Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Player IM Rogelio Barcenilla Committed !

Hello Again!

Recently a new player has committed to joining the the Arizona Scorpions ! Rogelio Barcenilla, rated 2560, has committed to joining the team and will be a great help as he is well known to be very strong IM.

With the addition of Rogelio our roster now has 7 players. We will be adding players to the roster and will be announcing these additions on this blog. If anyone has any thoughts on team lineups and possible players to be added you can make a comment...alright talk to everyone soon !

An Arizona Team in the US Chess League -- the Arizona Scorpions!

Hello all !

As has been announced recently on Arizona has joined the US Chess League and will be playing under the name Arizona Scorpions next season! This is a great chance to join an upcoming league and compete against some of the best players in the nation.

The teams in the league have 8 players with 2 alternate players(who can play only one or two games) during the season. During one match only 4 players can play at a time and their average rating must be 2400 or below. This makes the players chosen for the team important as a team needs to be well rounded and not simply the top players.

The Manager of our team will be Leo Martinez, while the only Assistant Manager at the moment is Robby Adamson. What makes our team unique is that Tucson and Phoenix are included in the team and the team will be playing in both cities throughout the season. Since we have strong players scattered throughout the state this makes our team stronger and easier to coordinate.

So far we have committments from IM Levon Altounian, IM Mark Ginsburg, FM Danny Rensch, FM Robby Adamson, FM Ken Larsen, and NM Leo Martinez. We have many others interested and will be announcing other committments throughout this blog.

If anyone has any questions about the league or the team please reply to this blog.