The Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy (CCCSA), founded in March of 2014, serves as a place where members of all ages and skill levels can congregate and enjoy the royal game of chess. The CCCSA also sells basic chess supplies and has an open library of over 500 books.
The CCCSA serves as an educational hub for chess in the Charlotte area; offering camps, classes and lectures year round.
The CCCSA runs weekly and monthly chess events such as weekly rated play, special events, lectures, classes, weekend tournaments. The CCCSA is constantly making efforts to create partnerships with local and national educational programs to further the expansion of chess not only locally but nationally.
The now, Charlotte Chess and Scholastic Center started as a small chess club, the Queen City Chess Association (QCCA), in 2007, which met at the(A special thank you goes out to Dr. Ki-Hyun Chun). Organizers Gary Newsom, Peter Giannatos, and Mike Eberhardinger thought it would be great to introduce a club that was both modern and welcoming. The QCCA later grew into a much larger entity after a few years of running successful tournaments, weekly game nights, and chess camps. The organizers thought that having a physical location where chess tournaments and instruction could take place would change the overall landscape of chess in Charlotte.