Welcome to Young Master Chess

North Carolina's Premier Scholastic Chess Instructional Program



Jan 25 Winter Tournament cancelled

No surprise to anyone here in Charlotte!

This Monday's Jan 25th Young Master Chess Winter Tournament has been cancelled, as Monday has been set as the CMS make-up day for the recent snow day.

Be safe around town & enjoy the snow! We'll see you soon in class, club or an upcoming tournament!


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.