CHESS FOR CHAR♟TY

Jacksonville, FL



BRINGING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED.


SEPTEMBER 2021


For the latest updates, please join our Facebook group here.



Chess for Charity JAX – OPEN / U1000 Rated Tournament --> 9/25

Please help us continue to provide free weekly chess lessons, tournaments and food for our community by attending our once a month paid event. We will be accepting food donations the day of the tournament. Anything helps and every piece counts!​ 

Active USCF number required.


TOURNAMENT DETAILS


This USCF rated Chess tournament is limited to 50 players. Active USCF number required.

Standard Swiss, 5 rounds, 20 minute game with a 5 second delay.

Open / under 1500 / under 1000 sections but subject to change based on number of registrations.


DATE / TIME:

September 25, 2021. Check in by 11:30am. Tournament starts at 12pm.


LOCATION: 

Pablo Creek Regional Library 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32246. Room A/B + Conference room (Skittles).


COST:

$20


REGISTRATION: 

Please register here. Registration closes at 11pm on 9/24.

*** NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION ***


WHAT TO BRING:

Active USCF number required. We will provide all chess materials, including clocks.


Chess for Charity JAX – U500 Rated Tournament --> 9/22


Do you want to play in a rated chess tournament but don’t want to get paired against a Grandmaster? We are very excited to announce our under 500 (U500) rated chess tournaments. The U500 section will allow players to enjoy chess against players of similar experience levels. 


TOURNAMENT DETAILS


Beginner under 500 (U500) and unrated players. Active USCF number required.

Standard Swiss, 20 minute game with a 5 second delay, 2+ rounds. Limited to 30 players.

Registration link below. 


DATE / TIME

September 22, 2021. Check in by 4:30pm. Tournament starts at 4:45pm.


LOCATION: 

Southeast Regional Library 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Room A.


COST:

$5


REGISTRATION

Please register here. Registration closes at 11pm on 9/21.

*** NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION ***


WHAT TO BRING

We will provide all chess materials, including clocks.


Chess for Charity JAX – Saturday Rated Chess --> 9/11, 9/18


DATES / GAME INFO:


9/4

NO CHESS this Saturday 9/4.

Chess for Charity will be at the Florida State Chess Championship in St. Petersburg this weekend! We’ll see you next week!


9/11

BLITZ, G/5;d0, rounds depends on number of players.


9/18

STANDARD SWISS G/25;d5, 3 rounds.


TIME:

Check in: 12:45pm. 


LOCATION: 

Pablo Creek Regional Library 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246


COST:

1 nonperishable food item.


REGISTRATION: 

On-site registration.


WHAT TO BRING:

Active USCF number required. We will provide all chess materials, including clocks.



Chess for Charity JAX – Wednesday Casual Chess --> 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29.

Who’s ready for some bughouse? Some Blitz? Standard Chess? Some Bullet? Even 4 player chess? Whatever you want to play, let’s do it on Casual chess Wednesday! Stop by the Southeast regional Library and get ready for some lightening with a strong chance of blunder thunder! 


DATE / TIME: 

Every Wednesday. 6:15 – 8:30pm


LOCATION: 

Southeast Regional Library 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Jacksonville FL 32256. Room A/B.


COST:

1 nonperishable food item.


WHAT TO BRING:

We will provide all chess materials, including clocks.


AUGUST 2021


For the latest updates, please join our Facebook group here.


Chess for Charity JAX – Saturday Rated Chess --> 8/7, 8/14, 8/21


DATES / GAME INFO:

QUADS, G/25;d5, 3 rounds.

Date:  8/7


BLITZ, G/5;d0, rounds depends on number of players.

Date: 8/14


STANDARD SWISS G/25;d5, 3 rounds.

Dates: 8/21


TIME:

Check in: 12:45pm. 


LOCATION: 

Pablo Creek Regional Library 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246


COST:

1 nonperishable food item.


REGISTRATION: 

On-site registration.


WHAT TO BRING:

Active USCF number required. We will provide all chess materials, including clocks.



Chess for Charity JAX – Wednesday Casual Chess --> 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

Who’s ready for some bughouse? Some Blitz? Standard Chess? Some Bullet? Even 4 player chess? Whatever you want to play, let’s do it on Casual chess Wednesday! Stop by the Southeast regional Library and get ready for some lightening with a strong chance of blunder thunder! 


