National Chess Day: October 14, 2017

National Chess Day cake in Memphis, TN

Are you ready for  National Chess Day Event on October 14, 2017? The holiday dates back to October 9, 1976, as proclaimed by President Ford.  

Major events coinciding with this year’s NCD include the 35th Western States Open in Reno, the Annual Wright Brothers Open in Ohio at the Dayton Chess Club, a FIDE Weekend Open in Dallas, Texas and a 1K Guarantee at the Saint Louis Chess Club. California will host a National Chess Day Senior/Junior Open with a $9000 projected prize fund. See a full list of all the great events here and let us know your National Chess Day plans. 

The new US Chess sign in Crossville, TN

If you are playing or involved in a special event that coincides with National Chess Day, please share with us on social media @USChess on twitter or facebook. Organizers and players: To submit games and photos for possible inclusion on US Chess News, email [email protected] and [email protected] Photos for Chess Life magazine must be high resolution. Send to Daniel Lucas, [email protected].

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