Arlington Texas Chess

Arlington Chess Club provides a place for youth and adults to play and learn about chess. We meet every Thursday and host more than 25 tournaments each year.

Players at our weekly chess club meeting.

Social Bakehouse Cafe

Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Social Bakehouse Cafe. Casual games. Just walk in and join in the fun. Casual chess, serious chess, blitz, bughouse.
Chess Club Meetings

Chess at the Library Beginning this Summer

George W. Hawkes Library

Tuesdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm Chess at the George W. Hawkes Public Library in downtown Arlington is aimed at kids and beginning adults.
Chess at the Library

Players at an Arlington Chess Club Open monthly tournament

Arlington Chess Club Open

US Chess Rated Tournament for adults and youth, novice to expert. Earn an official chess rating. Cash Prizes in three sections with players from novice to expert.
Arlington Chess Club Open

Players at a Quick Quads tournament.

Quick Quads

Ten Minute Game Tournament for adults and youth, every fourth Thursday at our weekly meeting. Rated and unrated sections. FREE Entry, No prizes.
Quick Quads

Arlington Chess Club Winter Blitz & Quick   Tournament Registration

Anyone of any age or playing level is welcome at our casual weekly meetings. We require no formal membership process to just walk in and play. We usually have several boards and pieces. Beginners and more-experienced tournament players attend every week.

We meet every Thursday 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
  • Information About Tournaments

No Membership Fee

Attendance and participation at our meetings is free. We consider you a member if you just show up for a meeting or tournament. The monthly Arlington Chess Club Open does require an entrance fee as well as membership in the US Chess Federation (and we can help you get that). Our Monthly Quick Quads tournaments do not require an entry fee.

Players at the Southwest Branch Library Chess Club

Southwest Branch Library

Some Mondays (Calendar) The Southwest Branch Library Chess Club provides an opportunity for youth ages 7 - 14 to brush up on their skills or learn for the first time.
Library Chess Clubs Schedules

Players at the Mansfield Library Chess Club

Mansfield Library

We offer a chess club on the second Saturday each month at the Mansfield Library. This is a great progam for kids seven and up to brush up on their skills.
Mansfield Library Club

Scholastic Chess Tournaments

Scholastic Tournaments

Tournaments for K-12 Students at area schools. Both unrated and US Chess rated events at schools in Arlington and surrounding cities.
Scholastic Chess

Chess Tournaments

We organize about two tournaments each month. Adults and youth play in the Arlington Chess Club Open and our Quick Quads tournaments. We also help with many scholastic tournaments in the area.

If you are interested in learning more about chess tournaments, chess ratings, or scholastic chess, drop by or contact us.

See the Tournament Schedule

Chess Equipment

We do not sell quipment, but encourage you to visit Wholesale Chess. We recommend their Quality Chess Set and the DGT North American Chess Clock.


Wholesale Chess


US Chess Federation
Arlington Chess Club is a US Chess Federation Affiliate.
Texas Chess Association
Arlington Chess Club supports the Texas Chess Association.

Our Meeting Location: Social Bakehouse Cafe