Monthly Archives: September 2023


BCS Alum IM Josiah Stearman is featured in the current issue of American Chess Magazine! Read the article here!

Thanks to the generosity of American Chess Magazine, you can read about IM Josiah Stearman's exploits at the American Continental Chess Championship, where he rose from 31st seed to a place at the World Cup! Read the article here Magazine Article If you would like to order this issue (#34) or subscribe, visit American Chess [...]

September 21st, 2023|Blog, News|0 Comments

Celebrate National Chess Day at the Richmond Chess Festival, Sat, Oct 14th! Fun! Free! But it does Fill Up! Pre-register here

Pre-register for the tournament here. EXPRESS REGISTRATION

September 21st, 2023|Blog, News|0 Comments

In Memoriam: Richard Russell Shorman, Chess Player, Teacher, Writer, Photographer, August 21, 1938 – August 12, 2023. Join us for a Celebration of Richard’s Life on Sunday, September 24th.

Richard Russell Shorman, an incomparable stalwart of the Bay Area Chess Community, passed away at his home in Hayward, California on August 12, 2023. He was 84. At the age of 15, Richard began playing at the Oakland YMCA Chess Club, run by the legendary Grandmaster George Koltanowski. Initially frustrated by the pace of his [...]

September 8th, 2023|Blog, News|0 Comments
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