Chess Voice

(Scans courtesy of Sam Sloan)

-------------------- Editors: Martin E. Morrison & Elwin Meyers --------------------

Scaccic Voice, Volume 1, Number 1, May 1968

Scaccic Voice, Volume 1, Number 2, June 1968 (First CCCA Ratings List)

Scaccic Voice, Volume 1, Number 3, July 1968

Scaccic Voice, Volume 1, Number 4, August 1968 (Michael Goodall won the CCCA's Regional Open at Berkeley. Kon Grivainis won the 4th Annual Monterey International Open.)

Scacchic Voice, Volume 1, Number 5-6, October 1968 ('Charles Chaplin Meets Young Samuel Reshevsky' by D. E. Keeler.)

Scacchic Voice, Volume 1, Number 7-8, December 1968-January 1969 ('Better Dead Than Read' by Darryl Dean.)

Scacchic Voice, Volume 1, Number 9-10, February-March 1969 (Steven Spencer won the 2nd Annual New Year Open in Concord. David Forthoffer won the 3rd Annual San Francisco By Area Amateur Open in Oakland.)

Scacchic Voice, Volume 1, Number 11-12, April-May 1969 (Alex Suhobeck won the Monterey County Chess Championship.)

Scacchic Voice, Volume 2, Number 2-3, June-July 1969

Scacchic Voice, Volume 2, Number 4-5, August-September 1969 (The Livermore Alphas, CCCA Eastern Division Champions, drew two playoff matchs with the Hayward team, the CCCA Western Division Champions; the Alphas finally won the CCCA Team Championship with a coin toss.)

Scacchic Voice, Volume 2, Number 6-7, October-November 1969 ('Hayward Chess Club and Raymond Ausmus Present Largest Festival in Years'.)

Scacchic Voice, Volume 2, Number 8-9, December 1969-January 1970 (NM Jude Acers won the CCCA's Class Tournament in Concord.)

Scacchic Voice, Volume 2, Number 10-11, February-March 1970 ('Charles A. Maddigan Sweeps Bay Area Amateur'; held in Oakland. Charles Henin won the California State Championship.)

Volume 3, Number 1, April-May 1970 (IM William G. Addison won the CCCA's Washingtonian Class, held in Berkeley.)

Number 15, June-July 1970 (NM Jude Acers won the CCCA"s Spring Class in Concord.)

Number 16, August-September 1970 (NM Jude Acers won the 1st Livermore Open. IM Julio Kaplan, IGM Larry Evans and Frank Thornally won the 6th Annual Monterey International Open. Kenneth Morrisey won the California Junior Chess Championship; held in Los Angeles. Sergius von Oettingen won the CCCA Championship.)

Number 17, October-November 1970 (IM Julio Kaplan became the Champion of Central California while playing in the CCCA's Hayward tournament. NM Jude Acers and C. Bill Jones tied for 1st in the CCCA's San Jose Class)

Number 18, December 1970-January 1971 (Charles Pardini won the Flight of the Bumbler B Tournament in Monterey.)

Number 19, February-March 1971 (Steven Cross won 1st Place in the Berkeley Chess Club's Six-Round Random Tournament.)

Number 20, April-May 1971 (Charles Pardini won the Regional Golden Bear Tournament in Berkeley.)

Number 21, June-July 1971 (NM John Grefe, Jeff Kent, NM Julius Loftsson and Dennis Waterman tied for 1st in the Fresno Grand Prix Class Championships.)

Number 22, August-September 1971 (NM Dennis Fritzinger won the 2nd Annual Regional Class, held at the San Jose Central YMCA.)

Number 23, October-November 1971 (IM Julio Kaplan won the 22nd California Open, held in Fresno.)

Number 24, December 1971-January 1972 (IM Julio Kaplan won the Carroll M. Capps Memorial, held at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club in San Francisco.)

Number 25, February-March 1972 (Roger Gabrielson and Lester Schonbrun tied for 1st in the 6th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Amateur Open, held at the Oakland YMCA.)

Number 26, April-May 1972 (SM James Tarjan won the Grand Prix Class at UC Berkeley.)

Number 27, June-July 1972 (Vitaley Radaikin won the Marin Chess Club's 10th Anniversary Tournament.)

Number 28, August-Setember 1972 (Carl Shiflett won the Berkeley Chess Club Championship.)

Number 29, October-November 1972 (NM John Grefe and Ziad Baroudi won the Pacific Open at San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf.)

