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June 13, 2008
Night with the Masters II on Friday the 13th at 7:00 p.m. at Carl's Jr. 1st and Herndon.  Let's all hope that Friday the 13th is unlucky for the masters.  Dr. Tim Roth and Hary Daud and Roy Santos command the three-man tag team to take on all players.  Only two members can claim a win that night, Gene Mora and Rex Reyes.

September 23, 2008 newsletter has more on page 6 
January 4, 2008
Annual meeting and elections are held.  Fresno Chess Club  has over 100  members now.  Make your vote count.
March  2008
Pledge Night on Channel 18, Valley Public Television.  Chess Club members made three appearances this month.  Help support our club and volunteer!
February 29, 2008
"Night with the Masters."  Masters Dr. Tim Roth and Hary Daud along with blindfold whiz Owen Overton take on all players in a three-man tag team simultaneous game.

See June 9, 2008 newsletter page 3 for complete story!
April 26, 2008
"Clovis Rodeo Parade."  Fresno Chess Club has a decorated vehicle, so come on down and give support!
May 17, 2008
Two day event begins with the "San Joaquin Chess Champion" open.  Held a St. Agnes Medical Center, conference rooms A & B.  USCF and California Sections.
July 2008
Our membership keeps growing and we're having fun!!!
August 23, 2008
Mechanics Institute invited Fresno Chess Club members to be their guests and to tour their historic building and library.  Afterwards, we played chess and played a simul with International Master John Donaldson.  This year, Fresno had no wins or draws!

August 30, 2008
"The Delphis Software Chess Open," at St. Agnes Medical Center conference rooms A & B, U.S.C.F. and California Sections.
September 6, 2008
Pledge Night on Channel 18, Valley Public Television. Time: 9-10:30 pm.  Entertainment for the night will be, "Rain the beatle experience."    
September 15, 2008
Pledge Night on Channel 18, Valley Public Television. Time: 8-10:00 pm.  Entertainment for the night will be, "Celtic Thunder."   
September 19, 2008  
"Blind Fun" and "Free Raffle Giveaway."  Must be present at the beginning of Blind Fun to receive your FREE raffle ticket (FCC members only). Owen and Jesse will battle each other blindfolded!  Demo board will show the game in progress.  After the game, the raffle begins.  Chess sets, T-shirts, ball caps and Carl's Jr. gift certificates will be given to lucky winners.  Don't miss out!  What a fun night is was!  Hundreds of dollars in gifts were given away after the game between Owen and Jesse ended in a DRAW.   
October 24, 2008"The Delphis Software Chess Expo with Susan Polgar." Susan will play an exhibition simul with 64 opponents starting at 7 pm at the Ramada Inn (Freeway 41 and Shaw Ave).
October 25, 2008
Breakfast with Susan Polgar at Denny's Restaurant on 1st and Shaw.  Get to meet and talk with her.  Great opportunity for photos.  (FCC members only.)
After breakfast, GM Polgar will be off to Reedley for the "Susan Polgar Scholastic Chess Tournament."  

 Delphis Software Chess Expo with Susan Polgar results:
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Fresno Chess Club02

Keith Draughon (Great Gramps) was the only one to win!
Haryanto Daud and Oscar Cabantac had draws.  Nice going!

November 14, 2008 
 Master Dr. Tim Roth challanged all who played in the simul (simultaneous game) that night (35 boards).  Skills were tested against a true master, and we had one winner that night. Congratulation goes to 12 year-old MAQSOOD MUSTAFA who chose a FCC Ballcap as his prize AND of course bragging rights for life!  
Some games had to be called a draw due to closing time.  Many members talked about how they had a win or were grateful for the draw because they felt they might have lost.  All in all, it was a fun night and even though the Doc lost one, he's willing to have another go at it.  
The next Dr. Roth simul will start earlier on a Saturday. This will allow plenty of time for all to finish their games. 

December 2, 2008
Some members watched Celtic Thunder at the Save Mart Center courtesy of Channel 18 Valley Public Television.  Thank you for the tickets.
December 6, 2008
Fresno County Chess Championship at St. Agnes Medical Center, conference rooms A & B. USCF and California Sections.

December 11, 2008
Another pledge night on channel 18.  8-10PM and the entertainment for the evening is, "50's Doo-Wop."  Ask Bob how to volunteer.  
Games will be posted

A great couple of days for chess!
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