CLUB CLOSED THRU APRIL. CALL BRUCE 484.866.3045 TO JOIN LVCA CHESSKID & PLAY ONLINE.

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LEHIGH VALLEY CHESS ASSOCIATION

LEHIGH VALLEY CHESS ASSOCIATION

LEHIGH VALLEY CHESS ASSOCIATIONLEHIGH VALLEY CHESS ASSOCIATIONLEHIGH VALLEY CHESS ASSOCIATION

Celebrating 1580 USCF rated chess events in over 12 years.

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Upcoming events & tournaments

Play Online Everyday

April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020

April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020

CHESSKID.COM GAMES WITH LVCA FRIENDS


G/15 d10


Each round starts at the top of the hour. Every day of the week.

9 am thru Midnight.

Play as many rounds as you like.


Entry Fee: Free

April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020

April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020

April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020

FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ



CANCELED



DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 VIRUS SITUATION, PA GOVERNOR TOM WOLF HAS GIVEN STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS THROUGH APRIL 30.

April 4, 11, 2020

April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2020

April 4, 11, 2020

SATURDAY QUADS



CANCELED



DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 VIRUS SITUATION, PA GOVERNOR TOM WOLF HAS GIVEN STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS THROUGH APRIL 30.


April 6, 13, 2020

April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020

April 4, 11, 2020

MONDAY NIGHT BLITZ



CANCELED



DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 VIRUS SITUATION, PA GOVERNOR TOM WOLF HAS GIVEN STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS THROUGH APRIL 30.

April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020

April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020

April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020

TUESDAY NIGHT BLITZ



CANCELED



DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 VIRUS SITUATION, PA GOVERNOR TOM WOLF HAS GIVEN STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS THROUGH APRIL 30.

April 25, 2020

April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020

April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020

6th ANNUAL LVCA BRUCE ALBERSTON MEMORIAL 



CANCELED



DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 VIRUS SITUATION, PA GOVERNOR TOM WOLF HAS GIVEN STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS THROUGH APRIL 30.

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020

FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ


8 Rounds, G/5 d2  


St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church

140 South Ott St, Allentown, PA 


Registration starts: 6:30 pm 

Event 1: 7 - 9 pm, Event 2: 9 - 11 pm


Entry Fee: $5/event

May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2020

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020

SATURDAY QUADS


3 Rounds, G/40 d5


College Hill Moravian Church 

72 W Laurel St, Bethlehem, PA


Registration starts: 1:30 pm 

Round 1: 2:00 pm, ASAP


Entry Fee: $10

May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020

May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020

May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020

MONDAY NIGHT BLITZ


8 Rounds, G/5 d2


St. Johns Richlandtown Activity Center

26 First Avenue, Richlandtown, PA


Registration starts: 6 pm

Rounds: 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Entry Fee: $5

May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2020

May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2020

May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020

TUESDAY NIGHT BLITZ


8 Rounds, G/5 d2


Belvidere Community Center

301 2nd Street, Belvidere, NJ


Registration starts: 6 pm

Rounds: 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Entry Fee: $5

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CHESS LESSONS

Free Chess Lessons available for beginners upon request

Bruce Davis Sr. is the President of Lehigh Valley Chess Association. He will be providing on-demand free Chess Lessons for beginners at various locations. Please RSVP.


Bruce is available for private chess lessons as well. Please contact him directly for more details.


Bruce is also involved in setting up chess courses at eight schools and one pre-kindergarten school with the help of some long-term club members, who are also National Masters.


Below are some of Bruce Davis' achievements:

  • President of Lehigh Valley Chess, Bethlehem, Allentown, PA (coming soon is Phillipsburg, NJ)
  • Vice President of the Garden State Chess League (NJ/PA-based)
  • US Chess Federation Special Circumstances Committee (Committee of the Year) 2017-2018
  • US Chess Federation Chess in Education Committee 2018-2019
  • 56 years playing Chess, 24 years training Young Chess minds to be Champions
  • 12+ years Founder and President Lehigh Valley Chess Association (Organizer, Player, Teacher, Tournament Director)

Request On-Demand Free Chess Lessons

Bruce Davis Sr.
President
+1 (484) 866-3045
bdavis@lehighvalleychessclub.org

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Women's History Month - RISING TOGETHER (POSTPONED)

Lehigh Valley Chess Association supports Women's History Month - Rising Together

WOMEN's HISTORY MONTH @ LEHIGH VALLEY

2020 theme - Rising Together, our common stance to overcome, optimize and outlast

https://www.womenshistorymonthlv.com/


The Women’s History Month Celebration and event (WHM@CH, WHM@LV) is an annual “social-conscience” event and organization founded by NGOZI BELL and inaugurated in 2017. The first Women’s History Month @ City Hall (WHM@CH) was held on March 17, 2018, in partnership with the Allentown Mayor and City Hall. The second event was on March 23, 2019. The 2020 event is currently postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus situation.


