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 been meeting virtually on Thursdays at 7:30 pm, although the Discord server does not close.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
We completed our second virtual event on June 25th and planning what we want to do after that right now.
We hope you’ll be able to join us!