DATE / TIME: 

Every Wednesday. 6:15 – 8:30pm


LOCATION: 

Southeast Regional Library 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Jacksonville FL 32256. Room A/B.


COST:

1 nonperishable food item.


WHAT TO BRING:

We will provide all chess materials, including clocks.


Chess for Charity JAX – OPEN / U1000 Rated Tournament --> 8/28

Please help us continue to provide free weekly chess lessons, tournaments and food for our community by attending our once a month paid event. We will be accepting food donations the day of the tournament. Anything helps and every piece counts!​ 

Active USCF number required.


TOURNAMENT DETAILS


- OPEN SECTION: Standard Swiss, 2 rounds, 45 minute game with a 5 second delay.

- UNDER 1000 SECTION: Standard Swiss 3 rounds, 25 minute game with a 5 second delay. 


Limited to 30 players. Registration link below. 

*** NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION, REGISTRATION LINK BELOW ***


DATE / TIME:

August 28, 2021. Check in by 11:30am. Tournament starts at 12pm.


LOCATION: 

Pablo Creek Regional Library 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32246. Room A/B + Conference room (Skittles).


COST:

$20


REGISTRATION: 

Please register here. Registration closes at 11pm on 8/27.

*** NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION ***


WHAT TO BRING:

Active USCF number required. We will provide all chess materials, including clocks.


Chess for Charity JAX – U500 Rated Tournament --> 8/25


Do you want to play in a rated chess tournament but don’t want to get paired against a Grandmaster? We are very excited to announce our under 500 (U500) rated chess tournaments. The U500 section will allow players to enjoy chess against players of similar experience levels. Active USCF number required.


TOURNAMENT DETAILS


Beginner under 500 (U500) and unrated players. 

Standard Swiss, 20 minute game with a 5 second delay, 2+ rounds. Limited to 30 players.

Registration link below.  *** NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION, REGISTRATION LINK BELOW ***


DATE / TIME

August 25, 2021. Check in by 4:30pm. Tournament starts at 4:45pm.


LOCATION: 

Southeast Regional Library 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Room A


COST:

$5


REGISTRATION

Please register here. Registration closes at 11pm on 8/24.

*** NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION ***


WHAT TO BRING

Active USCF number required. We will provide all chess materials, including clocks.



Chess for Charity JAX – Wednesday Advanced Chess Class (FULL) 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25.

** REGISTRATION CLOSED **


Fall Term – 7/28/21 to 10/27/21 (No class on 9/15 and 9/22)

This course will focus on advanced chess topics.


Instructor:

Nickolas Petersen – USCF Expert – www.chesswithnick.com


Time:              

4:30 – 6:00pm


Location:        

Southeast Regional Library 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.  Jacksonville FL 32256. Room A/B.


Cost:

1 nonperishable food item per class.


What to bring:

We will provide all chess materials, including clocks.


♟Chess for Charity JAX – Wednesday Beginner Chess Class (FULL) 8/4, 8/11, 8/18.

** REGISTRATION CLOSED **


Fall Term – Session A – 8/4/21 to 9/22/21

This course will focus on opening principles, middle and end game fundamentals and chess tactics. In addition to classes, students will have the opportunity to participate in our beginner rated tournament that is scheduled for 8/25 and 9/22. This tournament is open to anyone under 500 rating (U500) or unrated. 


Prerequisite:

Knowing how the pieces move and some of the rules of chess such as check, checkmate.


Instructor:      

Coach Ray - Certified Steps Method trainer.


Location:        

Southeast Regional Library 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.  Jacksonville FL 32256. Room A/B.


Cost:

1 nonperishable food item per class.


What to bring:

We will provide all chess materials, including clocks.


JULY 2021


♟ OTB USCF RATED CHESS ♟

Active USCF number required. We provide all chess materials and clocks.


  • July 3rd. Check-in 12:45pm. 

​​Standard Swiss, 3 rounds, 25 minute games with a 5 second delay.

Cost: 1 non-perishable food item.

Location: Pablo Creek Regional Library - 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246 - Room A 

Registration: On-site.


  • July 10th. Check-in 12:45pm. 

​​Blitz, 5 minute games with no delay.

Cost: 1 non-perishable food item.

Location: Pablo Creek Regional Library - 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246 - Room B

Registration: On-site.


  • July 17th. Check-in 12:45pm. 

Standard Swiss, Quads, 3 rounds, 25 minute games with a 5 second delay. 

Cost: 1 non-perishable food item.

