Bob Donaldson

Bob Donaldson a long time New Jersey chess leader passed away at the age of 91. Bob was active in the Wilmington YMCA Chess Club in the fifties and 60′s before moving to Toms River, NJ and starting the Toms River Chess Club in 1964. Bob was instrumental in representing NJ to the USCF and […]

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New Jersey State Champions 1946 – Present

1946 S. H. Kowalski 1947 A. Stern and J. Faucher 1948 Joseph A. Faucher 1949 1950 Franklin Howard 1951 Edgar T. McCormick 1952 Edward Baker 1953 Franklin Howard 1954 Pvt. Peretz Z. Miller 1955 Franklin Howard 1956 Lev Blonarovych 1957 Matthew Green 1958 Weaver Adams 1959 Orest Popovych 1960 Walter Shipman 1961 Orest Popovych 1962 […]

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Historic NJ Chess Columns

1852: South Jersey Times, Vineland, NJ 1859: Camden Journal, Camden, NJ 1873-1877: Bayonne Herald, Bayonne, NJ; Miron J. Hazeltine 1876-1899: Sunday Call, Newark, NJ: Julius Lenow 1878; D.E. Harvey 1878-99; Gustav Koehler 1914-17 1882-1886: Central NJ Herald, Elizabeth, NJ: R.W. Pope 1882-85; W.H. Luster 1885-86 1886: Bergen County Herald; J.E. Coale 1887: Times, Passaic, NJ; […]

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Joe Felber 6-0 Score

IT CAME AS QUITE A SURPRISE! Although I am not really comfortable with “tooting my own horn,” two veteran chess organizers / directors have asked me to prepare a short chess autobiography. Specifically, I will try to explain how I managed to score 6-0 in the 2008 US Amateur / East — World Team Championship, […]

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Dennis Barry

Denis J. Barry June 2, 1929 ~ December 20, 2003 Denis Barry, former President of the USCF (1994-1996), passed away on December 20, 2003, after a short illness. Funeral services were held December 24th in Arizona. During his tenure as President, USCF membership increased from 73,500 to over 84,000. He also helped to establish many […]

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