Rated Beginners Open

National Chess Day, 12 October 2019

Register Early - Space is Limited to First 50 Players

  • Register here.
  • Chess for the whole family!
  • Free registration for Moms of registered players
  • Beginners of any age have a good chance at the top prize: Trophy and Chess Clock
  • Registration includes free lunch provided by the Raytheon Young Employee Success Network (YESNET)
  • Boards, sets, and clocks provided

National Chess Day Rated Beginners Open

Saturday, Oct. 12th, 9am

915 Monroe Street Southwest

Huntsville, AL

  • Open to players rated less than 1200 and Unrated
  • One section: Dual Rated (Standard and Quick)
  • Five-round Swiss System Pairing
  • Time Control: Game in 25 minutes plus delay of 5 seconds (each player has 25 minutes to complete all their moves, the clock begins counting down time after a 5 second delay)
  • Entry Fee: Free registration for Moms of registered players! Dads, kids, and all others $15 before 9 October. $20 on site.

Schedule of Events

On-site registration and check in 0915-0930

Optional Tournament Beginners Class (how to write chess notation, time management, etc.): 0930-0945

Mandatory Players Meeting: 0945-1000

Rounds: 1000, 1100, 1300, 1400, and 1500

Free Lunch provided by the Raytheon YESNET: 1200

The Huntsville Chess Club, est. 1858

Welcome to the oldest chess club in the State of Alabama. HCC offers a congenial chess environment for both casual and serious play. Weekly meetings are held at the Huntsville Library (Main Branch), Mondays from 5:00PM – 9:00PM. We hope you’ll swing by sometime and join us!