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LEHIGH VALLEY CHESS ASSOCIATION

LEHIGH VALLEY CHESS ASSOCIATION

LEHIGH VALLEY CHESS ASSOCIATIONLEHIGH VALLEY CHESS ASSOCIATIONLEHIGH VALLEY CHESS ASSOCIATION

Celebrating 1574 USCF rated chess events in over 12 years


Bruce Davis Sr.

President

484.866.3045

bdavis@lehighvalleychessclub.org

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CHESS LESSONS

Free Chess Lessons on February 25, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Bruce Davis is the President of Lehigh Valley Chess Association. He will be providing Chess Lessons for beginners on February 25, 2020, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the Belvidere Chess Club.


Bruce is available for on-demand private lessons as well. Please contact him directly for more details.


Below are some of Bruce Davis' achievements:

  • President of Lehigh Valley Chess, Bethlehem, Allentown, PA (coming soon is Phillipsburg, NJ)
  • Vice President of the Garden State Chess League (NJ/PA-based)
  • US Chess Federation Special Circumstances Committee (Committee of the Year) 2017-2018
  • US Chess Federation Chess in Education Committee 2018-2019
  • 56 Years playing Chess, 24 years training Young Chess minds to be  Champions
  • 12+ years Founder and President Lehigh Valley Chess Association (Organizer, Player, Teacher, Tournament Director)

February 25, 2020 Chess Lessons Location

Belvidere Chess Club


Belvidere Community Center 

301 Second Street, Belvidere, NJ


Bruce Davis Sr.
President
484.866.3045
bdavis@lehighvalleychessclub.org

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Upcoming events & tournaments

February 28, 2020

FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ


8 Rounds, G/5 d2  


EVENT LOCATION CHANGED


Redeemer Lutheran Church

822 North 19th Street, Allentown, PA  


On-site Registration Starts at 6:30 pm 

Event 1: 7 - 9 pm, Event 2: 9 - 11 pm


Entry Fee: $5/event

February 29, 2020

SATURDAY QUADS


3 Rounds, G/40 d5


College Hill Moravian Church 

72 W Laurel St, Bethlehem, PA


On-site Registration Starts at 1:30 pm 

Round 1: 2:00 pm, Next Round: ASAP


Entry Fee: $10


March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020

MONDAY NIGHT BLITZ


8 Rounds, G/5 d2


St. Johns Richlandtown Activity Center

26 First Avenue, Richlandtown, PA


Registration: 6 pm

Rounds: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Entry Fee: $5

March 3, 2020

TUESDAY NIGHT BLITZ


8 Rounds, G/5 d2


Belvidere Community Center

301 2nd Street, Belvidere, NJ


Registration: 6 pm

Rounds: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Entry Fee: $5

March 28, 2020

1st Annual NEW HORIZONS LVCA SPRING SCHOLASTIC $375 Gtd-RBO


5SS, G/30 d5


College Hill Moravian Church

72 W Laurel St, Bethlehem, PA


Registration: 10 am

Rounds: 11 am, ASAP


Entry Fee: $40 by 3/23, $45 after

April 25, 2020

6th Annual LVCA BRUCE ALBERSTON MEMORIAL $2000 Gtd-RBO


5SS, G/30 d5


College Hill Moravian Church

72 W Laurel St, Bethlehem, PA


Registration ends: 10:45 am

Rounds: 11, 12:30, 2:30, 4, 5:30


Entry Fee: $35 by 4/20, $45 after. GM/IM free; $35 from prize

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#AbhimanyuMishra

IM ABHIMANYU MISHRA

Support Abhi to become youngest GM in the world

IM Abhimanyu Mishra a.k.a. Abhi started his journey of chess at the age of 2 and a half. He had his first taste of success in his first tournament where he bagged the first position. Then there was no looking back. He went on to become the New Jersey K-3 champion when he was still in  Kindergarten.


