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Chess Clubs Worldwide :: USA :: CALIFORNIA
Club:           Stanford Chess Club

City, State:    Stanford, California

Address:        building 550, room 550D

Contact:        Please message fpawn for more information.

Meeting Times:  Mondays at 7:30pm during the academic year

Comments:       Tutorials! Tournaments! Blitz! Bughouse! Current Events!

Club: Chess Palace City, State: Los Alamitos, California Address: 4336 Katella Avenue Contact: Charles at 562-598-5099. chesspal@jps.net www.chesspalace.com Meeting Times: Wed-Fri 4-10pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-7pm Comments: Southern California's full-time chess club. See web page for details
Club: Friends of the Santa Monica Chess Park City, State: Santa Monica, California Address: on the beach just south of the Santa Monica Pier Contact: Mark Rosenberg 310-837-2646 Meeting Times: especially popular on weekends Comments: not a formal club but a great place to play chess at the beach!
Club: Knights of the Square Table Chess Club City, State: Fairfield, California Address: 1600 Union Ave at St Mark's Lutheran Church Detached building in back Contact: Barbara Reynolds FFC hess@juno.com or roylmac@conl.net Meeting Times: 2nd and 4th Friday at 6:00Pm Comments: Primarily a children's club--but come along and bring your ideas
Club: Vallejo Chess Club City, State: Vallejo, California Address: 333 Amador Street This is a Senior Citizen Building Contact: Frank Harris 707 642 7270 & roylmac@conl.net Meeting Times: Every Friday evening 7:30 to midnight Comments: If the Senior Center is closed, go to back door which will be open for players
Club: Fresno Chess Club City, State: Fresno, CA, California Address: Carls Jr 3820 N Cedar Ave Fresno Contact: D. Wajckus 209 252 4484 Meeting Times: Mondays 6 - llpm Comments: Sponcers two annual open tourneys plus a club championship
Club: Crestwood Knights City, State: Visalia, California Address: 3001 W. Whitendale Contact: Legecy@msn.com Meeting Times: 3:00 to 4:00 Comments:
Club: Campbell Chess Club City, State: Campbell, Sanjose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, California Address: Campbell Community Centre Contact: ask surya in ICC. ksurya@yahoo.com Meeting Times: Thursday 7:30 PM Comments: X of Winchester & Campbell
Club: Fairfax Chess Club City, State: Fairfax, California Address: Fairfix Cafe on Broadway Contact: (415) 459-4668 vegstan@ix.netcom.com Meeting Times: Every Wednesday at 7:00pm Comments: All levels - fun group of people!
Club: A.Hill High Chess Club City, State: SanJose, California Address: at Andrew Hill High School Contact: minhtrieu82@hotmail.com Meeting Times: Everyday at 12 Comments:
Club: Plaza Chess Club City, State: National City, California Address: McDonald's Restaurant by freeway 805 and Plaza Blvd. Contact: gdamasco@k-online.com, "peps" Meeting Times: Friday knights, 6:00 pm to midnight Comments: Corner of freeway 805 and Plaza Blvd, Casual Blitz Matches
Club: The White Knights City, State: Hemet, California Address: Hemet High School Contact: Ben@hang-ten.com Meeting Times: lunch Comments: play chess
Club: Sacramento chess club City, State: Sacramento, California Address: Hart Senior Center 915 27th Street, between I and J streets Contact: www.lanset.com/jmclmc/default.htm Meeting Times: every Wednesday evenings 6:00-10:00 pm Comments: check out the website for the events
Club: Monterey Chess Center City, State: Monterey, California Address: 430 Alvarado St. Contact: (831)646-8730; darts@earthlink.net; ICC handle: chess4fun Meeting Times: 4pm-10pm (Tue-Fri); 2pm-6pm (Sat, Sun) Comments: Located in downtown Monterey
Club: Walnut Creek Chess Club City, State: Walnut Creek, California Address: 1375 Civic Drive (Senior Center), Walnut Creek, CA Contact: Bob Nace: (925) 939-7937 Meeting Times: Tuesdays 7-10:30pm Comments: WBCA tourneys on 1st Tuesdays at 7:15pm
Club: Porterville Chess Club City, State: Porterville, California Address: The Trinity Lutheren Church Contact: MichaelEdes@Eudoramail.com Meeting Times: At 8:00 every Wednesday Comments: About four people meet every week and we would like to have more
Club: Paradise chess club City, State: Paradise, California Address: 877 Nunnelly rd (near intersection of Clark rd) Contact: Barry Nelson 530-873-3107 & bearnelson@aol.com Meeting Times: Tuesdays 7-9 pm Comments: 10 miles from Chico in northern California, at Paradise Senior Center
Club: Mill Valley Chess Club City, State: Mill Valley CA, California Address: Outside; chess tables near the Depot Contact: trantor Meeting Times: every afternoon, 3PM until dark Comments: about 10 to 15 players daily, backgammon chouette also.
