Tom C.


Phoenix, AZ

Member since:

February 14, 2008

How long have you been playing chess?

Since I was about 4 years old, off and on, here and there.

Have you ever played in a league or been rated? If yes, do you know your approximate chess rating?

I've never played in a league or even in any official tournaments, but my online rating on is anywhere from 1500 to 1800, depending on time controls.

What's your favorite coffee drink (if you have one)?

Usually just iced coffee, although I am also a big fan of the mocha mind-freezer there at coffee plantation.

Whereabouts in Phoenix do you live (Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Central Phoenix, North Phoenix, etc)? This will help us to hopefully set up a chess meetup closer to you.

Kind of in the middle of everything, over in the Arcadia area near Camelback mountain.


Hello! My name is Thomas Chapin (most people just call me "Tom"), and I'm a web designer/developer here in Phoenix. On the side, I enjoy meeting people, watching movies, and playing games. Oh yeah, and I like coffee!

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  • Peter J. J.

    Tom, welcome to DeRailed. We also have a Google Group where you can post messages to other members here:­­

    Jan 24, 2013 5:24 PM
  • Scott J.

    Hello Tom, looking forward to meeting the group. Fair warning my game is off and I know it, but I hope to offer a challenge for you guys soon.

    Aug 30, 2012 2:57 PM
  • James

    Hey Tom! I'm James. I was told by Jim from the meet up who, by the schooled me twice, that you and I would have a good game. We should try to make some time to see if he's right!

    Aug 12, 2012 5:27 PM
  • Jayson Hoffer 4.

    I would love to see you at comedy next Friday night. Free tickets to Tempe Improv for you and your friends! I will introduce you to a few new people. This will be a great time. The comic is awesome!­­

    Aug 22, 2011 1:34 AM
  • Anita

    Hi Tom, your photos look interesting. I'm a photographer so they peeked my interest. Who took them?

    Mar 31, 2011 3:13 AM
  • Rina M.

    Hey buddy! So glad to have found you guys. So sitting here at home with a set all ready to go and only a cat to play with. But she beats me every time!!

    Feb 24, 2009 1:06 AM
  • Gina S.

    Hi there Tom, and welcome to the group. Hope to see you sometime soon.

    Feb 07, 2009 7:00 PM
  • Jayson Hoffer 4.

    I see you are a chess guy, do you want to get together for a game of 4 player chess? We would need to other players, call me if you want a match
    Welcome to the Tempe Movie group!

    May 23, 2008 9:18 PM
  • rachel p.

    Very cool!!

    Mar 31, 2008 5:52 PM
  • rachel p.

    Very cool!!

    Mar 31, 2008 5:51 PM
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