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Chess Club

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Competition Chess Team!

Aneesha Ankam, Will Bao, Grace Billmann, Hayden Billmann, Alex Edwards, Wesley Gaddy, Madison Gore, Michael Guthrie, Joshua Lin, Hugh Mitchell, Julian Olvera, William Spanier, Cuong Vo, Douglas Zhang


  • Practices will be held at Rainbow Elementary according to the practice schedule on the Calendar.
  • Team Dinner - Friday Sept. 29th after practice at WayBack Burgers.
  • Chess Team Cheers on Varsity Volleyball on Tues. Oct. 3rd at 4 p.m. when BJ hosts the Jets!  Get tickets at the door.


BJHS Chess Club

The Bob Jones High School Chess Club is a student service organization affiliated with the Madison City Chess League (MCCL), a non-profit organization that helps teach kids how to play chess and develop chess skills.  There is no fee to join, but to remain in good standing, Chess Club members must perform 4 service hours per semester or 8 service hours per year.  The service hours must be related to promoting chess in the community.  Additional information can be found under Forms.  Questions can be directed to  

Upcoming meetings:

Friday, Sept. 29th at 5 p.m. at Rainbow Elementary prior to Chess Team practice to elect officers

Sunday, Oct. 1st at 3 p.m. - BJ Chess Club Officers' meeting (location TBD)

Wed, Oct. ____ during Patriot Path to discuss Chess Club Project for the 2017-18 year and play chess.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

MCCL at Dublin Park: Monday Nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. (tell Coach Will you are there to volunteer)

Friday, Oct. 20th - after school at Madison Elementary - Set up for MCS Fall Scholars Tournament


2016-17 Competition Chess Team

The Bob Jones High School competition chess team is off to a great start.  The team won 1st place at the Queen's Quest in November 2016.  Then the 9th grade team competed for the first time at the National K12 Chess Championship and finished in 3rd place in the nation!  The team will compete next at the Rookie Rally at Blossomwood Elementary at the end of January and the State Scholastic Chess Championship in March. 


Congratulations to the Bob Jones 9th grade team that placed 3rd at the National K12 Chess Championship on Dec. 16-18, 2017 in Nashville!



BJHS chess team at National K12 Chess Championship in Nashville.



Recreational Chess Opportunities in Madison

 Kids who want to play chess with other kids from across the city of Madison are invited to Dublin Park on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. when the Madison City Chess League holds its weekly meetings. There is no cost to participate. For more information, see or visit the MCCL Facebook page . You can also contact the MCCL Executive Director, Ranae Bartlett, if you have questions:



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For more information about chess in the Madison community and upcoming chess events, go to the Madison City Chess League webpage.


 Register for your USCF id# here (recommend Premium Scholastic Membership for one year $24) in order to compete at upcoming rated tournaments. 


For a complete schedule of upcoming tournaments, see