Shane Samole, President Emeritus

President, Shane Samole

USCT President EmeritusShane Samole is the founder of the Sidney Samole Chess Museum which houses the World Chess Hall of Fame.

Currently, World Chess Hall of Fame and Sidney Samole Museum is temporarily closed pending relocation and we expect the Museum to reopen at another location during 2010.

Samole, is also the President of Excalibur Electronics which he founded in 1992 and has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of Electronic Chess.

In 2005, Ernst & Young named Samole it’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the category of Manufacturing and Distribution.

Excalibur markets over 500 different consumer products in almost every major retailer in North America. Though he says he plays a lot of games, he is particularly devoted to chess.

Be sure to check back for further details on the relocation of the Sidney Samole Chess Museum!

World Chess Hall of Fame & Sidney Samole Chess Museum (At Night)