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June Tournaments: Open & Scholastic

Saturday, June 3rd @ Ramada Inn 9150 Baymeadows Road, JAX, FL

June Scholastic Event (grades K-12)

Round 1 @ 9am.      Registration opens at 8:15.             Closes 8:45a.           Entry fee: General $20 / JAXCC $15 / Free for JAXCC Spring Semester pupils.         Students (K-12): 4 round Swiss format K-12 chess tournament with time controls set at 30 minutes with a 5 sec delay (4SS G/30;d5). Players are grouped by rating and unrated players are welcome. All players must have an active USCF ID#. Players can renew/register with USCF on site. Prizes are trophies for top 4 finishers. Boards & sets provided. Bring clocks.  Email question to TD Kevin Pryor reserves the right to combine sections. Clickhere for scholastic registration. Registration at Walk-up Registration is $30 cash only. Register early and save.

North Florida Open Warm-up: June Open & Reserve Event starts later than scholastic 

Round 1 @ 10 am.         Registration closes at 9:45                   EF: General $30 / (JAXCC $25).     Four round Open tournament with 2 sections over $500 in prize money (b/o 20 entries). 4SS G/65;d5 (1st round G/45;d5). Prizes to section winners. Under prizes for U2000, 1800, 1650 & U1200. Unrated players can play in either section and are not eligible for class prizes.  Round 1 starts at 10 am. Late players receives 1st rd bye. JAXCC members can use the discounted price (see discount section). This event is regular rated. Email with any questions. Clickhere for OPEN/Reserve registration. Registration at Online Registration at Walk-up Registration is $40 cash only. Register early and save

Ronald Johnson’s Legacy


JAXCC thanks Judy Johnson, retired teacher and grandmother for donating 25 chess sets to be used for scholastic events. Judy’s husband, Ronald, had purchased the sets many years ago for use in a school program. When the school ended the chess program they contacted her to see if she wanted them back. At her husband’s request, she collected them and they sat in storage for years. Upon Ronald’s passing she thought about placing them in the hands of people who would get the most use knowing he would have wanted that too. She called us and we had the pleasure of meeting her and accepting the donation. The sets are in excellent condition, considering their age, with 25 boards and triple weighted pieces individually bagged. A wonderful gift that will be put to good use for years to come. Thank you, Judy and Ronald.


2017 Queen’s Cup in the books.

Great 14 player turnout in JAX for this event. If you missed it then save the date: May 5, 2018 for QC-2018. This year we had $250 in cash prizes and loads of fun for our players. Kira Caza won the cup on tiebreaks in the Champion’s section and Reagan Foote was the winner in the Reserve U600 section. See full photos on our facebook site.

Queen’s Cup Online Registration ends Friday

The window to register and get a 2017 shirt is closed. Online registration is still open at Below is the list of players who have registered as of Tuesday for 2017 QC! 

Name USCF Rating Section
Ciupe,Hannah 1553 Champions
Xing,Amy 1549 Champions
Caza,Kira 1300 Champions
Maxson,Ashley 1000 Champions
Gupta,Monica 718 Champions
Hogue,Cayman 603 Champions
Price,Laura 581 Champions
Foote,Regan 475 Reserve U600
Cruz,Isa L 352 Reserve U600
Naval,Simran 184 Reserve U600
Alexander,Shanyla 102 Reserve U600
Talbert,Carissa UNR Reserve U600
Chatraw,Raelin UNR Reserve U600
Dame,Brooks UNR Reserve U600

Queen’s Cup Tournament Deadline approaching

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hotel Indigo @Tapestry Park link to hotel

An invitation to our second chess event for women and girls only. Moms too! 

Dear Lady Chess Players,  Last year, 10 women and girls came out and participated in our first event. We considered it a success and are doing it again. This year we’ve upgraded the location to one more fitting for a queen, the eclectic and hip Hotel Indigo. They are also a sponsor this year along with JAXCC-Jacksonville Chess Club, Inc

Royal Treatment: First the location, Tapestry Park, is a top notch area with shopping and dining options along cobblestoned streets. Hotel Indigo was rated within the top 10 in Jacksonville. The area has shoppes, eateries, Tinseltown AMC theaters and dozens of restaurants are walking distance. You are going to love this location. Make plans to stay.