Number 30, December 1972-January 1973 (Rex Wilcox won the San Leandro Centennial Tournament, held at Bancroft Junior High School in San Leandro.)

Number 31, February-March 1973 (NM John Grefe won the West Coast Open in Berkeley. NM Larry Christiansen won the 1st Redwood City Chess Club Open.)

Number 32, April-May 1973 (NM Craig Barnes won the CCCA's Grand Prix in Berkeley. NM Craig Barnes won the Bay Area Open Chess Tornado; held in Hayward. 'The Horowitz Legacy' by Jude Acers.)

-------------------- Editor: Elwin Meyers --------------------

Number 33, June-July 1973 ('Martin E. Morrison: A Tribute' by Elwin Meyers.)

Number 34, August-September 1973 (SM Kim Commons won the Paul Masson American Chess Championships at the scenic Paul Masson Vineyards in Saratoga. Michael Franett and NM David Blohm tied for 1st in the Monterey International.)

Number 35, October-November 1973 (SM John Grefe, of Berkeley, won the United States Championship.)

-------------------- Editor: Marc McNown --------------------

Number 36, December 1973-January 1974 (Robert Hammie and Murray Turnbull tied for 1st at the Chabot College Open; held in Hayward. Harry Radke won the Lera Thanksgiving Open in Sunnyvale.)

Number 37, February-March 1974 (Ruben Rodriguez won the 1st People's Chess Festival in Hayward.)

-------------------- Editor: Edward J. Delgado --------------------

June-July 1974 (NM Dennis Waterman won the 9th Annual Lera Peninsula Chess Championship in Sunnyvale. IM Peter Biyiasas won the Paul Masson American Class Championships; held at the Paul Masson Mountain Vineyards in Saratoga.)

September-October 1974 (IM Julio Kaplan gave a Simultaneous Exhibition in Fremont and scored 16 wins and 1 draw. NM Dennis Waterman won the Fremont Class Championships. NM Clark Harmon won the 11th Annual Arthur B. Stamer Memorial; held at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club in San Francisco.)

October-November 1974 (NM Jeremy Silman and Borel Menas tied for first in the 1st Palo Alto Open. IM James Tarjan won the California Open North; held at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley.

December 1974-January 1975 (Harry Radke won the 3rd Annual Lera Class Championships in Sunnyvale. GM Walter Browne won the 4th Annual Carroll M. Capps Memorial; held at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club in San Francisco.)

-------------------- Editor: John H. Larkins --------------------

April-May 1975 (GM Walter Browne won the 2nd Annual People's Chess Tournament; held at Chabot College in Hayward.)

Volume 8, Number 2, June-July 1975 ('Cherryland Cafe: Mecca for Bay Area Chess Players' by Mike Padovani)

Volume 8, Number 3, August-September 1975 ('Bobby Fischer: Superhero?' by John Larkins. Jude Acers Apologizes to Russians for Edmonson's Sour Grapes.)

Volume 8, Number 4, October-November 1975 (Martin Sullivan of the San Leandro CC, won the CCCA Knock-out Championship. Martin Sullivan gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Oakland Chess Group; with 11 wins, 1 loss and 5 draws. Martin Sullivan gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Fremont CC; with 12 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws.)

Volume 8, Number 5, December 1975-January 1976 (Jim Buff Verses the USCF. Tom Dorsch won the 4th Annual Lera Thanksgiving Class Championships; held in Sunnyvale. NM Nick Maffeo gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at San Francisco State University and won 32, lost 5 and drew 2.)

Volume 9, Number 1, February-March 1976 ('Inter-City Teams Clash By Phone' by Peter Prochaska-Kolbas, San Francisco Team Captain.)

Volume 9, Number 2, April-May 1976 (Tarjan Makes Grandmaster. 'Who Stole My Rook?' by Roger Blaine.)

Volume 9, Number 3, June-July 1976 ('Chess in Prison' by John Larkins and Kenn Fong.)

Volume 9, Number 4, August-September 1976 (San Quentin Club Active Again. NM Gary Pickler gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Berkeley CC winning 13, losing 4 and drawing 4. GM Jim Tarjan won the 1st Annual Golden Gate Open at the Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco. GM Walter Browne won the 4th Annual Paul Masson American Class Championships; held at the Paul Masson Mountain Vineyard in Saratoga.)

Volume 9, Number 5, October-November 1976 (Kim Commons Makes International Master.)

