YES, we plan on playing Saturday morining. If UTA closes Saturday, we will post the change here.

Arlington Texas Chess

Arlington Chess Club provides a place for youth and adults to play and learn about chess.  We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month and host 12 to 15 tournaments each year.

Arlington Texas Chess

Anyone of any age or playing level is welcome. We are dedicated to helping novices and absolute beginners learn the basics of chess. Many of our players will be kids in elementary and middle school, and there are adults playing. If you know nothing about chess, come on by we will teach you. If you know a little and want to learn more, come on by. If you are looking for a game, come on by.

We really want to grow competitive chess among kids in Arlington, so if you know someone that would like to learn to play, learn to play better, or just need better competition than they are seeing at school - send them over.

No Membership Fee to Participate

Attendance and participation at our meetings is free. We consider you a member if you just show up for a meeting or tournament. All USCF-rated tournaments require an entry fee.

At Chess Club Meetings

We meet on the first and third Thursday of each month from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Some things that happen regularly at our meetings include:

  • Casual Games
  • Bughouse
  • Help for Beginners/Novices
  • Boy Scout Chess Merit Badge Instruction
  • Information About Tournaments


It is not unusual for someone to walk into any chess club and say something like "I’m learning chess, can anyone help me out?”" Someone will be there to give some free advice. We provide some free lessons, and if you want a professional coach, we can direct you to a few masters in the area that coach.

Does your child beat all of his classmates? If your child is beating everyone at his school, needs better competition, and you are looking for that next level, we are an ideal place to start. We can provide the competition, introduce you to competitive tournaments, provide free chess lessons, and direct you to professional master-level coaches.


We are currently meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30pm. If you are looking for a game around Arlington, join us or check out these other places:


We organize a monthly tournament sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation and assist in some non-rated chess events. See our tournaments page.

Meeting Location

We meet in Room 8 of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 2100 Davis on the first and third Thursday of each month. Tournaments may be at other locations.