Keeping Chess a New Mexican Tradition



New Mexico Chess Organization

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

President: Will Barela
Vice President: Andrew Flores
Treasurer: Dean Brunton or 505-241-2618
Secretary: Mike Hibner
Tournament Organizer: Steve Perea
Webmaster: Andrew Ackerman
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. This is small sample of the great things to come for 2016 and 2017!

NMCO would like to formally thank Jeff Sallade for the many, many years of hard work supporting the NMCO Website. Without his time and assistance NMCO would not have had a home on the web. Thank you Jeff for your years of service!


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Madison Junchaya

I am the author of a chess book about Madison Junchaya 2014 NM High School chess champion and need information or newspaper articles for this manuscript now being composed by myself along with Madison herself. We hope this book with feed the needs of chess nerds...

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You asked, I listened!

I was asked to increase the time and prize fund for the Open section for Spring Time in Socorro. Soon there will a new tournament posting for it. I increased the prize fund for the Open section by $150 and changed the time control to G/120;d05 and added a class prize...

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Dale Gibbs RIP

I'm sorry to inform the chess community of the passing of Dale Gibbs. There will be a service for Dale at Noblin Funeral Service in Belen, NM, this coming Tuesday, March 6, from 10am-11am. Burial service has not been announced but will take place at the Santa Fe...

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