North Dakota Chess Association

Letter to Fargo Forum

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Arthur W. Bayley November 10, 1925 - July 15, 2016

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RIO RANCHO, NM - Arthur W. Bayley, 90, Rio Rancho, died July 15, in Brookdale Assisted Living Home.
The memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at
Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Rugby, ND.

Mr. Bayley started playing tournament chess in Montana in the 1960's. He retired in 1990 and moved to Fargo, North Dakota. For several years, he was president of the Fargo-Moorhead Chess Association which started chess clubs in two or three dozen area schools. Fargo North High School was the North Dakota State Co-Champion the first year Mr. Bayley coached there. The Fargo-Moorhead Chess Association also conducted scholastic tournaments in towns across the state and at one time was the most active Chess Association in North Dakota. Mr. Bayley was elected to the North Dakota Chess Hall of Fame in 2000. He also coached chess in Albuquerque schools. Monte Vista elementary school won third in the Albuquerque competition the year he coached there.

Howard Johnson Inn Which Hosted Several Chess Tournaments in Fargo Demolished

Some of you may remember the Howard Johnson Inn in Fargo where we had a few North Dakota State Chess Championships held. Recently, it was demolished to make way for the downtown Fargo flood wall. Here are the before and after pictures of the Howard Johnson Inn in Fargo.

Howard Johnson Inn Before Demolishment
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Howard Johnson Inn After Demolishment May 24, 2016
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Submitting Tournaments and Events

You can now submit upcoming chess tournaments and events on the 'Submit Event' page.

North Dakota State Chess Championship Today

Welcome to the 2016 North Dakota State Chess Championship in Bismarck today and tomorrow. Post your championship experiences on the 'Forum' page.

North Dakota State Chess Championship

The North Dakota State Chess Championship is coming up soon at the Ramada in Bismarck on April 2nd and 3rd so be sure to book your rooms in time and arrange transportation if you need to.

Updated Website

I updated the website today to make it easier to view and navigate.

2015 North Dakota State Championship Results Online Now

The 2015 North Dakota State Championship (held in Bismarck, ND) results are now online at http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201505031932

Todd Wolf and NDCA Win Membership Awards from USCF

Todd Wolf (President of the NDCA) and the NDCA have won membership awards from the USCF for increasing the number of USCF members in the state of North Dakota. The full award letters can be seen at: NDCA Membership Award Letters

2015 North Dakota State Chess Championship

The 2015 North Dakota State Chess Championship will be held at the Ramada Inn in Bismarck, ND on May 2 and 3, 2015.

The John Leitel Birthday Open Played Today

Eight players attended the John Leitel Birthday Open at the Family Fare Community Room in Moorhead, MN today. Below are John's birthday cake and John playing during the tournament.

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Forum Now Available

There is now a 'Forum' page on this website where you can create and reply to discussions about local chess events.

North Dakota State Chess Championship Results

This is the USCF crosstable for the North Dakota State Chess Championship which was held on October 18 and 19 at the Howard Johnson Inn in Fargo: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201410195792

North Dakota State Chess Championship

The 2014 North Dakota State Chess Championship is being held at the Howard Johnson Inn in Fargo on October 18 and 19. The entry fee is $40 for adults and $20 for K-12.

Website Redesign

Welcome to the newly redesigned ndchess.com website. Going forward, ndchess.org will now redirect to ndchess.com which will be the new official website for the North Dakota Chess Association.