Springfield Chess Club

Annual business meeting November 30 at White Oaks Mall! 

Join us every Wednesday in the White Oaks Mall food court!
We also meet on the second Monday of each month at Lincoln Library,
and the third Friday of each month at Harvest Market.
Meetings are canceled if the hosting site is closed (for holidays or any other reasons.)

The Springfield Chess Club offers meetings for casual chess play, and USCF-rated tournaments for serious chess play. Meetings are free and open to the public. Come join us some night and play some chess!

Membership in the club costs $12 per calendar year, or $5 per academic year for scholastic members. All memberships are pro-rated for new members who join part way through the year. Benefits of membership include a quarterly newsletter and a discount on entering our tournaments, however, membership is not required to come to our meetings or to play in our tournaments.

The Springfield Chess Club organizes USCF-rated tournaments every few months. The usual format of the tournaments is 4 rounds with Swiss system pairings. Entry fee is $20. There is a $3 discount for advance entry, usually this means by the Wednesday before the tournament. There is also a $2 discount for members of the Springfield Chess Club.

USCF (US Chess Federation) membership is required to play in any USCF rated tournaments. Go here to join USCF. Illinois Chess Association membership is encouraged but not required. Go here to join ICA.

Some special tournaments have completely different rules, costs, and schedules, so please be sure to read pre-tournament publicity before entering. 

Occasionally, club members will organize a small, impromptu tournament, often quick-rated.

Follow the links for further information about the club.

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