For CASUAL play, check out a club near you: USCF Affiliates: CORNING, AR ~CORNING CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A6047137). Affiliate Type: Club Affiliated with the Methodist Church in Corning. Find them on Facebook or contact the church. Contact: JOHN F. MICHAEL.
FORT SMITH, AR ~WESTARK CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A6011292) Affiliate Type: Club MONDAY nights 6- 10ish PM Burger King, Hwy. 271 South and Zero Street (near Carmike movies), Fort Smith THURSDAY nights 6-10ish, Denny’s Restaurant, Rogers Ave, Fort Smith Saturday mornings 9AM - ?, Coffee House in Van Buren (smaller spin-off, ADVISED to CALL first!) Contact: KARIS BELLISARIO. Contact Phone 479-420-6354 Email: KarisCM@cox.net Social Media Page: www.Facebook.com/WestarkChessClub Club Membership NOT required, Casual Play, USCF and Chess Express rated events for adults and students, Unrated Events, Blitz and Quick Events, Club and Regional Championships, Book Library Available, Sets Available, Chess Items for Sale, Under 18 welcome, Beginners Welcome, Private Lessons Offered, Handicap Accessible. ACA Board Member: Jonathan Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org
LITTLE ROCK, AR ~THE URBAN KNIGHTS CHESS CLUB (USCF ID A6030948). Affiliate Type: Club 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: email@example.com, Social Media: 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). Affiliate Type: Club 7PM THURSDAYS. HASTINGS BOOK STORE, EXIT 46, SEARCY. Contact: STEPHAN E RICE. Address: 3261 HWY 16, PANGBURN, AR, 72121. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: 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
HOT SPRINGS, AR ~ DIAMOND LAKES CC. 1st Thursday of each month 5:30-8:30 pm, at West Shores Retirement Community, 2607 Albert Pike Rd. Contact Peter Emig, 870-677-9244. email: email@example.com
Next Tournaments at-a-glance: January 2oth/January 21st. - Quick Championship side event Friday night; 2nd Annual Westark Winter Warm-up Saturday. Details on Arkansas Chess Association Facebook Page and Westark Chess Club Facebook page as well as USCF website TLA and above at EVENTS page. Request flyer at KarisCM@cox.net See Events page at the top for Tournament details and also the ACA Facebook page. _____________________________________________________ Other NEWS: * ACA was approved as a 501(c)(3) non-profit by the IRS. Your donations are tax-deductible. * Arkansas Chess Association (ACA) now has a very active and vibrant Facebook page, with videos, photos, event announcements and near daily posts of interest to chess players anywhere. We invite you to enjoy all the Facebook page is offering:https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasChess/ 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, comment and engage. · The page 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, o Brandon Crabtree, from Conway, reporting for Conway 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 to represent the chess activity in their area on the state Facebook page. Contact Karis if interested: KarisCM@cox.net