Top 100 Chess Clubs (pg 3)

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41.  Chess Achieves

Chess is a great way to help your child develop a process for strategic planning, thinking under time pressure, and learning while having fun! We will learn the basic movements, introduce openings, and prepare for tournament level play. Chess will help school children learn cognitive and non-cognitive skills. We will learn cognitive skills such as counting, problem solving, and planning ahead. We will learn non-cognitive skills like learning to wait your turn patiently and how to win or lose gracefully.

42.  Portland Chess Club

8205 sw 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219

Membership is open to anyone, provided she or he agrees to the payment of club dues as provided in Article IV below, and agrees to the rules and regulations of the club as stated in this document.

43.  Lego & Chess Club


Safety and quality are our first concern. All of our instructors have been through an in-depth personal interview and training program to ensure that they know how to make chess fun for kids. In addition, all of our staff goes through a monitored training program and background checks before they are allowed to operate a program independently.

44.  Cooper Mountain Chess Club

A group of kids who enjoy playing, and parents who enjoy teaching chess. We provide chess playing instruction to improve skills and give students the confidence to play in outside tournaments.

45.  Central Oregon Chess Club

The CENTRAL OREGON CHESS CLUB is open to anyone in the community who wishes to participate. B.Y.O. chess set & clock. Regular club rated tournaments and events. The best place to play in Central Oregon.

46.  Clatskanie Chess Club
555 SW Bryant St. Clatskanie OR 97016

The Clatskanie Chess Club provides a safe haven for members of our community who share a passion for the game of chess. Our club is a nurturing chess environment where all are encouraged to do their best and have fun while we sharpen our skills and learn from each other.

47.  Spokane Chess Club
N. 9923 Moore, Spokane, WA 99208-9339

We meet Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in Herak 121 (Engineering building) at Gonzaga University. All USCF-rated Thursday night events require club membership. You do not need to be a member to engage in casual play ("free play") or non-rated events. We provide opportunities for club members to improve their game by utilizing chess curriculum, sharing resources, solving chess puzzles and inviting chess experts to our meetings for lessons and game analysis. Good sportsmanship and respect for the game of chess are our only requirements for membership.

48.  Emerald City Chess Club

The Emerald City Chess Club is a non-profit coalition of chess enthusiasts in Eugene, Oregon and surrounding areas. We host a weekly gathering on Thursdays at 6:00pm in the EMU Fishbowl (on University of Oregon campus). In addition, we serve as a hub for chess activities around Eugene. If you are arranging a public chess gathering/tournament, or would just like to meet casually for chess at your favorite cafe, send us an email with the particulars (date, time, place), and we will post it on our calendar.

49. Unity Chess Club
7525 E Williams Dr # A Scottsdale, AZ 85255-4942

Pedram Atoufi is the owner of Unity Chess Club and a World Chess Federation FIDE Master. (One of only three in the Phoenix area) He won the World Open of Philadelphia (under 2300 rating) in 2006, was a member of the Marmaris Team, winners of the 2002 Turkey Chess League and the 1992 National Youth Champion of Iran.

50. Salem Chess Club

395 Glen Creek Rd., N.W.

If you enjoy games, you’ll love chess! To learn how to play or to improve your play, visit us.Everyone welcome from beginners to experts and instruction provided (no membership dues).

51.  Chess Odyssey
2373 NW 185th Avenue, #261, Hillsboro, OR 97124

The mission of Chess Odyssey is to equip our students with useful tools and strategies for increasing success at the complex game of chess, while developing creative, intellectual and life skills. Our instruction is designed to enhance enjoyment, as well as help the student win more games. Students are provided with continuing opportunities for playing chess, whether just for fun or in competition.

52.  North Penn Chess Club
N Richardson Ave & W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446

USCF tournaments year round on Friday nights beginning at 8PM. Players and visitors should arrive between 7:30 - 7:45PM.

53.  Bradford Chess Club

Do you like to play games? If you enjoy games, you’ll love chess! To learn how to play or to improve your play, visit the Bradford Knights’ Chess Club on Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 PM at School Street Elementary. Players should register at the door. The club meets in the School Street Elementary cafeteria each Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:15 PM.

54.  Castle Chess

The Castle Chess Camp is a nationally renowned program of chess instruction, recreation and competition that brings together some of the best chess teachers and scholastic players from across the U.S. The Atlanta camp is now recognized as one of the finest (and strongest) chess camps in the country.

55. Drexel Chess Team

Drexel Chess Team / Club is a student organization at Drexel that provides those interested in chess an environment to play chess both recreationally and competitively.

56.  Warminster Chess Club

Parents and children interested in learning are welcome. Children are welcome to compete in area chess tournaments.
Minors age 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent or Gaurdian

57.  MasterMinds Chess Club of Philadelphia

The MasterMinds Chess Club of Philadelphia is designed to provide a meaningful and viable service to the community. In particular it is our intent to promote chess within the inner-city community and to provide a learning environment where the game can be played, taught, studied, and enjoyed. Ultimately, we see chess as a tool for self-development, development of our community and as a bridge to other communities as well.

58.  Greenville Chess Club

The Greenville Chess Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of chess in the city of Calgary. Visit the Calgary Chess Club to discover the world of chess. Find out why the oldest game in the world is still the king of games.

59.  Spartanburg Chess Club

The club meets every Tuesday night at Spartanburg Community College Tyger River Campus (Room 108A) from 7:30-10:00 pm.

60.  Columbia Chess Club

You do not have to be a member of the Club to come out and play. Beginners are welcome and USCF members can play in the rated events and non members are welcome to come out and socialize or play casual games.