Upcoming Fall Events to Note

1. Amateur Night Thursdays on 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, and 11/8.
Open to all chess levels at any age. Sign up on-site.

2. Saturday Open – Every Saturdays

Entry Fee – First Time player

Non-member tournament entry fee plus $5 for one-time club registration.

$32.00

Entry Fee – Club member

$22.00

3. Scholastic Tournament on Sunday, September 30.
Regional Scholastic Chess Series Part 2 will be a great way to start preparing for the American Open!
Eventbrite - 2018 Regional Scholastic Chess Series Part 2

4. Scholastic Tournament on Sunday, October 28.
Register for Halloween Tournament

5. 2018 American Open Chess Championship
Click Here for more info.

Chess Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors in High School

The US Chess Federation is offering a  2018 Scholar-Chessplayer scholarship. Application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2018.  Full details and applications at https://new.uschess.org/administration/2018-scholar-chessplayer-applications/

Award info: A total of five awards of $1,500.00 each will be presented for a total of $7,500.00 in scholarship money.  They recognize outstanding high school students who promote a positive image of chess.

Requirements: a US Chess member, and a high school junior or senior, who has the following chess experiences:

  • Played in at least 25 Regular-rated US Chess or FIDE games during calendar year 2017.  Games that are not regular rated do not count towards the 25 game requirement.
  • Have shown outstanding achievement both in academics and chess
  • Completed at least one year of chess-related community service since the beginning of 9th Grade
  • Articulate in an essay (of 500 words or less) how your selection as a 2018 Scholar-Chessplayer will enable you to further your education, and continue your chess activities in the future

Awarding Criteria:

Applications are scored equally in four areas:  Academics, Chess Playing, Community Contributions, and the Personal Essay.  Contact Susan Kantor, Scholastics Associate, at the US Chess Office, (931) 787-1234 x136 or email skantor@uschess.org with any questions.