Thursday, July 20, 2006

North American Chess Association

The following updates to NACA can be found on their website:

1. The July issue of the North American Chess Review is available for download (free registration required)
2. Illinois Junior chess player Gopal Menon's daily chess puzzles (on our blog site) with solutions posted on the discussion forums (free registration required)
3. The July NACA screensaver is available (on our home page)
4. A new offering of weekly chess analysis by various players is available. The sample e-zine can be found on our homepage with another issue located in the discussion forums (free registration required).

Some changes we have experienced:

1. Due to logisitical issues the Summer North American FIDE Invitational was cancelled but we are planning the October one now with no cancellation!
2. We have, for 2006, changed our publication to be available on a bi-monthly basis. We are hoping to go back to monthly in 2007 along with translation in Spanish and French.

For more info, please check it out
here. Their blog is here.
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K said...

Has anyone had any experience with this organization? Are they looking to do tournaments all over the U.S.A.?

Are they a good eventual solution for the USCF? However, the USCF is a governing body no?

North American Chess Association said...

Our first step is to organize tournaments with international exposure (FIDE norm events, indivdiual matches, team matches, etc.).

We have held 3 FIDE title norm events so far (April 2005, January 2006, and April 2006) with 2 more planned in 2006 and a model to go to 1 per month in 2007. We are in the planning stages of an Adams-Akobian match in Chicago, tentatively set for May 2007.

Eventual goals (starting in mid to end 2007) is to hold Open Swiss tournaments all over North America (USA, Mexico, and Canada) however our model would be different that those of today. I won't elaborate further on this subject as of yet but more information will come in the months to follow.

If you have any questions you would like to ask you can drop us an email at or you can post a question on our discussion forums. I welcome everyone to register (for free) and to use our forums to have meaningful chess discussion to help further the advancement of chess in North America

K said...


Thank you for the great response. This is very helpful.