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 5:30pm - 7:30pm (starting June 19). Chess at the new George W. Hawkes Public Library in downtown Arlington is aimed at kids and beginning adults.
Chess at the Library

Players at the Southwest Branch Library Chess Club

Southwest Branch Library

Some Mondays 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.
SW Branch Chess Club

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. No prizes, just fun. $2 entry fee.
Quick Quads

Scholastic Chess Tournaments

Scholastic Chess 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

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Arlington Chess Club

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. (Our tournaments do require an entry fee.)

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.

Chess Equipment

We have a lot of folks contact us about purchasing chess equipment. We do not sell any, but we do recommend Wholesale Chess for your equipment needs.

Equipment we recommend:


US Chess Federation
Arlington Chess Club is a US Chess Federation Affiliate.

Our Meeting Location: Social Bakehouse Cafe