TCA President Tom Crane made the announcement saying, “I am pleased to announce Renate Garcia is our new Texas Chess Association Secretary. Ms. Garcia hails from El Paso and has been doing a wonderful job as Region IV Scholastic Rep. She is President of the Crusader Chess Club of El Paso. She is a tournament director/organizer and recently served as Assistant TD of the 119-player K-1 Championship section at the 2019 Texas State Scholastic Championships.
“Ms. Garcia is a strong supporter of Scholastic, Women’s and Veterans Chess. Last November she organized and directed a Veterans Championship in Horizon City. She has a May 21st Fundraiser Tournament scheduled for the Texas Women’s Chess Championship at a Peter Pan Pizza restaurant in El Paso. She will also be playing in the 2019 Texas Women’s Chess Championship.
Congratulations, Renate. The Texas Chess Association is better because of you!”