by CalChess President Tom Langland
"The CalChess Board of Directors has selected the official organizer for the 2009 State Scholastic Championships. We accepted proposals during the month of June and we reviewed all of the proposals and selected Salman Azhar! Salman (see photo) obviously did an outstanding job with the 2008 Scholastic Championships, so please join me in congratulating Salman on his selection, and help us look forward to making the 2009 Scholastic Championships the best ever!"
Additional note by fpawn: The contract for the 2009 Championships has not yet been signed, but I expect an announcement soon. The tentative dates are May 2-3.