Robert Tanner

Head Coach | Tournament Organizer | Tournament Director

Robert Tanner is the head coach and founder of Smart Chess. Coach Tanner is a National Tournament Director and International Arbiter. He has directed tournaments nationally and internationally. He is a USCF rated Master.

Cassandra Tanner

Assistant Coach | Head of Website Development |Tournament Director

Cassandra Tanner is a  certified Local Tournament Director who has directed on the national and state level several times. In 2014, she was Edu-Prize's co-champion for the advanced club. She is currently a full time student at Phoenix College, and is studying American Sign Language Interpreting.

Elizabeth Tanner

Head of Social Media

Elizabeth Tanner is a certified Senior Tournament Director who has directed on the national and state level  many times. She is currently also an English teacher at Westwood High School and the school's chess club sponsor.