AMATEUR TEAM PLAYOFFS ARE BACK ON
We reported on Feb. 9 that the US Amateur Team playoffs, for the first time in many years, would not be held. However, USCF Scholastic Director Tom Brownscombe reported yesterday that the situation has changed, and that these playoffs will be held after all, using the USCF's online play site, US Chess Live. The four US Amateur Team tournaments will be held next weekend, but we are not aware of the date for the playoffs.
Organizers of the US Amateur Team West in Los Angeles were recently surprised to hear that apparently, no playoffs were scheduled. Jerry Hanken of Los Angeles contacted Executive Board member Helen Warren, who reportedly complained to the USCF office about the cancellation.