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About the Newfoundland and Labrador School Chess Association (NLSCA)

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 13343, Station "A", St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. A1B 4B7

Mission Statement:

The Newfoundland and Labrador School Chess Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to the introduction and promotion of chess in our schools as a means to nurture logical thinking and problem solving skills in our school children.

Description:

The Newfoundland and Labrador School Chess Association (NLSCA) is made up of a group of volunteers who promote and encourage chess in our schools. We sponsor tournaments in individual schools, inter-school tournaments, regional tournaments and provincial tournaments. We have almost 1000 school children registered in the province.

Every year we send a team of 12 players (1 from each grade 1-12) to the Canadian Chess Challenge. Last year (May 2013), the National Canadian Chess Challenge was held in Ottawa, Ontario. For details see our Canadian Chess Challenge pages.

For the past ten years we have organized a successfull summer chess camp at Memorial University, providing instructions and workshops for our young chess players. Participants of the camp can play chess all day, or they can do a combination of both chess and outdoor activities This camp has been very successful and we plan to run it every year.

The NLSCA does all its own fundraising and thanks to the financial support of our major sponsors, we have been able to help send our top players to the national tournaments. Newfoundland has an excellent record, one we are all proud of. We have some excellent chess players who are very competent and who have held their own against some of Canada's chess prodigies. As a team, we have placed as high as fourth in Canada at the Canadian Chess Challenge and every year we strive to improve on our overall performance.

If you would like information on how to get involved with our association, you can contact one of our volunteers:

   
Executive Committee CCC Nationals Hosting Committee
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Michael Pickard (Chair)

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Chris Dawson  (Chair)

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Miriam Sheppard (Provincial Coordinator)

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Norah Duggan

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Sherrie Komiak (Treasurer)

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Mike Pickard

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Cameron Locke (Western Region)

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Randy Andersen

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Clifford Budgell (Central Region)

 
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Deanna Norman (Eastern Region)

 
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Brian Russell (Medals/Trophies)

   
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Michael Chislett

   
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Sheri-Lynn Dormody

   
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Norah Duggan

   
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Dave McKeown

   
 

 
       

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Last updated: September 2013