Great Chess Websites

I am afowles on both of those sites.

Chess Tournaments

You can also check the Memphis Scholastic Chess for upcoming events:

These events require a USCF membership. Those can be purchased here: or via phone at 800-903-8723.

Online chess stores

This is the link to their BASIC chess combo. It is more than sufficient for a beginner:

This one costs $3 more and has MUCH better pieces (they're heavier so they don't fall down--this is what we have at school)

Whatever you end up buying, buy a board with GREEN squares, not black.

Summer Chess Camps

I can be reached at