The Chess Club has completed their season (effective June 23) and will be returning to regularly scheduled play in September.  See you then!

Every Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon from September through the end of June, members meet for both competitive and recreational play. The Club also hosts simultaneous exhibitions and lectures by some of the world’s best players as well as many weekend regional tournaments attracting top players from outside the region. 

Competitive Tournament Play - Thursdays 7:00pm - 10:30pm
The Thursday evening program consist of a series of rated tournaments most with a 90+30 time control. 

The Sunday Rapid - Sundays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Sunday afternoon program is more of a recreational play experience for members featuring an unrated, 5 round, 10m+5s, Swiss.

Members who choose not to play in a scheduled event may play casual Chess at any time. 

Please Note: At this time due to mandated capacity restrictions, each session will be limited to 40 individuals and will be managed on a first-come, first-serve ticketing system upon arrival.


Juniors ages 13 to 17 are welcome to participate within both Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon sessions. Those wishing to participate must be knowledgeable chess players as determined by the Club Chair.  The Club Chair may also waive the age requirement for exceptionally talented youngsters.    

Persons younger than 13 years of age who demonstrate chess ability and social maturity may be eligible to play. Please contact Melody Rochon at mrochon@racentre.com to make arrangements for an assessment. Note Persons younger than 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

SEASON: September through the end of June
  $ 90 RA member