Chess in Action

August 1953 pdf png (Announcement for the Valley of the Moon Chess Festival.)

November 1953 pdf png (IM George Koltanowski gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Valley of the Moon Festival in Sonoma and scored 26 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. 140 Juniors, from 5 to 18, competed in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park; KCBS Radio publicized it on Jim Grady's "This is San Francisco".)

August-September 1956 pdf png (IM George Koltanowski was appointed Tournament Administrator for the U.S. Chess Federation.)

October-December 1956 pdf png (The East won the Chess Friends of Northern California's East-West Match by a score of 17-12; on the 1st board, Milo Ayer of Berkeley (E) lost to Leslie Wheeler of San Francisco (W). Gil Ramirez won the California State Championship. CFNC Rating List.)

February-March 1957 pdf png (Larry Ledgerwood won the CFNC Oakland Open Tournament. CFNC Rating List.)

May-June 1957 pdf png (Ben Zeiler won the CFNC Spring Chess Festival. CFNC Rating List.)

July-August 1957 pdf png (Bobby Fischer won the U.S. Junior Championship at the San Francisco Spreckels-Russell Dairy Company.)

September-October 1957 pdf png (Robert Breiger won the CFNC Sheraton-Palace Tournament in San Francisco. 'Woodpusher's Dream Tournament' by Fred M. Wren.)

January-February 1958 pdf png ('What is Chess?' by Richard Reti. Fischer wins U.S. Championship with results table.)

March-April 1958 pdf png (Hank Mondria won the CFNC Northern California Championship in Oakland.)

January-February 1959 pdf png (Edwin Simanis of Oakland won the Sheraton Palace Holiday Special Open in San Francisco. CFNC Rating List.)

June-July 1962 pdf png (Announcement for the George Koltanowski Caissa Award - a bronze plaque designed by the famous sculptor, Mariam Brackenridge; to be given annually to a chosen few who promote the cause of Caissa, the Goddess of Chess. Mitchell Bedford won the CFNC Open Championship.)

Winter 1962 pdf png (CFNC Rating List. Robert Henderson beat Marshall McLennan in a USCF-rated Match by a score of 6-4. Bill Addison won the 2nd Annual Hamilton AFB Open. The 12th Annual Sonoma Outdoor Chess Festival (Valley of the Moon) drew 215 entries. R.P. McClary won the Kolty CC Rating Tournament. Paul Vayssie drew Marsh McLennan in a USCF-rated Match by a score of 5-5. Robert L. Henry won the Oakland YMCA Championship. Jim McIlrath won the 1st Redwood City Open Tournament.)

Winter 1967 pdf png (Richard Laver and Kon Grivainis tied for 1st and 2nd in the Contra Costa County Championship. James Ulrich won the CFNC Berkeley Open Chess Championship. CFNC Rating List.)

Spring 1968 pdf png (John Smail won the CFNC New Year Open Championship. Jim Ulrich won the CFNC/USCF Open Qualifier Tournament (leading to the California State Championship.) Ken Yamamoto won the 1968 CFNC Championships Tournament. The 1968 CFNC Northern California Junior Championship Playoff Tournaments were won by Matthew Sullivan in the '10 Years and Under Group', David Glanville in the '11-12-13 Year Group', Jay Spingarn in the 14-15-16 Year Group', and Dave Amkraut in the '17-18 Year Group'. Mark Watson won the Concord Open Championship. Peter Grey won the Carlmont Open Championship. CFNC Rating List.)

Summer 1968 pdf png (Gary Pickler won the top 4-person section of the Four Leaf Clover Tournament in Oakland. John Blackstone won the Peninsula Championship - USCF Open Division. CFNC Rating List.)

Fall 1968 pdf png (Jude Acers won the Oakland Open Championship. Kon Grivainis won the 5th Annual Oakland Summer Championship. The Lera CC Team beat the Oakland CC Team by a score of 11.5-10.5; on the 1st board, Bob Shean (L) lost to David Forthoffer (O). CFNC Rating List.)

Winter 1968 pdf png (Jude Acers, David Blohm and Frank Thornally tied for 1st in the 3rd Annual Northern California Class Championship. Garry Wilson won the Carlmont Open Championship. Steven Spencer won the Novato Open Championship. The 1968 CFNC Junior Championships of Contra Costa County were won by J. Fichtenkort in the '10 Years and Under Group', Peter Shearer in the '11-12-13 Year Group', and Jim Shearer and Jim Eliason tied for 1st in the 14-15 Year Group'. CFNC Rating List.)

