Tuesday Night Quick Rated Chess Tonight!

Join us every Tuesday for USCF rated play. No charge for members or guests. Requires current USCF ID. Can join/renew on site (cash/check only – Payable JAXCC). Arrive by 6:30 or join for later rounds as time permits.

Starbucks Mandarin Rd at 11144 Rickey Road

State Championship this weekend – in JAX!!

Jacksonville, FL, August 28- the Arnold Denker Florida State Chess Championship to be held September 1-4, 2017 at the Jacksonville Marriott. The 3-day main event expects to draw over 170 players competing for $10,000 in prizes. Players from as far away as Canada and Uganda are already committed to play in the three-day main event; a 
one-day scholastic tournament will be held on Sunday September 3.  The Jacksonville event has targeted strong student participation because participation in Chess is associated with critical measures of student educational success and achievement.
The Florida Chess Association sponsors this annual event, but Creating Higher Educational Success in Schools is the organizer of this year’s tournament with Steve Lampkin acting as Chief tournament director assisted by the president of the Jacksonville chess club Kevin Pryor. A Jacksonville native and president of the Florida Chess Association William Bowman states, “I am excited that the tournament returns to my hometown after such a long absence.”
Many school districts across the country are using chess as a valuable educational tool. The North Tonawanda, NY school district has seen students’ critical thinking, reading, and problem-solving skills improve since implementing a chess program. Currently the Orange County Public Schools have a chess program in 129 of their schools with plans on expanding into all 188 of their schools within the next 2 years. 
For more information, contact Stephen Lampkin at Creating Higher Educational Success in Schools at 386-682-9527 or chessinschools@aol.com

Chess classes resume today at 1:30p

New students are welcome to join for the prorated price of $115 for seven weeks of instruction, USCF membership, JAXCC membership & Chess set bundle (bag, set, board). Returning students with valid US Chess & JAXCC membership only pay tuition. 

See you at 1:30 today at 6233 San Jose Bvld. San Jose Church of Church Family Life building. 

Cash or check only. 

Fall Semester Training Starts Today – Sunday!!!

JAXCC Chess Development Program

When: Sundays @ 1:30 – 4 pm

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

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

USCF Certified Instructor & Local Tournament Director

2017 FALL dates (only): 

AUG  13 & 27  SEP  10 & 17  OCT 8, 15, 22 & 29 

Cost: $125 (new students) / $80 returning students

New student cost includes:

$80 Tuition / $40 per additional sibling

$15 Annual Scholastic USCF Membership (ID# via email)

$10 JAXCC membership (passcode via email)

$20 Tournament Chess Bundle (board, set & bag)

 Make checks payable to JAXCC

North Florida Open Chess Tournament

 Saturday, July 15th & Sunday, July 16th

A USCF rated 2 DAY (SAT/SUN) tournament that is open to everyone with non-expired USCF ID#.

2-Day Event 3 Sections:  Open,  U1550,  U900  sections. Players can play up one level only

1-Day Event for Scholastic (K-12) only. 

Prizes:  $2,000 (60% guaranteed) b/o 60 (paid entries). Trophies to all section winners. Scholastic section: trophies to top 3. Unrated player payout limited to section winner prizes in top 2 sections and $50 in U900 section. 

5SS (5 rounds of games) 1st Round G/90;d5 all other rounds are G/120;d5

Entry Fees:  $60  until July 14th @11pm. Walk-up (cash/check only) $70.   Scholastic only section players in grades K-12 entries are 50% of above pricing – use discount code.  JAXCC member discount available both online and walk-up registrations. GM/IM/FM free entry with email confirmation before July 1st. with $50 withheld from cash payout.

Registration: 9:00 to 9:30 am.  ONSITE Cash or check only accepted the morning of the event  or  Online Registration click here is currently open until Friday 11 pm, July 14th.  Expired USCF registration can be renewed on site by check or cash. NO CREDIT CARDS accepted onsite. LATE PLAYERS will be issued zero point bye and paired in the 2nd round. USCF membership required (we can assist you with a new membership or you need to renew on-site). 

BYEs: 1/2 point bye available (limit 2) for registered players, must commit before Rd 2. Non-registered late arrivals will be given 0 point byes for missed rounds. No admissions after round 2. Want to skip Sunday games and just play on Saturday? Select 4th & 5th round byes during registration. You’ll gain 1/2 point X 2 games toward your final score and play just one day. 

Time: Registration 9:00 am – 9:30 am Late arrivals will be paired in the 2nd round. No exceptions. 
Rounds 2-day schedule: Saturday 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:30 pm. (min breaks between Rds.) Sunday: 10am & 2:30pm
Bring own sets and clocks.

Rounds 1-day (Scholastic Saturday only) : 10:00 am, 11:00 am, Noon, Break, 1:30 & 2:30.   3:30 Awards ceremony. 

Ramada Hotel Information: Discounted rate for Chess Tournament guests. (904)737-1700 for reservations. Free WIFI, outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurant. Rooms include refrigerator and microwave included. Nightly rate: $59+tax.

Questions/Comments email jaxchessclub@gmail.com

Location: Ramada Inn 9150 Baymeadows Road, JAX 32256

Kai Tabor Wins NFO Warm-up

Congrats to Kia Tabor (USCF 2131) for winning 3.5/4.0 take the top prize. The event featured 48 players in 4 sections. Reserve section ended with a 5-way tie of 3.0/4.0 and scholastic players Brooks Chandler and Luke Lyle won their sections.

The North Florida Open Tournament is next: 

Join us July 15 & 16 for our first 2-day event The North Florida Open. Registration is open online at Chessregister.com. $2,000 prize fund with the low entry cost of $50.


Online registration closes Friday at 11pm

Here is a partial list of players for Saturday.  See previous post below for link and event details.

Registrant Name Rating Section
Jackie Liu 2008 OPEN
Wililam Smith 1789 OPEN
Skyler Kelly 1730 OPEN
David Liu 1657 OPEN
Grayson Cooke 1501 OPEN
Scott Cavan 1468 U1500
Leon Cheng 1290 U1500
Kevin Liu 950 U1500
Javier Rojas 939 U1500
Oliver Cooke 855 U1500
Nick Liu 668 U1500

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