Location: Pablo Creek Regional Library - 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246 - Room A

Registration: On-site.


  • July 24th. Check-in 12:45pm. 

​​Blitz, 5 minute games with no delay.

Cost: 1 non-perishable food item.

Location: Pablo Creek Regional Library - 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246 - Room A

Registration: On-site.


  • July 31st. Check-in 11:30am. Tournament starts at 12pm.

Please help us continue to provide free weekly chess lessons, tournaments and food for our community by attending our once a month paid event. We will be accepting food donations the day of the tournament. Anything helps and every piece counts!​ 

Standard Swiss, 5 rounds, 20 minute games with a 5 second delay.

Cost: $20

Location: Pablo Creek Regional Library - 13295 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246 - Room A/B + Conference room (Skittles).

Registration: Preregistration required.

Registered players: Click here.

♟ LEARN AND PLAY CHESS ♟

Free Chess lessons. All ages and skill levels welcome. We provide all chess materials.


  • July 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th from 3:30pm to 5pm.

Cost: 1 non-perishable food item.

Location: Southeast Regional Library - 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256 - Room A/B


JUNE 2021


For updates, please check our Facebook group here.


♟ OTB Rated Chess ♟


Standard Swiss, 3+ rounds, 25 minute games with a 5 second delay. Active USCF number required. We provide all chess materials and clocks.


  • June 5th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • June 12th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • June 19th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • June 26th

Monthly charity event: Chess for Charity Food Drive

Beach Branch Library 600 3rd Street Neptune Beach, FL 32266.

More information and registration here.

List of current players here.

♟ Learn and play Chess ♟


Free Chess lessons. All ages and skill levels welcome. We provide all chess materials.


  • Wednesday 6/9, 6/16, 6/30 from 3:30-5pm. Southeast Regional Library 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 



MAY 2021


♟ OTB Rated Chess ♟


Standard Swiss, 3 rounds, 25 minute games with a 5 second delay. Active USCF number required. We provide all chess materials and clocks.


  • May 1st @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • May 8th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • May 15th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • May 22nd @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • May 29th @ 9:30am. Cost: $15

Monthly Chess for Charity Event: The Jacksonville Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

Click here for roster.


♟ Learn and play Chess ♟


Free Chess lessons. All ages and skill levels welcome. We provide all chess materials.


  • Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Fort Family Park 8000 Baymeadows Rd E, Jacksonville, FL 32256.



APRIL 2021


♟ OTB Rated Chess ♟


Standard Swiss, 3 rounds, 20 minute games with a 5 second delay. Active USCF number required. We provide all chess materials and clocks.


  • April 3rd @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • April 10th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • April 17th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • April 24th @ 1pm. Cost: $15.

Monthly Chess for Charity Event: The Jacksonville Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

Click here for the roster.


♟ Learn and play Chess ♟


Free Chess lessons. All ages and skill levels welcome. We provide all chess materials.


  • Wednesday 4/7, 4/14, 4/21 from 3-5pm. Fort Family Park 8000 Baymeadows Rd E, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

MARCH 2021


♟ OTB Rated Chess ♟


Standard Swiss, 3 rounds, 20 minute games with a 5 second delay. Active USCF number required. We provide all chess materials and clocks.


  • March 6th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • March 13th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

OPS Pizza 2030 S 8th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. 

  • March 20th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • March 27th @ 12pm. Cost: $10

Monthly Chess for Charity Event: The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

Register here.

Click here for the roster. 


♟ Learn and play Chess ♟


Free Chess lessons. All ages and skill levels welcome. We provide all chess materials.


  • Wednesdays from 3-5pm. Fort Family Park 8000 Baymeadows Rd E, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

FEBRUARY 2021


♟ OTB Rated Chess ♟


Standard Swiss, 3 rounds, 20 minute games with a 5 second delay. Active USCF number required. We provide all chess materials and clocks.


  • February 6th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

OPS Pizza 2030 S 8th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

  • February 13th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • February 20th @ 3pm. Cost: Free.

Panera Bread 9810 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. 

  • February 28th @ 12pm. Cost: $10.

Monthly Chess for Charity Event: The Jacksonville Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

Click here for the roster. 


♟ Learn and play Chess ♟


Free Chess lessons. All ages and skill levels welcome. We provide all chess materials.


  • Wednesdays 3-5pm. Fort Family Park 8000 Baymeadows Rd E, Jacksonville, FL 32256.


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