Welcome to Young Master Chess

North Carolina's Premier Scholastic Chess Instructional Program



OCT 23 Fall Tournament Registration CLOSED

Registration is now CLOSED for the OCT 23 Fall Tournament!

Thanks to everyone who already signed up online, we'll see you tomorrow morning.

It's the first Young Master Chess tournament of the season & we're excited to see you there -

This will be a team-style tournament & will include a pizza lunch.

Find the event details.


OCT 7 Afternoon "Fun" Chess Event Registration

This Wednesday, October 7 from 1-4pm, Young Master Chess will host it's first Afternoon Chess Event.

This will be a fun afternoon filled with learning & playing chess variant games like Fischer Random, Give-Away Chess, Atomic Chess, Battleship Chess & more.

**Registration for this event is CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who signed up! We'll see you there -

Find event info here.


Chess Club Registration Forms

Young Master Chess clubs are being formed NOW at 10 Charlotte-area schools for the 2015-16 school year. You should receive a registration form directly from your child's school.

  • If you don't receive a registration form from your child's school, email Young Master Chess Director Mike Klein at charlottechess@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you this coming year!


New Events for the 2015-16 School Year!

Young Master Chess is excited to announce an expanded events schedule this year! Mark your calendars now!


  • Our annual Fall, Winter & Spring tournaments (scheduled on teacher work days). These will be full-day, unrated tournament events.
  • NEW! Fun half-day afternoon events (scheduled for the new CMS "early-release" days). These will be less serious, chess-themed pizza afternoons - including some favorite chess variant events.
  • NEWSaturday tournaments, including both RATED & UNRATED sections! These will be full-day, weekend tournaments.

See the full Events Calendar.


Congratulations FM Mike Klein, 2015 Chess Journalist of the Year!

For the second time, the Chess Journalists of America have named FM Mike Klein 'Chess Journalist of the Year' in its annual awards competition. Mike also won the title in 2012.

The CJA is an organization of American chess journalists who strive to promote high quality chess journalism as well as offer assistance and contacts to journalists in the field. Its annual awards program recognizes chess coverage for news, feature articles, books, photojournalism, and other media coverage.