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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. No class on 1/18/2015. Play in the MLK Scholastic on 1/19/2015.
  • Wednesday Chess Class - Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Lessons for those who already know the chess basics; includes Novice, 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

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Chess Links

FCA Wins 2014 Every Move Counts Invitational Tournament

November 21, 2014 - The Freedom Chess Academy chess team shown in the banner picture above savors winning first place at the Every Move Counts Invitational Tournament, held on November 18. The tournament is organized each year by University of Alabama students enrolled in the Every Move Counts program. This unique service learning program provides academic credits for teaching chess in Tuscaloosa City schools.

The competition included teams from the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools and an Every Move Counts team made of players from other Tuscaloosa City Schools.

In the banner photo above, the FCA team displays their trophy and a plaque. The team members shown, from left to right are Eddie Yang, Dusty Springfield, Toby Guo, Daniel Zheng, Coach Manoj Sunny, Calvin Kim, Tony Zhang, Ian Shen, Ashton Springfield, James Yang, Sophia Guo, Gabriel Feng, Coach Neil Dietsch, Jeffrey Zhao, and Amy Zhang

Brothers Sweep Top Prizes at Birmingham Tournament

November 17, 2014 - Dustin and Ashton Springfield took home the 1st and 2nd place trophies for the K-3 section of the Chess Kids Nation Thanksgiving Tournament. Dustin won all five of his games while younger brother Ashton won four, losing only to his brother. Ashton and Dustin have been students of Freedom Chess Academy for three years.

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.

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