Club: Mechanics Institute Chess Club City, State: San Francisco, California Address: 57 Post St., 4th Floor Contact: 415-421-2258 Meeting Times: Daily Comments: Tournaments, Blitz, Lectures, Library, etc.
Club: Burlingame Chess Club City, State: Burlingame, California Address: 990 Burlingame Ave. Contact: tomdorsch@aol.com, www.burlingamechessclub.com Meeting Times: Thursdays 7:30 p.m. Comments: Regular USCF tournaments, casual play
Club: San Luis Obispo Chess Club City, State: San Luis Obispo, California Address: COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTER, CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, CORNER SOUTHWOOD & JOHNSON Contact: BARBARA MC CALEB. (805) 544 - 0717. Meeting Times: THURS 6:30-10 PM Comments: http://www.chessmaniac.com
Club: Success Chess School City, State: Fremont, California Address: Weibel Elementary School Contact: http://www.kidchess.go.cc Meeting Times: Monday afternoons Comments: Play chess - lots of it.
Club: Glendale Chess Club City, State: Glendale, California Address: 134 N. Brand Blvd. Contact: http://www.geocities.com/bbperer; rperez617@hotmail.com; bbperer Meeting Times: Monday-Sunday 6 PM-12AM Comments: Includes IM Varuzhan Akobian's chess column; see web site for details
Club: Acedemic Chess City, State: San Jose, California Address: Idella Leitz Elementery School classrooms Contact: (866)-251-3680 Meeting Times: Tuesdays after school Comments:
Club: AAA CHESS CLUB City, State: Los Angeles, California Address: 5317 Virginia Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029 Contact: aaachessclub@aol.com, www.aaachessclub.com Meeting Times: Comments: Please contact for more info.
Club: Redlands Recreation Bureau Chess Club City, State: Redlands, California Address: 111 West Lugonia, Redlands, CA Contact: (909) 798-7547 Meeting Times: Fridays from 2PM to 5 PM Comments: All ages and all levels of players are invited. Free casual play or Tournament
Club: Joshua Tree Chess Club City, State: Joshua Tree, California Address: Faith Lutheran Church, 6336 Hallee Rd. Contact: Mark 760-367-2311, muller29@adelphia.net, Roach-Motel Meeting Times: Fridays 5:30 P.M. - 11:30 P.M. Comments: small friendly club; all players welcome;
Club: Santa Monica Bay Chess Club City, State: Santa Monica, California Address: 633 Kensington Road Contact: (310) 827-2789 Meeting Times: Mondays 7-11PM Comments: rated tournaments, swiss, quads, 1 round per night & occasional blitz $40 member
Club: Alondra Park Chess Club City, State: Torrance/Lawndale, California Address: 3850 W Manhattan Beach Blvd, Lawndale CA 90260 Contact: 310-217-8366 www.geocities.com/alondra_park_cc ICC handle: DuChess Meeting Times: Every Tuesday from 6:00-10:00pm Comments: USCF rated tournaments. Rapid tournament every seventh week. Book prizes.
Club: Paso Robles Chess Club City, State: Paso Robles, California Address: Senior Center, 270 Scott St. Paso Robles CA 93446 Contact: Dennis Steele 805-423-0375, dennis@chessmaniac.com, www.chessmaniac.com, chessmastertobe Meeting Times: Wednesdays 6:30-9:00pm Comments: All ages welcome from students to Senior Citizens
Club: San Diego Chess Club City, State: San Diego, California Address: 2225 Sixth Street Contact: http://groups.msn.com/sandiegochess louispace@cox.net Meeting Times: Wednesday 7p-12mid, Thursdays, 2p-10p,Saturday 10a-10p Comments: One corner of Sixth and Ivy in Balboa Park near Downtown San Diego
Club: Modesto Chess Club City, State: Modesto, California Address: Doctors Hospital (Cafeteria), 1441 Florida Ave Contact: email mckins69@yahoo.com or finger az2112 on ICC Meeting Times: Tuesdays 1930 Comments: Monthly g/90 ss USCF rated + casual chess
Club: BigCat Williams City, State: San Bernardino, California Address: Denny's Restaurant, 2nd & "H" Streets Contact: (909) 880-6388, kmogli@dslextreme.com Meeting Times: Fri. Nights, 8:30 until Comments: Casual play; USCF rated quick chess (G10 mostly)
Club: Academicare Institute Chess Club City, State: Santa Clara, California Address: 1364 Jackson Street, Santa Clara CA 95050 Contact: 408-247-8557, chessclub@usa.com Meeting Times: Every Day Comments:
Club: Ventura County Chess Club City, State: Ventura, California Address: Church of the Foothills, 6279 Foothill Rd. Contact: www.vcnet.com/~csmith/chess.html. Meeting Times: see web page Comments: USCF affiliate, rated tournaments
Club: West Valley Chess Club City, State: San Fernando Valley, West Hills, California Address: SHOMREI TORAH SYNAGOGUE, 7353 VALLEY CIRCLE BLVD.(Rooms 8 & 10) Contact: www.westvalleychessclub.com jyee6@socal.rr.com Meeting Times: Thursdays 6:30PM to 10:30PM Comments: USCF swiss tournaments and round robins of highest rated players
