No Training today

Per our published training schedule there is no training today. Classes will resume next Sunday February 19th at 1:30. Email us at jaxchessclub@gmail.com with any questions. 

Online registration is closed. Walk-ups in the morning. Come early.

We’ve had a great response to this event and we’ve closed the online registration at 34 players (19 players in the OPEN/Reserve & 15 scholastic). We have about 12 more scholastics coming from our training program who are preregistered. Therefore, we expect close to 50 players based upon those who have asked to be listed and will register in the morning. Come early so we can keep to our schedule. Remember only cash or check tomorrow. Check in: 8:30 for scholastics and 9:30 for OPEN/Reserve event. 

Dual Tournaments this weekend – register now

Location Ramada Inn Baymeadows & I-95 for both events for US Chess Federation members (new players can join on site)

 Scholastic (youth players only K-12) Event:  8:30 Check in. Round 1 at 9:00 The second is the kick off of our 2017 Winter Scholastic Series for youth players featuring 4 rounds with G/30;d5 and 2 sections K-12 Open & K-6 U700. See event tab. Register online until Friday night at 11 pm on www.chessregister.com. Walk up accepted but must complete registration before 8:45. Cash or check only for on site purchases.

OPEN & Reserve Event: All players 9:30 check in. Round 1 at 10:00   Saturday we will host two events: February Open Event with 5 rounds swiss G/45;d5 in 2 sections OPEN & Reserve (U1500).  The prize fund for this event is over $400 and the entry fee was purposely set at the low price of $30. Check in by 9:30. Round 1 at 10 am. See event tab. Register online until Friday night at 11 pm on www.chessregister.com. Walk up accepted but must complete registration before 8:45. Cash or check only for on site purchases.

email jaxchessclub@gmail.com with questions

Open & Scholastic Event February 4th

Winter Scholastic Series Event 1 of 3 

Entry fee: $20. Students (K-12): 4 round Swiss format K-12 chess tournament with time controls set at 30 minutes for each player 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 three in each section and Grand Prix points for overall tournament placement with series medal for participants. All players have must their own board, set and clocks. Equipment on sale at event. Email question to jaxchessclub@gmail.com. TD Kevin Pryor reserves the right to combine sections. Click here for scholastic registration. 

February Open & Reserve Event 

EF: $30. Open tournament with 2 sections $400 in prize money (b/o 25 entries). G/45;d5. Prizes to section winners. Under prizes for U2000, 1800, 1650 & U1200. Registration closes at 9:45. Round 1 starts at 10 am. Late receives 1st rd bye. JAXCC members can use the discounted price (see discount section). This event is dual rated. Email jaxchessclub@gmail.com with any questions. Click here for OPEN/Reserve registration.

Chess Development Training Continues Sundays at 1:30

Our Winter semester has begun at San Jose Church of Christ in their Family Life Center (just right of the Chapel/steeple). Register upon entry. Make checks payable to JAXCC. This year the program leaders Kevin Pryor and Carmen Rojas will be joined by Wes Price. Wes was one of the founding members of the Hampton, VA chess program that was featured in Chess Life Kids magazine. We’re happy to have him.

 

Special thanks to San Jose Church of Christ for the kindness they have shown our club by letting us squeeze in between service times on Sunday. They are awesome people who really love seeing the kids come and play.

Chess Members Only Meeting

Annual Club Members Meeting – No tournament this Saturday. All registered members as of 1/1/2017 are invited to attend to hear the state of the club and to offer their services to helping the club grow. 

Meeting Agenda
M/90;d5 = meeting in 90 minutes with a 5 sec delay 😀 for those who wanted a tournament on Saturday.
 
1, State of the Club (Finances, assets, Board introductions, program report & membership report)
 
2. 2017 Plan for Governance & Program (vote on acceptance of new board by adult & family membership holders only)
 
3. Idea session (input and feedback from members)
 
4. Call to action (assignment of tasks/roles/work). 
 
PLEASE RESPOND if you will attend, so I know how much food to buy. This is not a meeting for children. Parents of Youth members can attend, but youth membership holders cannot vote. One adult from a family membership can vote.   
  
Time: 2 pm 
Location: 8694 Ethans Glen Terrace, JAX 32256
Duration: 90 minutes
 
 

Chess Training Begins this Sunday

JAXCC Chess Skills Development Program

Eight-Week Training Program

These classes are for the developing chess player. Most lessons will end with competitive play between students or instructors to allow practical use of newly acquired knowledge. +1 hour of contact time to focus on Basics, Tactics, Endgames, Rules, Openings, and tournament play intended to develop and deepen chess knowledge. Most students in our program see marked improvement when competing against players from other clubs/programs and at local, regional, state or national events. 

Two levels based upon U.S.C.F. rating at start of semester

  • Beginners: 1:30pm – All Unrated and beginners (under 400 USCF)
    • Players new to chess will be expected to complete considerable homework to learn basic moves between classes
  • Post-beginner: 2:30pm – 400 USCF Rated to around 1000 USCF

 

When: Sundays @ 1:30 – 4 pm (see start times above)

Location: 6233 San Jose Blvd. San Jose Church of Christ (small chapel)

 

Instructor(s): Additional instructors to be added as available

Primary instructor: Kevin Pryor, USCF Certified Instructor Level II & USCF Local Tournament Director. Peak USCF Ratings: Reg. 1365 / Quick 1503

2017 Winter dates:

JAN 8, 22  FEB 5, 19, 26 MAR 5, 26 APR 9

Two levels based upon ability at start of training:

Beginners (players who already know how to move pieces): All Unrated and beginners and are USCF rated below 400

Post-beginners: Players between 500 USCF and Under 1000 USCF with competition experience

New to chess?: Contact us jaxchessclub@gmail.com

Cost:

$15 Annual Scholastic USCF Fee (not required if expiration is outside of semester)

$80 for JAXCC club members   /   $100 for Non-members

Incentives/Discounts:

Families: 50% Discount for additional children

Instructor: Tuition discount available

 

Make checks payable to JAXCC-Jacksonville Chess Club

 

Student(s) ________________________ School ______________________

 

Parent_________________________ Phone _______________

 

Email: ____________________@________.______

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