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Players at our weekly chess club meeting.

Casual Chess for Adults
Mondays at 7:00pm at J. Gilligan's Bar & Grill
Tuesdays at 6:00pm at DelCiano Pinoy Cuisine
Friday at 7:00pm at 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, but more experienced tournament players attend.
At J. Gilligan's At DelCiano At Nehemiah

Families and Kids play chess in the library

Families and Kids Chess
Mondays at 5:00pm at Lake Arlington Branch Library
Tuesdays at 6:30pm at George W. Hawkes Library
Thursday at 6:00pm at Mansfield Public Library

Adults and Kids are welcome at the Hawkes and Mansfield 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

Arlington Chess Tournaments

Arlington Chess Club Open (G/45;d5) Monthly.
Speedy Quads (G/5;d0) Monthly

Arlington Chess Club Open is a four-round US Chess Federation rated tournament at a time control of G/45;d5, offers cash prizes, and is held monthly in Arlington. Speedy Quads is a monthly blitz tournament in quads at G/5;d0 with both rated and unrated sections.
Arlington Chess Club Open Speedy Quads

Homeschool chess club

Homeschool Chess Clubs

Arlington Chess Club Open supports two homeschool chess clubs at Inclusion Coffee in downtown Arlington. 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
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ACC Open 76   Arlington Adult Quads  

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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No Membership Fee

Please support J. Gilligans and tip at least 20%. Otherwise, attendance and participation at our meetings is free. We consider you a member just for showing up. The monthly Arlington Chess Club Open does 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


US Chess Federation
Texas Chess Association

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

Wholesale Chess