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Jim Hollingsworth
Chess Bio


  • Chief TD and co-Organizer, BRAZOS

  • USCF Local TD
    • 17 Tournaments as Chief TD (according to USCF electronic records going back only to 1991)
    • Expert with manual pairing cards
    • Proficient with computer pairing systems
    • Library includes USCF Official Rules of Chess (Editions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
    • Recruited and trained many TD's over the years
  • USCF Life Member
    • Library includes 50 years of Chess Life
  • Co-founder of RRSO, the annual team match between the most fanatical chess players in Oklahoma and Texas
  • Texas Chess Team Captain (2003, 2016, 2017)

  • Chess Expert
    • Peak rating is 2004 (June 1988)
    • Rating Floor is 1800
    • "Once an Expert always an Expert" (GM Larry Evans)
  • Ranked in the 95th Percentile for all Texas chess players

  • Ranked in the 90th Percentile for all USA chess players

  • 727 Lifetime rated chess games

  • Active member of the Tarrant County Chess Club

  • Served honorably in and retired from the U.S. Army

  • Member, Army Chess Team (1989)

  • Top Twelve Distinction out of over 100 applicants (four times), U.S. Army
    • U.S. Army Chess Championship (1983, 1989, 1991, 2007, 2008)
    • Fort Bragg Chess co-Champion (2006)
    • Fort Bragg Chess Champion (2007)
  • Lawton (OK) City Chess Champion (1987)

  • Cameron University (Lawton, OK) Chess Champion (1987)

  • Southwest Oklahoma Speed Chess Champion (1991)

  • Lawton (OK) City Speed Chess Champion (1990)

  • Other Interests:
    • Artist
    • Photography
    • Webmaster and creator of Award Winning Chess Websites

     It's 1983.  All Army Chess Championship, Fort Meade, Maryland.  Rating 1420.  Ranked 34 out of 35 of the U.S. Army's best chess players present.  Quietly watching Klaus Brosius, Chief TD, manipulate his pairing cards for Round Two.  He pauses and looks at me.

     "You have a question, don't you?"

     I nod my head.

     "You want to know how you got here?"

     I nod again.

     "I reviewed and approved the application packets for everyone here.  I looked at your packet.  All those tournaments you played on Friday nights at Caisson Recreation Center.  Your record keeping.  Your attention to detail.  Your results.  You being the tournament director and playing, too.  I could care less about you being a tournament director.  I can teach a monkey to be a tournament director!"

     He paused.

     "It was the shear volume of chess activity that got you here.  You, Sir, are a chess player!  If nothing else, you are here as a reward!"


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