This weekend at the biggest annual scholastic chess tournament in the United States, the Elementary School National Championships, I was honored to interview US Chess Federation (USCF) Executive Director Carol Meyer, and the President of the US Chess Board of Directors, Mike Hoffpauir. They both devote a big part of their lives to chess, and I think you will enjoy it as:
- Carol and Mike both talk about their backgrounds and share how they became involved with the USCF
- Carol discusses her vision for the USCF and discloses short-term and long-term plans that the organization is undertaking
- Carol and Mike discuss the role that the USCF plays with an American competing in the upcoming World Chess Championship.
- Mike and Carol discuss some changes that they are implementing at future scholastic tournaments in light of a recent controversy.
We also got some book recommendations and discussed the overall health of the USCF. Thanks to Carol and Mike for an insightful and fun interview.