A few pictures from the New York State Chess Association's
Hall of Fame Presentation
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.