We currently run weekly online tournaments for members, and hope to also run in-person tournaments in later 2021. See below for details.
We run informal hour-long tournaments on chess.com for members. We ask that only folks on the zoom meeting join a tournament. First, join the chess.com club (https://www.chess.com/club/concord-chess-club), Then, starting 15 minutes before the tournament, you will need to navigate as shown below. Instead of “SOMETHING”, you should see “under 1000” or “over 1000” (or something similar). Choose the appropriate tournament and then click “Join”. Once joined, be careful not to navigate away. That can cause you to leave the tournament.
JOINING LATE: You can join after the tournament has started, however the tournament won’t appear under “Upcoming” as shown in the above image (A bit above the word “SOMETHING”). Instead, click on “In Progress” which is just to the right of “Upcoming” in the image above (and covered up by the orange rectangle).
In-person tournaments (hopefully in later 2021)
We run a handful of USCF-rated scholastic ladder tournaments throughout the year, typically Sunday mornings, open to members and non-members. Search at http://masschess.org for “Concord-Carlisle…” tournaments.
We can teach newcomers about recording moves and how to work the clock (so be sure to come early). The format is ladder-based, G/30 which means each player will have 30 minutes total for all their moves. This means that each game could take as long as an hour. If you’d just like to try it, you can just come for the first game or two. At the end, you will have a nationally recognized USCF rating! To play, you will need a USCF membership (yearly $17), and pay a small entry fee.
USCF membership: Click here