About the Club
 


A quick overview of the club
  Meets:   Tuesday Nights only No weekends, no other nights.  Tuesday Nights only
  Time:   6:00 pm - 10:00 pm We must be out of the building by 10:00 pm sharp!
  Time:   6:00 pm - 12:00 am  
  Games:   1 Game per night  
  How long may the game last?   2 hours Each player has a total of 2 hours allocated to them.
  How long may the game last?   4 hours !! Each player has a total of 2 hours allocated to them.  Even though one player may play fast, the other may not
  Requirements:   USCF rated Swiss System event You must be a member of the USCF.  You can join at the club.
  Time Control:   G/60; d5  This means each player gets 1 hour, delay of 5 seconds through both time controls
  Time Control:   40/90, SD/30; d5  This means 40 moves in 90 minutes, Sudden Death in 30 minutes, delay of 5 seconds through both time controls
         
  Who Plays Who:   Matched by rating, Adults & Kids mixed We provide "sections" which are groups divided by rating so that you play among those with a similar rating (playing strength).
         
  Casual Games?   Rarely We are tournament rated oriented so very rarely do people show up to play casual games
         
  Instruction:   Occasional class instruction Scheduled only a few weeks in advance.  Announced on our news feed on the home page.
       
  Learn to play at the club?   No We do not teach how to play or provide individual instruction
  Improve Play at the club?   Yes Improvement can be achieved by going over games with opponent and study at home
  Beginners Welcome?   Yes Must have firm grasp of how pieces move and fundamental ideas of how to play
  Must write moves down?   Yes  
  Kids play Kids only available?   No  
         
  What is the club's address?  

117 E. Central St., Natick, MA 01702

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  The links below will give you much more information about playing at the club. 
We have tried to incorporate answers to every type of question we have been asked into the information below.

General Questions

Link What is the central focus or core programs of the club? 
Link Who Plays at the Club?  - Our most active players list
Link How many people typically play at the club?  -  Graph of our Attendance
Link Testimonials from our players
Link What is the central focus or core programs of the club? 

Brochures

  PDF Young Players at the MCC
PDF Essential Information for MCC Players  
PDF Common Tournament Rules to Know  
  PDF Group Class Instructor Guidlines  

About the Club FAQs

  PDF Why Play at a club
  PDF Brochure - Young Players at the MCC
  PDF What the club has to offer the Tournament player
  PDF What questions do you have about playing at the club
  PDF Parent's questions about How to get their child started in chess
  PDF Monthly Tournament Detailed Questions
     
  PDF

After your first club event

     
New Link Donating books and equipment
     
For a complete list of our FAQs, visit our FAQ page

Getting to the specifics

Link How to Sign up to Play at the club
    
Link Directions to the club
Link How to get on the Club Email List
Link The History of the Club
Link How the club is Governed
Link Tour of the Club, its facilities, web site and programs

Learning more about the Club

To learn more about the club, return to our home page and explore our site.  We've organized our site along three central themes:
 
  • Community - looking at the club in terms of the people who participate
  • Compete - looking at the different ways in which we organize our play
  • Learn & Improve - looking at the different ways we go about increasing knowledge of the game

We hope you will choose to play at the MCC and become a part of our Chess community.