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Michigan Chess Clubs
Welcome to theMCA 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. If you don't see a club in your area, consider starting one. Check out the Guide to a Successful Chess Club from USCF.
Adrian HS Chess Club
Adrian High School
785 Riverside , Adrian, MI 49221 Adrian, MI, 49221, United States

Monday and Wednesday
02:50 PM to 04:00 PM

 

Berkley Chess
Gatekeeper Games
3961 12 Mile Road Berkley, MI, 48072, United States

Across the street from Green Lantern.
Monday
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

 

Gatekeeper Games is a game store with a large open playing area. Monday nights are Chess nights.
Big Rapids Chess Club
Cranker's Brewery
213 S State Street Big Rapids, MI, 49307, United States

We will generally meet at tables in the taproom side of the establishment. Chess sets, boards, and clocks are all available for use. Players of all ages and abilities are very welcome.
Wednesday
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

 

Dearborn Brewing Chess Club
Dearborn Brewing
21930 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI, 48124, United States

Right next to Nichols ski and snowboard. Across the street from the Jolly Pumpkin. Good parking can be found behind the bar or in the other parking lots nearby.
Every Tuesday
06:30 PM to 10:00 PM

 

We are meeting every Tuesday at 6:30PM now. We have extra boards. We are a good club for all skill levels, with both casual and more dedicated players. Send an email to dbnbrewchessclub@gmail.com or call the bar if you have any questions.
Dearborn Chess Club
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Room #6
15801 Michigan Ave Dearborn, MI, 48126, United States

Main entrance and parking is on the south side of the building. Just inside the main door, proceed down the hallway to the right and follow the signs for senior services. Club rooms are marked with signs above the doors. Meetings are in club room #6 every Wednesday.
Wednesday
05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Senior Services

 

Please bring your own chess sets and clocks. Vending machines available for snacks and drinks.
Detroit City Chess Club
Monroe Street Midway
32 Monroe St Detroit, MI, 48226, United States

Downtown next to Campus Martius Suite 326
Saturday
11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

 

Farmington Chess Club
Farmington Community Library
23500 Liberty St Farmington, MI, 48336, United States

Sunday
02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

 

Flint Chess Club
The Local Grocer
601 Martin Luther King Ave Flint, MI, 48502, United States

Friday
6:00PM to 8:00PM

 

Genesee County Chess Club
Eastside Senior Center
3065 N Genesee Rd , Flint Michigan, MI, 48506, United States

Genesee Rd near Richfield Rd. We are in the community center for the Kearsley-Daly Villa senior apartments. We meet in the large community room. Bridge club also meets at the same time, we are in the back of the room.
Tuesday
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

 

Free to join. Occasional rated tournaments - see MCA Event Calendar for dates: https://www.michess.org/events
Grand Rapids Chess Center
Grand Rapids Chess Center
1157 Northlawn St NE Grand Rapids, MI, 49505, United States

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
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

 

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!
Grosse Pointe Chess Club
Grosse Pointe Woods Community Center
20025 Mack Plaza Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 48236, United States

On Mack Ave. between 8 mile and Moross.
Thursday
12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Thomas J. Sloan, D.D.S.

 

Chess Boards & Sets provided. Optionally, bring a clock (if you want to play a timed game or speed chess). All are welcome.
Hamburg Twp Library Drop-In Chess Club
Hamburg Township Library - Meeting Room B
10411 Merrill Road Whitmore Lake, MI, 48189, United States

From the highway take US-23 to exit 54B (M-36 Hamburg/Pinckney). Continue on M-36 until you get to Merrill Road (it is approximately 5 miles). Turn left onto Merrill, go over the Railroad tracks, turn left at next entrance into Township Complex.
Thursday (We are not starting our club until 4 January 2024)
04:00 PM to 07:30 PM

 

This is a new club and we will not start to meet until Thursday, January 4th. This will be drop-in only.
Holland Chess Club
Holland Civic Center
150 W 8th Street Holland, MI, 49423, United States

2nd Wednesday of month
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

 

There are 15 club boards available. Please bring your own sets and clocks if possible. All levels of player are welcome. Age 14 and under require an adult to be present.