As we did last year, every player who registers will receive a free feminine cut t-shirt, but this year we’re upgrading to a long sleeve shirt.  Why long sleeve? Chess players often find tournament locations to be very cold and often wear sweaters or jackets. This year’s shirt will sport a new multi-colored logo on a black shirt. The hotel will be providing a catered lunch for players only.The prize fund this year has increased to $300.

Entry fee online: $35.  $45 at door (cash only). JAXCC member (-$5) discounts available and returning QC players need to email for special discount information. Rounds: 4 Round Swiss styleSections: Champions (G/45;d5) & Reserve (G/30;d5): Great for first timers, lower rated AND MOMS! Why not?, you play with your kids all the time…this is perfect for you.

Prizes:   $300 (b/30 players). Cash for top three in Champion section players  U1200 & Best Chess Mom. Trophies for Open section winner. Reserve players: trophy for top three. Location: Hotel Indigo 9840 Tapestry Park Circle, JAX 32246 Mention chess rate for discount. Time: 9 am Registration Opens / 9:45 Closes. Players arriving after close may receive 1st round bye. Start: 10 am Round 1 

R.S.V.P. by registration: Our team at JAXCC is working on making this a great event just for you, but we need to know who’s coming to prepare. Please register by clicking here. Send an email with your shirt size and specify Adult or Youth in a feminine cut.  USCF membership required: All players must be US Chess registrants with non-expired ID#. Can join/renew on site. Cash only. Each player must bring sets and chess clock. 

Register now. Don’t miss out on the shirt. Orderd for food/shirts will be submitted by Tuesday midnight. Email us Youth or Adult size after registering. Extra shirts are $25.

Tonight (Tuesday): Starbucks Mandarin Rd & San Jose

Join us for 3 to 4 rounds of Quick Rated chess. Last weeks turn out of 13 players was a great start. Round 1 starts at 6:45 sharp with very little break for following rounds. Come out in later rounds and play a round or two. 11441 San Jose Blvd. store is across from Publix.

Scholastic or Blitz Event: Choose one on Saturday, April 1st.

This Saturday at Ramada there are two separate events. Both are $20 General entry (-$5 for JAXCC members). 

Please carefully read the start times below:

9am : Scholastic Series III Event Check-in  
9:30 Round 1 start w/4 rounds of play
2pm expected end time.
11:30: Blitz G/5 check-in.  
Noon Round 1 start. 
2:30 expected end time. $300 prize fund in 6 dbl rounds of play. 
Both events can be found at Online registration closes at 11p for both events. Walk-ups on Saturday are welcome. All players must be USCF members. Expired or new can join/renew on site. 

New Location: Tuesday Night Quick Rated

Starting (Tuesday 3/28) we will begin meeting at Starbuck 11441 San Jose and Mandarin Road. For our weekly Quick Rated Chess Tuesdays. 
It is across the street from the Belgium Café, but can accommodate more players. Since moving to Mandarin we’ve had several nights of 13 or more players. Those kind of numbers actually overwhelm the cozy café and although we are always careful to leave tables for patrons, Starbucks has more tables and stays open until 10. This may allow us to get in the 4th game more often.
Please come out and join us. Round 1 starts at 6:45p.
Remember, this event is USCF Quick rated and requires all players to be active members that are not expired.

Dual Event April 1st: G/5 Blitz & Scholastic Series III Final

Scholastics Players

Calling all Scholastic Players in North Florida, South Georgia and beyond… Our final scholastic offering in our 3 part series will be on April 1st. Click on the event tab for full details. Registration prices are $20 for general public. Register for this event  

Blitz Players:

We will host our first Blitz event since last Spring on April 1st. Check the start time as Round 1 for this event is at Noon. Click on the event tab for full details. Register for the event at