We are currently adapting to the coronavirus by shifting play online. We have a “virtual clubhouse” on the Discord platform and have begun club play through the lichess.org server. The club has shifted its meeting night to Mondays at 6:30 PM. The Discord server does not close, however, so it’s like the clubhouse is always open even when we’re not meeting.
We do need to know real names. We’re inviting players over 16 years old in the Central Illinois region (Bloomington/Normal, Pontiac, Minonk/El Paso, Peoria, Lincoln, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Paxton, Chatworth, or close enough) and/or prior connection with BNCC/TCCC to join us! If you’re wondering, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t join us we’ll try and find something that does work.
There are others in the Bloomington/Normal region providing opportunities for local study and play for those under 16. For younger/scholastic players, club member Joseph Alford is running lessons with younger players online, and is in the process of establishing a team on lichess.org and other options. Email him at email@example.com if you are interested!
We are playing both USCF online-rated and unrated tournaments in the month of July.
We hope you’ll be able to join us!