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Curt Brasket and David Kuhns Receive USCF Career Acheivement Award

Published on: 2015-04-03

Local Chess Players Honored

August 4, 2013, Madison, Wisconsin

Chess Master Curtis Brasket of Minneapolis and National Tournament Director David Kuhns of Circle Pines were honored with the Outstanding Career Achievement Award from the United States Chess Federation (USCF) presented in conjunction with the US Open Chess Championship in Madison, Wisconsin.

Curtis Brasket has been playing tournament chess since the 1950s, is a 16 time Minnesota Champion and 3 time North Central Champion. He is a Life Master of the USCF and holds the title of FIDE Master from the International Chess Federation (FIDE). He has been an active player throughout his career until recently even though suffering from Parkinson’s disease. He currently is in long term care at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. His family attended the awards ceremony and his wife, Rita, accepted the award on his behalf.

David Kuhns has played the game since the age of four (1952). He joined the USCF in 1970, and became active in organizing and directing in 1973. He holds the titles of National Tournament Director for the USCF and FIDE Arbiter for the International Chess Federation. He organized the 1982 and 2000 US Open Chess Championships. He serves as a Minnesota Delegate to the USCF, and is Chair of the Rules Committee for the Federation. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota State Chess Association (MSCA) since 1974, and has held the office of President several times (and is the current president). He was elected to the Minnesota Chess Hall of Fame earlier this year.

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