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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Growth at ANCC

Well, last week was our largest night in my memory. We have had several new faces recently along with some returning college students.  Come out tonight to get in on the action!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Join Us Tonight!

Once again we will be out at the Turners Club at 7:15 for a great night of chess.  A number of our members have participated in recent tournaments, which is good to see.  For anyone interested in a USCF membership so they can participate in future rated tournaments, see Jason or Bill.  We can get you signed up and ready to play!  Also, it's time to get the ladder system rolling.  We will be modifying the rules slightly to make the system more flexible and hopefully more enjoyable for all.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chess Club Tonight!

We will be having chess club once again tonight at 7:15 and I look forward to seeing many familiar faces and hopefully a few new ones!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

2013 Northern Illinois Spring Classic - This Saturday!

2013 Northern Illinois Spring Classic
Saturday, May 11

Sponsored by the USCF- and ICA-affiliated Aurora Naperville Chess Club.

4 rounds, G/55 with 5 second delay, Dual-rated.  Sections at TD discretion based upon registrations, but generally Open, Reserve - Under 1600 and Booster - Under 1200.

Prize Fund: Cash Prizes at TD discretion (calculated and posted during first round).  Guaranteed 67% of entry funds received, generally 80%. Additional “Under” prizes within sections and upset prizes too. For example, Under 1800 in the Open Section, Under 1400 in the Reserve, Under 1000 in the Booster. Must have at least three eligible players for a prize to be created. Unrated players are eligible for Section prizes only.

Where: Molex Training Center, 2201 Wellington Court, Lisle. Site is 1/8 mile south of Ogden Avenue at Indiana Avenue.


On-site Registration: 8:30am-9:00am

Rounds: 9:10am11:15am, (Lunch), 1:50pm3:55pm, with conclusion anticipated by 6:00pm.

Entry Fee: $20 with advanced registration by Friday, May 10 at 9pm, $25 without pre-registration.

Pre-registration: send USCF ID number and name to

Lunch: numerous options within a mile or so off Ogden in Lisle and Naperville.

Skittles room available for family hang-out and games analysis.

Questions? Contact or see details at

Monday, May 6, 2013

Come Back to the Boards!

Well, colleges are wrapping up classes for the year and I hope to see some of our college students returning for the summer and coming out to join us.  I look forward to an evening with some competitive chess on the 7th!