MICHIGAN CHESS CLUBS
Big Rapids Chess Club
Big Rapids Community Library
426 South Michigan Avenue
Big Rapids Michigan 49307
Thursdays 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
USCF affiliate club (# A6054621)
Canton Chess Club
Canton Human Services Building,
Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
It is free for everyone. Casual chess where anyone can come and enjoy the game.
Contact info: Manmohan Das
Email only: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicory Café Chess Club
Chicory Café, 105 E. Jefferson Blvd At Michigan St, South Bend IN
Mondays 6-9 PM
Roger Blaine (574) 257-9033 email@example.com
Cultivate Chess Club (Ypsilanti)
Cultivate coffee and Tap House, 307 N River St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Wed 6 - 11pm
Boards are provided but if you like blitz maybe bring a clock.
Dearborn Ford Chess Club
Tue 5:00 - 9:00pm;
Ford Motor Co World Headquarters Cafe,
1 American Road, Dearborn MI 48126;
North Entrance (far rear of building opposite Michigan Ave), Westbound side of Michigan Ave, just East of Southfield Fwy; Sign in at Security Desk upon entry.
After 6pm doors locked so use phone located on left wall to gain entrance.
ALL ARE WELCOME FREE, no cost/fees!
Detroit City Chess Club
Detroit Institute of Art (DIA)
5200 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202
Enjoy a competitive game of chess at the DIA. Come learn, compete and have fun in the most beautiful museum in the country.
East Lansing Chess Club
East Lansing Community Center
819 Abbot Road East Lansing, MI 48823
Tuesday & Friday 12 noon – 4 PM
Currently no dues. Meets throughout the year. Meets during daytime. Coffee and refreshments available.
Mervin Draper, President East Lansing Chess Club (517)- 337- 1113
Flint, Genesee County Chess Club
Eastside Senior Citizens Center Activity Room
3065 N Genesee Rd Flint, MI 48506
Jeff Aldrich (810) 955- 7271 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Flint Chess Academy
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 3-5:30 PM
Tues – Thurs 2 – 7 PM
Flint Public Library
Eric Earnest (810) 210-0517 / (810) 965-6794
The club is called "The Flint Chess Academy" and the program is called "Chess for Everyone.”
Grand Rapids Chess Club
(616)- 987-0131, email@example.com (Common Ground, the libraries)
Grand Rapids, Spencer Street Chess Club
New City Church Building
214 Spencer St NE
Grand Rapids MI 49505
We meet the first three Tuesdays of each month. We have fun casual play, organized G/10 4-round tournaments weekly and even month-long rated G/60 events. Come join the fun!
"We meet every Tuesday night except the fourth of each month. Join us for casual play, fun free tournaments, and lots of rated chess opportunities. Whether you are new to the game, older, younger, or just looking for a place to get some games face-to-face we would love to have you."
Michael Brooks 616-334-0220
Grosse Pointe Chess Club
18051 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48224
On Mack at Radnor between Cadiuex and Moross
The best place to follow along with our activities is probably our facebook page "Grosse Pointe Chess"
Tim Kuhn at 313.451.1071 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson Chess Club
Cottage Inn Pizza
1208 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson MI 49202
James Stockham email: email@example.com
Kalamazoo Chess Club
Biggby’s Coffee Shop
6800 S Westnedge Ave, Portage MI 49002
Sundays Approximately 3-5 in the afternoon
Contact info firstname.lastname@example.org
Knights of the Square Table
Fridays 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
42 Union Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242
To stay updated, you can join our public chess group on Facebook, Knights of the Square Table.
Lansing Chess Club
Room #312, 422 North Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933
Wednesdays 6-10 PM
Tony Nichols email@example.com or 517-763-6756
Linden Chess Club
Linden Faith Recreational Room
4518 Silver Lake Rd
Linden MI 48451
Tuesdays 5:45 - 8:30pm
Join us Every Tuesday For our Weekly Ladder, Free Lessons from Expert Coach, and our Monthly Rated Tournament! Boards and Clocks provided!
Gus Samaniego 810-923-3847
Livingston County Chess Club
Hartland Senior Center
9525 East Highland Rd (M-59), Howell, MI
Just west of US-23
President of LCCC
(810 )599- 6770
We offer casual chess, club leagues and tournaments, and free beginner instruction.
Livonia Chess Club
Senior Citizens Bldg, Corner of Five Mile Rd & Farmington Rd.
