Monday, July 20, 2009

Knockouts Seek Writers and Bloggers

The New Jersey Knockouts, a member of the United States Chess League, starts its third season later this summer. Team members include GM Joel Benjamin, GM Boris Gulko, IM Dean Ippolito, among others. We are looking for interested people who would like to contribute to the NJKO blog and website, by doing player interviews, match previews, match wrapups, and general interest articles on the Knockouts and the USCL. Please contact Rob Bernard, manager of the Knockouts at if you are interested.

Check out the USCL site at , and the NJKO blog at . We hope to hear from some of you.

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Jersey Knockouts have a new manager...

... and that would be me.

Details forthcoming, but it's true; I'm the new manager of the New Jersey Knockouts of the United States Chess League.

That means that I will be cutting down on the amount of USCL-related stuff that I had been doing the past couple of years. I will be continuing the USCL ratings, but I will discontinue the power rankings, the top board honors, and being a part of the prediction contest... unless I can figure out a way to make all of those 100% automated. It's possible, but I also have a life outside of the USCL.