Welcome to Lake Norman Chess Club

What you need to know:

Due to all concerns with corona virus the Lake Norman Chess Club is suspending club play until further notice. Wishing all good health.

Lake Norman Chess club will be holding an unrated free online tournament on All are welcome. account required but no club membership required. G30 no delays. Send us an email if you would like to be notified of future online tournaments. Below are details for joining.

To join the tournament please follow these three simple steps. (If you already have a account you may skip step 1):

  1. Register for a account by going to
  2. Join the Lake Norman Chess club group by going to:
  3. Thursday April 2nd at 7pm Join the online tournament at:

Looking forward to playing chess with you! -Lake Norman Chess Club

The chess club will meet at McAlister’s Deli located at 19930 W Catawba Ave, just off I77 Exit 28 Cornelius. A short drive for most coming from Charlotte down I77 or I485. Now even faster when using toll lanes. Usually 20 to 35 minutes from most anywhere in Charlotte.

Participants must be members of the US Chess Federation,  We love kids but this club is intended for adults or young adults. Players must be 13 and above to play. Management encourages players to dine in before games if possible, which helps support our club space. We ask that you don’t bring any food or beverage to the club. 
$1 for members, $5 for non-members. Club membership is $25 for 12 months.

Players must register to play before the round starts at 7:15 pm. We encourage players to text or email at least one hour, or more before game, if possible, with intent to play. This gets you registered and helps us begin games on time. If players are running late, you may call or text 704-608-7649 prior to the round and ask to be paired. Unless you have registered or called ahead to be paired you should be inside McAlister’s not later than 7:00 pm to register. McAlister’s closes at 10pm and we must start games promptly at 7:15 to be within our time control. This also allows you to finish your chess game earlier in the evening than at any other chess club in Charlotte area. Thank you for your cooperation.

Time Control:
G/75; delay 5
Each player receives 75 minutes plus 5 second delay each move to complete each game.

Parings: We will be using modified pairings to match players more closely with opponents in order to create best playing experience for all.

 If you would like to pre-register with your intensions to play, or have questions email, or call Debs Pedigo at 704-608-7649, it would be appreciated. Website

Email notification: If you receive an email from us you are on our notification list for chess club info such as tournaments and updates. If you would like to be removed from our notifications please email us and say, “Remove me from notifications.”

If you have not received notifications from us but would like to be added to our email list, email us at  and say  “ Add me to notifications.”

Debs Pedigo
President NCCA & Lake Norman Chess Club


Current Plans:

Rated Games:

Starting Thursday

October 17th 


For non- Members


For Members

The rated games simply mean we track history of your game’s wins, losses or draws thru USCF, (United States Chess Federation). This will not only give you a chess rating  but also a historical record of your games and a graph of rating and statistics you may follow to gauge your improvement in this great game. A rating also allows organizers to pair your games with persons of similar rating for the enjoyment of all.


Our Best Deal!


Per YEar

Date Exceptions:


McAlister's Deli

19930 W Catawba Ave  Cornelius, NC 28031
 Directions: From Charlotte the Lake Norman Chess Club will be located a short drive up I77 to exit 28 then take a left and McAlister's is 1/2 mile  down on left. Drive past McAlister's and make a u-turn to entrance of the chess club. If you are coming from Charlotte, you may want to try the new toll lanes, for a even faster trip and take Exit 28 at Catawba Ave. A new chess club experience awaits that will be worth the drive.

Club Experience:

Enjoy a new club experience, play with other chess enthusist with comfortable seating, good food and beverage at a reasonable price and multi restrooms.  We ask that you don’t bring any food or beverage to the club. 

For more Club Information Contact:
Debs Pedigo at or call 704-608-7649