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) 

Clifton Franklund





Canton Chess Club

Canton Human Services Building, 

50430 School House Rd, Canton, MI 48187

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: cantonchess2017@gmail.com

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 zotshot@hotmail.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!

Contact: Norm Haygood (248) 366-0954 (H) or (313) 407-1989 (C); nhaygoodjr@aol.com or Larry Castleberry (313) 549-5259; lcastleb@ford.com       

Detroit City Chess Club

Detroit Institute of Art (DIA)

5200 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202

detroitchess@gmail.com (888) 888-8141

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

The current activities of the East Lansing Chess Club are cancelled as a precaution against the coronavirus. To my knowledge every one is well. This is a proactive measure as we have been meeting in a very public facility.

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

Return to In Person Play on July 20

Tue 6:30-9:30PM

Eastside Senior Citizens Center Activity Room

3065 N Genesee Rd Flint, MI 48506

Jeff Aldrich (810) 955- 7271 jeffchess64@gmail.com


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


G.R.C.C. Director
Michael Brooks
Phone: 616-334-0220 (best by text)

Grand Rapids, Spencer Street Chess Club

Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm

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

Tuesdays,  7PM 

Starbucks Coffee 

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 timckuhn53@gmail.com

Jackson Chess Club

Thursday 7:00-12:00PM

Cottage Inn Pizza

1208 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson MI 49202

James Stockham email: jimio73@comcast.net


Kalamazoo Chess Club

Biggby’s Coffee Shop

6800 S Westnedge Ave, Portage MI 49002

Sundays Approximately 3-5 in the afternoon

Contact info timothymcgrew@gmail.com

Knights of the Square Table

Fridays 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Rough Draft/Hillsdale

42 Union Street 
Hillsdale, MI 49242
To stay updated, you can join our public chess group on Facebook, Knights of the Square Table.

Hannah Stewart



Lansing Chess Club

Room #312, 422 North Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933

Wednesdays 6-10 PM

Tony Nichols sensie48910@yahoo.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

Email:  oc203998@gmail.com


Livingston County Chess Club

Hartland Senior Center

9525 East Highland Rd (M-59), Howell, MI

Just west of US-23

Monday 6-9PM

Website: livingstoncountychessclub.blogspot.com

Mike Nikitin

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 georgegoeminne@gmail.com

Mason Chess Club

Monday 6-8 PM

Bestsellers Book & Coffee

Don Schmitz schm0896@kettering.edu


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 chess.novi@gmail.com

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:

Matt Berg



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

Tuesday Mornings 

Okemos High School

2800 Jolly Rd, Okemos, MI 48864 

Chandan Aralikatti chand4ara@gmail.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

tsherman@plymouthlibrary.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

Hoyt Library  505  Janes St., Saginaw MI 48607
All ages and skill level welcome.

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 zotshot@hotmail.com

South Haven Chess Club

Tuesdays 5:00 - 10:30 pm

Burger King

752 Lagrange 
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 tjbroyles@aol.com

(all but major holiday weekends)

Steeplechess Knights

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  mrspatrickwheeler@gmail.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!

Contact: tyascc.troy@gmail.com


4859 East 9 Mile Road

Warren, MI 48091

Club: 586-806-5114

Greg Harris: 313-465-2579

Dr. Ed: 248-635-2375

Email: chess.atkm@gmail.com

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 questions@westlandlibrary.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

syed.ateeb@wmich.edu  269-365-1979

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 
Ypsilanti 48198

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