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    HUGE CONGRATS TO: 
    IM KAYDEN TROFF WHO IS
    NOW GM-ELECT KAYDEN TROFF
    NM SCOTT TREIMAN
     SCOTT RECEIVED HIS NATIONAL MASTER TITLE, FEB 1ST

    Congratulations to:
    IM Kayden Troff
    Utah 2014 Speed Champion

    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
     
    ONE MORE CONGRATS TO OUR FRIEND EX-UTAHN AND NOW ARIZONIAN
    MORRY HOLLAND
    WHO FINISHED EQUAL FIRST AT THE ARIZONA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP!
     
     
     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
     

    Kayden Troff is part of the St. Louis Chess Club's five-year grant to train the next generation of U.S. Chess Champions.  

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    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.