Volume 9, Number 6, December 1976-January 1977 (GM Walter Browne, NM Yassar Seirawan and James Pike tied for 1st at the 12th Annual American Open in Santa Monica. GM Anatoly Lein and GM Leonid Shamkovich were on-hand to celebrate the opening of the newly formed Cal-State University of Hayward CC.)

Volume 10, Number 1, February-March 1977 (Gligoric - "I am so active, the games just go by." - An Interview by Alan Benson. National Chess League Results. GM Leonid Shamkovich gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the San Jose CC and scored 14 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws. Martin Sullivan won the Hayward Tornado Tournament. IM John Grefe and NM Richard Bustamante tied for 1st in the Monterey Coast Classic.)

Volume 10, Number 2, April-May 1977 (The Weird World of Time Forfeits by John Larkins. Larry Christiansen Makes Grandmaster. The Results From Lone Pine. Cherryland Cafe Closed To Chess. GM Walter Browne won the 4th Annual People's Chess Tournament in Berkeley. GM Oscar Panno gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Walnut Creek CC and scored 12 wins and 1 loss. GM Anatoly Lein gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Mechanics' Institute CC. GM Walter Browne gave a Simultaneous Exhibition of the Berkeley U.C. Campus and scored 36 wins and 1 loss. NM Jay Whitehead gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Oakland Chess Group and scored 16 wins and 2 losses.)

Volume 10, Number 3, June-July 1977 (San Jose "A" Team won the Premier Division of the CalChess Team Championships in Walnut Creek. Gary Pickler came in 1st or tied for 1st in 5 straight 5-minute tournaments at the U.C. Berkeley Campus Chess Club. Harry Radke won the 5th Friday Night Speed Tournament at the San Jose Chess Club. Chris Mavreadis won the Fremont Chess Club Championship. Ten-year-old, Kenny Fong, won the Annual Fremont Chess Club Knockout Tournament. Robert Fojt won the Berkeley Chess Club Championship. Kerry Lawless won the Hayward Chess Club Championship. Con Federoff Sr. won the Ross Valley Chess Club Championship in San Anselmo. "An Evening With Koltanowski" was presented by a combined Delta Junior College Chess Club and Stockton Chess Club; activities were a "Knights Tour", simultaneous exhibition and lecture. GM Larry Christiansen won the 5th Annual LERA Memorial Day Championships in Sunnyvale. IM Peter Biyiasas won the 4th Annual Fremont Open Championship. GM Larry Christiansen and Paul Whitehead tied for 1st in the Berkeley May Day Tournament. Robert Newbold won the Bagby Memorial Masters Invitational Championship at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club in San Francisco. John Watson won the Stamer Memorial Tournament in San Francisco's Mechanics' Institute Chess Club. Craig Mar won the Sacramento Open. Max Burkett, Tom Dorsch, Borel Menas and Bill Poindexter tied for 1st at the Cynthia Ann Tournament in Santa Rosa.)

Volume 10, Number 4, August-September 1977 ("The IRS discovers chess." by John Larkins. "Whitehead Brothers Invited to Europe." Richard Shorman starts continuous series of weekly chess lessons at the LERA Chess Club. A new informal chess group is meeting every Wednesday night at the Captain Anchovy's Pizza Parlour in San Leandro. IM John Grefe, GM Larry Christiansen, GM James Tarjan and Dennis Fritzinger tied for 1st in the 5th Annual Paul Masson American Class Chess Championships in Saratoga. IM Peter Biyiasas and GM Walter Browne tied for 1st in the Golden Gate Open; held in San Francisco. Martin Sullivan won the Hayward Summerfest Tournament. GM Larry Christiansen and IM Peter Biyiasas played a match in Modesto; Larry won by a score of 2.5-1.5. Dennis Fritzinger and Harry Radke tied for 1st in the 12th Annual Santa Clara Open. Tom Dorsch won the Eastridge Summer Open in San Jose. Paul Whitehead and Richard Bustamante tied for 1st in the 13th Annual Monterey International Open.)

