. 30, 2021.     According to The Eade Foundation, the $1,000 Arthur Award “recognizes players who strive for chess excellence and [work] towards goals consistent with the Eade Foundation’s mission”, which it describes as “building […]

2020 Chess Journalists of America Awards

2020 Chess Journalists of America Awards 2020 Chess Journalist of the Year: John Hartmann The US Chess Federation nominates John Hartmann as Chess Journalist of the Year. His “Books and Beyond” column in Chess Life has been the premier source for those looking for high-level book and technology reviews since 2013. As Chess Life Online (CLO) […]

2020 Cramer Awards

2020 Cramer Awards State Championship Report – Nearly Killed on Cloud Nine, Scott Varagona Scholastic Coverage in State – Magnus Chess League, www.magnusleague.org State Magazine/Newsletter Print – Northwest Chess, Jeffrey Roland, ed. HM – ACN – 50th USATE, Alessandro De Marchi-Blumenstein State Magazine/Newsletter – Colorado Chess Informant, Fred Spell, ed. HM – Northwest Chess Online, […]