The conference celebrates, reviews, encourages, and recognizes the impact, power, and community of women and girls, through the lenses of inspiring speeches, round-tables, original compositions, dances, fashion, arts, and science. We are graced by STEAM fellows, public and private sector visionaries, students, and the voices of youth and wisdom, etc. While performances are by women and girls, the audience includes men and boys - because we believe that for meaningful engagement we must be inclusive!

Get Tickets


POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


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#AbhimanyuMishra

IM ABHIMANYU MISHRA

Support Abhi to become youngest GM in the world

IM Abhimanyu Mishra a.k.a. Abhi started his journey of chess at the age of 2 and a half. He had his first taste of success in his first tournament where he bagged the first position. Then there was no looking back. He went on to become the New Jersey K-3 champion when he was still in  Kindergarten.


At the age of 6, he played a simultaneous exhibition game against Current world #2  rated player Super GM Fabiano Caruana. He lost the game but got the fighting spirit award. (videos are  at  https://www.facebook.com/abhimayumishrachess )


He bagged the silver medal in both North American youth @ Costa Rica and world cadet @ Brazil Under-8 chess tournament to name a few. Growing leaps and bounds in his chess career, he went on to become the youngest ever  US Chess Expert and youngest ever US Chess Master. 


Youngest Chess Master in USA chess history at the age of 9 yr 2 months

https://new.uschess.org/kids/abhimanyu-mishra-youngest-us-chess-master-ever/


Youngest Chess Expert in USA chess history at the age of 7yr 6 months
https://new.uschess.org/news/meet-abhimanyu-mishra-our-youngest-ever-us-chess-expert/

He was invited by Kasparov Chess Foundation young star program for a rigorous 3-day interview by Legendary world champion Garry Kasparov.
He cleared it in his first attempt and currently being mentored by KCF head coach GM Alexander Chernin from HUN. 


Abhimanyu Mishra really stands out in this group with a rating of more than 300 points higher than that of Carlsen at the age of 11. Magnus got his first rating (2064) in April 2001. He was in the U-12 which is very late by modern standards.

Donate Now

Please donate to Abhimanyu Mishra on gofundme.com. Note that no part of the proceeds goes towards Lehigh Valley Chess Association.

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Briefs

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Play Chess!

Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Chess Association, an active club engaging parents and kids in & around the Lehigh Valley area in the skilled game of chess. The chess club is continuously holding weekly events on Friday nights & Saturday afternoons. You will be able to browse the complete details about the club's events and tournaments on this website. Please contact Mr. Bruce Davis for details regarding upcoming events, tournaments & chess lessons.


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USCF Membership Required to Play

USCF membership required to play.

$17 annual USCF membership for 12 years old and under. 

$22 / $26 / $40 annual USCF membership for others based on age.

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Enroll online for events & tournaments

Please enroll electronically in advance, if possible. 

Online enrollment 

by VENMO to BruceR-DavisSr 

or 

by PAYPAL to srdiamondd@yahoo.com.
For PAYPAL payments, please choose the "NO FEE, SEND TO FRIEND" option.
Kindly mention Player Name & USCF # while making the payment.   

On-site payments also accepted before Round 1 starts.

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Learn Chess!

Chess lessons available for 3-year old kids & up. Many of my students have gone on to become US Chess Experts, National Masters, State Champions, and US junior team players. Chess in schools available to those able to facilitate.

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Chess Kid Discounted Membership

Purchase / renew new gold membership for just $7 per year. The regular price is $49 per year. 1000+ Lehigh Valley kids have opened accounts and are practicing.




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Impact of Chess

Chess teaches foresight, by having to plan ahead; vigilance, by having to keep watch over the whole chessboard; caution, by having to restrain ourselves from making hasty moves; and finally, we learn from chess the greatest maxim in life - that even when everything seems to be going badly for us we should not lose heart, but always hoping for a change for the better, steadfastly continue searching for the solutions to our problems.


- Benjamin Franklin

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Volunteering

Following Women and Girls events? It can only be done with your support. Please Respond as willing to Volunteer to HELP! This is your club in your community for your benefit and improved quality of life! Please advocate and help train women/girl beginners for playing and practicing for this year and the following years to come.

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Accessibility

Wheelchair accessibility is not approved in advance for all. We apologize to inform you that wheelchair accessibility will not be available at College Hill Moravian Church on most Saturdays. If available, it will be explicitly mentioned.

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Inclusive

Serving all, including kids, girls, women, veterans, hearing impaired, visually impaired, autistic spectrum, scholastic players in chess.

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Contact Us / RSVP

Lehigh Valley Chess Club

Have a question about our club, or about how we can help you or your kid in chess? Want to RSVP for Monday or Tuesday free chess lessons? Send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 


Monday Club Location

St. Johns Richlandtown Activity Center

26 First Avenue, Richlandtown, PA


Tuesday Club Location

Belvidere Community Center 

301 Second Street, Belvidere, NJ


Friday Club Location

St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church

140 South Ott St, Allentown, PA 

Saturday Club Location

College Hill Moravian Church, 72 W Laurel St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018, United States

Bruce Davis Sr. President +1 (484) 866-3045 bdavis.lehighvalleychessclub.org

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