ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR 2012 ALL-NAVY CHESS TEAM

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SUBJ/ACCEPTING APPLICIANTS FOR 2012 ALL-NAVY CHESS TEAM// POC/WESTBAY, 
JANE/CIV/CNIC/-/TEL: (202)433-6935/TEL: DSN 288-6935/


FAX: (202)433-0936/FAX: DSN 288-0936/EMAIL: JANE.WESTBAY(AT)NAVY.MIL/ /

RMKS/1. THE 2012 MILITARY CHESS SEASON IS APPROACHING FAST. IF YOU PLAY CHESS 
AND ARE INTERESTED IN COMPETING FOR A SPOT ON THE ALL-NAVY CHESS TEAM, MARK 
YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:
A. 2-4 MARCH 2012, ALL-NAVY CHESS QUALIFIER, NAS OCEANA, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA B. 
SUMMER 2012, INTERSERVICE MILITARY CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS, SAN ANTONIO, TX, 
HOSTED BY AIR FORCE C. AUGUST 2012, 23RD NATO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP, FRANCE

2. THE ALL-NAVY CHESS QUALIFIER WILL BE HELD 2-4 MARCH 2012 AT NAS OCEANA IN 
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. TWELVE OF THE TOP RATED NAVY CHESS TEAM APPLICANTS WILL BE 
SELECTED TO COMPETE FOR A SPOT ON THE SIX-MEMBER ALL-NAVY CHESS TEAM. THE ALL-
NAVY CHESS TEAM WILL ADVANCE TO THE INTERSERVICE CHESS TOURNAMENT.

3. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ALL-NAVY CHESS QUALIFIER, FIVE PLAYERS WILL BE 
SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN A SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITION AGAINST CHESS 
GRANDMASTER, SUSAN POLGAR. THE EXHIBITION WILL KICK OFF THE NORFOLK INITIATIVE 
FOR CHESS EXCELLENCE (NICE) ALL-GIRL VIRGINIA QUEEN'S CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP ON 2 
MARCH 2012.

4. THE INTERSERVICE CHESS TOURNAMENT WILL BE HOSTED BY AIR FORCE IN SAN 
ANTONIO, TX PRIOR TO AUGUST 2012, DATES TBD. THE ALL-NAVY CHESS TEAM WILL 
COMPETE WITH PLAYERS FROM THE OTHER MILITARY SERVICES FOR A SPOT ON THE SIX-
MEMBER INTERSERVICE CHESS TEAM. THE INTERSERVICE CHESS TEAM WILL ADVANCE TO 
THE NATO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

5. THE NATO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD IN FRANCE IN AUGUST 2012, DATES 
TBD. THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL MILITARY COMPETITION.

6. ACTIVE DUTY NAVY, COAST GUARD AND PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE PERSONNEL 
INTERESTED IN COMPETING FOR A SPOT ON THE ALL-NAVY CHESS TEAM MUST SUBMIT AN 
APPLICATION NLT 27 JANUARY 2012. APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: MUST BE ON ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE NAVY, COAST GUARD OR 
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE; MUST BE A U.S. CHESS FEDERATION MEMBER IN GOOD 
STANDING; MUST HAVE A CURRENT, ESTABLISHED U.S. CHESS FEDERATION RATING, OR BE 
IN THE PROCESS OF ESTABLISHING RATING; AND MUST OBTAIN COMMAND AUTHORIZATION 
TO COMPETE IN THE NAVY QUALIFIER, INTERSERVICE AND NATO TOURNAMENTS IF 
SELECTED TO ADVANCE TO EACH LEVEL OF COMPETITION.

7. APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE MWR WEBSITE AT WWW.NAVYMWR.ORG, 
UNDER CHESS OR BY CONTACTING CNIC FLEET AND FAMILY READINESS RECREATION BRANCH 
(N923). ALL APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO COMMANDER, NAVY 
INSTALLATIONS COMMAND (N923), 716 SICARD ST SE, SUITE 1000, WASHINGTON NAVY 
YARD, DC 20374-5140; VIA FAX TO
COMM: (202)433-0936 OR DSN: 288-0936; OR VIA EMAIL TO NAVY.CHESS.FCT@NAVY.MIL.

8. INDIVIDUALS SELECTED TO COMPETE IN THE 2012 ALL-NAVY CHESS QUALIFIER WILL 
BE NOTIFIED VIA PHONE CALL OR EMAIL NO LATER THAN 3 FEBRUARY 2012. ALL 
PERSONNEL SELECTED WILL TRAVEL ON INVITATIONAL TRAVEL ORDERS ISSUED AND 
COORDINATED BY N923. AUTHORIZED TRAVEL, LODGING AND MEAL ALLOWANCE 
REIMBURSEMENT WILL BE PAID TO PLAYERS AFTER COMPLETION OF EACH LEVEL OF 
COMPETITION UPON SUBMISSION OF NAF TRAVEL CLAIM TO N923.

9. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL J. M. BIRD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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