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Welcome to the James Clemens Chess Club page!

The chess club at JC is just starting up! We currently do not compete, but hope to do so as our team grows! We meet one afternoon every other week for an hour or so to play! If you have any questions or are interested in joing the chess club, please contact Ms. Brooks. 


Register now for MCS Fall Scholars Chess Tournament

The second qualifier for the City Chess Championship

What:  Scholastic Chess Tournament for students attending Madison City Schools in grades K-12

When:  Saturday, October 15,  2016

              Mandatory Players Meeting:  9:00 a.m.

Where:  Madison Elementary, 17 College St., Madison, AL  35758

Registration Fee:  $20 all sections (Rated and Non-rated)

Advance registration: Online registration must occur no later than Wednesday October 12.  No On-siteRegistration.   Pairing: 4SS for Championship section/5SS for all other sections.

Register online here.



2016-17 Competition Chess Team – starts Monday August 15th!

JCHS will sponsor a competition chess team with practice starting on Monday Aug. 15th after school at Liberty Middle School in Room #223 (Coach Blankenship's room).  Registration information can be found here.


Meet the Coach and Team

Rendezvous at Sam & Greg's - Sunday afternoons in August at 3-5 p.m.

We would like to invite those interested in joining the JCHS Chess Team to meet at Sam & Greg's on Hughes Rd where you can meet coaches, ask questions, and meet others who will be on the team.  We will also hold a round robin tournament each Sunday with a 30 minute game starting at 3:30 p.m.  We will have the full tournament schedule available.  Bring your chess sets to play some chess upstairs.  You can also turn in your registration forms at that time.


Questions: Contact Ranae Bartlett at


Recreational Chess Opportunities in Madison

 Kids who want to play chess with other kids from across the city of Madison are invited to the Hogan Family YMCA on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. when the Madison City Chess League holds its weekly meetings. There is no cost to participate. For more information, see or visit the MCCL Facebook page . You can also contact the MCCL Executive Director, Ranae Bartlett, if you have questions:


Girls Chess Night occurs in the summer at Madison Taziki's from 6-7 p.m.  During the school year, we go on a tour of schools.  See the complete schedule here.


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For more information about chess in the Madison community and upcoming chess events, go to the Madison City Chess League webpage.


 Register for your USCF id# here (recommend Premium Scholastic Membership for one year $24) in order to compete at upcoming rated tournaments. 


For a complete schedule of upcoming tournaments, see