Chief TD/Arbiter - Anand Dommalapati
Associate National TD and FIDE Arbiter
President, Capital Area Chess Inc
Experienced TD at several Scholastic and Open Tournanents in the Northern VA area since 2010. Anand has been very active at several roles at the Greenbriar West Elementary (GBW) School in Fairfax County. GBW has been the Primary and Elementary School Champions at the State and National level for the past 10+ years. Both his children are Class A Players and have been very active since 1st Grade at GBW. He has been a very Active TD at the popular monthly McNair Scholastic Tournaments for the past 4 years, including the Annual Fairfax County Scholastic Team Championships sponsored by McNair. Over the last 3 years while his daughter was playing at the World Youth championships, he has worked and attended FIDE Seminars and Conferences. In his very own words "I am very glad to work with a Team of strong and dedicated professionals to form a League in Northern VA area that caters to very serious Chess Players in this area. I would like to do my best to support this league and get the strongest talent out in a fun but serious and competitive way."
Owner and founder of Think Ahead.
Paul Swaney has been teaching chess for close to 15 years in schools, small groups, and private lessons. In 2008, Paul received his degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2010, Paul started his own chess teaching company Think Ahead to serve schools in Fairfax County. Paul enjoys passing along the joy of the game to others by coming up with fun and interactive lessons for his students. Paul has received the Chess Coach of the Year award several times in the state of Virginia for K-3 and K-5 grade levels, and has coached many students privately to state and national titles.