Texas Armed Forces Chess

Proud Host of the 62nd Annual US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship

8-11 October 2021

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Donors List
We salute our Donors!

2021 Cash Donations: $8,563.00

  • Anonymous — $4,000
  • Jim Hollingsworth — $1,243
  • Mike Donovan — $500
  • John Farrell — $500
  • David Hater — $500
  • Tom Boyd — $300
  • Aldo Mendoza — $220
  • Eddie Rios — $200
  • Charle Fricks — $100
  • Michael Lennox — $100
  • Doug Stephens and Jocelyn — $100
  • James Walters — $100
  • Chris Wood — $100
  • Troy Gillispie — $75
  • Mark Bellnap — $50
  • Guy Macino — $50
  • Lane Bourgeois — $40
  • Katrina Muller — $40
  • Robert Tuttle — $40
  • Azeez Alade — $35
  • Cameron Dann — $30
  • Nicole Niemi — $30
  • Daniel Mattson — $25
  • Mike Tubbs — $25
  • Chase Watters — $25
  • Khristopher Juroshek — $20
  • Dennis Mercieri — $20
  • Jon Middaugh — $20
  • John Wood — $20
  • Dmitry Zlodorev — $15
  • Jim Anderau — $10
  • Internet Chess Club (ICC) — $10
  • Rene Martinez, Jr. — $10
  • Wayne Hatcher — $10

The above includes donations from three Arlington Chess Club online Fundraiser tournaments. Grand total raised by Arlington Chess Club = $1,813.00

  • April 11, 2021 — $163.00 total raised
    • Jim Hollingsworth — $113
    • Doug Stephens and Jocelyn — $20
    • Chris Wood — $20
    • Jim Anderau — $10

  • April 18, 2021 — $210.00 total raised
    • Jim Hollingsworth — $100
    • Nicole Niemi — $30
    • Troy Gillispie — $25
    • Doug Stephens and Jocelyn — $20
    • Chris Wood — $20
    • Dmitry Zlodorev — $15

  • May 22-23, 2021 — $1,440.00 total raised
    • Mike Donovan — $500
    • Aldo Mendoza — $200
    • Tom Boyd — $150
    • Jim Hollingsworth — $150
    • James Walters — $100
    • Doug Stephens and Jocelyn — $60
    • Chris Wood — $60
    • Mark Bellnap — $50
    • Troy Gillispie — $50
    • Guy Macino — $50
    • Katrina Muller — $40
    • Khristopher Juroshek — $20
    • Wayne Hatcher — $10

  • 2021 "In-Kind" Donations: $946.45

    • Chris Wood — $400.00
    • Al Woolum — $221.45
    • American Legion Post 379 — $170.00
    • Gary Gaiffe — $100.00
    • Jim Hollingsworth — $40.00
    • John Farrell — $15.00

    2020 Cash Donations: $1,748.83

    • Tom Boyd — $500.00
    • Leon Powers — $400.00
    • Jim Hollingsworth — $263.83
    • Chris Johnson — $100.00
    • Darryl West — $100.00
    • Cindy and Rubin Wells — $100.00
    • Anonymous Wise County — $50.00
    • Bill Maier — $50.00
    • Sheryl Mc Broom — $40.00
    • Chris Wood — $30.00
    • Curtis ukuchi — $25.00
    • Brandon Flores — $20.00
    • Ethan Sculthorp — $20.00
    • Doug Stephens — $20.00
    • Ben McGahee — $10.00
    • Jimmy Nazario — $10.00
    • Internet Chess Club (ICC) — $10.00

    2019 Cash Donations: $1,217.94 and $409.00 In-kind
    • James Walters — $100.00 cash and $399.00 In-kind
    • Anonymous Wise Cnty — $350.00
    • Jim Hollingsworth — $277.94 and $10.00 In-kind
    • Carmen Chairez — $100.00
    • Tom Crane — $100.00
    • Anonymous Oklahoma — $100.00
    • Sheryl McBroom — $60.00
    • Tammy Mata — $50.00
    • Ron Coraretti — $40.00
    • Randy Dixon — $10.00
    • Leon Powers — $10.00
    • Darryl West — $10.00
    • Liberty Mata — $5.00
    • Clarese Roberts — $5.00


    2019 "In-Kind" Donations: $409.00
    We salute our "In-Kind" Donors!

    • James Walters — $399.00 "In-Kind" estimated value for DGT chess board and extra clock


    Sponsors List
    We salute our Sponsors!
    • American Legion Post 379 in Bedford, Texas
    • Arlington Chess Club
    • Hubzone HQ
    • Internet Chess Club
    • Texas Armed Forces Chess
    • US Chess Trust


    Fundraising Events
    • BRAZOS IV
      • Saturday, 26 October 2019
      • The Waco Hogs ended a three-year skid with a dominating 21-9 vistory over the Tarrant Butchers. The event was a charity fundraiser raising a net of $230.85 for Texas Armed Forces Chess, a 501(C)(19), and the 2021 USAFOCC.

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 01
      • Sunday, 30 November 2020
      • Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
      • No players showed
      • Cancelled

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 02

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 03
      • Sunday, 19 January 2020
      • Won by Ben McGahee with a 2.5/3 score

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 04
      • Sunday, 26 January 2020
      • Won by Russ Heise with a 2.5/4 score

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 05

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 06

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 07

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 07–½
      • Sunday, 08 March 2020
      • One Quick-rated game to be combined with a future Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 08
      • Sunday, 22 March 2020
      • Cancelled due to COVID-19 situation

    • Fort Worth Veterans Chess Championship
      • Saturday, 28 March 2020
      • Cancelled on 10 March 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 09
      • Sunday, 12 April 2020
      • Cancelled due to COVID-19 situation

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 10
      • Sunday, 03 May 2020
      • Cancelled due to COVID-19 situation

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 11
      • Sunday, 24 May 2020
      • Cancelled due to COVID-19 situation

    • American Legion Texas Open Chess Championships
      • Sunday, 08 November 2020
      • Cancelled due to COVID-19 situation

    • Armed Forces Chess Fundraiser 12
      • Cancelled due to COVID-19 situation

    • 2021 US Armed Forces Open Chess Championship
      • 8 to 11 October 2021
      • FIDE and US Chess Rated for All
      • No Entrance Fee
      • Budget:   $13,000

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