Where: St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18102
When: Saturdays from Noon to approx. 6:15 PM
What: USCF-rated tournaments every week (see Events & Activities page for cost)
What to bring: Sets and boards are provided (but feel free to bring yours). Chess clock (if you have one). Pen or pencil -- scoresheets are provided. Proof of USCF membership. Park in the church lot and enter through the gate.
Center City Chess Club is an official affiliate of the US Chess Federation (http://www.uschess.org/).
3/13/17 Schedule updated -- we are having a $100 Tornado on March 18th
3/13/17 Boris Privman wins the club title by going 4-0 at the March 4th tournament
2/13/17 Chess Club is OPEN this weekend -- Feb 18th -- see the Events page for details.
Yes, many players will be at the 2017 US Amateur Team East in NJ -- but the Allentown club is OPEN for chess this weekend!
2/13/17 Booklet of games from the 2016 David Elliott Cup goes to the printer this week -- available at club by 2/25. Special $5 cover price.
12/29/16 New weekly schedule posted -- events listed through March 2017.
12/29/16 Dan Reinert is the 2016 Quad Champion -- see Dan receive his trophy at the Jan 14th event.
12/29/16 In a wild year-end finish, the club title goes from Greg Nolan to Mark Knerr to Chuck Kent to Isara Thanakit over the last few events of the year. Isara must defend his title no later than the Jan 21st Tornado (see Events page)
12/29/16 GM Bryan Smith wins the 2016 David Elliott Cup held November 19th. Ram Singh wins the Reserve section. A record 59 players compete in the event.
9/26/16 Winners from the 2016 Joe DeRaymond QC Event: A: Peter Minear B: Ramon Quezada C: Michael Clark
8/12/16 "What Do I Play" openings booklet now back from the printer -- get your copy at the club for $10 or mailed copy for $10 + $2.
6/7/16 Mark Knerr wins the 2016 Tom Volkert trophy
12/28/15 Larry Noone and Rick Kuhn are the 2015 Quad Co-Champions. They finished the year with 21.0 points.
12/28/15 Kevin Santo wins the 2015 Elliott Cup!
9/23/15 Antonio Scalzo and Larry Noone are big winners at the 2015 Joe DeRaymond Memorial QC Event held 8/29.
6/2/15 Jim Strobel wins the 2015 Tom Volkert Memorial title and trophy
3/27/15 15-move draw-by-agreement policy now in effect for all events -- see Schedule Page
9/10/14 Blog updated with games from the Johnson-Kleinfeld match
8/12/14 Join us on 8/16 to celebrate Kirsan Illyumzhinov's re-election as FIDE President. We will have a 4-round G/30 Tornado (EF $10). Free Cake!
12/5/12 Peter Minear goes 16-0-1 (1 draw) in his simul at the club on 12/1.
11/6/12 THANK YOU Mr. Touchdown -- for visiting our club on 10/27 as part of the WIF (Wrestling Is Fun) promotion. You are now an honorary ACCC member!
7/7/12 Want to save $1 on every club entry fee? Buy the club t-shirt at zazzle.com (and wear it to club events). Many colors available.
7/28/11 If you like to sing, then check out the new web site http://www.extrajuicykaraoke.webs.com/