Club: Alhambra High Chess Club City, State: Alhambra, California Address: Alhambra High School, room D-209 Contact: N/A Meeting Times: Thursdays after school @ 2:35 Comments:
Club: Lestat's Chess Team City, State: San Diego, California Address: 3343 Adams Ave. Contact: www.lestats.com Meeting Times: most evenings - OPEN 24/7 Comments: Some Sets and Boards - Bring Clocks
Club: UC Santa Cruz Chess Club City, State: Santa Cruz, California Address: Cowell College, Rm 132 (academic year only) Contact: Ilan Benjamin benjamin@chemistry.ucsc.edu Meeting Times: Comments:
Club: Borders Books City, State: Santa Cruz, California Address: 1200 Pacific Avenue Contact: Jim Parker, 831-662-0587, jimcheck@pacbell.net Meeting Times: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m Comments:
Club: National City Chess Club City, State: San Diego, California Address: 1341 E. 8th St. Ste. E, National City, CA 91950 Contact: (619) 477-3118 / (619) 788-8395, nationalcitychessclub.com Meeting Times: daily from 12 Noon to 10 pm Comments: USCF tournaments, rated and casual games, chess instructions, etc.
Club: American Tournament Chess Club City, State: Pacifica, California Address: 1125 Terra Nova Blvd. Pacifica CA Contact: John Galpin (650) 355-6787 http://atcc.us/ JohnGalpin@atcc.us Meeting Times: 7pm tues,wed.thur. sunday afternoon 1230 to 230 Comments: Thursdays open chess, tournament chess, begining and advanced chess classes
Club: LA Chess Club City, State: Los Angeles, California Address: 11514 Santa Monica Blvd - Second Floor - 4 Blocks West of 405 Fwy Contact: Director; Mick@LaChessClub.com - (310) 795-5710. URL: www.LaChessClub.com Meeting Times: Saturdays/ Sundays/ Mondays/ Tuesdays Comments: Tournaments Sat/ Sun/ Mon; Lectures: Saturdays/ Tuesdays; Private Lessons
Club: East Bay Chess Club City, State: Oakland, California Address: 7994 Capwell Dr Contact: (510) 845-1041, ebchess@eastbaychess.com, www.eastbaychess.com, Meeting Times: 2:45 PM - 11 PM weekdays, 10 AM - 9 PM weekends Comments:
Club: Higley's Chess Club City, State: La Canada, California Address: Higley's Coffee House, 714 Foothill Blvd., (91011) Contact: James Riechel (818) 249-3438 Meeting Times: Every Sunday evening between 5 & 8pm. Comments: +All ages and skill levels are welcome!! Just be sure to bring a chess set!
Club: bndrchessclub.com City, State: Sunnyvale, California Address: sunnywindward rainbow hall Contact: 408-242-8216 Meeting Times: every tues. of week Comments: league and tournament
Club: Hemet Chess Club City, State: Hemet, California Address: clubhouse library of Colonial Country Club MH Estates, 601 N. Kirby. Contact: Marcos Montes at 951-252-5926 Meeting Times: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Comments: Casual play. Refreshments. $20 yearly dues (less for juniors) include Chess Express (CXR) rating.
Club: Robinson Chess Club City, State: Long Beach, California Address: 2750 Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90813 Contact: (562) 492-6003 Meeting Times: LUNCH Comments: It is a school so.....
Club: Tracy High School Chess Club City, State: Tracy, California Address: 315 E 11th St Contact: E-mail: tracyhighchess@yahoo.com Webpage: http://tracyhighchess.tripod.com/ Meeting Times: Fridays 3:10 PM to 5:30 PM Comments: All about Tracy High Chess - URL: http://tracyhighchess.tripod.com/
Club: USC Chess Club City, State: Los Angeles, California Address: Cafe 84. University of Southern California Campus Contact: http://www.uscchess.com Meeting Times: Wednesday nights 8-10pm Comments: directions available on our web site
Club: Cofari Coffee & Smoothie Bar City, State: Ontario, California Address: 1515 N Mountain Ave, Ontario CA Contact: 909.986.8835 | www.myspace.com/cofari Meeting Times: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Comments: All levels and ages. Located just south of the 10 freeway at the movie theater
Club: Cotati Chess Club City, State: Cotati, California Address: 216 E SCHOOL ST Classroom #2 Contact: ct_cotati@sonic.net, ICC handle: HortonBorton Meeting Times: 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month excluding holidays Comments:
Club: Willows Senior Center Chess Club City, State: San Jose, California Address: 2175 Lincoln Ave Contact: Jerry Marshall 408-267-1574 marshalljerry@msn.com Meeting Times: 12noon - 4Pm Tuesdays and Fridays Comments: Mostly casual chess
Club: YMCA Chess Club of Simi Valley City, State: Simi Valley, California Address: 3200 Cochran Street Contact: Leventhfish@hotmail.com Meeting Times: Mondays 6-10 pm Comments: exit 118 fwy at either Tapo or Sycamore, Cochran is 1 block south.

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