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2015 FCA Schedule

  • Sunday Chess Class - Beginners and Novices: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Rotary Room at the Tuscaloosa Public Library.
  • Wednesday Chess Class - Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Lessons for Novices, Intermediate, and Advanced players of all ages. Prerequisite: Know chess rules, basic checkmates, stalemate, and be able to play a game. Location: Tuscaloosa Public Library, 2nd floor Rotary Room. Class openings only available for intermediate to advanced players.

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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.

  • Sunday
    • 2:00-3:30 p.m.; Salvation Army, 1609 Univ. Blvd E
  • Monday
    • 10:00 a.m. - Noon; Adult chess play; VA Hospital - Activity Center (Building 137).
    • 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.; Knight Wings Chess; Tuscaloosa Public Library
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00 a.m. - Noon;
      FOCUS on Senior Citizens. Lessons for adults.
  • Wednesday
    • 4:00-5:30 p.m.; Salvation Army
  • Saturday
    • 10:00 a.m.-Noon;  Bailey Tabernacle CME Church (Activities Building), 1117 23rd Avenue, Tuscaloosa. Adult chess play.

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Help Wanted

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?

Learn more.

Tuscaloosa Chess Tournaments Set For Saturday, April 25

February 15, 2015 - The annual Tuscaloosa Scholastic Chess Championship and Black Warrior Chess Challenge will take place Saturday, April 25 at the First Presbyterian Church. The two tournaments will feature both rated play for chess tournament regulars and unrated play for casual chess enthusiasts. Click on the links for tournament details.

Online registration for the tournaments will be available on this site in March.

Alabama State Chess Championship Results

October 2, 2014 - Freedom Chess Academy hosted the 2014 Alabama State Chess Championship at the Ferguson Center on the University of Alabama campus on September 26-28. The main event was accompanied by a one-day scholastic tournament for children K-12.

Click here for pictures and the full story