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Join the Nashville Chess Center

For only $65 per year ($45 per year for students), you or your child can become a member of the Nashville Chess Center (“NCC”) and receive the following benefits:

Club Events and Activities

Visitation privileges during all regular hours and the right to participate in regularly conducted NCC activities (regular hours are currently Mondays, 6 - 10 p.m., Fridays, 6 - 10 p.m., Kids Chess Club Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m.)

Lectures by Titled Players

Free attendance at Monday club lectures given by Tennessee State Chess Champion FM Todd Andrews or a special guest lecturer

Sunday "Kid's Chess" Activities

Free attendance for students at Sunday “Kids Day” lesson, the chance to get together and play chess with other students

Tournament Discounts

Discounts on entry fees to all chess tournaments held at the Nashville Chess Center

Chess Camp Discounts

Discounts on registration fees for chess camps sponsored by the NCC

"Member's Only" Web Site Access

Right to access the “Members Only” area of the new NCC web site which includes lectures, lessons, games from NCC events, and much more!

Your Online Chess Profile

Right to create your own “Member Profile” on the NCC web site and participate in on-line forum discussions about chess with other NCC members

Chess Center Access for your School Team

Right to reserve the Nashville Chess Center for scholastic team matches or other scholastic chess events

NCC Chess Library

Access to the NCC’s extensive library of chess books, videos, software and other chess instructional materials

Academic Benefits of Chess

Academic benefits that students receive from playing and studying chess are well documented in numerous studies conducted in both the U.S. and abroad.  These benefits include: 

Ø       Enhanced problem solving and logical reasoning skills


Ø       Higher standardized test scores in both math and reading


Ø       Increased attention span


Ø       Improved patience


Ø       Higher self-esteem


Ø       Improved pattern-recognition