ChessCentral's Tournament Chess Set with Triple Weighted Black & Ivory Chess Pieces, Black Board, Black Bag and Clock
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- Get everything you need to play chess, at a club, tournament or just next door in an attractive gift box with chess instructions!
- The Centurion - a Staunton design full tournament-size, triple weighted, felt padded plastic chess set with 34 pieces (2 extra Queens!)
- Includeds a lightweight, roll-up, vinyl chess board in black and buff. Easy to take to tournaments, clubs, or anywhere
- The Timekeeper ChessCentral's exclusive Tournament Chess Clock - this exceptional analog clock is accurate and durable
- Roomy canvas carry-all bag, fits all your chess equipment neatly
Top Customer Reviews
The carrying bag seems sturdy enough. A caveat I do have is the quality of the internal pouch that holds the chess pieces (not the plastic bags they come in). It holds everything quite nicely but it feels weak, like thin paper. I'm afraid that after continual use it will eventually rip and tear against the edges of the chess pieces. I'll report back on the bag and the pouch after I get to put them to use for a time.
The clock is another matter altogether. As soon as I removed the case from the box I could already hear something rattling around. After I determined the noise was from the clock (I was glad it wasn't coming from the bags that held the chess pieces) I popped it open and found that of the two clock bodies that move the clock hands, the one on the right was loose and that one of the tabs that secured it to the white clock face was broken off. Upon turning the clock over to examine the dials, I also discovered that the hour hand on that same right clock, was loose and flapping around--no doubt due to the movement of the loose clock body.
It's a simple fix to reapply the hour hand--tension keeps both the hour and minute hands secured--by just pressing it back into place at the 12 o'clock position. The clock body itself is another problem. Without the tabs to secure it in place it's free to slap around in the case. I'm now in the process of super gluing the tabs in place and gluing the clock body to the clock face. After it's all put together it should be in better shape than when I received it.Read more ›
The clock is also quite good. It feels solid, has all the features you need, works well, and only runs on one AA battery (which is included.) I don't know why the reviewer complaining about the clock didn't just send the set back for a replacement. He's complaining that the clock came to him broken. He then complains that he had to superglue it back together. That's not really the fault of the clock when he could have sent it back for a clock in perfect condition. The fact that he chose to fix it himself rather than get a replacement is on him. I am very pleased with mine.
The board is the only sticking point. It was folded in the box and has three permanent creases along three files on the board. Otherwise it's a fine board with which to play.
If the board was packaged rolled instead of folded I would have given this product five stars instead of four. I am still quite pleased with the purchase, however.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This set got here in standard time the pieces were nicely weighed and was happy with everything except the chess clock. Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Deni
The chess set is ok, nothing big was expected. Yet for some reason this clock that comes with it is useless, the little flag sticks, the timers does not stop when both pieces are... Read morePublished on July 19, 2011 by Panadero
Nice, weighty but, the paper on the bottom of the pieces wears off, and needs to be replaced.Published on December 20, 2008 by Mary Kay Davidson