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Join us next tonightfor Quick Rated play at our new location:
Panera Bread at 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256 from 6:30 until 10pm.

The area's longest running weekly rated event starts in a new location next week. This series began in July 2015 in Orange Park and then to Mandarin. However, we continue to find that players who attend the most are traveling farthest.  
 
We are moving to Baymeadows/Southside 
 
Panera Bread at 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256
 
We hope the location works for more people and maybe some new ones. We know the food is going to be way better! ​
 
All players are welcome, but must have non-expired USCF ID# (www.uschess.org) to participate in the mini-tournament. 

JAXCC Chess Development Program for club members

Our program is one of the best for developing solid beginner to intermediate level youth players. Last semester we had 55 kids enrolled and ended with a 40 player tournament. Our goal is to present chess in a way that creates a love for the game and skills improvement in ever player. Along the way, many of them become "chess buds" who socialize and get together away from chess. Our US Chess Certified instructors are great with kids and are tournament players themselves. Our kids continue to astound us with winning performances at local, state and national tournaments. See images from last month's National Tournament 

Come join us. Space is limited. 

When: Sundays @ 1:30 – 4 pm (we start on time and finish all activity)

Location: 6233 San Jose Blvd. San Jose Church of Christ

Lead instructor: Kevin Pryor (904) 607-9111 jaxchessclub@gmail.com

USCF Certified Instructor Level 2 & Local Tournament Director

2018 Winter dates (only):

JAN 7th, 14th & 21st
FEB 4th, 11th & 25th 
MAR 11th & 25th 

WE JUST GOT THE VENUE APPROVED, SO IT'S A GO! 

Join us for a first time event! We know there's not much time, but we're doing it anyway.  Registration is on chessregister.com. 

All players must be age 50 by January (consistent with International and US requirements for a Senior Tournament). 

Time: Registration 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Rds: 10:00 am, 11:45 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:45 pm, 5:30 pm. (min breaks between Rds.)
Lunch: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Ends: 7:00 pm 

JAX SENIOR OPEN
$550 Prize Fund
b/o 30 players
 5 Rounds @ G/45;d5
Jacksonville Wyndham Garden on Salisbury Rd (I-95 & JTB)
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Entry Fee: $40 (JAXCC -$5) / +10 at door
 Round 1 starts @ 10 am 
Category Prize
JAX Senior +60 $125
2nd Place $75
JAX Senior +50 $125
2nd Place $75
JAX Senior Woman $50
1st U1500 $50
1st Over 75 $50
Must be current US Chess member

This will be our last meeting in this location, Starbucks on Rickey Road across from Mandarin Publix. We have two possible new locations both in the Southside/Baymeadows area as most of the regular players are not coming out of Mandarin. We will continue to adjust in hopes of finding the right balance. This has been Jacksonville's only weeknight rated play since 2015. We hope the new location will bring out more players. 

If you have another location where you want to start playing, please email us at jaxchessclub@gmail.com. 

Parents/Members/Coaches/Friends,
After finding out about our work with on our QUEEN'S CUP CHALLENGE- our all girls/women event (and a few key cancellations), US Chess Women's Committee Chair has asked JAXCC to support the 2017 Girl's Room at Nationals this Friday-Sunday.  I accepted on our behalf.
The room is for girls, their parents, coaches and family to stop by and play relax, analyze games, paint nails and socialize between games. 
We will get to spend time with two excellent chess players who will be in the room to support girls - Women's International Master (WIM) Carolina Blanco & the current U.S. Champion Sabina Foisor, a Womens Grandmaster (WGM). Be right there as the analyze games or teach the people in the room over the 3 days. Few people get this kind of access, especially to the current US Champion. 

We're asking for people who will volunteer one or two rounds  coverage in the Girls Club Room on Saturday or Sunday.  Friday is filled already.  We also need people to rotate coverage at the Women's Chess table near Chess.com's table. 
 
Please send a response if you are open to donating a round or two to help on the biggest stage ever.
 

