Sample On-line Certificate
5 January 2015: On-line Certificates for CJA Awards now available for 2013 & 2014
I am pleased to announce that the 2013 and 2014 Award Certificates are now available. Thanks to our webmaster J. Franklin Campbell for his assistance.
The awards are downloadable to allow maximize flexibility. Those who have websites will be able to cut and paste or download onto their page. You are also welcome to print out the certificate either on a heavy paper suitable for hanging or on regular paper for filing.
Now that we have designed a method that has proven useful for 2013 and 2014, we will go back and create awards for 2011 and 2012 as well. The rather abrupt changes that occurred in 2011 had left those documents uncreated and unsigned. Since all the scores have been determined and announced, I will go ahead and sign those documents as well.
I apologize for the delay in these and look forward to a more streamlined process in future years. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
The links to the on-line certificates can be found on these web pages:
Joshua M. Anderson
CJA Awards Chairman
Webmaster Note: If you click on the "Certificate" link to view your awards' certificate a popup window will appear containing your certificate. In some browsers you can right-click and get a menu allowing you to print it. In some browsers, such as Firefox, you can print it by selecting the window (click anywhere on the popup window) and clicking Ctrl-P on your keyboard. If you have problems contact the Webmaster or Awards Chairman.
If you see any errors in the information on the awards pages or the on-line Certificates, send your corrections to Awards Error Report. When the on-line certificates are ready for 2011 & 2012 there will be an announcement on this web site.
Chess Life Editor Daniel Lucas
17 September 2014: CJA Member to run New York City Marathon to raise money for scholastic chess
Daniel Lucas, CJA member, USCF Director of Publications and Chess Life Editor, is attempting to raise $3,750 to support scholastic chess by running in this year's New York City Marathon November 2, 2014. Not new to running marathons, he is hoping to raise awareness of USCF along with some money to support programs for scholastic chess.
You can read more details on the USCF site and make a contribution at the crowdrise.com site.
16 August 2014: Updated Membership List
Our Secretary/Treasurer Randall Hough has provided an
updated CJA membership list, effective 16 August 2014. It is now available on the Membership List page.
Lucas and Shahade at Meeting
5 August 2014: Agenda for Annual Meeting
CJA President Frank Niro has provided the agenda used for the recent CJA Annual Meeting along with a few photos from the meeting. More information on the CJA meeting should be available in the future.
See: 2014 Annual Meeting Agenda
1 August 2014: Winners of the Annual CJA Chess Journalism Awards Announced
The winners of the annual CJA Awards were announced today during the annual CJA meeting.
See: 2014 Award Winners
Awards Committee Chairman and Chief Judge Joshua Anderson has sent this message:
I once again had the honor of presiding over the Chess Journalist of America’s award competition. The task brings with it the pleasure of working with journalists and chess players throughout the country. It also means getting to work with a large group of judges qualified in a great variety of fields.
The judges this year were: Dan Heisman, J. Franklin Campbell (who also is a tremendous help with all the computer/website work), Peter Minear, Rodion Rubenchik, Dov Gorman, Peter Tamburro, Mark Taylor, Dan Lucas, Al Lawrence, Myron and Rachel Lieberman, Howard Goldowsky, Eric Johnson, Jeff Roland, Eric Holcomb, Harvey Lerman, David Sands, Matthew Bengtson, Randy Hough, Adam Caveny, John J. Dill, Keith Ammann, GM Andy Soltis, IM Anthony Saidy, IM John Donaldson, Rob Fusco, John Hartmann, Paul Fielding, Neil Brennan. Among this diverse group, one can find experts in any field.
This task, though a great privilege and pleasure, and one I look forward to continuing next year, is rather time consuming. I am fortunate to have family and friends who help me meet the continued real world challenges. This year, Sally Schuster, Debra Downing, and Simon Varner, deserve special mention for their help. More important than all of this help is the patience and understanding of my wife Brandy, and to her I give the biggest thank you of all.
30 July 2014: Annual CJA Members' Meeting on Friday 1 August 2014
This could be an important meeting for CJA, and all members and interested parties are encouraged to attend. The USCF Call to Delegates document contains a schedule for all meetings. The annual CJA meeting is scheduled for 2:00pm local time on Friday, Aug. 1 at the site of the U.S. Open Championship. Two other meetings of possible interest to CJA members are the Publications meeting at 1:00pm just before the CJA meeting in the same meeting room. At 3:00pm immediately following the CJA meeting (but apparently in a different meeting room) is the Website Advisory meeting.
For the complete meeting schedule from the Delegate's Call click here.
I invite those who attend the CJA meeting to send comments, reports and photos for publication on this web site. Send comments and photos (in any digital format) to Contact
30 July 2014: Archive of old CJA news re-organized
This CJA web site became active in early 2000. As time passed, news stories kept being added to the home page and the page became rather lengthy. Eventually all the news items before 2010 were move to a separate archive page. New there are two additional archive pages for the news of 2010-2011 and 2012-2013. The links to the archive pages are listed at the bottom of the home page and each archive page:
Pre-2010 News 2010&2011 News 2012&2013 News
28 July 2014: The Minutes for the 2013 Annual Meeting is now available
The 2013 Minutes has been added to the Annual CJA Meetings page.
5 July 2014: Entries Received list updated
The list of entries received for the annual CJA Awards competition has been updated and should now be complete. See: 2014 Entries Received
9 June 2014: From the CJA Awards Chairman:
Deadline for annual CJA Awards competition extended to June 30, 2014.
If you wish to send an entry for the 2014 CJA Awards competition there is still time. The entry date has been extended to Monday, June 30, 2014. The original announcement of the awards program is at 2014 Awards Program Announcement and has been updated with this new deadline date.
26 April 2014: Annual CJA Awards Program Announced
Joshua Anderson, the Chairman of the CJA Awards Committee and Chief Judge, has announced the call for entries to the 2014 Annual CJA Chess Journalism Awards. The categories for entries are the same as last year. For the full announcement go to 2014 Awards Program Announcement.
2 March 2014: The Chess Journalist Winter 2013
Interim Editor of the CJA journal The Chess Journalist Mark Taylor has mailed the latest copy of our journal dated Winter 2013. Most members should have received their copy by now. This issue will be made available for download from The Chess Journalist page about March 14, 2014.
25 February 2014: Revisions to Membership List
Several additions and corrections have been made to the Membership List page dated 14 February 2014. Any additional errors/omisions should be reported to the Secretary/Treasurer Randall Hough, His contact information is available on the Directory of Officials page.
14 February 2014: Updated Membership List
Our Secretary/Treasurer Randall Hough has provided an
updated CJA membership list, effective 14 February 2014. It is now available on the Membership List page.