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Starts mid-October !
 

2021 Server Team Championship (Played in Odd-Numbered Years) - Teams consist of six players. Team and individual applications accepted. If you apply as an individual we will assign you to a team based on your rating and a team's needs. Contact the CCLA Tournament Office if you are interested in serving as a team captain or playing on a team. The number of divisions, teams per division and games played per opponent depend on the number of entries. Teams are assigned to divisions based on the average team rating. Each player plays one or two games against opponents on his board (Board 1 plays all other Board 1 players, etc.) Team Captains: rosters due October 1st.
Time limit: 10 moves/30 days.
Entry fee $8.
Entry deadline: October 1.

 
2019 CCLA Server Team Championship
Div I. Winner:     PA Keystones "A" Team
Div II. Winner:     Castles West "B" Team
 
2019 Server Team Final Standings.
 
 
Coming in August, 2021
 

Summer Server Series - there are four seasonal tournaments, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Server Series. One round. No prizes. Entrants grouped by rating. Players paired as either a 7-player single round robin, or as a 4-, 5- or 6-player double-round robin. Total number of games played is six to ten, depending on number of entrants and pairing option. Multiple entries permitted.
Time limit: 10 moves/30 days.
Entry fee $6 per section.

Entry deadline - (Summer): Aug 15, 2021
 
Entries wanted

ADVANCED CHESS
(Chess engines allowed)

We have players waiting for sections to fill! See Advanced Chess events for tournament descriptions, both postal and server events. Caution: members with current Traditional games must complete them before switching to the Advanced Chess group!

 
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Postal Team Championship XXI
2019 - 2021
Div I. Pawns That Move Backward
Div II. Norsemen
Congratulations team champions!

Membership Renewals

All CCLA memberships are now due in January of the renewal year. Renewing members in 2021 only (and new members joining later in the year) pay a pro-rated amount to convert to January renewal. The mailing label on printed Chess Correspondent magazines always shows your renewal date. Members who receive their magazine by email - the ezine format - please check with the business office for current status.

HOW TO PLAY CHESS

Basic Chess Instruction

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Bored with TV re-runs and the endless coronavirus news cycle? Correspondence chess still provides hours of enjoyment without risking personal safety or violating quarantine. Sign-up for some new games today! And don't forget to mention CCLA to your friends and contacts on social media!

 
 
 
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