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Old November 14th 04, 07:18 PM
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The 10th (or so) Fresno County Championship will not be held this coming
week-end. This is the second year of it's collapse since USCF adult dues were
raised to $49. It took a couple of years for the full impact of the dues
increase to hit home.

No new USCF memberships will be sold. No USCF renewals will be submitted to
HQ. No new USCF members will excitedly flip through the catalog to plan
purchases. No plans will be hatched at the tournament for USCF members to
carpool and rent rooms to attend big tournaments in LA or the SF Bay area. No
plans will be be laid to go to the National, American, Western States or World
Open.

The two remaining local yearly adult tournaments will collapse when the loyal
chess loving long term organizers decide that doing everything right to get
15-30 players as opposed to 40-70 players is no longer worth the effort. No
new organizers will step forward to fill the gap.

$49 USCF adult dues = Central California is now an adult chess wasteland.

Nice Going Guys!

BTW, the Visalia Spring Picnic (with about a 15 year history) will not be held
this coming spring.

Nice Going Guys Again!
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Old November 14th 04, 08:02 PM
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"Sam Sloan" wrote in message
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Hasn't Bill Goichberg admitted his mistake and reduced the dues back
to what they were?


No.


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Old November 14th 04, 08:29 PM
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The Sarasota championship will not be held for the umpteenth year in a row..
maybe 50 or 60 years... because no one will pay USCF dues.

Old Haasie
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Old November 14th 04, 10:03 PM
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The Sarasota Chess Club has not been a USCF affiliate since July 1993. When
was the last time the club ran a USCF-rated tournament? (George Mirijanian)
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I don't think the Sarasota Chess Club ever ran a USCF rated tournament...
even in its best days.. which were few. Years ago the club got kicked out of
the Salvation Army building and now operates Friday afternoons at the Senior
Friendship Center. It's five or six members make Old Haasie look like an
olympic runner. If you want to take a seat, you have to wipe the drool off the
board.

Old Haasie
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Old November 15th 04, 12:44 AM
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Hasn't Bill Goichberg admitted his mistake and reduced the dues back
to what they were?

Too late. The adult membeship and local organizer base is gone.
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Old November 15th 04, 12:46 AM
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1998: 6th FCC (not USCF-rated?) No. of players = ?

Was USCF rated. Was in the 50-60 players range.
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Old November 15th 04, 12:47 AM
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1999: 7th FCC - 55 players
2000: 8th FCC - 54 players
2001: 9th FCC - 34 players
2002: 10th FCC - 35 players
2003: No USCF-rated tourney held
2004: No USCF-rated tourney to be held


Bingo! Nice job USCF Old Guard!
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