Texas Armed Forces Chess

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

8-11 October 2021

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Texas Armed Forces Chess Champions

     Modeled after the annual US Armed Forces Chess Championship (USAFOCC).

Year Champion Event/Source
2018 Jim Hollingsworth Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship
Hillsboro
Directed by Chris Wood
2017 Rudy Tia Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship
North Richland Hills
Directed by Chris Wood
2000 Don Sutherland Texas Armed Forces Championship
San Antonio
Directed by Mark Harrington
1995 Duane Solley Texas Armed Services Champions
San Antonio
Directed by Duane Solley
1994 Jose Silva
Donald Flourney
Fidel Cerano
Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship
Lackland AFB
Directed by Gregory Wren
1993 Bill Wall Texas Armed Forces Championship
San Antonio
Source: Bill Wall website
1992 Elvin Wilson Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship
Directed by Bill Wall
Source: Bill Wall website
1992 Joseph Spencer Texas Military Championship
San Antonio
Directed by Gregory Wren


Texas Military Veterans Champions

     Modeled after the Veterans Open Championship (VOC) associated with the annual USAFOCC.

Year Champion Event/Source
2018 Charles Fricks Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship
Hillsboro
Directed by Chris Wood
2017 Jhonel Baniel Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship
North Richland Hills
Directed by Chris Wood


Texas Legacy Chess Champions

     Awarded only to non-Texans playing in the Texas Armed Forces and Military Veterans Open Chess Championships. However, the player must be a Texas Chess Association member.

Year Champion Event/Source
2018 Ron Farrar Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship
Hillsboro
Directed by Chris Wood
2017 John Farrell Texas Armed Forces Chess Championship
North Richland Hills
Directed by Chris Wood


National Chess Master Bill Wall Texas Legacy Award

     Criteria for this award include: Honorable Military Service, a Texas chess connection, extensive years of selfless service, and an extraordinary impact upon the chess-playing community. Honoree names are a closely guarded secret until the presentation ceremony.

Year Honoree
2018 Tom Crane
2017 Carmen Chairez


Sincere thanks and appreciation to
Bill Wall
for his extensive Military Chess Archives
http://billwall.phpwebhosting.com/articles/chess_armed_forces.htm


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