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  • 22 Apr 2021 4:39 AM | Bryan Tillis (Administrator)

    We may have been shut down from hosting over the board tournaments but that did not stop our great championship events from happening. If you would like to see the games with live commentary check out:

    Florida Chess Live Events

    We have also been conducting interviews of chess personalities, if you would like to be a guest on our show, contact us by clicking here. A recap of all live FCA interviews can be found on the following link:

    Florida Chess Interviews

    Want to see our events live as they are happening (follow for notifications)?

    Florida Chess Live

    Thank you for your ongoing support!

  • 10 Jan 2021 8:17 PM | Matthew Kolcz (Administrator)

    Good evening everyone!

    The FCA will be hosting their first online chess tournament on January 23, 2021 on lichess.org. Please follow the link below to get registered!

    Last minute entrants (day-of, 1/23/2021) will not be accepted. 

    Youtube How-To

    Thank you and see you there!

  • 5 Sep 2019 11:39 AM | Matthew Kolcz (Administrator)

    Thank you everyone for your patience through the hurricane event.

    Below is the updated flyer. The new dates are 10/4/19 - 10/6/19, changed to 3-day/2-day.  Please note to reserve your room at the Marriott in Palm Beach Gardens by September 13th (first early entry ends at that point as well). Thank you everyone for supporting this event.
    Downloadable Updated Flyer.jpg Register here on Chessregister.com

  • 28 Aug 2019 8:18 PM | Bryan Tillis (Administrator)

    It is with sincere disappointment I am required to write this post. Due to the incoming Hurricane and safety concerns for travelers, the Marriott and the FCA has made the difficult decision to reschedule the state championship.

    Everyone registered will be fully refunded for their entry fee. We would ask for your patience with the refund process as it is our goal to have everyone refunded by close of business on Wednesday, September 4th. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at nmbtillis@gmail.com.

    Much like the pieces being reset after a tough loss, we will have the resilience to continue and we will have  our championship at another time. I will be working diligently to find a new suitable date immediately for our tournament. I sincerely hope to have your continued support and again I apologize for this cancellation. 

    Be safe and best wishes,

    Bryan Tillis

  • 30 Jun 2019 8:29 AM | Daaim Shabazz

    After about five years of stagnation and only a couple of events, the Tallahassee Chess Club is making an effort to reestablish meetings at Black Dog Cafe on Saturdays. The meetings will take place on Saturdays from 2pm-5pm at Black Dog Cafe (by Lake Ella). There are plans to hold regular tournaments in the future. 

    Steve Cullifer scullifer2000@yahoo.com or Daaim Shabazz daaim777@gmail.com

  • 25 Jun 2019 11:26 AM | Kevin Pryor (Administrator)

    Just a quick note to let everyone know the board approved Matthew of the Florida College Chess Foundation to the position of At-Large Director. More to come, but Welcome Matthew. 

  • 10 Aug 2018 6:10 AM | Kevin Pryor (Administrator)

    The independent Election Master has released the ballots via email and Active members can select seven of the eight candidates on the ballot. This is a closed process that is monitored to allow only one vote per registered member 16 and older. Please let your voice be heard and vote by August 24th. 

  • 24 Jul 2018 12:51 PM | Kevin Pryor (Administrator)

    See the list of 9 candidates for 7 positions in the lasted edition of the floridaCHESS newsletter. The publication is posted on this site. Use the tabs above to see them. 

  • 16 Jul 2018 9:45 AM | Kevin Pryor (Administrator)
    This edition features articles on the actives around the state during the 2nd quarter of this year. Events like the Orlando Sunshine Open, Jacksonville's All Women/Girls event, South Florida's Summer Solstice and the Miami Champions of the US Pro Chess League.  Thanks to our Editor, Harvey Lerman and his continued excellence in producing our chess publication. 

    Quick link to magazine

  • 11 Jul 2018 4:59 PM | Kevin Pryor (Administrator)

    Memberships is being corrected based upon members reviewing the ACTIVE and LAPSE tabs above. Please check and send us an email at fcaboard@gmail.com. Please provide information as to when you renewed. 

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