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Classes and Tournaments

New sessions at beginner and intermediate level started from January 20th.

Marlboro Knights Chess Clubs conducts chess classes and sessions at Beginner and Intermediate Levels. We also conduct bi-weekly tournaments for intermediate level. These are Open Tournaments, i.e anyone can take part as long as you are a member of the club. Only membership fees is “Love for Chess”.

If you are interested in enrolling yourself or your child in chess classes, please fill up the form below and show your interest in specific category. Chess Club director will get in touch with you. Charge for beginner and intermediate level is $100 per session of 8 classes. The students of the club get to play in Marlboro Chess Club tournaments at no charge.

Marlboro Chess club runs two sessions every year, session 1 runs from Sept to December and Session 2 runs from Jan through April. Each session has 8 to 10 classes depending on the class level.

Requirements for Beginner 1 Level : Min age – 8 years. Basic knowledge of chess helps but is not required.

Requirements for Beginner 2 Level : Min Lichess Rating in Rapid : 600, Max Rating : 1000 (Contact club director for corresponding Chess.Com or USCF ratings).

Requirements for Intermediate expert level strategy sessions : Min Lichess rating in Rapid : 1000. These sessions are run by experts that are 2000+ chess rating.

Registration for Marlboro Chess Classes

2024 Marlboro Chess Club Sessions

Beginner 1 Session : Sundays 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (10 Sessions)

Dates : Jan 21st, Jan28th, Feb 11th, Feb 18th, Feb 25th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, March 24th, March 31st


Beginner 2 session : Sundays 11:00 AM P.M to 12:15 PM

Dates : Jan 21st, Jan28th, Feb 11th, Feb 18th, Feb 25th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, March 24th, March 31st


Intermediate Expert Sessions : Saturdays 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Dates : Jan 20th, Jan 27th, Feb 10th, Feb 24th, March 2nd, March 9th, March 16th, March 23rd, April 13th & April 20th.


Chess Tournaments

Marlboro Chess club runs the tournaments for registered students at every level. However for students that want to participate in USCF rated tournaments, we encourage the chess players to sign up for nearby USCF tournaments and participate in them. Participation in USCF rated tournaments will helps the chess players to improve their USCF chess ratings and also give them the necessary exposure to chess players outside of the club and play longer games in person.

There are many tournaments happening in New Jersey and students can get entire list from USChess.org website. There are some tournaments that we prefer students should take part in. Based on our experience students learn the most from attending the tournaments below. You can click on the date and you will be taken to an external site where you can register for the tournament. I will include some info on the tournament below but full details are on the tournament page.

Westfield Club Tournaments

Parents need to chaperone, USCF Registrations are required. $45 yearly YMCA fees and $25 per tournament. Westfield club is about 30-35 minute drive from Morganville, NJ.

Tournaments Dates ( Sign up by clicking the dates below) :

March 10th (4 Round G40/d5 Swiss Tournament )

March 24th (Scholastic Players Only)

April 7th (4 Round G40/d5 Swiss Tournament )

April 21st (Scholastic Players Only)

April 28th (4 Round G40/d5 Swiss Tournament )

The list above will continue to be updated on monthly basis.