For CASUAL play, check out a club near you: USCF Affiliates: CORNING AR. CORNING CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A6047137). Contact: John F. Michael. Affiliated with the Methodist Church in Corning. Find them on Facebook or contact the church.
FORT SMITH AR. WESTARK CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A6011292) Monday nights 6-9PM Sweetbay Coffee, 3400 Rogers Ave. Fort Smith THUR. Nights 6-10ish, Denny’s Restaurant, Rogers Ave. Fort Smith Saturday 9AM, Sweetbay Coffee, Van Buren (smaller spin-off, best to call first) Contact: KARIS Bellisario. Contact Phone 479-420-6354 Email: email@example.com Website: www.Facebook.com/WestarkChessClub Club Membership NOT required, Casual Play, USCF and CXR rated events for adults and students, Unrated Events, Blitz Events, Club Championships, Book Library Available, Sets Available, Clocks Available, Chess Items for Sale, Under 18 welcome, Beginners Welcome, Private Lessons Offered, Handicap Accessible. ACA Board Member: Jonathan Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org
JONESBORO AR. THE SCARLET CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A6034000). Fridays 6pm-10pm at Panera Bread Co.; Saturdays 10am-1pm at The Edge Coffeehouse; Sundays 5pm-9pm also at Panera Contact: Famous C Taylor, Phone: 870-897-1616, Email: email@example.com ACA Board Member: Famous C Taylor
LINCOLN AR. (USCF H6045915). Affiliate Type: Club Contact: Ryan Billingsley
LITTLE ROCK AR. LITTLE ROCK CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A5011299). Fridays 7:45 to 8-10ish PM, ST VINCENT HOSPITAL, University and Markham St. Little Rock Contact: AL WYATT Phone: 501-749-2343, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: http://www/facebook.com/littlerockchess.org ACA Board Member: Brent Looper: email@example.com
LITTLE ROCK AR. THE URBAN KNIGHTS CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A6030948). 2nd & 4th SAT 2:00PM-5PM. Andy's Restaurant, near the corner of John Barrow and Markham, LITTLE ROCK. Contact: TONY DAVIS. Contact Phone: 501-744-4911. Club Phone: 501-517-6263; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UrbanKnightsChessClub/?fref=ts Casual Play, USCF Rated Events, Unrated Events, Blitz Events, Bughouse, League Play, Matches, Ladders, Club Championships, Sets Available, Clocks Available, Book Library, Chess Items for Sale, Classes Offered, Lectures Offered, Simuls Offered, Under Age 18 Welcome, Beginners Welcome, Refreshments. ACA Board Member: Tony Davis
SEARCY AR. SEARCY KNIGHTLIFE CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A6017847). 7PM THURSDAYS. HASTINGS BOOK STORE, EXIT 46, SEARCY. Contact: STEPHAN E RICE. Address: 3261 HWY 16, PANGBURN, AR, 72121. email: email@example.com. Web Site: http://knightlife.freeservers.com/, Club Membership Not Required, Casual Play, USCF Rated Events, Unrated Events, Blitz Events, Ladders, Club Championships, Classes Offered, Under Age 18 Welcome, Beginners Welcome, Refreshments, Handicap Accessible. ACA Board Member: Paul Hill
Additional AR Casual Chess Opportunities: FAYETTEVILLE. Tuesdays 6 pm. UNIVERSITY CHESS CLUB: meets at the U of A Student Center,
HOT SPRINGS. DIAMOND LAKES CC. 1st Thur. of each month 5:30-8:30 pm, at West Shores Retirement Community, 2607 Albert Pike Rd. Contact Peter Emig, 870-677-9244. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTH LITTLE ROCK. Tuesday evenings from about 7-9:30 at Books-A-Million in the Lakewood shopping center in North Little Rock.
Next Tournament: November 5, 2016 Arkansas Memorial: Barling, AR (next to Fort Smith). A day to remember those players who have gone before, by gathering to enjoy great chess. Discounts for military/veterans with ID, as well as second member in the household. An unrated side-event also available. Save $ with EF postmarked by 10/25/16. See more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/638467899661247/ or on the USCF website here: http://www.uschess.org/tlas/7229.tla The AR Memorial is open to players from any state or country. See Events Calendar for ALL Upcoming AR Tournaments. _____________________________________________________ Other NEWS: * ACA
was recently approved as a 501(c)3 non-profit by the IRS. You can now make tax-deductible donations. * Arkansas Chess Association (ACA) now has a very active and vibrant Facebook page, with videos, photos, event announcements and many items of interest to chess players anywhere. We invite you to enjoy all the Facebook page is offering: https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasChess/ Please note: you to NOT need to have a personal Facebook account to view the posts. Those with Facebook are encouraged to like and follow the page, and share posts with others. · The page has boasts a diversity of editors from across the state, providing variety and depth. The editor line-up includes: o NM Bill Orton, from Fayetteville Chess Club, posting puzzles and games for you to think about; o Zachariah Carlson, from Jonesboro, reporting for A-State and Scarlet Chess Club, and o Karis Bellisario, Westark Chess Club, Fort Smith, & ACA Secretary, sharing fun facts and chess tidbits, plus upcoming tournaments around the state. o We would welcome adding someone from each AR club. Contact Karis if interested: KarisCM@cox.net