Chess History of California
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And call'd it Caissa from the dryad's name:
(Whence Albion's sons, who most its praise confess,
Approv'd the play, and nam'd it thoughtful Chess.)



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The Definitive History of California Chess; with scans of Magazines, Columns and Ephemera.

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Father's Day Championship, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on June 18, 2017, was sponsored by Bay Area Chess. Fathers played for free when accompanied by their child! (Photos by Richard Shorman)



The 11th Annual Ray Schutt Memorial Blitz Tournament, held at the San Francisco Mechanics' Institute on May 7, 2017, broke all blitz records for attendance in Northern California; it had 79 players!



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California Chess Archivist: Kerry Lawless "chessdryad@sbcglobal.net"
CalChess & ChessDryad Photographer: Richard Shorman "purdyfine@hotmail.com" (Richard reads his email, but doesn't respond).

Our sincerest thanks to Andy Ansel, Salman Azhar, Alan Benson, John Blackstone, Patsy A. D'Eramo, Jr., Frisco Del Rosario, John Donaldson, Jim Hurt, Clare Lawless, Richard 'S' Lee, John P. McCumiskey, Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Mark Shelton, Richard Shorman, Sam Sloan and Ted Yudacufski for their extensive contributions.