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Welcome to the James Clemens Chess Club & Chess Team page!

The chess club and chess team at JC will have an interest meeting on Monday August 14th during Refuel in Mrs. Simons' room #B110.  Meet Coach Paul Mulqueen who will lead the Chess Team meetings on Mondays during Refuel.  The Chess Team competes in local, state and national tournaments.

Chess Club will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays during Refuel.  Chess Club members have service hours requirements. Students can participate in both Chess Club and Chess Team.  If you have questions, contact Ms. Simons.


Register now for the Summer Knights Chess Tournament

What:  Scholastic (K-12) Chess Tournament for students in grades K-12

When:  Saturday, August 26,  2017

              Mandatory Players Meeting:  9:00 a.m.

Where:  Rainbow Elementary, 50 Nance Rd., Madison, AL  35758

Registration Fee:  $20 for MCCL members; $25 for non-MCCL members (Rated and Non-rated)

Advance registration: Online registration must occur no later than Wednesday August 23rd.  No On-siteRegistration.   Pairing: 5SS all sections.

Register online here.



2017-18 Competition Chess Team – starts Monday August 14th!

JCHS will sponsor a competition chess team with practice starting on Monday Aug. 14th during Refuel in Room #B110 (Mrs. Simons' room).  Registration information can be found here.  The JCHS Chess Team will compete at the National K12 Grade Championship in Disney World December 8-10th.  You can read more about last year's National K12 championship here.  It is the most challenging chess tournament for students in grades K-12. 


Recreational Chess Opportunities in Madison

 Kids who want to play chess with other kids from across the city of Madison are invited to Dublin Park 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:




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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