FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joan DuBois
December 27, 2005
Press Release #55 of 2005
Daniel Lucas Named Publications Director/Chess Life Editor
(CROSSVILLE, TN) The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Lucas to the position of Publications Director/Chess Life Editor.
Mr. Lucas has been a freelance writer/editor for the past ten years. During the last year, he has been a field manager and teacher for Kid Chess in Marietta, Georgia. For the last seven years, he has been editor of Georgia Chess, which was named Best State Magazine in 2002, 2004, and 2005 by the Cramer Committee/Chess Journalists of America (CJA). Lucas is the immediate past president of the CJA.
Lucas was born in the Bronx, New York, but grew up in the south. He attended high school and college in Augusta, Georgia, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Augusta State University in 1986. Daniel married his wife Ginger, a high school English teacher, in 1993. They have two children: David, 10, and Katie, 7. When not at work, with his family, or playing chess, you will almost certainly find him on the tennis courts, where he plays in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles leagues.
In 1993, while pursuing a career in retail management in Savannah, Georgia, Lucas played his first rated game and became more deeply involved in chess. At that time, he helped revive the Savannah Chess Club and started the Savannah Chess Club Bulletin. Shortly after that he moved to Atlanta and became an officer of the Georgia Chess Association.
As Publications Director, Lucas will be involved with all USCF publications, from Chess Life to promotional materials. On a trip back to New York in 1978 with his father, Lucas saw his first issue of Chess Life at the Game Room on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and he hasn’t missed an issue since then. Because of this strong emotional investment, Daniel’s main goal is, he says, “To make Chess Life a magazine that can stand proudly alongside any chess publication in the world.”
Congratulations to Mr. Lucas!