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A dozen reasons to play your server chess here!

•   Convenient. Play server games on your desktop, tablet or iphone.
•   Easy to use. No complicated software to download, install or update. Everything happens right in your own browser.
•   Log on the server, select My Games, make your next move(s) in the graphical chess interface and then log off. It's that easy!
•   The server automatically notifies players by email when a new section starts and / or an opponent has played a new move, eliminating the need to log on and off the server, looking for opponents' latest moves.
•   Serverchess.com is mobile friendly! 100% free access to both CCLA web sites and CCLA blog - all content - no annoying log on required.
•   No intrusive pop-ups, ads, screen highjacks or app stores. CCLA doesn't sell anything and doesn't accept any commercial advertising.
•   No cookies, tracking codes or web bugs (see our privacy statement.)
•   CCLA players use their real names - no anonymous opponents or fake user names.
•   Membership in CCLA includes your choice of a quarterly printed magazine or pdf version delivered via email.
•   Contact CCLA using your own email program. No irritating Captchas or log-ins required.
•   Updated CCLA ratings, results and Grand Prix standings are published monthly.
•   Not FIDE, ICCF or USCF rated? No problem. Just pick your class (A,B,C,D) and CCLA will assign your initial rating so you can begin server play right away!

 
 

 
 
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CONGRATULATIONS !

Stuart Belanoff has won the 2017 CCLA Server Championship (CCLA Rules) with a 9-1 score (no losses!) Gary Deskin has placed 2nd at 6½-3½ and Jerry Weiner's 5½-4½ takes 3rd place on tie-break over Ken Ziemak.
 
Robin Selby's Snowbirds have clinched 1st place in Division II of the 2017-2018 Server Team Championship.
 
graphic of U.S. flag on www.serverchess.com graphic of Canadian flag on www.serverchess.com

Attention
all CCLA members!

Here is your opportunity to boost participation in our upcoming Gustafson Memorial Open server tournament (see full description below.) Where else can someone enter a major event with prize money in every section and with no entry fee and no CCLA membership requirement? Help us get the word out - it's free - tell all your ASPCC, USCF and ICCF chess friends who are residents of the United States or Canada. And don't forget to sign-up yourself!

 
 Gustafson Memorial
Open Tournament
 

Don't miss out on the fun - sign up today! Entries are already coming in. Upon his death in 2008, Herbert W. Gustafson left a generous bequest to CCLA. In recognition, CCLA holds the biennial Herbert W. Gustafson Open Tournament starting October 15th in even-numbered years. Note: this event is only open to residents of the United States and Canada. No CCLA Membership Required ... No Entry Fee! Sections will be formed in order of rating, each section having four players playing two games against each opponent. (Note: there may be some five-player sections to accommodate all entrants.) $19 in CCLA credits awarded to each section winner (split in case of a tie). Prize credits may be used toward CCLA membership dues or entry fees into other CCLA events where CCLA membership is required. Only one entry per person.   Please email your entry to the CCLA Business Office and include your name, rating (please specify organization), email address, and ICCF ID# if you have one.
Entry deadline: October 15.

 
Annual Events with
Scheduled Start Dates
 

 Server Series - There are two seasonal tournaments, the Winter Server Series and the Summer Server Series. Entry fee $6 per section, multiple entries permitted. One round. No prizes. Entrants grouped by rating. Players paired as either a 7-player single round robin, or as 4-, 5- or 6-player double-round robins. Total number of games played will be six to ten, depending on number of entrants and pairing option.

Entry deadline: January 15.

 
Open Entry Events
 

 Regular Quads. Open year 'round to all players rated 1800 and below. Four-player section, two server chess games per opponent. Play begins when section is filled. Entry fee $6 per section, multiple entries are permitted.
Entry:  enter anytime.

 Premier Quads. Open year 'round to all players rated 1600 and above. Four-player section, two server chess games per opponent. Play begins when section is filled. Entry fee $6 per section, multiple entries are permitted.
Entry:  enter anytime.

 
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FREE   DOWNLOADS

Completed CCLA server games are now playable in our live chess viewer and also as pgn downloads, by section number or event year.
     The complete record of World Correspondence Chess Championship games is now playable in our live chess viewer and also as pgn downloads by event number.
 
 
diagram of starting position for a game of chess on www.serverchess.com

"White on the right" and "Queen on her color." Are you just learning to play chess? Use our link to FIDE's official Rules of Chess. Do you know the Arabian Mate, or the X-ray attack in chess? CCLA offers a How to Play Chess Tutorial, indexed by topic, Glossary of chess terms, 24 Standard Tactics with live pgn demos, 25 Checkmate Patterns with live pgn demos, Mate-in-2, Mate-in-3 and Mate-in-4 Puzzles and a comprehensive study plan for the many types of endgames.

Note:

New chess players must understand the Laws of Chess, CCLA's Rules of Play and be able to read and write standard algebraic chess notation before entering CCLA tournaments. New server players are also encouraged to review our Server Faq, Adjudication FAQ and, of course, the CCLA Server Rules of Play.

 
 
 graphic of stacks of gold coins on www.serverchess.comANNUAL GRAND PRIX  CONTEST
 
2018 - 2019


Prizes are $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, $30
for 3rd, $20 for 4th and $10 for 5th.

 
Leaders as of 08/31/2018
 
1.  WOODFIELD# RANDALL B 49
2.  MERRELL** WILLIAM S 44
3.  MOUJAN PABLO 38
4.  BURRUS MICHAEL 35
5.  MCLAUGHLIN EDWARD 34
6.  DOLAN BRUCE 33
7.  SMILEY* WILLIAM 33
8.  CROSS# GREGORY 30
9.  ZIEMAK* KENNETH A 30
10.  CORBETT WILLIAM 29
11.  GRANDI CODY 24
12.  LARTIGUE JONATHAN 24
13.  SHANNON** PAUL D 20
14.  GREDESCUL ANDREA 19
15.  PERRY WILLIAM 19
16.  TAYLOR BOBBY C 19
17.  EVANS STAN 18
18.  HEY BRIAN 18
19.  KENNEY JOE 18
20.  LYONS BRENDA 18
21.  FULLEN PETER 17
22.  SANCHEZ DAVID A 17
23.  NURMI* RONALD R 16
24.  REGAN DAVID 16
25.  STRELECKY* RICHARD E 16
26.  HODGKINS NEIL 15
27.  TAYLOR RONALD D 15
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Our Grand Prix page lists the Gran Prix Contest Rules and all participants to date in GP point order.

 
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