ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2011 ALL-NAVY CHESS TEAM

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SUBJ/ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2011 ALL-NAVY CHESS TEAM// POC MS. JANE 
WESTBAY/NF-4/CIV/CNIC/WASHINGTON DC/TEL: 202-433-6935
/DSN: 288-6935/FAX: 202-433-0936/EMAIL: JANE.WESTBAY@NAVY.MIL//



RMKS/1.  THE 2011 MILITARY CHESS SEASON IS APPROACHING.  IF YOU ARE 
INTERESTED IN COMPETING FOR A SPOT ON THE ALL-NAVY CHESS TEAM, MARK YOUR 
CALENDAR FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:
    29 APR-1 MAY - ALL-NAVY CHESS QUALIFIER AT NAVAL AIR STATION
    MERIDIAN
    13-17 JUN - INTERSERVICE MILITARY CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA
    8-12 AUG, 22ND NATO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP IN LITHUANIA

2.  THE ALL-NAVY CHESS QUALIFIER WILL BE HELD 29 APR-1 MAY AT NAVAL AIR 
STATION MERIDIAN.  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.  THE INTERSERVICE CHESS TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD 13-17 JUN AT MARINE 
CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA.  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.

4.  THE NATO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD IN LITHUANIA, 8-12 AUG.  
THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL MILITARY COMPETITION.

5.  ACTIVE DUTY NAVY, COAST GUARD AND PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE PERSONNEL 
INTERESTED IN COMPETING FOR A SPOT ON THE ALL-NAVY CHESS TEAM MUST 
SUBMIT APPLICATION NLT 31 MAR.  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; AND MUST OBTAIN COMMAND AUTHORIZATION TO COMPETE IN NAVY 
QUALIFIER, INTERSERVICE AND NATO TOURNAMENTS IF SELECTED TO ADVANCE TO 
EACH LEVEL OF COMPETITION.

6.  APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE MORALE WELFARE, AND 
RECREATION WEBSITE AT WWW.MWR.NAVY.MIL, UNDER CHESS OR BY CONTACTING 
COMMANDER, NAVY INSTALLATIONS COMMAND (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 E-MAIL TO NAVY.CHESS.FCT@NAVY.MIL

7.  INDIVIDUALS SELECTED TO COMPETE IN THE 2011 ALL-NAVY CHESS QUALIFIER 
WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA PHONE CALL OR E-MAIL NOT LATER THAN 15 APRIL.  ALL 
PERSONNEL SELECTED WILL TRAVEL ON INVITATIONAL TRAVEL ORDERS ISSUED AND 
COORDINATED BY CNIC N923.

8.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL JOHN M. BIRD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.

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