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  Upcoming Events

May Month-Long Swiss Tournament 5/11

May 11, 2021

Masks required at all times! Month-long event, one game per week, G/75, d5. Two sections: Open and Under 1400/UNR. Half-point byes available. Tuesday 7:00PM-9:30PM. Register until 6:30PM. May 4, 11, 18, 25.   $30 monthly fee for CCSCATL members, $35 non-members.

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Free Play at the Center

May 12, 2021

Masks required at all times! Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 5/14

May 14, 2021

Masks required at all times! G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

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"May Fracas", 1-day tournament, 5/15

May 15, 2021

Masks required at all times! $515 Guaranteed in prizes! G/45 d/5, 4 rounds. Four sections: Open, U1800, U1400, U800. Rounds - 10:00AM-Noon-2:00PM-4:00PM. $35 CCSCATL members, $40 Non-Members early registration.

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May Month-Long Swiss Tournament 5/18

May 18, 2021

Masks required at all times! Month-long event, one game per week, G/75, d5. Two sections: Open and Under 1400/UNR. Half-point byes available. Tuesday 7:00PM-9:30PM. Register until 6:30PM. May 4, 11, 18, 25.   $30 monthly fee for CCSCATL members, $35 non-members.

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Free Play at the Center

May 19, 2021

Masks required at all times! Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 5/21

May 21, 2021

Masks required at all times! G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

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"May Chess Mayhem" 2-day tournament, 5/22-5/23

May 22, 2021

Masks required at all times!  $1450 Guaranteed prizes! 3 sections: Open, U1800, U1400. 5 rounds, G/90, d/5. Saturday rounds: 10AM-2PM-6PM, Sunday rounds: 10AM-2PM. $65 CCSCATL members, $75 non-members early registration.

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"Scholastic Mayhem" 1/2 day scholastic tournament, 5/23

May 23, 2021

Masks required at all times! Must be a child in K-12! G/30, d/5 scholastic chess tournament. 4 Rounds. 1st round at 10:30; 2nd, 3rd and 4th rounds begin as soon as previous round ends. Entry fee is $35 Members, $40 Non-Members early registration.

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May Month-Long Swiss Tournament 5/25

May 25, 2021

Masks required at all times! Month-long event, one game per week, G/75, d5. Two sections: Open and Under 1400/UNR. Half-point byes available. Tuesday 7:00PM-9:30PM. Register until 6:30PM. May 4, 11, 18, 25.   $30 monthly fee for CCSCATL members, $35 non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

May 26, 2021

Masks required at all times! Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

June Month-Long Swiss Tournament 6/1

June 01, 2021

Month-long event, one game per week, G/75, d5. Two sections: Open and Under 1400/UNR. Half-point byes available. Tuesday 7:00PM-9:30PM. Register until 6:30PM. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.   $30 monthly fee for CCSCATL members, $35 non-members.

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Free Play at the Center

June 02, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 6/4

June 04, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

June Month-Long Swiss Tournament 6/8

June 08, 2021

Month-long event, one game per week, G/75, d5. Two sections: Open and Under 1400/UNR. Half-point byes available. Tuesday 7:00PM-9:30PM. Register until 6:30PM. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.   $30 monthly fee for CCSCATL members, $35 non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

June 09, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 6/11

June 11, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

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"3rd Annual Summer Open" 2-day tournament, 6/12 - 6/13

June 12, 2021

$1450 Guaranteed prizes! 3 sections: Open, U1800, U1400. 5 rounds, G/90, d/5. Saturday rounds: 10AM-2PM-6PM, Sunday rounds: 10AM-2PM. $65 CCSCATL members, $75 non-members early registration.

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"Scholastic Summer Open" 1/2 day scholastic tournament, 6/13

June 13, 2021

Must be a child in K-12! G/30, d/5 scholastic chess tournament. 4 Rounds. 1st round at 10:30; 2nd, 3rd and 4th rounds begin as soon as previous round ends. Entry fee is $35 Members, $40 Non-Members early registration.

Register

June Month-Long Swiss Tournament 6/15

June 15, 2021

Month-long event, one game per week, G/75, d5. Two sections: Open and Under 1400/UNR. Half-point byes available. Tuesday 7:00PM-9:30PM. Register until 6:30PM. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.   $30 monthly fee for CCSCATL members, $35 non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

June 16, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 6/18

June 18, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

June Month-Long Swiss Tournament 6/22

June 22, 2021

Month-long event, one game per week, G/75, d5. Two sections: Open and Under 1400/UNR. Half-point byes available. Tuesday 7:00PM-9:30PM. Register until 6:30PM. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.   $30 monthly fee for CCSCATL members, $35 non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

June 23, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 6/25

June 25, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

June Month-Long Swiss Tournament 6/29

June 29, 2021

Month-long event, one game per week, G/75, d5. Two sections: Open and Under 1400/UNR. Half-point byes available. Tuesday 7:00PM-9:30PM. Register until 6:30PM. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.   $30 monthly fee for CCSCATL members, $35 non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

June 30, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Free Play at the Center

July 07, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 7/9

July 09, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

July 14, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 7/16

July 16, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

July 21, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 7/23

July 23, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

July 28, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 7/30

July 30, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

August 04, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 8/6

August 06, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

August 11, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 8/13

August 13, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

August 18, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 8/20

August 20, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

August 25, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

Friday Knight Blitz - 8/27

August 27, 2021

G/5, no delay. 6 rounds SS, one open section. 7:00PM-8:30PM.   $20 members, $25 for non-members.

Register

Free Play at the Center

September 01, 2021

Come hang out and play chess for fun at the Chess Center on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM!  Arrive any time during the free play period and sit down and play.  Just that easy! No cost, and all equipment provided.

FROM THE BLOG

Check out recent news, photos, event previews and more!

"No School" Camp and Chess Tournament – Oct 9

"No School" Camp and Chess Tournament – Oct 9

September 26, 2017

Ben’s Blog — By GM Ben Finegold The CCSCATL is having its first Chess Camp on October 9.  A camp on a Monday?  That’s correct!  There is no school for most kids in Metro Atlanta due to a teacher work day / Columbus Day.  So, since most kids have the day off, why not come … Read More

Play In The Center 1

Play In The Center 1

September 26, 2017

Ben’s Blog — By GM Ben Finegold We held our first one day g/90, Saturday, September 23.  The event was successful, with two sections (Open and U1600) and 24 participants. As usual, Alexander Rutten was victorious, scoring a perfect 3-0 and winning the Open section and $150! Another youngster, Raj Mehta, won the U1600, also … Read More

Grand Opening of the CCSCATL

Grand Opening of the CCSCATL

September 26, 2017

Ben’s Blog — By GM Ben Finegold September 9 was an exciting day in the history of Atlanta chess!  We were very excited, after almost a year of planning, to open the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Atlanta.  The Chess Center was co-founded by my wife, Karen, and me, after many months of hard … Read More