MICHIGAN CHESS CLUBS

Welcome to the new and improved MCA chess club page. Information here has been confirmed as of August 14, 2021. Club additions or information updates should be submitted to: https://www.michess.org/submit-club. Removals of inactive clubs or picture/logo updates should be submitted to jeffchess64@gmail.com.

Genesee County Chess Club

Eastside Senior Center

3065 N Genesee Rd, Flint, MI 48506, USA

Genesee Rd near Richfield Rd

Tuesday

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Jeff Aldrich

810-955-7271

Free to join. Occasional rated tournaments.

Grand Rapids Chess Center

Northlawn United Methodist Church

1157 Northlawn St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, USA

Take 131 to 96 East. Take 96 to the Plainfield exit and go left onto Plainfield. Take the first left onto Fuller Ave and the Church is right on Fuller.

Tuesday

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Michael Brooks

616-334-0220

We are a thriving chess center in the city of Grand Rapids. We welcome players of all backgrounds, age, ability, and experience level. We host players of all kinds and offer a welcoming space for any chess player to find friendship, improvement, and a lot of chess. We offer weekly USCF-rated events that are very well attended. Casual play is open each night as well. We would love to have you join us!

Jackson Chess Club

Website

Cottage Inn Pizza

1208 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49202, USA

Thursday

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James Stockham

517-395-4704

Kalamazoo Chess Club

Website

Water Street Coffee Joint

245 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024, USA

Sunday

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Tim McGrew

Knights of the Square Table

Website

Rough Draft

42 Union St, Hillsdale, MI 49242, USA

Friday

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Anthony LoPresto

989-413-3666

Livingston County Chess Club

Buffalo Wild Wings

9745 Village Pl Blvd, Brighton, MI 48116, USA

Just south of I-96 and US-23 in the Green Oak Shopping Mall at the Lee Rd Exit, east side.

Every Other Monday

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Mike Nikitin

810-599-6770

We may make it a three week break, or longer depending on where holidays fall. Check the blog site for exact dates and times of meetings. Casual chess and free lessons avail.

Livonia Chess Club

Website

Livonia Civic Park Senior Center

15218 Farmington Rd, Livonia, MI 48154, USA

Corner of Five Mile Rd & Farmington Rd

Wednesday

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George Goeminne

Mandell Chess Club

Website

Mandell Chess Club

21539 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080, USA

Varies

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Dr. Ed Mandell

248-635-2375

Hours are irregular; Call First. We support OTB chess, offering casual play, lessons, and tournaments.

Oak Park Chess Club

Website

Oak Park Recreational Center

14300 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI 48237, USA

Thursday

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Rody Yezman

248-320-1333

Currently playing chess in the park which is adjacent to the Oak Park Community Center until they open. Starting at 4:00 pm and continue to the last pair decide to go home.

Oakland County Chess Club

Central United Methodist Church

3882 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48328, USA

On M-59 (Highland Rd), about a mile East of Meijer

First Sunday

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Matt Berg

248-385-6481

Free to play/join and boards are provided. Meetings are the first Sunday of each month unless it's a holiday or other reasons force a reschedule. Notifications of rescheduled meetings are sent out via email list and through the Facebook page.

Port Huron Chess Club

Palmer Park Recreation Center

2829 Armour St, Port Huron, MI 48060, USA

NE corner of Garfield  Street and Gratiot Ave. 1 mile North of the Blue Water Bridge

Thursday

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Lon Rutkofske

810-388-9219

Everyone is welcome. All equipment provided.

Royal Oak Chess Club

Royal Oak First United Methodist Church

320 W 7th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA

3rd Sunday

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Mike Conrad

Royal Oak First United Methodist provides a door code to enter the building on the days that chess club meets. Code is provided through email and private Facebook group.

South Haven Chess Club

Website

Arby's

73123 Co Rd 388, South Haven, MI 49090, USA

Tuesday

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Dave Carlson

269-214-4331

Always looking for new players

St Clair Chess Club

Website

Burger King

200 Clinton Ave, St Clair, MI 48079, USA

Saturday

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Tom Broyles

810-326-0121

Playing arranged games only at this time. Games are usually outside near Burger King. One player moves both white and black pieces as directed. You must call to find an opponent. Regular play will resume after Burger King fully opens.

Steeplechess Knights

Website

Tamarack District Library

832 S Lincoln Ave, Lakeview, MI 48850, USA

Friday

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Bethany Wheeler

231-354-6613

Beginning Again on Sep 10 , 2021. Chess builds mental capacity for all ages, and is a great way to spend time with friends old and new. Beginner chess lessons and mentoring is available. K-12 may attend scholastic tournaments as a team. Everyone is welcome!

Traverse City Chess Club

Website

Books a Million

2612 Crossing Cir, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA

In the strip mall with Walmart and Home Depot

Saturday

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Andrew Beider

248-227-7236

Traverse City Chess Club

Website

Horizon Books

243 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA

Wednesday

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Andrew Beider

248-227-7236

Open to the public, we meet at Horizon Books in downtown Traverse City on Wednesdays, from 7pm until closing in the lower level where the cafe is located. Feel free to drop in anytime, we have players joining and leaving throughout the evening.

Twin Knights Chess Club

Twin Knights Gaming

4955 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085, USA

Varies

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Gregory Harris

Store: 248-817-5829
Cell: 313-465-2579

Hours: usually Noon until 8PM; tournament days may be different. Call First. We support OTB chess with casual play, lessons, and tournaments; also check out our vast supply of chess equipment and books, as well as specialty games like Magic, D&D, Backgammon, etc.

Westland Chess Club

William P Faust Public Library

6123 Central City Pkwy, Westland, MI 48185, USA

Saturday

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734-326-6123

Play chess games or learn from some of our members. Play in professional or educational games. We have many members including 1200 ranked players up to our highest of around 1800 players.

Westland Chess Club

William P Faust Public Library

6123 Central City Pkwy, Westland, MI 48185, USA

Thursday

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734-326-6123

Play chess games or learn from some of our members. Play in professional or educational games. We have many members including 1200 ranked players up to our highest of around 1800 players.

Yspilanti Chess Club

Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill

2122 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, USA

Thursday

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Justin Meek

734-619-9433

Boards are provided but if you like blitz maybe bring a clock.