Catonsville Chess Club

Club History
Club Champions
Catonsville- Fells Point Open
Advance Entries
Catonsville Blitz Rules
Maryland Chess League 2012
Free State League 2011
Free State League 2010
2013 Maryland Senior Championship
Tournament Schedule
Chess Clubs/Links


Dec 6 Catonsville Friday Knight #164

G/12; d3, 5 Round Swiss, Quick Rated

Entry Fee: $8, club members $5. USCF Membership Required.

Prizes: $$b/24 1st=$50, 2nd=$25, U1800 $12.

Maryland Chess League

4-Round Team Tournament


Time Control: Game in 2 hours with 5-second delay

Each team has 4 players (plus alternates)


Three Sections:  Open, Under 2000, and Under 1600


One round at 1:00 pm on each of the following Sundays:

January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27.


Prizes:  Plaques to members of the winning Open, Under 2000, and Under 1600 teams.


Entry Fee:  $30 per team for the season.  Entry fees due on January 26. 


Pre-Registration:  All teams must pre-register by email, telephone, or regular mail no later than January 23.  Pre-register by email to, by telephone to 410-461-0594, or by regular mail to Harry Cohen, 4507 Mustering Drum, Ellicott City, MD  21042. 


USCF Membership:  Up-to-date USCF membership is required for all team members. 


Ratings:  All players in the Under 1600 section must have a rating below 1600 or be unrated.  All players in the Under 2000 section must have a rating below 2000 or be unrated.  The December 2013 Rating Supplement will be used to determine eligibility for these sections. 



The Catonsville Chess Club meets on a weekly basis on Friday evenings from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Bloomsbury Community Center
106 Bloomsbury Ave.  Room 118
Catonsville, MD. 21228

The chess club is available to anyone who wants to play chess including beginners. We feature casual play and tournaments and an annual club championship. Casual chess is available every Friday night and officially rated USCF tournaments are held twice per month. Weekend tournaments are held eight times per year; usually on the first Saturday and or Sunday of the month.

The Catonsville Chess Club is affiliated with: 
Catonsville Recreation and Parks Council
United States Chess Federation 
Maryland Chess Association
Maryland Chess League

We have been a part of the local community for over 50 years.

Club President: Joe Summers  
Phone: 410-788-1009

Annual Dues:
All:  $10.00                                                        
2013 Fall Schedule
Nov 1 Casual Chess Night
Nov 8 CFK #162
Nov 15 Casual Chess Night
Nov 22 Casual Chess
Nov 29 Closed
Dec 6 CFK #164
Dec 13 Casual Chess
Dec 20 Blitz Champ
Dec 27 Closed
2014 Weekend Events
Jan-Apr Maryland Chess League
May 17/18 Md Senior Championship
June 7/8 4th Catonsville/Fells Point Open

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