August Update

Hello all.  Due to the uptick in Ohio coronavirus cases as well as Governor DeWine's restrictions, the club remains closed and we are targeting October 1 as a possible reopen date.

We have been holding chess club tournaments online at on Thursdays at 7:00 PM and giving away cash prizes to the winners.  Membership is not required to play, but is now required to win prizes.

If your membership was current as of March 1, you are considered a member until we reopen, regardless of your previous expiration date. If your membership expired before March 1, then you are not considered a member until you renew.  The days between March 1 until we reopen for in-person play will not count against your membership.  For example, if you renew now for one year and the club reopens on October 1, your membership will be good until October 2021.  Help is available if needed and Fred Mastin can help you fill out pandemic relief forms for CCC membership dues.

We are also considering meeting at a park or outdoor area soon.  If you are interested, please let us know!  Check your email and respond to the recent club update there, or email

Thanks, and stay safe and healthy.

The Cincinnati Chess Club officers