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TD Guru Tim Just is the 80/20 TD. He is a retired teacher residing in Gurnee, Illinois. He is an NTD who is the chief editor of the 5th edition and 6th edition of the U. S. Chess Federation’s Official Rules of Chess, co-author of My Opponent Is Eating a Doughnut. and author of Just Law.
Recently Tim revised The Guide To Scholastic Chess, 11th edition. Additionally he has been a member of the USCF Rules committee for many years and was the longtime chair of the Tournament Directors Certification Committee.
His TD Corner column was a mainstay in the printed version of the USCF Ratings Supplement plus his Rulebook Tactics column was a staple in the Illinois Chess Bulletin. Tim's current column , Just The Rules, is exclusive to US Chess on-line news.
He has often facilitated TD Workshops at both the U. S. Open Delegates Convention and at the National Open Chess Festival; furthermore, he facilitates Rulebook Tactics Workshops for players.
|His vast directing and organizing experiences in chess since the 1980’s includes: stints as the longtime chief TD at the U. S. Blind, a long-term staff member at the National Open, more than a few U. S. Opens, countless stints as the Chief, Floor Chief, Section Chief and Backroom staff at scores of National Scholastic tournaments, many club, local and state tournaments, a Chess Life contributor, and a longtime service record as an Illinois Chess Association officer and USCF delegate. In 2009 he received the USCF Outstanding Career Achievement award. And in 2010 his TDCC committee received the USCF "Committee Of The Year" award. In 2012 he received the "TD of the Year" award. He is a valuable chess resource that enjoys helping others.|