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Thanks to Zaniac and Dennis Bird (801) 263-8804, C.P.A. for their support of the Grand Prix 
 The Saturday Quick, Dec. 20, and 27 and Jan. 3 and 10th will be at 
Summer Halibut and Chips
4870 Highland Dr

Salt Lake CityUT 84117


It is with great sadness we share the untimely passing of fellow chess player Robert Taylor. He is pictured below as our Amateur U1600 winner with Alex Qi. Robert loved the game. 

Check out our new spotlight player, Hans Morrow

CONGRATULATIONS TO SCOTT TREIMAN
2014 UTAH STATE CHAMPION
(SCOTT IS THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE)

EMIGDIO NIQUET U200O WINNER (LEFT)
SCOTT TREIMAN UTAH STATE CHAMPION
BRYAN LEANO 2ND PLACE (RIGHT)

Congratulations to All our Utah Amateur Champions
1st place went to EMIGDIO NIQUET

Utah Amateur Champion EMIGDIO NIQUET
 1st place U1800            2nd Place U1800        Ist Place U1400        2nd Place U1400         1st Place Tie U1600
 Emigdio Niquet             Clancey Black                 Logan Call                  Gatlin Black                  Robert Taylor
                                                                                                                                                                       Alex Qi

CONGRATULATIONS TO BRANDON CLARKE
2014 UTAH OPEN CHAMPION


CONGRATS TO THE 2014 SENIOR CHAMPION
STEVE GORDON

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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). 
 
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. Jake and his dad, Allen, spent a 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.