Ron Nurmi has two passions in life: chess and history. He retired after serving as IASCA secretary for nine years at the 2017 board meeting. And his service throughout the years left its a mark on IASCA history.
The U.S. Open Practice Quads on July 26 will be held at the Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th St. Coralville, in the Schwab Auditorium in the basement. The address posted as the location before was incorrect. This has been corrected.
Accolades go to Steven Cusumano of Nebraska after a resounding finish in Wellsburg. The 1907-rated Cusumano dominated the 17-player field on May 13, finishing with a perfect score, after defeating Thomas Gaul in the championship game.