We're closing out the year with a bang! Location: San Jose Church of Christ (small chapel) 6233 San Jose Blvd, JAX, FL

Registration for both at www.chessregister.com 

MORNING EVENT: Final Scholastic Event: 4 Rounds G/30 in two sections.  8:30 check in. 9am Round 1. E.F. $20. K-5 U600 & K-12 Open. Details link. Registration link.

NOON EVENT: Merry Blitzmas! G/5 Blitz rated event. 8 double rounds. Noon check in. 12:30 pm Round 1. E.F. $25. Details link. Registration link.  

Current Registration numbers as of 11/9 @ 2pm:
48 Players...
OPEN Section:3  U1500 Section:17   U800 Section:28

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sponsored by JAXCC-The jacksonville Chess Club, INC          

52nd Annual JAX City Championship register at www.chessregister.com 

Location: Wyndham Garden Inn 4660 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville 32256. Hotel stay is only $79 per night. code: JAXChess ask for Carmelita

3 Sections: OPEN, U1500 & Scholastic U800

Entry Fee(s): $40 for OPEN & Reserved U1500  / $25 Scholastic Section 

Walk-up day of event Entry Fee: +$10 Walk-up add-on fee

JAXCC Members use appropriate discount links for standard $5 off.

Scholastic only section use “VIEW AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS” link for $15 off regular price for players in grades K-12 in that section only.

Rounds: 5 Rounds OPEN & Reserved (U1500) (2 byes allowed) / 4 rounds for the scholastic only section. 

Time Control:  Top two sections: G/45;d5. Dual rated (Regular & Quick) / G/30;d5 for scholastic

USCF Rated Event: All players must have a current US Chess ID. Can renew/join on site. Bring own chess sets and clocks.

Registration closes at 9:40. Round 1 starts at 10 am for all sections.

SCHOLASTIC ONLY for Players U800 to Unrated SECTION only: 4 Rounds of G/30;d5. Trophies for Top 3 finishers. Round 1 starts at 10 am. Entry Fee is $25 – use discount code. Event will end around 2 pm for the scholastic section.

 

Tournament Director: Kevin Pryor, USCF Certified Local TD

Email jaxchessclub@gmail.com  with any questions. Call 904-607-9111

Scholastic Beginner? Non-USCF, but want to play in a tournament? Your school has a chess club or team? Come to the 3rd Annual Greenwood tournament for school teams and individuals. This is the largest non-rated event in Jacksonville. All scholastic players welcome. No USCF membership required. Last year this event had over 50 players - 1st time tournament players welcome. Seasoned players are encouraged to play too. EF $20 Registration online only!!! Closes Nov 1. No registration at the door. No exceptions!! All entries must be prepaid. PIZZA LUNCH WILL BE SERVED TO ALL PLAYERS. AGAIN...NO WALK-UPS ALLOWED. www.scholasticchess.org

3rd Annual Greenwood Invitational Non-USCF rated tournament

 

52nd JAX City Championship registration is now open at www.chessregister.com 
Saturday, November 11th
 
New Location: Wyndham Garden Inn 4460 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville 32256. Hotel stay is only $79 per night. code: JAXChess ask for Carmelita
 
3 Sections: OPEN, U1500 & Scholastic U800
 
Entry Fee: $40 for OPEN & U1500  / $25 Scholastic Section 
JAXCC member discount available. +$10 Walk-up fee
Single Event Registration for one adult player is $40 online & $25 for Scholastic Section. JAXCC Members use appropriate discount links for standard $5 off. Scholastic section use "VIEW AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS" link for $10 off for players in grades K-12. Fall Chess Development Program students contact Coach Kevin for registration. 
 
Rounds: 5 Rounds (2 byes allowed)
 
Time Control:  G/45. Dual rated (Regular & Quick)
 
USCF Rated Event: All players must have a current US Chess ID. Can renew/join on site
 
Registration closes at 9:40. Round 1 starts at 10 am. 
 
SCHOLASTIC ONLY for Players U800 to Unrated SECTION only: 4 Rounds of G/30;d5. Trophies for Top 3 finishers.
 
Email jaxchessclub@gmail.com  with any questions.