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Quick State Champions

Quick refers to the games played between 10 and 30 minutes per side. Such a time control affects only one's USCF quick ratings. While quick tournaments are often about the length of a casual game, many seasoned tournament players understand that time

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Updated August 18, 2022
Dual-Rated State Champions

Dual-rated refers to the games played between 30 and 60 minutes per side. Such a time control affects both one's USCF regular and quick ratings. This tournament often hits the sweet spot for players looking to play a full tournament in one day with a

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Updated August 12, 2022
What to Expect At Scholastic Chess Tournaments

Contributor: Jonathan Rasberry Edited - March 6th, 2022 It has been 10 years since my first chess tournament. I was finishing the 8th grade and puffed up after beating what I thought was a strong chess program my dad had on his computer. I signed

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Updated March 6, 2022
Top 5 Chess Moments Of 2021

Contributor: Isaac Snow Edited - January 27, 2022 Hey everyone! We are mere weeks into 2022, and hopefully we are primed for another big year for chess. Looking back upon the previous 2 years, 2020 was the year of the chess boom, and it was alway

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Updated January 28, 2022
Tournament Report: Evangel October Open 2021

Contributor: Michael Porcelli Edited - October 20, 2021      This past Saturday, October 16th, was the Evangel October Open. Held at the Evangel Church in Montgomery and hosted by Doug Strout, 30 players met to compete. The format was 4 games of

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Updated October 23, 2021
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What to Expect At Scholastic Chess Tournaments
March 6, 2022

Contributor: Jonathan Rasberry Edited - March 6th, 2022 It has been 10 years since my first chess tournament. I was finishing the 8th grade and puffed up after beating what I thought was a strong chess program my dad had on his computer. I signed

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Caesar Lawrence – Hall of Fame Class of 2021
September 11, 2021

Caesar Lawrence is the most prominent organizer and tournament director in Alabama Chess history.  Since moving to Alabama from Alaska in 1995, he has been Chief TD in 423 events as of 2021.  He started Caesar Chess in September 2009 and devoted hi

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The Alabama Chess Federation (ACF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and the United States Chess Federation affiliate for the state of Alabama. Our goal is to promote chess all over Alabama for the benefit of all Alabama players. Toward that end, we provide advertising and other assistance for rated tournaments, as well as support for scholastic chess programs around the state. Bylaws and other significant ACF documents are available in our online archive.

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