Celebrate National Chess Day: October 14, 2017

Plan a tournament or a chess event of any kind to promote chess on National Chess Day, October 14, 2017, and enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Any 1-day event for October 14, 2017, which has “National Chess Day” in its TLA title gets a complimentary TLA and free rating fees.
  2. Any 2-3 day event held over a period which includes Oct 14, 2017, which has “National Chess Day” in its TLA title, will get a complimentary TLA and free rating fees.
  3. Any Rated Beginner Open that includes “National Chess Day” in its TLA title and falls on October 14, 2017, gets both a complimentary TLA and free rating fees. Event must include October 14, 2017, but could include adjoining days. Rated Beginner Open or RBOs are Open to Under 1200/Unr or Under 1000/Unr. Tournament name must also include ‘Rated Beginners Open’ or ‘RBO’

Be sure to mention National Chess Day in the title when submitting the TLA and include your chess club affiliate #. Please note: some portion of the event must take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017, to be eligible for the complimentary TLA and free rating fees.

Deadline for TLA submission: June 10, 2017, for two issues of Chess Life (Aug & Sept) or July 10, 2017, for one issue (Sept). Please send your TLA to Joan DuBois, [email protected]. Please keep your TLA at 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 online in US Chess News. 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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