Saturday, March 29, 2008

USCF Press Release

US Chess Federation PRESS RELEASE – April 2, 2008

The United States Chess Federation (USCF) announces the 2008 U S Senior Championship to be held at the Marriott Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida from April 28 to May 3.

Concurrent with the Championship will be the Chess Collectors International (CCI) annual meeting. More than 150 world-famous chess sets will be on display. Also on display will be several sets from the world acclaimed “Dean Collection.” Dr. George Dean will be giving a talk on his collection, the evolution and historical significance of the chess pieces and some anecdotal tales about how he acquired some of the sets such as the world’s only two Farbage chess sets.,

Among scheduled events during this chess week, will be an auction of chess sets at the Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. The auction will include worldwide participation over the Internet and eBAY. Information on the auction will be on the Galleries website

The closing banquet and awards presentations will be on Saturday, May 3rd. World Women’s Chess Champion Susan Polgar will be the featured speaker. Three new inductees to the US Chess Hall of Fame will be honored at the dinner.

CCI will be holding a "Chess Fair" with chess sets, chess books and chess ephemera for sale , OPEN and FREE TO THE PUBLIC, at the Marriott Hotel in Boca Raton on Friday, May 2d, from 1 to 3 PM


Boca Marriott Hotel – Sat., May 3 @ 7:00pm,

Opening - Floyd Sarisohn, Don Schultz

Pledge of Allegiance - Joel Channing

New Hall of Famers - Al Lawrence

Special Awards USCF - Don Schultz

Senior Open Champion Presentation - Susan Polgar.

Special Awards CCI - Floyd Sarisohn

Closing Remarks - Susan Polgar

Music - Arun Bhagwat

For more information/reservations, please contact Donald Schultz at (561) 243 2932 or email him at
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