Saturday, December 1, 2012

Heady stuff!

2012 USCL champions!
They did it!  The  Seattle Sluggers closed out the season tonight with a win over Philadelphia to secure the US Chess League championship!

Congratulations on your big win, especially to the gentleman on Board 3: Josh!


  1. Jen, are there very many girls/women on the chess team or in chess clubs?

    Congratulations to Josh and his team! So great!!!

  2. Though I don't know if the Sluggers rotating team roster included women this year, I can say with confidence that there are more girls involved in the game than ever before.

    Of note, chess legend and local icon, Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson, once ranked the second-best women's chess player in the world, and for whom Josh had a long-standing professional relationship with, died just last month at the age of 55. Her legacy lives on, especially here in the Seattle area where her teaching and advocacy for girls was firmly rooted.

  3. Wonderful! Thank you! Ginny