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Chess Day at Nationwide Arena

Chess Day at Nationwide Arena

Every purchase includes a ticket to the afternoon Blue Jackets game vs the NY Rangers at 7pm! A ticket MUST be purchased to attend the Chess Day Event at 12:00pm

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The Nationwide Chess Day Event includes a Lecture from National Master - Alan Casden of the CCL Chess School, the chance to participate in our Scholastic Blitz Competition or Simultaneous Exhibition, Learn-To-Play & Free Play spaces, as well as the opportunity to learn more about our local Chess Organizations!


11:30 – 12:00 PM     Check-in + Get-To-Know The Chess Community Orgs

12:00 – 12:10 PM      Welcome & Event Kick-off 

12:10 – 1:20 PM       Lecture w/ National Chess Master Alan Casden

1:20 – 1:30 PM         Transition

1:30 – 3:30 PM         Scholastic Blitz Tournament (Both Rated and Nonrated Sections)

1:30 – 3:30 PM         Simultaneous Competition w/ Alan Casden

2:00 – 4:00 PM         Free-Play/Learn-To-Play + Get-To-Know Our Chess Community

4:15 PM                    Closing & Groups Exit

4:30 – 6:00 PM        Free Time in Arena District

6:00 PM                    Nationwide Arena Doors Open To General Public

7:00 PM                    Puck Drop, CBJ vs NY Rangers

For questions please contact Alec Rivers:


Phone: 614-246-3852

Nationwide Arena

200 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, United States


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If you do not have a team, but would like to be assigned to a team when a spot becomes available, please fill out the Individual Registration form. If you already have a team, have your TEAM CAPTAIN fill out the Team Registration. Other members of the team do not have to submit a registration.

Individual Registration (Not part of a team)

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Team Registration (Only the Captain should register)

Team Name
Player 1 (Team Captain)
Player 2
Player 3
Player 4
Alternate Player

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