1121 Jackson Street NE, Suite #134, Minneapolis, MN 55413
In the red brick Waterbury building on the NW corner of Central and Broadway in the Nordeast.
Phone to reach the club - 651.280.5473 or e-mail at or
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CHESS CASTLE The most serious, active and largest club in Minnesota. Location is at the top of the page.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CHESS CLUB: We have 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:

NORTH 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.

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: 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:

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 Trettel 320-573-2805.

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

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 for additional info.

HUTCHINSON: Meets Thursday nights at 7 PM at Hutchinson Mall (Hwy 15 south). Unrated chess. Contact: Tom Pohlen 320-587-6342.

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)

CAMBRIDGE: Meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Cambridge Community College Media Center. For more information contact Bonnie Boese 612-689-7012


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Last updated: September 25, 2015.