New Club Starting January 10, 2024
Jackson Chess Club
Cottage Inn Pizza
1208 W Michigan Ave Jackson, MI, 49202, United States

Thursday
07:00 PM to 12:00 AM

 

Kalamazoo Chess Club
WMU Student Center
1070 Arcadia Loop Kalamazoo, MI, 49006, United States

Located next to (North of) Waldo Library
Parking Lot 28 is right by the doors; Lot 27 (Moore Hall) is a 2 minute walk
Sunday
03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

 

We'll be on the ground floor, in front of the (not yet opened) Starbucks
We are guests of the WMU Chess Club, the RSO for chess on campus
If the student center is closed for a university holiday, we will fall back on our old plans and meet at Water Street Coffee on Centre Ave in Portage
Kalamazoo Premier Chess Club
Urban Alliance
1009 E Stockbridge Ave Kalamazoo, MI, 49001, United States

Tuesday
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

 

The Kalamazoo Premier Chess Club seeks to empower the Edison Neighborhood of Kalamazoo, MI. National Master, Tim Mcgrew comes regularly to teach and play with people of all ages. Clara McGrew, the Michigan women's 3-time state champion, also attends regularly to play and train. We seek to combat gun violence and see young people from under-resourced communities learn and thrive through chess.
Kingdom Builders Worldwide Chess Club
Kingdom Builders Worldwide
50 Spencer St Battle Creek, MI, 49014, United States

Saturday
10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

 

Lansing Chess Club
AFK Games
2495 N Cedar St Holt, MI, 48842, United States

Thursday
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

 

Suite 14B, Meetings are weekly (with the exceptions of holidays) from 6pm - 9PM. Tournaments are TBD.
Lasher Arts Chess Club
Lasher Arts Chess Club
2637 Mohican Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI, 49546, United States

 

Livingston County Chess Club
Buffalo Wild Wings
9745 Village Pl Blvd Brighton, MI, 48116, United States

Just south of I-96 and US-23 in the Green Oak Shopping Mall at the Lee Rd Exit, east side.
Monday
04:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Check the blog site for exact dates and times of meetings. Casual chess and free lessons avail.
Livonia Chess Club
Livonia Civic Park Senior Center
15218 Farmington Rd Livonia, MI, 48154, United States

Corner of Five Mile Rd & Farmington Rd
Wednesday
01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

 

Livonia Wilson Barn Chess Club
Wilson barn off of middlebelt and west chicago in livonia
29350 West Chicago Livonia, MI, 48150, United States

take 96 south on middlebelt and follow down to west chicago, barn is on the left. ; parking in grass across from doors of barn, extra parking at middleschool if needed.
First and third thursday, every month starting in april and ending in September
06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

 

This isn't strictly a chess club, but a game board club that i'm hoping to expand with more chess players. i'm personally a 1250 chess.com and 1600 lichess player. Open to all ages.

for questions please text 7346869570
Loomis Chess Club of Jackson
Loomis Park Baptist Church
2301 N Elm Rd Jackson, MI, 49201, United States

I-94 exit 141 go north on the right hand side. Enter at the bottom of the hill and walk through the gym to the hallway on the right until you find the next open room.
2nd Saturday each month most months call or text to confirm
05:00 PM to 09:00 PM

 

Loomis Rooks Rule!
Loomis MSTA
2001 Limerick Street Saginaw, MI, 48601, United States

Friday
03:30 PM to 05:00 PM

 

K-5 students attending this school.
Mandell Chess Club
New Store Location
22011 Coolidge Oak Park, MI, 48237, United States

1 block S of 9 Mile on the W side of Coolidge, Next door to Col Sanders KFC
Everyday
11am to 10pm

 

Hours are irregular; Call First. Sale of chess sets and accessories, casual play, lessons, classes in public and private schools, master lectures and simultaneous exhibitions, and tournaments for beginners as well as experienced players.
MBGCo Chess Club
MBGCo & Michigan Coffee and Creamery Co
31225 Southfield Rd Beverly Hills, MI, 48025, United States

Tuesday
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Tim Kuhn

 

All are welcome! Young , old , beginners , and experienced players. Some boards provided, so bring yours to be sure.
Mid-Michigan Junior Chess Club
Fowlerville District Library
130 S Grand Ave Fowlerville, MI, 48836, United States

Take I-96 to Exit 129. The library is just before the downtown area on the west side of Grand Ave.
Saturday
01:00 PM to 03:30 PM

 

This club is for school age children in grades K-12 from any school district.

