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2911 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, Tennessee 37212 (615) 292 - 7341


Watch live online at or by following Mzungu94 for the live twitch broadcast of a match between Memphis - Nashville and New Orleans! 7:00 PM CDT Thursday, March 26th!

All events at the Nashville Chess Center facility have been officially suspended and will resume Friday, April 3rd, seeing that the issue does not escalate further and the medical community confirms it is wise to return.  All Saturday Monthly Swiss and GP events, All Sunday Scholastic Chess Clubs, All Monday evening and Friday evening events are cancelled in March at the 2911 Belmont Blvd facility.  There will be a separate announcements of plans from the Tennessee Chess Association once the plan is fully arranged.  During this time, we will be deep cleaning the facility and disinfecting every surface, board and set.  We will also utilize the Nashville Chess Center page on to hold some tournaments online. Please go join that page if you are interested.  Please feel free to reach out to me at, or by text at the cell below, if you would like to discuss further, or assist in the clean up and online management. 

Gratefully,  Todd Andrews, Executive Director The Nashville Chess Center  (615) 693 - 1535


Dear NCC Friends and Families, 
We held our final event before closing a week ago Monday evening on March 9th. We had 8-players, including myself, in our regularly scheduled Monday Night tournament. This took place at the Nashville Chess Center facility on Belmont Blvd. 
We learned Sunday, that one of the players in attendance has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since then. He did not show any symptoms at the time of the event. It is entirely possible he contracted it post NCC event. 
All of the individuals at the event, that we were able to get in touch with, have been notified. I have also notified the administrations at the schools that I taught at the days after being in close proximity with the positive testing member. 
I have not shown any symptoms and was told at the clinic today that they would not test me until I did, in fact, show symptoms. I did make multiple attempts and took the situation very seriously. My daughter and I have been self quarantined since Thursday at our home. 
Obviously, we are not allowed to release the name of the member. 
We will not re-open the NCC without a deep disinfecting of all surfaces, sets and pieces including. We will also follow the guidelines of the CDC and our local government before re-opening. 
We hope everyone stays safe and takes the proper measurements recommended to stop the spread of the virus and we hope to see everyone back over-the-board soon! 
Todd Andrews
Executive Director 

Scholastic Chess Programs

The Nashville Chess Center currently runs Chess Clubs in over 35 Middle-Tennessee public schools, charter schools, private schools, libraries and neighborhood programs. To learn more about beginning a program in your child's school or group, please email us HERE and we will help you get it going.  


Donations via the website are available! Please help support our goal to give every Nashville child the opportunity to gain the educational benefits of learning chess in their school! You can access our donations page by clicking HEREThank you for supporting the Nashville Chess Center!


Live Feed

Visit THIS LINK to view Live DGT Broadcast of NCC top games. If no live games are available, you will see our most recent publication. Follow the Archives to see our past games and events.

Tennessee Chess Association

The Nashville Chess Center is a partner of the Tennessee Chess Association.  Visit their website at


Nashville Chess Center Hours of Operation:

Mondays - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM  Open to the Public. 

Fridays - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM  Open to the Public. All Monday and Friday night tournaments begin at 7:00 PM.  Please check the calendar for special holiday hours and event details.

Sundays - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday Scholastic Chess Club - Open to all kids and their families.

The Swiss is held once a month on Saturdays.

Please visit the full calendar

Upcoming Tournaments

We hope everyone is having a good time inside! Could there be anything better to do than strengthen your chess during the COVID-19 quarantine?

Obviously, we hope everyone is safe and healthy and this all passes and we can be back at the board face-to-face before long, but in the meantime, we will be utilizing and Twitch to keep our chess community together continuing to grow and improving. Here is a "HOW TO?" on joining the community. Please do that first and we will be releasing a schedule of events soon!

STEP 1: Make a account - it is free!



STEP 3: Go to the Menu bar that is on the left hand side of the browser - CLICK ON "CONNECT" (It looks like little, white message bubbles)

STEP 4: When you drag the cursor over the "CONNECT" menu - it will bring us a sub-menu that says "CLUBS" (It has two little emoji guys)

STEP 5: Type in "Nashville Chess Center" and request to be added to the group. I have made the group private now and will be cleaning it up to ensure we do not get any inappropriate ads or folks on the page.

STEP 6: On that same, original menu bar - Go to "LIVE CHESS" and mess around with and become acquainted with the site. It is not that hard.

STEP 7: Make a account - it is also free!


STEP 8: You can use the search bar in the center/top of the screen after logging in and search for channels and begin to follow them. For now follow:

MusicCityMaster (Todd Andrews)

Mzungu94 (Aaron Caveny)


In the coming days, we will release an official schedule of events, but of course, be spontaneous! If you can get a group together to play a tourney or team match, please do!

April 25, 2020 - NCC Monthly Swiss @ Nashville Chess Center

May 30, 2020 - NCC Monthly Swiss @ Nashville Chess Center

Chess Camps

Throughout the year, NCC offers a range of chess camps for kids when they are out of school.  Here's what we have coming up:

June 1 - 5, 2020 - NCC Summer Chess Camp #1

June 22 - 26, 2020 - NCC Summer Chess Camp #2

July 13 - 17, 2020 - NCC Summer Chess Camp #3

July 27 - 31, 2020 - NCC Summer Chess Camp #4


2019 NCC Summer Camp #1 Group Photo
with our new NCC t-shirts provided by our amazing sponsors:

Commercial Bank

Mercedes-Benz of Music City

Tennessee Bank and Trust

Hattie B's