Wednesdays 12 PM – 5 PM
George Goeminne firstname.lastname@example.org
Mason Chess Club
Monday 6-8 PM
Bestsellers Book & Coffee
Don Schmitz email@example.com
Novi Chess Club
Novi Public Library
45255 W 10 Mile Rd Novi MI 48375
Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM
Kids activity room in the 1st floor of the Library
Pease bring your chess board and pieces.
Sundar Rajan firstname.lastname@example.org
Oakland County Chess Club
3pm - 6pm
every 6 weeks or so
3882 Highland Rd
Waterford MI 48328
near M-59 and Pontiac Lake Road
schedule of meetings can be found on facebook:
Oak Park Chess Club
Thursdays, 6:15-9:30 pm.
The Oak Park Recreational Center located at 14300 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park Michigan 48237.
Those interested can make contact with, Rody Yezman, Ph.D.at DrRody@aol.com, or call me at (248) 320-1333.
Okemos Chess Club
Okemos High School
2800 Jolly Rd, Okemos, MI 48864
Chandan Aralikatti email@example.com
Plymouth Library Chess Club
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month 3:30- 5:30 pm
Plymouth District Library
223 S. Main St. Plymouth MI 48170
Casual games. All ages welcome. Light refreshments served.
Contact Tim Sherman
firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-453-0750
Port Huron Chess Club
Thursdays, except holidays, from 6:30-10:00 PM,
Palmer Park Recreation Center, 2829 Armour Street, (NE corner of Garfield Street and Gratiot Ave…1 mile North of the Blue Water Bridge) Port Huron, Michigan. Everyone is welcome. All equipment provided. Email: PtHuronChessClub@aol.com or Website: http://porthuronchessclub.yolasite.com or Contact Lon Rutkofske at 810-388-9219 ( Please leave a message )
Saginaw Hoyt Library Chess Club
Mondays 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Contact Phone 989-755-0904
South Bend (IN) Chess Club
Thursdays, 7-10 PM
Meijer store, 5020 Grape Rd. Mishawaka IN
Roger Blaine (574) 257-9033 email@example.com
South Haven Chess Club
Tuesdays 5:00 - 10:30 pm
South Haven Michigan 49090
On Broadway US 43 ... south of downtown
Dave Carlson 269-637-1003
St. Clair Chess Club
Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm
St. Clair Burger King, 205 Clinton Avenue
Club members eager to help the young and not so young learn to play chess.
Tom Broyles 810-326-0121 firstname.lastname@example.org
(all but major holiday weekends)
Friday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tamarack District Library
832 S Lincoln Ave
Lakeview MI 48850
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!
Bethany Wheeler email@example.com
Traverse City Chess Club
Wednesdays 7- 10 pm
Horizon Books 243 E Front St Traverse City, MI 49684
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.
Andrew Beider 248-227-7236
Saturdays 1 - 5 pm
Books a Million
Andrew Beider 248-227-7236
Troy Youth All – Star Chess Club
Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois Rd Troy MI 48083
The club is open to K- 12 students who are interested in improving their chess skills. We offer free beginner chess lessons and hold monthly USCF rated tournaments at the Troy Public Library. Come in and have fun! Club info:
UNIVERSAL CHESS CLUB
4859 East 9 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48091
Greg Harris: 313-465-2579
Dr. Ed: 248-635-2375
Westland Chess Club
William P. Faust Public Library
6123 Central City Pkwy
Westland Michigan 48185
Westland Chess Club meets in the William P. Faust Public Library of Westland every Thursday from 6pm-9pm and Saturdays from 1pm-5pm
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.
Jennifer Roth firstname.lastname@example.org 734-326-6123
The Chess Club at WMU
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturdays
Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008
Contact: Ateeb Akhter Shah Syed
Young Bishops Kids Chess Club
3:15 PM - 5:45 PM Wednesdays
Fresh Wind Christian Community Church
18201 Honor Highway
Interlochen Michigan 49643
Honor Highway is US31 as it goes through Honor and Interlochen. The church is right on US31 / Honor Highway, so it is quite easy to This chess club is operated as a Christian ministry of Fresh Wind Christian Community Church, so Biblical teachings and community service are incorporated into the meetings as well.
Contact: Eric Haan
Ypsilanti Chess Club
6 - 9 PM Thursdays
St. Marks Lutheran Church
1515 S Harris Rd
Short lecture for kids on fundamental chess principles. All skill levels are welcome. Boards are provided. If you like blitz, bring a clock.
Justin Meek Justinmeek81@gmail.com 734-619-9433