Celebrate National Chess Day – October 12, 2019

Plan a tournament or any kind of chess event to promote chess on National Chess Day and enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Any one-day event for October 12, 2019 which has “National Chess Day” in its Tournament Life Announcement (TLA) title receives a complimentary TLA and free rating fees.
  2. Any two-to-three-day event held over a period which includes October 12, 2019, and which has “National Chess Day” in its TLA title, will receive a complimentary TLA and free rating fees.
  3. Any Rated Beginners Open (RBO) that includes “National Chess Day” in its TLA title and falls on October 12, 2019, will receive both a complimentary TLA and free rating fees. The event must include October 12, 2019, but may include adjoining days. RBOs are Open to Under 1200/ Unr or Under 1000/ Unr. The tournament name must also include ‘Rated Beginners Open’ or ‘RBO’.

Be sure to mention National Chess Day in the title when submitting the TLA. Please note: Some portion of the event must take place on Saturday, October 12, 2019, to be eligible for the complimentary TLA and free rating fees.

Deadline for TLA submission: June 10, 2019, for two issues of Chess Life (August and September) or July 10, 2019, for one issue (September). Please send your TLA to Joan DuBois, [email protected] . Please keep your TLA to 15 lines or less (75-80 characters constitutes one print TLA line).

Submit your articles and photos for possible publication in Chess Life magazine and on uschess.org within CLO. Photos for Chess Life magazine must be high resolution. Send to Daniel Lucas, [email protected] .

We are working on additional ways to promote National Chess Day events, so be sure to get your TLA in early!

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