2015 FCA Schedule
Summer Break: June 14 - July 5. No classes.
Other Chess In Tuscaloosa
Non-FCA chess events. Contact the organizations listed for details and confirmation of times as we don't always get notified of changes in times or contact information.
Daily Chess Problem
April 25, 2015 - Chess master Chao Zhang won the Black Warrior Chess Challenge with a perfect 4.0 score. Alabama's two state scholastic co-champions, Jonathan Rasberry and Vikhram Balagee took second and third respectively with 3.0 and 2.5 points. Jose Giron of Tuscaloosa took first place in the reserve section.
The Tuscaloosa Scholastic Chess Championship had good turnout from Birmingham and Jasper, but aside from Freedom Chess Academy students, there were surprisingly few students from Tuscaloosa's private and public school chess programs.
In the K-12 section Zachary Calen Stewart won with a perfect 5.0. Riley Smith and Nicholas Cockrell tied for second place. Sedani Nagodawithana took first place with 4.5 points in the K-6 section. Krishin Yerabolu, Jeffrey Cockrell, and FCA seven-year old Calvin Kim tied for second place. In K-3 Parker Liu won while Rishi Yellamraju and Michael Kennedy tied for second.
FCA Kids win Another Alabama Team Championship!
March 17, 2015 - Eight Freedom Chess Academy players made the long trek to Mobile to compete in the 2015 Alabama State Scholastic Championship. Taking home the first place trophy in the Primary (k-3) section were
FCA's Elementary Club team placed 3rd in a six-team competition for the state club championship this year; last year's elementary team tied for first in 2014.
Our players played solidly in the individual competition. Eddie Yang scored 4.0 / 5.0 to be part of a 6-way tie for second place in the under 600 rated section.
Former FCA student Arden Markin won his fourth consecutive state championship title. This year he repeated as a K-8 individual state co-champion. Younger brother Hudson Markin tied for 3rd place in the Elementary section.
February 24, 2015 - Freedom Chess Academy is looking for volunteer, part-time chess instructors.
Are you a retired educator with an interest in learning chess while you teach beginners? Or a chess player who would like to share your knowledge and passion for the game?