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ICC News Item #1832

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50 State Champions, 1 U.S. Championship Qualifier

The America's Foundation for Chess and the Internet Chess Club are again
pleased to announce the running of the second State Champion of Champions
event, the winner of which will win through to a guaranteed spot in the
64-player field battling it out for the $250,000 U.S. Chess Championship
to be held next March at the NTC Promenade in San Diego.

The state champions from Alaska through California to Hawaii and from Maine
through to New York and Florida will come together as one over the internet
for a unique online event that will run 3:00 PM EST November 19-20 at  Four zone winners going forward to the knockout finals held
December 3-4 3:00 PM EST.

All the rules and regulations for this U.S. Championship Qualifying event
can be found at
For more information about the U.S. Chess Championships or the events
surrounding the 2006 games, please visit

America's Foundation for Chess

Founded on the hope of making chess a subject taught in every school in the
United States, AF4C, a nonprofit organization, is committed to
making chess a larger part of America's cultural fabric  accessible in
schools and in popular culture. AF4C hopes to elevate the profile of chess
in America so that it will soon become a regular part of every child's
classroom experience.

Internet Chess Club

Founded in 1995 in Pittsburgh, the for-profit ICC ( is
one of the first premium sites on the Internet with a club house that's
24/7.  Now in its 11th year, the ICC is regarded as the premier online
chess service, with over 30,000 members, 400 Grandmasters, more volunteers,
and more loyalty from its members than any other classical game service on
the Internet.

About NTC Foundation

The NTC Foundation, a 501[c][3] nonprofit organization, is responsible for
the renovation of the 26 historic buildings on 28 acres at the former
San Diego Naval Training Center in Point Loma into a new arts, civic and
cultural district called NTC Promenade.  NTC Promenade will be the
permanent home for the U.S. Chess Championship.


John Henderson, US Championship Coordinator & Press Relations,

Joel Berez, ICC President & CEO,
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