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Abbotsford

Abbotsford Junior Chess Club
Who For: Children 5-17 years old.
Misc: Bring Chess boards to improve chess skills. Instruction and teaching provided. Friendly games, Tournaments and Free parking. Children under the age of 7 must have adult supervision.
Note: You are welcome to donate towards purchasing tournament size Chess Mats.
Time: Sundays: 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: Abbotsford Community Library, Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, V2T 6N4, Abbotsford, BC
Contact: Kamal: 778-926-9209 or Monica: 604-857-3724
Follow: Abby Junior Chess Club on FaceBook

Bowser (70 km NW of Nanaimo)

Bowser Chess Club
Time/Place: Saturdays, 1-5PM
Location: Meet at Henry's Kitchen in Qualicum Bay, Bowser, BC
Website: bowserchess.pbworks.com
Contact: Robert McFetridge mcfetridge@shaw.ca

Burnaby

Kids' Chess Club @ Metrotown
Time/Place: Saturday's, May 28 to June 25, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Contact: Curtis Lister at 778-836-4268 or Email info@burnabychessclub.com
Website: http://www.bpl.bc.ca/events/kids-chess-club-metrotown

Bonsor Chess Club
Time/Place: Mon, Wed, Fri. 12noon - 6PM. Burnaby Bonsor Recreation Centre
Contact: Alan Griffith at (604) 299-6605 or Email a.m.griffith@telus.net

Burnaby Junior Chess Club
Time/Place: Monday to Sunday at Recreation Centres and Elementary Schools in Burnaby, B.C. (see website for more information)
Contact: Curtis Lister at 778-836-4268 or Email info@burnabychessclub.com
Website: http://www.burnabychessclub.com
Burnaby Junior Chess Club


Simon Fraser University Chess Club (SFU Burnaby)
Time/Place: Fridays 4-8pm (until Fri April 6th, 2012)
Locaton:SFU: 8888 University Drive Burnaby, V5A 1S6 Room AQ 5026 (West Hallway)
Contact: Contact: Joe Roback (President) chess@sfu.ca
Everyone welcome, no fees!

SFU Chess Club

Duncan

Wood Sense Chess Club
Time/Place: Mondays 6:00 PM to 7:50 PM Vancouver Island Regional Library, 2687 James Street, Duncan BC V9L 2X5
Website: http://gwyddbwyll.blogspot.ca/
VIRL link: http://virl.bc.ca/event/chess-club
Contact: Nigel at 250-701-1767, Exclam.online@gmail.com

Kamloops

Thompson Rivers University Chess Club
Time/Place: Thursdays, 4:00PM - 7:00PM, Saturdays, 1:00PM - 4:00PM, House of Learning (HOL) building at TRU campus, room 161
Website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/kamloopschess
Contact: Sadriddin Mirkhodjaev (250) 682-4305, trusuchessclub@gmail.com

Langley

Langley Chess Club
Time/Place: Mondays, 7:00PM - 11:00PM Brookswood Senior Center 19899 36th Ave.
Website: http://www.langleychess.com
Contact: Hugh Long (604) 530-4693

Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge Chess Club
Time/Place: Tues / Thurs. 1:00 PM - 5PM at the Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC.
Contact: Chris Dickson at (604) 467-2426 or Email cbdickson@telus.net

Nanaimo

Nanaimo Chess Club
Time/Place: Wed. 7:30 PM, MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St., Nanaimo, BC
Contact: Deron at 250-247-7323 or Peter at 250-755-5858
Email: nanaimochess@shaw.ca
Email: NanaimoChessClub

Nelson

Nelson Drop-In Chess Club
Time/Place: Saturdays, 9:30am to 2PM, Seniors Center at 719 Vernon Street.
Contact: Barrie Boates BarryBoates@shaw.ca

Okanagan

UBC Okanagan Chess Club
Time/Place: Thursdays 3:30 PM to 6 PM until Dec 17, 2015. We'll then take a Christmas break and resume play January 7, 2016. Our seventh annual UBCO open speed tournament will take place Saturday January 23, 2016(start time 9AM sharp room location Arts 104 registration at 8:30 AM ). Please pass this information on to chess players who may have interest in playing at the University.
Contact: Greg Bishop (250) 807-8045, greg.bishop@ubc.ca

Port Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam Chess Club
Time: Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM.
Location:Wilson Centre - Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, 2150 Wilson Ave.
Web Page: www.chessmastery.com/pocochessclub
Contact: Ed Enns (604) 939-7412

Richmond

Richmond Public Library
When:: Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm
Who:: For kids 7+
How:: Just show up and get ready to play chess, improve your skills and make new friends. Chess pieces and boards will be provided for use. Drop in and free!
Location:: Richmond Public Library - Brighouse (Main Branch) - Kids' Place Program Room, 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 1R8
Contact: Krista Harrison krista.harrison@yourlibrary.ca 604-231-6446
Website:: www.yourlibrary.ca