Follow on Twitter: @FChess48836
Midland Chess Club
Creative 360 Downtown
144 Ashman Street Midland, MI, 48642, United States

Thursday
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

 

We are a new club, organized in the fall of 2022. All levels welcome. Very casual.
Oak Park Chess Club
Oak Park Community Center
14300 Oak Park Blvd Oak Park, MI, 48237, United States

The Oak Park Community Center is on Oak Park Blvd. (almost 9 1/2 Mile Rd) between Coolidge and Greenfield Roads. The building is adjacent and attached to the Oak Park Library. Enter through the north entrance by the parking lot.
Thursday
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

 

The Oak Park Club has moved back inside the Oak Park Community Center and is no longer playing outside. Play starts at 6:00 pm, and the Center closes at 9;30 pm. Club sets are available, but it would be helpful if folks brought their own sets and clocks.
Oakland County Chess Club
Central United Methodist Church
3882 Highland Rd Waterford Twp, MI, 48328, United States

On M-59 (Highland Rd), about a mile East of Meijer
First Sunday
02:00 PM

 

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.
PDL Chess Club
Petoskey District Library
500 E Mitchell St Petoskey, MI, 49770, United States

Monday
03:30 PM to 05:00 PM

 

This club is for kids only ages 8 to 18. Meets September through May. Mentored by Robert Bemben and Robin D. Ray
Club meets on first floor in youth room. Library phone number 231-758-3100
Plymouth Library Chess Club
Plymouth District Library
223. S Main St Plymouth, MI, 48170, United States

1st Tuesday
6:00PM to 8:00PM

 

Returning to play on September 6, 2022. Open to players 6th grade through adult.
Port Huron Chess Club
Palmer Park Recreation Center
2829 Armour St Port Huron, MI, 48060, United States

NE corner of Garfield Street and Gratiot Ave. 1 mile North of the Blue Water Bridge
Thursday
06:30 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Everyone is welcome. All equipment provided.
Royal Oak Chess Club
Royal Oak First United Methodist Church
320 W 7th St Royal Oak, MI, 48067, United States

3rd Sunday
02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

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.
Shatranj Dhi.... The Science of Chess
Designated Chess Room @ Home
24424 Jamestowne Road Novi, MI, 48375, United States

Fridays
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM

 

Shatranj Dhi.... meaning The Science of Chess in the ancient language, Sanskrit is a Chess club in Novi, Michigan, near the Novi Civic Center. Shatranj Dhi has been operational since 2017 in Novi. This Chess club is primarily for children/young adults who aspire to pursue chess as a hobby/profession. Seniors interested in playing chess over the board are welcome to join us too. we gather on Friday evenings @ 4 pm est to play, practice, discuss, seek n learn informally, share info about tournaments , coaches, other chess events and network with chess aspirants.
South Haven Chess Club
Burger King
752 Lagrange South Haven, MI, 49090, United States

Tuesday
06:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Always looking for new players
South Lyon Chess Club
Salem South Lyon District Library
9800 Pontiac Trail South Lyon, MI, 48178, United States

Pontiac Trail and 8 Mile Road
Monday
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

 

Meeting rooms or Study rooms
Southwest Michigan Chess Club
St Joseph Library
500 Market St St Joseph, MI, 49085, United States

Wednesday
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM

 

St Clair Chess Club
Burger King
200 Clinton Ave St Clair, MI, 48079, United States

Saturday
10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

 

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
Tamarack District Library
832 S Lincoln Ave Lakeview, MI, 48850, United States

Friday
03:00 PM to 04:30 PM

 

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
Books a Million
2612 Crossing Cir Traverse City, MI, 49684, United States

In the strip mall with Walmart and Home Depot
Saturday
02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

 

Traverse City Chess Club.
Horizon Books
243 E Front St Traverse City, MI, 49684, United States

Thursday
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

 

Twin Knights Chess Club
Twin Knights Gaming
4955 Rochester Rd Troy, MI, 48085, United States

 

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.

Store: 248-817-5829
Cell: 313-465-2579
Westland Chess Club
William P Faust Public Library
6123 Central City Pkwy Westland, MI, 48185, United States

Saturday
01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

 

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, United States

Thursday
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

 

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.
Wise Guy's Chess Club
Robert C. Valade Park
2670 Atwater St. Detroit, MI, 48219, United States

The Robert C. Valade Park is located right next to the Aretha Franklin Amphitheater on Atwater st. Parking lot available directly across the street from the building.
Wednesday
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

 

Wise Guy's Chess Club host a chess networking event called Wisdom Wednesday's every Wednesday at the Robert C. Valade Park from 6-9pm. Wisdom Wednesday's is a family oriented chess event welcoming all ages.
Ypsilanti Chess Club
Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill
2122 Whittaker Rd Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, United States

Thursday
06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

 

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