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Liberty Middle School Chess 



 Chess Club meetings start on Wednesday, August 23rd.

** Try-Outs for Competition Chess Team will be Monday, September 18th **

  • after school until 4:45 pm
  • meet in Ms. Avans's room, #231 (Red Pod)
  • dismissal through carline at 4:45pm
  • All remaining practices will be held on Mondays 
  • Head Coach:  Paul Mulqueen
  • Sponsor: Ashley Avans(

*A Competition Schedule is available on the Forms page*



Congratulations LMS Chess Team 

 2017 MCCL Team Cup Winners!

Congratulations to the LMS 7th grade team for finishing in 9th place at the National K12 Chess Championship in Nashville Dec. 16-18, 2016!


Chess In School

Liberty Middle School offers both an Introduction and Competition Chess Elective.  To learn more about Madison City's Chess In Schools program watch this video.


Every student enrolled in a chess class or chess team at LMS has a subscription to provided by Madison City Schools.  If you have a question about your account, please email


Recreational Chess Opportunities

Kids who want to play chess with other kids from across the city of Madison are invited to Dublin Park on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. when the Madison City Chess League holds its weekly meetings. There is no cost to participate. For more information, see or visit the MCCL Facebook page . You can also contact the MCCL Executive Director, Ranae Bartlett, if you have questions:



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For more information about chess in the Madison community and upcoming chess events, go to the Madison City Chess League webpage.


Register for your USCF id# here (recommend Premium Scholastic Membership for one year $24) in order to compete at upcoming rated tournaments. 


For a complete schedule of upcoming tournaments, see


Competitors are required to record their moves during every chess game.  To learn how, watch this video from