Spring 1969 pdf png (The CFNC 2nd Annual 1969 Peninsula Junior Championships were won by Matthew Sullivan in the '10 Years and Under Division', Todd Lowenstein in the '11-12-13 Year Division', and Harry Radke and Carl Mueller tied for 1st in the 14-15 Year Division'. The CFNC 1969 Marin Junior Championships were won by Mike Burnham in the '10 Years and Under Division', Kevin Lewis in the '11-12-13 Year Division', and David Cowles in the 14-15 Year Division'. The CFNC 2nd Annual 1969 East Bay Junior Championships were won by Craig Barnes in the '11-12-13 Year Division', and Edward Salvador in the 14-15 Year Division'. The CFNC 2nd Annual 1969 Northern California Junior Championship Playoffs were won by Shawn Hurt and Matthew Sullivan in the '10 Years and Under Division' (5-Year-2-month-old, Kevin Meier, won 6th place.), Craig Barnes in the '11-12-13 Year Division', and Harry Radke and Jim Shearer tied for 1st in the 14-15 Year Division'. George Kane won the 1969 Hayward Open Division Championship. CFNC Rating List. David Blohm won the California State Championship.)

Summer 1969 pdf png (The CFNC 1st Annual Sunnyvale Junior Open Championships were won by Matthew Sullivan in the '10 Years and Under Division', Jeffrey White and Brant Corenson in the '11-12-13 Year Division', and Carl Mueller in the 14-15 Year Division'. Rex Wilcox and Frank Thornally tied for 1st in the 1969 Peninsula Open Championship. Rene Saguisag won the 1969 Spring Carlmont Open Championship - CFNC E/A Division. CFNC Rating List.)

Fall 1969 pdf png (Randell Hough and Ray Ng tied for 1st in the 1969 Chabot Open Championship. James Hurt won the 1969 Oakland Summer Championship. CFNC Rating List. Alan Baisley won the California State Open in Monterey.)

Winter 1969 pdf png (John Grefe won the 1st Annual USCF Sunnyvale Open and Northern Class Championship. The CFNC 1969 Santa Clara Junior Championships were won by Shawn Hurt in the '10 Years and Under Division', Christopher Black and Reid Yalom in the '11-12-13 Year Division', and Dennis Meyers in the 14-15 Year Division'. Garry Wilson won the 3rd Annual Fall Carlmont Open Championship - E/A Division. CFNC Rating List.)

Spring 1970 pdf png (The 1970 CFNC Peninsula Junior Championships were won by Ted Fong and Carolyn Withgitt in the '10 Years and Under Group', Jeffrey White in the '11-12-13 Year Group', Scott Miller and John Peterson in the 14-15 Year Group', and Harry Radke and Sidney Willett in the '16-17-18 Year Group'. The 1970 CFNC East Bay Junior Championships were won by Dennis Fung (Leslie Gee - Under 10 Years) in the '13 Years and Under Group', and Stephen Gee in the 14-15 Year Group'. The CFNC 3rd Annual 1970 Northern California Junior Championship Playoffs were won by Carolyn Withgitt in the '10 Years and Under Division', Kevin Lewis in the '11-12-13 Year Division', and Jim Shearer in the 14-15 Year Division'. Erik Osbun won the 1970 CFNC/USCF Open State Qualifier Tournament. CFNC Rating List. Jude Acers gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Fremont CC and scored 18 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.)

Summer 1970 pdf png (Sigmund Malek won the 1970 Daly City Open Championship. The CFNC 1970 Sunnyvale Junior Championships were won by Carolyn Withgitt in the '10 Years and Under Division', Geoffrey Fong in the '11-12-13 Year Division', and Rodger Dusatko in the 14-15 Year Division'. Julio Kaplan and Erik Osbun tied for 1st in the 5th Annual 1970 Peninsula Open Championship.)

Winter 1970 pdf png (Henry Davis, Craig Barnes and Kevin Burnett tied for 1st-3rd (with 4 points) in the 7th Annual Oakland Summer Championship - E/A Division. Frank Thornally won the 2nd Annual Chabot Open. Frank Thornally, Vitaley Radaikin, Sigmund Malek and C. Bill Jones tied for 1st in the 5th Annual Sunnyvale Open Championship. The CFNC 1970 Santa Clara Open Junior Championships were won by Martin Gee in the '10 Years and Under Division', Kevin Lewis in the '11-12-13 Year Division', and Chris Black in the 14-15 Year Division'. The last CFNC Rating List.)


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Editorial by George Koltanowski, (Spring 1966)

Rare Honor To The McGinleys (Fall 1966)

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