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June  4-7, 2009
National Open in Las Vegas at the Southpoint Hotel.

June  15 & 22, 2009
In house tournament. Call Vaness French (559) 243-6226 for all the details.

June  27-28, 2009
Bakersfield Class Act  Sponsored by the Bakersfield Chess Club.

June  29, 2009
First Day new location at Denny's.
January 9, 2009
Fresno Chess Club Annual Business Meeting and elections are held.  Fresno Chess Club  has over 250 members now.  Make your vote count!  

New By-Laws and Officers were voted on.
March  28 & 29, 2009
Kern County Championship Sponsored by the Bakersfield Chess Club with a Guaranteed prize fund. 
-Visit their website at www.bakersfieldchessclub.com
-Call Club President Ken Poole at 661-304-7468 for details 
Their Flyer will be at the club.

March  23 & 30, 2009
Another In house tournament.

February  2 & 9, 2009
In house tournament hosted by tournament director Vaness French at Carl's Jr Monday nights. Call him at (559) 243-6226.
for more details.  More of these to come throughout the year!

February  14, 2009
Fresno Tournament  at St. Agnes Medical Center results:
USCF Open: Jessi Turner.  USCF Reserve: Tietjen Carsten
California Open: Jose Antero.  California Reserve: Oscar Williams

Another Pledge Night on Channel 18. was another success!  Thank you to our members who volunteer. 

February  23, 2009 - March 2, 2009
Another successful turnout!
April  4, 2009
23rd Visalia Open Chess Tournament in the Sierra Room, Visalia Convention Center.  4 Rounds Swiss, Game/60.  USCF Rated Section and Open California Rated Section.  
For more information, the flyer will be at the Fresno Chess Club. Call Allan Fifield at (559) 734-2784; (559) 967-3379 or email him at SequoiaChess@sbcglobal.net 
May  16 & 17, 2009
San Joaquin Championship, at St. Agnes Medical Center.
USCF Open: Joseph Bakhoum  
CA Open:  D.B.  CA Reserve:  Tommy Reynoso

May 30, 2009 
San Luis Obispo Championship (Open to All) Info: B. McCaleb 805-540-0747
July 24, 2009   

Membership                  past 300!  Question is, can the Fresno Chess Club                 past the 400 mark?  Only time will tell...

September  12, 2009
15 year old GM Wesley So will play a simul against 40 members of the Fresno Chess Club.  GM Wesley So played 33 members from ages 8-50+ and won all flawlessly.

September  12, 2009  (cancelled) New date comming!
24th Visalia Open  Info: Allan Fifield 559-734-2784 or email:  SequoiaChess@sbcglobal.net

September  26-27, 2009
Bakersfield Fall Classic Sponsored by the Bakersfield Chess Club.
October 3,  2009
Mechanics Institute has invited the FCC for a 3rd year to visit the oldest Chess Club in the US.  This is sure to be a great family day in San Francisco!
The oldest chess club in the United States.  IM John Donaldson will give a Historical tour of the club and library. Then John will play a simal against FCC members.
Again IM John Donaldson won all of his games!  There is always next year...
November  2, 2009 
Nominations for Most Valuable Member (MVM) opens.
November 13, 2009
Nominations for MVM closes.
November 16, 2009
Voting MVM Award begins.
November 30, 2009
Voting MVM Award ends.
Award presentation takes place Jan 8, 2010 
December  4, 2009
The Mechanic's Institute own Director of Children's Events, "Anthony Corrales" will be our guest this Friday and give the lecture.  Some of his students have achieved master rating!
December  5, 2009
Fresno County Chess Championship will be held at Denny's restaurant.
December  19-20, 2009
Bakersfield Open II  Call their Club President Ken Poole at 661-304-7468 for details.  Or visit  www.bakersfieldchessclub.com

Fresno Chess Club Annual Business Meeting

Time 7:30PM, Friday, 9 January 2009 at the Carl's Jr. Restaurant (corner of First & Herndon).
Friday, 8 January 2010 is next Annual Business Meeting
This is a very important meeting which will elect new officers and also affect the future of the Fresno Chess Club.

If you are a current member in good standing with the Fresno Chess Club and at least 13 years old, then you need to vote in future elections.  If running for office in the club, remember that your desire to do so is serious business which involves a full commitment  for an entire year.   Contact the President Bob Rasmussen if you have any questions.

Some of the important items that were voted on in addition to election of officers follows:

Making Carl's Jr. First & Herndon our official meeting site for both Monday and Friday nights.
Passed by majority vote.
See June 29th above for newest location.
A modest dues increase and re structure of Family and Life memberships.
Passed by majority vote.
New Officer requirement to run for office as having been a member in good standing for "a full year" prior to Election.           Passed by majority vote.

Also, By-Laws #4 second paragraph was added, Passed by majority vote.

Plan to be there for your voice to be heard and your vote to be counted.

Consider nominating a club member (non elected officer) for special "Most Valuable Member" for the giving of time, talent or financial contributions to the club for 2009.  Recognition to be noted as part of the Annual Business meeting program.  Please see club President Bob Rasmussen with your nomination.
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Pledge Nights 
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Channel 18 again to be anounced

On the chessboard lies and hypocrisy do not survive long.  The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie;  the merciless fact, culminating in a checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite.

-Emanuel Lasker
June 29, 2009
First Day 

The FCC began meeting at its new location in the Denny's restaurant located at 
30 East Herndon Avenue  

Get a map via home page

Call our President Bob at 
(559) 708-8100 

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Pledge Nights 
on Channel 18.  Call our President Bob at 
(559) 708-8100 for all the details and give your support in future events.
August  6, 2009
Another pledge night (8:30-10:30pm) on Channel 18.

August  21-23, 2009
Central California Open coming to Fresno!  FCC members can get a discounted rate.  Ask about it at the club or call our President Bob Rasmussen.  This was a great success and Fresno will be seeing the Continental Chess Association here next year!
Another First!

Ladies Night begins on October 6th.  For more information, please contact Marian Wajckus 
(559) 916-1030
No Friday meetings on
New Year's 

Last tournament of the year Sponsored by the Bakersfield Chess Club with a Guaranteed prize fund.  

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