LOCAL CHESS CLUBS / ORGANIZATIONS / SITES
TWIN CITIES CLUBS
CHESS CASTLE The most serious, active and largest club in
Minnesota. Location is at the top of the page.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CHESS CLUB:
players of all skill levels - from those just learning how to move the
pieces, to the well advanced. All skill levels
are welcome! Our primary mission is to play, compete, and
learn chess in a relaxed atmosphere. However, for those who are more competitive we also have several chess teams that
compete against other colleges in the area.
Our website is: sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/university-of-minnesota-chess-club
SUBURBAN: An informal chess group that meets Wednesdays from
6-9 PM at Barnes and Noble bookstore in the Har Mar Mall. This seems to
be the largest gathering of players who are just looking for casual
games. For information contact Art Fisher (651) 426-2406 or Duane at
(651) 773-3135. Class A, B, C, D boards available.
THE WEST SUBURBAN CHESS CLUB: formerly the Plymouth Chess
Club, recently changed its club location to Borders Book Shop and Cafe
in Minnetonka, near the Ridgedale Shopping Center. Monday nights from
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Borders Book Shop and Café, 1501 So. Plymouth
Drive, Minnetonka. There is no cost to participate. Contact Tom Burns
by e-mail at: email@example.com.
Pat LaVone also offers a free e-mail newsletter, Minnesota Kids Chess,
which you can sign up for there.
TWIN PORTS CHESS
CLUB: Meets Monday nights 6:00-10:00 PM at the Superior Senior
Citizens Center, 1527 Tower Ave. Superior, WI 54880. Contact
Marvin Mattson (club president) 715-372-4802. These are the people
behind the annual Twin Ports Open in August, a new favorite event on
the Minnesota chess calendar. Web site: www.twinportschess.com.
LITTLE FALLS: Meets at
government center court house, Wednesday nights 6:00 to 9:15. Park in
southside parking lot. Middle set of doors. Downstairs. Contact Mike
GRANITE CITY CHESS CLUB:
St. Cloud. Informal play. Meets Tuesday night 6:30 pm, and Thursday
1:00 pm at the Whitney Senior Center at 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud.
Contact Milt at 320-252-3128 or Russ at 320-256-7316
THE CHESS FIENDS: at the Calf Fiend Cafe in Redwood Falls from
5-11 on Mondays. The location is a bit noisy, bring ear plugs for those
that this bothers, but otherwise very nice. They'll run rated quads for
starters until they see enough to run a club tourney, and also a club
rating system to encourage the new players in the area to join. Lots of
new players expected, so it would be nice to have some rated players
for them to play. Contact James Kanne at JamesKanne16B@gmail.com for
HUTCHINSON: Meets Thursday nights at 7 PM at
Hutchinson Mall (Hwy 15 south). Unrated chess. Contact: Tom Pohlen
ROCHESTER: Meets Fridays at 6 PM in the Pace United Church
of Christ, 1503 NE 2nd Ave. Rochester, MN. Contact Kevin Gaustad
507-281-4592 (days 507-284-6172) rochesterchess.com
CAMBRIDGE: Meets the first Tuesday of every month
at the Cambridge Community College Media Center. For more information
contact Bonnie Boese 612-689-7012