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Players at our weekly chess club meeting.

Casual Chess for Adults

Monday 7:00pm: J. Gilligan's Bar & Grill
Tuesday 6:00pm: DelCiano Pinoy Cuisine
Friday 7:00pm: Nehemiah Coffee Co.

We require no formal membership process. Just walk in and play. We usually have several boards and pieces. These events are aimed at adult players, but some young, experienced players attend.

At J. Gilligan's At DelCiano At Nehemiah

Families and Kids play chess in the library

Families and Kids Chess

Mon 10:30am: Mountain Creek Library
Mon 5pm: Lake Arlington Library
Tues 6:30pm: George W. Hawkes Library (begins August)
Thurs 6pm: Mansfield Public Library

Adults and Kids are welcome at the Hawkes, Mansfield, and Mountain Creek gatherings, but the Lake Arlington meetings are for players under 16 years of age. If you are a beginner, this is the best place to start.

Chess at Libraries

Chess Camp with Troy Gillispie at The Oakridge School

Grades 1-8 | July 22-26 | 9:00am-12:00pm | $200

Campers are grouped by skill level that range from basic rules to studying openings, end games, and tactics. Each camper will receive a workbook that will be part of the curriculum for the week. They will get to keep the workbook at the end of camp. Each day will include instructional sessions on a variety of topics such as the use of a chess clock, how to write chess notation, and chess strategy. Tournament style chess sets and clocks will be provided by the Arlington Chess Club to run this camp.

Register at The Oakridge School
Arlington Chess Tournaments

Tournaments for All

Arlington Chess Club Open (G/40;d5)
Speedy Quads (G/5;d0)

All sections in our adult tournaments are rated by the US Chess FederationThe Arlington Chess Club Open offers cash prizes and is held regularly in and around Arlington. Speedy Quads is a monthly blitz tournament in quads at G/5;d0.

ACC Open Speedy Quads

School-aged girl sitting at a chess board before a tournament game

Tournaments for Kids

Arlington Chess Club Scholastics Scholastic (G/25;d5)
Scholastic Events at local schools

The Arlington Chess Club Scholastic is a four-round US Chess Federation rated tournaments at a time control of G/25;d5, offer trophy prizes, and are held monthly in Arlington. We also organize many tournaments at local schools. Contact us for information on having a tournament at your school.

Arlington Chess Club Scholastics

Homeschool chess club

Homeschool Chess Clubs

Arlington Chess Club Open supports a homeschool chess club. Children learn how the pieces moves, practice tactics, and have lots of fun. Some players prepare for competitive US Chess Federation rated tournaments. To inquire about the group, contact:

DFW Homeschool Chess Club Facebook

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Arlington Chess Club Open Arlington Scholastic

Arlington Chess Club provides opportunities for youth and adults to play and learn about chess. We host weekly gatherings aimed at adults and multiple meetings aimed at families and kids. Some things that happen regularly at our meetings include casual games, bughouse, blitz, help for beginners/novices, information about tournaments.

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Weekly Schedule

These meetings are all open to the public.



Wednesday (2nd and 4th)



Saturday & Sunday

No Membership Fee

Please support the businesses that host our club and tip at least 20%. Otherwise, attendance and participation at our meetings is free. We consider you a member just for showing up. Most of our chess tournaments require an entrance fee and US Chess Federation membership. Our Speedy Quads tournaments are free.

Chess Tournaments

We organize two or three tournaments each month. Adults and youth play in the Arlington Chess Club Open and our Speedy 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


We do not sell equipment, but encourage you to visit Wholesale Chess. We recommend their Quiver Chess Set Combination and the Basic Digital Game Timer.

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