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Chess Clubs
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.
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

 

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.
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
Water Street Coffee Joint
245 W Centre Ave Portage, MI, 49024, United States

Sunday
03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

 

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.
Every Other Monday
04:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

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
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

 

Mandell Chess Club
Mandell Chess Club
21539 Harper Ave St Clair Shores, MI, 48080, United States

Varies

 

Hours are irregular; Call First. We support OTB chess, offering casual play, lessons, and tournaments.
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
03:00 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.
South Haven Chess Club
Arby's
73123 Co Rd 388 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
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.
Yspilanti 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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