A few pictures from the New York State Chess Association's

 Hall of Fame Presentation

at the

8th Annual NYS G/45 Championship

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
















Margarita Lanides, founder and director of the Long Island Chess Nuts, and originator of this tournament, accepting this prestigious award.


Another view of the audience


State Senator Kemp Hannon's representative, Henry Holly, congratulating Margarita Lanides in the center.  The Long Island Chess Nuts' staff and Tournament Directors also pictured (left to right): Standing: Bob Sostack, John Ziermann, Tim Mirabile, Joel Salman, Henry Holly, Margarita Lanides, John Lanides, Elias Lanides, and Harold Stenzel. Seated: Jason Luchan, Brian Karen, Rob Guevara, and Joe Felber.










The presentation was before a packed crowd!

     Phyllis Benjamin, representing NYSCA,

making the presentation.