At the age of 6, he played a simultaneous exhibition game against Current world #2  rated player Super GM Fabiano  Caruana. He lost the game but got the fighting spirit award. (videos are  at  https://www.facebook.com/abhimayumishrachess )


He bagged the silver medal in both North American youth @ Costa Rica and world cadet @ Brazil Under-8 chess tournament to name a few. Growing leaps and bounds in his chess career, he went on to become the youngest ever  US Chess Expert and youngest ever US Chess Master. 


Youngest Chess Master in USA chess history at the age of 9 yr 2 months

https://new.uschess.org/kids/abhimanyu-mishra-youngest-us-chess-master-ever/


Youngest Chess Expert in USA chess history at the age of 7yr 6 months
https://new.uschess.org/news/meet-abhimanyu-mishra-our-youngest-ever-us-chess-expert/

He was invited by Kasparov Chess Foundation young star program for a rigorous 3-day interview by Legendary world champion Garry Kasparov.
He cleared it in his first attempt and currently being mentored by  KCF head coach GM Alexander Chernin from HUN. 


Abhimanyu Mishra really stands out in this group with a rating of more than 300 points higher than that of Carlsen at the age of 11. Magnus got his first rating (2064) in April 2001. He was in the U-12 which is very late by modern standards.

Donate Now

Please donate to Abhimanyu Mishra on gofundme.com. Note that no part of the proceeds goes towards Lehigh Valley Chess Association.

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Briefs

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Play Chess!

Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Chess Association, an active club engaging parents and kids in & around the Lehigh Valley area in the skilled game of chess. The chess club is continuously holding weekly events on Friday nights & Saturday afternoons. You will be able to browse the complete details about the club's events and tournaments on this website. Please contact Mr. Bruce Davis for details regarding upcoming events, tournaments & chess lessons.


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USCF Membership Required to Play

USCF membership required to play.

$17 annual USCF membership for 12 years old and under. 

$22 / $26 / $40 annual USCF membership for others based on age.

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Enroll online for events & tournaments

Please enroll electronically in advance, if possible.
Online enrollment by VENMO to BruceR-DavisSr or by PAYPAL to srdiamondd@yahoo.com.
For PAYPAL payments, please choose "NO FEE, SEND TO FRIEND" option.
Kindly mention Player Name & USCF # while making the payment.   
On-site payments also accepted before Round 1 starts.

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Learn Chess!

Chess lessons available for 3-year old kids & up. 


Many of my students have gone on to become US Chess Experts, National Masters, State Champions, and US junior team players.


Chess in schools available to those able to facilitate.

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Chess Kid Discounted Membership

Purchase / renew new gold membership for just $7 per year.

Regular price is $49 per year.

1021 Lehigh Valley kids have opened accounts and practicing.



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Impact of Chess

Chess teaches foresight, by having to plan ahead; vigilance, by having to keep watch over the whole chessboard; caution, by having to restrain ourselves from making hasty moves; and finally, we learn from chess the greatest maxim in life - that even when everything seems to be going badly for us we should not lose heart, but always hoping for a change for the better, steadfastly continue searching for the solutions to our problems. 


- Benjamin Franklin

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Volunteer

Following Women and Girls events?

It can only be done with your support.

Please Respond as willing to Volunteer to HELP! 

This is your club in your community for your benefit and improved quality of life!  


Please advocate and help train women/girl beginners for playing and practicing for this year and followiing years to come.

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Accessibility of our premises

Wheelchair accessibility is not approved in advance for all. 


We apologize to inform that on February 22nd wheelchair accessibility is not available at College Hill Moravian Church.

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Inclusive

Serving all, including kids, girls, women, veterans, hearing impaired, visually impaired, autistic spectrum, scholastic players in chess.

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Contact Us

Lehigh Valley Chess Club

Have a question about our club, or about how we can help you or your kid in chess? Send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Saturday Club Location

College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W Laurel St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018, United States

Bruce Davis Sr. President 484.866.3045 bdavis@lehighvalleychessclub.org

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