Twin City Chess Club - About and General Information

Meeting Tuesday, December 23rd

To avoid making people choose between family and chess on Christmas Eve, we’ll meet on Tuesday, December 23rd.  Watch the main page / current events to see what we’ll do for New Years Eve week!

About, Meeting Location, and General Information

Location, Meetings, and Membership Information

Twin City Chess Club, serving the Chess Players of Bloomington/Normal in Illinois, was established in 1967.  We meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 7:00PM to ? (usually 8:30-9:00ish) in the cafe at Barnes & Noble, 1701 E. Empire, Bloomington, IL. (We may be earlier there than 7:00, we may end earlier or later than 9:00 PM. But we aim to always have a club member present by 7:00 PM.) Google maps to both locations are below. Check the homepage for exceptions and other event dates.

Come by and sit down for a game!

In the past we have charged membership rates for ongoing participation in the club, in order to help offset the costs of being able to meet at our locations. At this time we are not charging the fee, but we ask you would consider purchasing goods (coffee/desserts/books/etc.) from our hosts – they give us table space to be there!  Donations accepted, though.

Stop by and check us out!

Twin City Chess club is an affiliate of the United States Chess Federation and also the Illinois Chess Association. Tournament events are rated by the United States Chess Federation unless posted otherwise. USCF membership is additionally required to participate in these events. Illinois Chess Association membership is encouraged, but not required, to participate at TCCC. We can talk about what this means when you stop by and visit!

(If you’re curious as to why the logo says “Twin Cities Chess Club,” and the rest of the site spells it, “Twin City Chess Club”: Bloomington-Normal is known as the “Twin Cities,” however, there is already a “Twin Cities Chess Club” in the USCF records. So for USCF purposes we have to register ourselves as “Twin City Chess Club.” In the club, though, most everyone calls it “Twin Cities…” 😉 )

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Comment, Copyright, And Spam Policy

As we just got our first spam message today (Yay!  That means bots are starting to index our site!!!)  we need to point out a comment and spam policy…

First, comments approved are the personal opinion of the commenter.  They do not reflect the opinion of Twin City Chess Club, TCCC members (other than the poster if a member,) or any other entity other than the commenter.  Commenters are responsible for any comments made, and any comment or email may be published on the site without prior permission.  Twin City Chess Club reserves the right to delete or modify any comment made on this site.

The content of this site is Copyright (c) 2011- Twin City Chess Club.  Permission must be granted for any reproduction, in whole or in part, of any element of this site’s content, except for the game score notation of games posted here.  Any analysis published on this site remains under Copyright, including comments included as part of a game score notation.  For game score notation reported as part of Twin City Chess Club tournaments or other tournaments as permission is obtained from the organizer, the ownership of the score remains with TCCC as per United States Chess Federation regulations.

Finally, this site is protected against spam contents by method(s) which automatically detect and classify spam.  Any comment that the site software determines is spam may be deleted without being posted.  If you post a comment and it has not appeared on the site, it almost certainly is because the spam filter has blocked it.  We apologize in advance for any false positives which are deleted.

From time to time, we may alter the ability for posts to have comments or not, and we may turn on or off site features which require pre-approval of comments before they are posted.  It is not our intention to unnecessarily limit comments and discussion, however, the problem of blog spam can become severe and we want our blog to be as spam-free as possible.

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