Keeping Chess a New Mexican Tradition



New Mexico Chess Organization

NMCO, P.O. Box 4215, Albuquerque, NM 87196-4215

President: Andrew Flores
Vice President: Peter Cuneo
Treasurer: Dean Brunton or 505-241-2618
Secretary: Nick Miller
Tournament Organizer: Richard Warren
Interim Tournament Director: Arthur Glassman
Scholastic Director: Anthony Romero
Desert Knight Editor: Doug Thigpen
Webmaster: Andrew Ackerman
Member at Large: Holly McRoberts
NMCO Board Email:

Welcome to the new NMCO Website! This new site design for NMCO is powered by WordPress, which will allow for easier data input and management for NMCO. On the top right you will notice the following icon hamburger. This icon is called the hamburger menu. If you click on it with your mouse or touch it with your finger on a tablet or mobile device it will allow you to see the main menu.

On the forum page we have added the ability to submit posts through the website. Simply click the link on the right side of the page called “Submit a Post” to fill out the form. It allows for HTML and Rich text along with the ability to paste images. Another added feature in the forum area is the ability to respond to posts through the comments. All posts and comments will be approved by the webmaster before making it to the live site. The NMCO board hopes you enjoy our new website.

NMCO would like to formally thank Jeff Sallade and Joey Troy for the hard work of supporting the NMCO Website.


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Results for the Utopian Open

The Utopian Open has now been rated. Thanks to all 18 players who enjoyed the spring fling while competing. Congrats to Christian von Huene who won the Open and Miles Teng Levy for 1st in the reserve section. Rating prizes went to Robert Hampton, Dustin Harris, Jared...

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Membership surge! 200+ new members

The NMAA chess committee has decided to make the NMAA Scholastic State Team Championships rated! Therefore all participants will have to obtain a USCF membership and swell the ranks of our players that can play in all of our events. Getting these events rated has been...

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Collecting Donations for Scholastic Representatives

Hello My Fellow Chess Players, I have started an initiative to raise funds to provide scholarships for our scholastic State Champions. So that they may go represent the Land of Enchantment at nationals. We are sending 3 representatives, one for the Girl's tournament...

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