Open Game Play

Open Chess Game Play: All ages and skill-levels welcome!

When: Every Tuesday evening 7:15 pm - 11pm (or so) * * * * * Where: Aurora Turners Club, 1335 Mitchell Rd., in the Banquet Hall, downstairs.

This is just north of Indian Trail, in Aurora, east of Lake Street, west of Farnsworth.

ANCC is affiliated with the US Chess Federation and the Illinois Chess Association.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Another Great Night of Chess

Come join us again this Tuesday for another great night of chess.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday

Come one, come all for another night of over the board fun. We have several members who participated in the Chicago Class this weekend, so come on out and ask them how they did!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Upcoming Tournaments & General Info

We had a nice turnout last night. It was great to see some new faces and I hope they will become regulars.  One thing discussed last night was the upcoming Chicago Class tournament.  With that, I thought it would be good to put out a little more information on tournaments for anyone who may be unfamiliar with how they work.

Generally for the smaller tournaments, entry fees run from $15 - $30.  For the larger multi-day tournaments they tend to run from $60 - $100.  Scholastic tournaments generally run in the $20-$30 range, but can sometimes be found for as little as $5 or even free.  Most tournaments require a membership with the United States Chess Federation (more info here), but some scholastic tournaments do not.  The USCF rating system provides a way to measure the strength of a player in comparison with others.  Many tournaments have different divisions for different levels of players.  Different tournaments use different time controls, the time controls typically look like this or similar: G/60+5.  This means each player will have 60 minutes to make all of their move and 5 seconds will be added to their clock each time it is their turn.

Upcoming Tournaments
Chicago Class - 3 days - 7/20-22 - 8 Sections from U1000 up to 2200+
Warriors Open - 8/4 - 2 Sections - G/60+5
Renaissance Knights - 8/5 - 4 Sections from U600 up to 1400+ - All lower sections are scholastic only - G/30
Steinitz Memorial - 8/11 - 3 Sections - G/61+5

For more tournament info please see the tournament link on the right-hand side of the site.  This is the best source of updated tournament information.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Battle on the Boards

I look forward to seeing a great group on Tuesday at 7:15 for more battles over the board! Jason for ANCC

Monday, July 9, 2012

Club Tomorrow

Come on out tomorrow night, Tuesday, 7/9 for some chess and fun. I hope to see a great group. Jason for ANCC

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Chess Tonight

We're on tonight. You most likely don't have to work tonight, so come on out for a great night of chess. I hope to see a good crowd!