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Esperanza Elementary School is Looking for a chess coach grades K-6. Interested? Contact below:

Eulogio Alejandre, M.S Principal
4956 West 3500 South  West Valley City, Utah
Ph# 801-305-1450 or 385-333-8280
EA@esperanzaelementary.org

$19./hour
Monday-Friday
1pm-3pm​

Congrats to Eric Hon- Utah's newest expert (again) and Farewell Bobby Fischer Champion


CONGRATS TO GM KAYDEN TROFF U.S. JR CHAMPION 2014

CONGRATS TO THE 2014 SENIOR CHAMPION
STEVE GORDON

THE GM LECTURES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
GM BABAEV HAS RETURNED TO BAKU.
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CONGRATS TO OUR 2014 TEAM CHAMPIONS!!!!!!
Sacrificial Patzers

(comprising in board order: Andrew Roach (middle), David Vasquez (right) and Steve Hoisington (left), which went 4
-0 in match results.  
Board prizes winners were as follows: Board One: Andrew Roach (4.0/4); Board Two: John Coffey (3.0/4 on tie-breaks); and Board Three: Michael Morris-Pearce (4.0/4). 
 

THE 2013 STATE CHAMP AND NEWEST UTAH EXPERT,
WITH A PERFECT 5-0 IS:
Enrique Arce-Larreta (click here for an annotated game)
AND
THE UTAH STATE AMATEUR CHAMPION IS:
GRANT HODSON


 CONGRATS TO:
 David Vasquez Utah Open Champ (Pictured right)
Dominic Croce U1600 Utah Open Champ
Dominic Croce  U1600 Utah Open Champ (Pictured Left)
Co-Women's Champions Stephanie Pitcher and Jamie Olsen-Mills
 
 
 
 
Kayden also earned his Second GM norm at the Spice Cup!!

Also, we would like to do a chess player spotlight. If you would like to nominate a player you feel deserves special recognition, please email your nomination with a summary why they have earned your nomination to utchess@gmail.com
 
 
 IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO A VENUE THAT IS REASONABLY PRICED, LET US KNOW. MANY INDIVIDUALS WOULD LIKE MORE TOURNAMENTS, WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO PLAN, MANY TIMES THE CONFLICT IS SECURING A SPACE.

Check it out: Utah's own 10 year old Jake Bolen had the opportunity to Play Magnus Carlsen last week. Jake and his dad, Allen, spent the week in New York City attending a camp sponsored by Chess of NYC where world #1 Magnus Carlsen was one of the Instructors. 
 
Jake is the one in the red shirt
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Utah  Chess Association strives to promote growth and support opportunities for Utah chess players, to provide avenues for improving their knowledge and skills, to create venues for players to engage in chess activities, both serious and casual, to foster chess related communication between players, clubs and organizations that support chess locally, nationally and internationally, and to represent the best interests of the Utah chess community.