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Open Entry

Regular Quads. Open year round to all players rated 1800 or below. Four-player section, two games per opponent. Section started as soon as it is filled. Entry fee $6 per section, multiple entries permitted. Entry deadline: December 31st.

Premier Quads. Open year round to all players rated 1600 or above. Four-player section, two games per opponent. Section started as soon as it is filled. Entry fee $6 per section, multiple entries permitted. Entry deadline: December 31st.

Seasonal 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:

(Summer Series): July 15th
(Winter Series): Dec 15th

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Leaders as of 7/31/2015

CCLA member Paul D. Shannon photographed at chessboard

CCLA's Paul D. Shannon (pictured above,) Errol Acosta and John Smail are currently featured in Highlights from Play.

    CCLA Teaches the Basics

Are you just beginning to play chess? We cover the basics for novice players, in a How to Play Chess tutorial indexed by topic, Glossary of chess terms, 24 Standard Tactics with live pgn demos, 24 Standard Checkmates with live pgn demos and a link to FIDE's Rules of Chess.   Note: all players must understand the rules of chess and be able to read/write chess notation before entering CCLA events. Please read our complete description of all CCLA tournaments. Why not join CCLA and enter a server event today?

  Questions About Server Chess?

For questions about Serverchess, please use the Contact link below. Before logging onto the server to register and / or begin play we strongly recommend that players new to server play please read "CCLA Server Rules", the "Server FAQ" and perhaps the "Webchess Tutorial". These pages are designed to answer many if not most of your questions and help make server chess a positive experience.

Absolutely no software to download and install. Log on to the iccf chess server using the ID# and Pass Word we supply, select My Games, make your next move(s) on the graphical interface and log off. The server automatically notifies players via email when an opponent has moved. No need to log on / off the server looking for opponents' latest moves. Be sure to keep your email address current in your player profile (never displayed for public viewing.)


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"The Friendly Post"

News about ICCF-US Friendly Matches from around the world - Issue 12, June, 2015. Back issues are archived on the ICCF-US website.

Jason Bokar to ICCF-US Director Post

GM Jason Bokar will take over as ICCF-US Director during the ICCF-US Congress in Cardiff, Wales August 2015. As NAPZ Director Jason continues as an ICCF Executive Board member. Jason was ICCF-US Deputy for several years prior to 2007 when he took a job transfer to France, so was unable to take the ICCF-US Director position at that time. Jason received the Bertl von Massow Silver medal for ten years of exceptional service to ICCF at the Krakow, Poland Congress in 2013.

Jason is one of the top rated players in ICCF-US, and has represented us in the Olympiad Finals twice, finished fifth in World Championship 24 concluded in 2012, and is currently playing in a WCCC Candidates Tournament. Thank you, Jason, for volunteering to take on the duties as ICCF-US Director! Jason has asked all current ICCF-US Board members to continue their volunteer roles.

Corky Schakel, ICCF-US Director