Welcome back, friends! It is a pleasure to once again be sharing my journeys off and on the chess board as the chaos from our move to San Antonio begins to subside. I have not had the opportunity to visit the San Antonio Chess Club, but it is a high priority item over the next few days. In the meantime, there are some housekeeping items I need to address before pressing on into the next part of the year.
Perhaps the biggest change is this blog’s location both on the web and in the real world! I am proud to announce that Off My Chess now has its own domain name and will immediately begin transitioning all material to http://www.offmychess.com. The old addresses at http://chess.wesleysurber.com and http://www.omchess.com will continue to function for a limited amount of time, but will eventually be phased out in favor of the new domain name. This will help me to more effectively market the site and make it easier for regular readers to visit the site.
I am also examining my options for a quarterly amateur chess publication. There are many great opportunities for amateur chess players to learn and expand their knowledge of the game and I am trying to find a way to effectively consolidate that information into a quarterly newsletter/PDF publication for easy reference. OMC Weekly will continue, with OMC Quarterly likely to come sometime around 1st quarter of 2015.
As I wrote earlier, one of the biggest changes is this blog’s location. Moving from Southwest Ohio to South Texas has been a culture shock on my entire family and it will take some time for that to rub off. With that being said, I look forward to the many challenges and adventures on and off the chessboard as we become integrated into the community and begin doing our best to bring the best of chess and life to those around us.