With heavy heart and loss to the chess community, Dale Gibbs has past away.

After 36 years with the ATSF Railway, Dale retired in 1995 and decided to give back to the community by teaching chess at St. Mary’s School in Belen for 5 years. This chess involvement soon blossomed to include tournament directing (he is one of three Senior TD’s in NM), serving as an officer on the NMCO Board (in three different positions), and many other chess club and teaching activities including 11 years Summer chess program at the Albuquerque Academy. Dale has been a USCF certified chess Coach since February of 2002.