Surrey

Fraser Heights Chess Club
The Fraser Heights Chess Club (FHCC) is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.
Time: Friday nights between 18:00-19:30 (Sept - June).
Location: Erma Stephenson Elementary School Library, 10929 160 St, Surrey, BC
Contact: Anca Datcu-Romano at (604) 583-1395 or email adatcu@qsoft.ca
http://www.fraserheightschess.com

EAC Chess Club
When: Every Friday from 6:00 - 12:00 Midnight
Where: 14524 - 91B Ave. Surrey
Type: Casual or Blitz Tournaments (Please refer to BCCF Event page for Blitz announcements)
Misc: Everyone Welcome. $2.00 for drop-in fee on Fridays for regular chess. There won't be a drop-in fee charge if there is a tournament in progress. Bring your own clock if you have one.
Contact: Alonso Campos (Organizer & TD) 604-767-5153 or email at: ac-777-ac-888@live.com

Valemount

Valemount Chess Club
Time: Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:00 PM (Contact Lee to confirm)
Location: Three Ranges Brewery, 1160 5 Ave, Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0
Contact: Lee at (780) 499-6672 leland.b.mckeeman@gmail.com

Vancouver

Brock House Chess Club
Brock House Society Activity Centre for Seniors
3875 Point Grey Road
Vancouver B.C. V6R 1B3
Time: Tuesday, Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 in the Sun Room
Contact: frysinfo@shaw.ca

Chigorin Chess Club
Who For: Chess players of all ages and levels are welcome.
Location: Temporarily closed.
Fee: No Cost
Time: Every Sunday 3-5pm. September to June.
Misc: Friendly games, lessons for beginners and tournaments, all equipment is provided. Free chess cookies for kids.
Contact: Konstantin (778) 882-7731, chess@e2-e4.ca
Website: www.Chigorin.ca

Chigorin Chess Club
Follow: Chigorin Chess Club on Facebook
After a wonderful 6 years on Terminal Avenue and one more year on Burrard Street we are looking for new location for our weekly meetings.
Updated: March 2016

The Gam Chess Club
Meets once a month (always different) at The Gam Gallery (110 E. Hastings) in Vancouver
About: The Gam is a gallery, boutique and artist studio located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and fronts an artist-only building. We integrate community events (like chess/games nights, potlucks-FEAST, open studios, model drawing, theater and music performances with a regular exhibition schedule to create an encompassing space.Julia-Kreutz.jpg

Website: www.gamgallery.com
Contact: thegam@live.com Phone: 778-235-6928

Note: This photo was done for artistic reasons as the woman in it is an artist. This does not necessarily represent her true personality or the people at the club itself.





123 Chess Club
Time/Place: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m on Sunday Unit 6 -2265, 41st Ave, Vancouver
Contact: For more info, please call Maria at 604-271-8168 or Toni at 604-662-3916
Website: www.123mathandchess.com

Vancouver Junior Chess Club
Contact: Contact: Frank Ho at 604-263-4321 or 604-266-0974
Location: Ho Math and Chess Learning Centre, Room #4, 2265 West 41st, Vancouver
Coach: Chess Master
Time: Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon
More details can be found at www.mathandchess.com

Vancouver Ho Math and Chess Learning Centre
Vancouver Ho Math and Chess Learning Centre is the only organization in Vancouver (Room #4, 2265 West 41st, Vancouver) where integrated math and
chess classes are offered. More details can be found at
www.mathandchess.com. Free assessment can be arranged by contacting Frank Ho
at 604-263-4321.

Vancouver Active Chess
Active Tournaments organized most months. See the events page for details.
Webpage for results and ratings www.chessmastery.com/bcactive/
For info contact: Luc Poitras queluc@lynx.net 778.846.0496

Victoria

Victoria Chess Club
Email: victoriachessclub@gmail.com
Website: www.victoriachessclub.pbworks.com.

Williams Lake

Williams Lake Public Library
Time/Place: Every Wednesday from 3 - 5pm. Going into it's 7th year.
Contact: Scott at scott@caribooblades.com

Williams Lake Chess Club

White Rock

White Rock Library Chess Club

Time: Saturdays 1:00 - 2:30pm Beginners group - free chess instruction, 10 lessons each Semester.
Autumn: first Sat. in October. Winter: first Sat. in January. Spring: first Sat. in April. Note: Grades, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 can learn alone. * Grades K, 1 & 2 parents participation required *
During the year, 1:00 - 2:30pm for extra regular playing time for the Beginners Group of students.
Every Saturday 1:00 - 4:45pm regular playing time for all ages with some general assistance.
Tuesdays 6:15 - 8:45pm regular student / adult playing time, some basic assistance will be provided.
Location: White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock, BC. Ph. 604-541-2201
Open to the public for all kids and adults to play chess upstairs in the common area all year round.
You must know how all the pieces move, capture, castle and checkmate your opponent's King.
Special notice: The Library will be closed on regular Holiday times: eg Boxing Day, Christmas Day.
Contact: Henry Sikorski (604) 542-0430 or Email songline@telus.net
Website: http://www.whiteknightschess.com