Gainesville Team tied for 2nd place (out of 13 teams) at the U-1300 section of the 2017 US Amateur team South with 3.0 points (winner had 3.5). Congratulations to Billy Kipersztok and his teammates for this performance. at Gainesville Chess Training we are happy to see Billy improve 1300 rating points in fourteen months (without any previous tournament experience) and in just 9 rated tournaments!
Board 1 Byron Hu,
Board 2 Billy Kipersztok
Board 3 Lance Ferrer and
Board 4 Alexander Crook
James Wnek become our first student to go from 1150 USCF to 1785 in 3 years (Aug 2013 – Sep 2016). Three months after James left our program he broke the 1800 USCF mark. At Gainesville Chess Training we are happy to see James accomplished his first chess goal and continue to improve his chess skills.
Miguel Ararat MS.,MPharm is the new Head Coach of the University of Florida Blue Team.
Miguel is looking forward to translate the fundamentals of chess strategy and tactics to College level volleyball and also to promote chess as a tool to improve decision making on the volleyball court.
2016 October Chess Challenge
Save the date: Future tournaments, 11/19 & 12/10/2016
Daytona Beach Florida
Saturday October 22, 2016
Best Western Hotel
2620 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114
5SS. USCF-rated. Must have USCF membership (may renew/join on-site). Prizes based on 20 full entries. Please bring clocks and sets. None provided.
Registration: 09:30am – 10:00am
Time Control: G/45mins + 5sec delay. (G/45;d5)
Rounds: 10:30am, 1:00pm, 2:45pm, 4:30pm, 6:15pm (lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm; expected finish 7:45pm).
Prizes: 1st – $150, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $50, U1700: $60, U1400: $50,
Entry to: C.H.E.S.S. 821 Upland Dr., Port Orange, FL 32127
Contact: Steve Lampkin (386) 682-9527 firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: _________________________________________________ Phone: ________________
USCF ID: __________________________ Exp. Date: __________________ Rating: ___________
USAT 2016 U 2000 Champions
Mario Marshall, Miguel Ararat, William Bowman and Tek Ajao
Upcoming Chess Tournaments