Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thanks for Making July a Great Month for the BCF!

Grandmaster Larry Christiansen, photo from Wikipedia
On the final day of July, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped us with a very successful Membership Appreciation Month. I know I'm probably forgetting all sorts of people who helped, so please accept my apologies in advance.  In no particular order ....

-- Thank you to International Grandmaster and 3-time US Champion Larry Christiansen, who helped make our BCF Master Challenge a success by offering fascinating and engaging game commentary.

-- Thank you to BCF Board President Charles Riordan.  Charles helped in many ways. He donated the Fide rating fee for our signature event, helped organize our Annual Summer Picnic, and worked closely with the fundraising committee to plan the entire month.
Bob Messenger

-- A big thank you to Bob Messenger, who volunteered his time to direct our BCF Master Challenge tournament.  Bob truly cares about the chess community, and we are lucky to have his service.

-- Thank you to BCF Board Member Mike Griffin, who once again handled most of the cooking duties at our Annual Summer Picnic.

-- Thank you to BCF Board Member Doc Kinne, who transmitted moves to Grandmaster Christiansen during the BCF Master Challenge so the games could be analyzed.  Doc said he always wanted to be a runner, but I think it was more stressful than he expected it would be!

-- Thank you to the entire BCF Board, including Natasha Christiansen, Bernardo Iglesias, and Dan Schmidt.  We worked together as a team and together we made July a good month for the Foundation!

We have a wonderful group of volunteers who give their time, energy and abilities to the BCF to support local chess.  We are truly blessed!

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