Volume 10, Number 5, October-November 1977 ("Walter Browne still champ." by Dave Cheit. "A Director and His Critics." by John Larkins. "So You Want To Be A Tournament Director? - Part 1." by Alan Benson. Tom Dorsch won the CalChess Tournament of Club Champions, held in Fremont. GM Walter Browne conducted a Simultaneous Exhibition at the College Avenue street fair in Berkeley; his score was 23 wins and 1 loss. Nick DeFirmian won a 5-minute tournament at the UC Campus Chess Club in Berkeley. Kenny Fong, the nation's highest-rated 11-year-old, gave a Simultaneous Exhibition at the Fremont Hub Shopping Center; he played 60 to 70 people and lost only one game. Boris Siff and Gabriel Sanchez tied for 1st in the LERA Peninsula Championships. GM Larry Christiansen won the CalChess Class Championships in Berkeley. Paul Whitehead won the North Bay Open in San Anselmo. "How To Cash In On Delayed Ratings: The Remarkable Case Of George Barber." by John Larkins.)

Volume 10, Number 6, December 1977-January 1978 (GM Larry Christiansen and Nick DeFirmian tied for 1st in the U.C. Berkeley Fall Quarter Swiss. "So You Want To Be A Tournament Director? - Part 2." by Alan Benson. Jeremy Silman won the 8th Annual LERA Thanksgiving Class Championships in Sunnyvale. "Chess Voice Sweeps 1977 Journalism Awards.")

Volume 11, Number 1, February-March 1978

Volume 11, Number 2, April-May 1978

Volume 11, Number 3, June-July 1978

Volume 11, Number 4, August-September 1978

Volume 11, Number 5, October-November 1978

Volume 11, Number 6, December 1978-January 1979

Volume 12, Number 1, February-March 1979

Volume 12, Number 2, April-May 1979

Volume 12, Number 3-4, June-September 1979 ('Two Cultures Meet on the Chessboard' by Pat Craig. 'Between Rounds at Lone Pine' by R.E. Fauber. 'How the Whales Got Unlucky at Masson' by Dennis Fritzinger.)

-------------------- Editor: Richard E. Fauber --------------------

Volume 12, Number 5-6, October 1979-February 1980

Volume 13, Number 1, March-May 1980

Volume 13, Number 2, June-July 1980

Volume 13, Number 3, August-September 1980

Volume 13, Number 4, October-November 1980

Volume 13, Number 5, December 1980-January 1981

Volume 13, Number 6, February-March 1981

Volume 14, Number 1, April-May 1981

Volume 14, Number 2, June-July 1981

Volume 14, Number 3, August-November 1981

Volume 14, Number 4, December 1981-January 1982

Volume 14, Number 5, February-March 1982

Volume 14, Number 6, April-May 1982

Volume 15, Number 1, June-July 1982

Volume 15, Number 2, August-September 1982

Volume 15, Number 3, October-November 1982

Volume 15, Number 4, December 1982-January 1983

Volume 15, Number 5, February-March 1983

Volume 15, Number 6, April-May 1983

Volume 16, Number 1, June-July 1983

-------------------- Editor: Ramona W. Gordon --------------------

Volume 16, Number 2, August-September 1983

Volume 16, Number 3, October-November 1983

Volume 16, Number 4, December 1983-January 1984

Volume 16, Number 5, February-March 1984

Volume 16, Number 6, April-May 1984

Volume 17, Number 1, June-July 1984

-------------------- Editor: Dan McDaniel --------------------

Volume 18, Number 1, April-May 1985

Volume 18, Number 2, June-July 1985

Volume 18, Number 3, August-September 1985 ('Death to CalChess'...Dennis Fritzinger won the Lera Open)


The Ballad Of Bobby Fischer by David L. Amkraut, USCF Expert, Chess Voice (No. 29) October-November 1972

**California Hall Of Fame: Northern And Central Divisions** Chess Voice (April-May 1973, Whole No. 32)

Martin E. Morrison: A Tribute by Elwin Meyers, Chess Voice (No. 33) June-July 1973

Bobby Fischer: Superhero? A Tribute by John Larkins, Chess Voice (Vol. 8, No. 3) August-September 1975

Whitehead Brothers Invited To Europe Chess Voice (Vol. 10, No. 4) August-September 1977

The Monterey Chess Center Chess Voice (Vol. 11, No. 5) October-November 1978

Will Bobby Fischer Rise Again? by John Larkins, Chess Voice (Vol. 11, No. 6) December-January 1978-79

Richard Shorman: An Appreciation by Peter Prochaska, USCF Associate Director, Chess Voice (Vol. 13 No. 1) June-July 1980

Ask The Patzers by I.M.A. Mucker, International D Player, Chess Voice, (Vol. 15 No. 3) October-November 1982

Thoughts on The Great Chess movie by R. E. Fauber, Chess Voice (Vol. 17, No. 1) June-July 1984

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