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Tournaments - Current and Upcoming
  • Rated Blitz Chess Tournament XXXVII
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
  • Games: 6-SS G/5;+5
  • Byes: Scholastic players can opt for 1 full-point bye for last round
  • Entry: Free members; $5 non-members
  • Prizes: Glory!
  • Registration: On-site, 6:45 pm
  • Oktoberfest Open Chess Championship
  • Tuesdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2023
  • Games: 5-SS Open G/75;+30 U1600 (TBD) G/60;d5
  • Sections: Open, U1600
  • Byes: 1/2-point byes must be requested before Rd 2; no last Rd byes
  • Entry: $20 members; $35 non-members
  • Prizes: 70% of entries returned in cash prizes (1st-3rd, class)
  • Registration: On-site, 6:45 pm
  • Online Registration: here
Tournaments - General Information
  • Tournaments are open to the public, and equipment is provided by NBCC unless stated otherwise.

  • Tournaments generally begin at 7:00-7:15 pm on Tuesdays.

  • NBCC members enjoy reduced tournament entry rates.

  • NBCC tournaments are USCF-rated (United States Chess Federation) unless stated otherwise, and they require an active USCF membership (separate from NBCC membership). Click here to join.

  • Blitz and some quick tournaments take place on a single date, while longer-time-control tournaments are spread out over several weeks.

  • Find upcoming tournaments on this page, or check the calendar on the homepage.

Member Perk: Chess lecture before games (Tuesdays, 6:15-7:00 pm).

Lecture is open to all members, no registration required.

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