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Server Chess

Winter 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: February 15th, 2022

CCLA North American Server Class Championships - this is a one or two round event depending on the number of entrants. There are four rating classes , A, B, C and D. Classes C and D may be combined, depending on the number of entrants. Each winner of a round one section and all players scoring 75% or better advance to the final round of their class. First place prize in the finals is $20. Pairings may be single round robin or double round robin, depending on number of entrants in a class. Entry fee $8. Time limit: 10 moves/30 days.

Entry deadline: April 15th, 2022

Postal Chess

North American
Class Championships

Number of rounds and number of players per section depends upon number of entries. Classes may be combined, or cancelled at the tournament director's discretion. This event normally features five rating groups: Master/Expert, A, B, C and D. Each winner of a Round 1 section receives a $ 10.00 prize. Each Rd 1 section winner (and anyone scoring 75% or better) earns a place in the class championship (final round). Finals winners receive $20 and the title of CCLA North American Class Champion.

Time limit: 10 moves/30 days
Entry fee: $8 per section
Entry deadline: February 15, 2022

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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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Membership Renewals

All CCLA memberships are now due in January of the renewal year. The basic rate is still $ 12.00/year for membership with electronic magazine, $ 20.00/year for a printed magazine.

Renewing members (and brand new members joining later in any year) pay a pro-rated amount to convert to a January renewal date. Note: the mailing label on printed Chess Correspondent magazines always shows your renewal date. For members who receive their magazine by email - the ezine format - please check with the business office for current status.


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