Bradley County Tennessee

Chess Club

Join us for our annual tournament!

All Ages & Skill Levels

This annual tournament allows students and chess enthusiasts to play in a fun, unrated tournament for all ages.

The tournament will include four (4) sections depending on participation. You must register in your grade bracket or higher.

Come join us to help our local schools and chess enthusiasts play in a fun, unrated tournament for all ages.

Tentative Sections:


Elementary School (K to 5th Grade)


Middle School (6th Grade to 8th Grade)


High School (9th Grade to 12th Grade)




Bradley County Chess Tournament

Our History

Started by the Hughes family nearly thirty 30 years ago to allow local residents a chance to compete in a challenging and fun unrated tournament, the open Bradley County chess Tournament has until recently been under the direction of Tim Sams. Tim, who was the Cleveland Middle School Chess club coach and local realtor has recently retired from hosting the tournament. Tim has now passed organizing the tournament to David Hewitt, a local chess enthusiast and past winner. David along with others and our sponsors is thrilled to be able to continue this tradition.

We have recently formed a local chess club that is to meet monthly. Check the Events page for more information.