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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, Noon
Location Meet at the Lighthouse Country Community Hall, Qualicum Bay, Bowser, BC.
Other: We also charge $5 to cover rental and complimentary coffee.
Contact: Robert McFetridge


Kids' Chess Club @ Metrotown
Time/Place: Saturday's, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Burnaby Public Library (Metrotown branch)
Contact: Curtis Lister at 778-836-4268 or Email

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

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
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)
Everyone welcome, no fees!

SFU Chess Club


Chilliwack Chess Club
Who For: Beginner to Master players are welcome to attend.
Misc: Admission is free ($5 donation recommended). Bring a chess set if you have one.
Time: Every Sunday, from 12 pm Noon till 4 pm.
Location: Royal Hotel, 45886 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7.
Contact: Lorne W Kay Email: Tel. (604) 819-2100 There is also casual chess at Starbucks on a Friday evening. Location: Starbucks, 5580 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5P4


Comox Library Chess Club
Who For: Beginner to Master players are welcome to attend.
Misc: Admission is free. Bring a chess set if you have one.
Time: Every Wednesday, from 5:30 pm till 8 pm.
Location: Comox Library, Portside Building, 1720 Beaufort Avenue, Comox, BC V9M 1R7.
Contact: Philip Boyle Tel. 250 871 3998.


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
VIRL link:
Contact: Nigel at 250-701-1767,


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
Contact: Sadriddin Mirkhodjaev (250) 682-4305,


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

Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge Chess Club
Time/Place: Tues / Thurs. 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC.
Contact: Chris Dickson at (604) 467-2426 or Email


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
Web Page: Nanaimo Chess Club


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


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,


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 604-231-6446


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

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:

Coquitlam Chess Club.


Coquitlam Chess Club
Time: Wednesdays 5:00 - 8:45 PM
Location: Glen Pine Pavilion (5 min. walk from Lincoln Skytrain Station), 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam, 604 927 6940
Misc: $1.00 per session for each participant (no age restriction)
Web Page:
Contact: Ed Enns, 604) 939-7412


Valemount Chess Club
Time: Mondays 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


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

Chess Meet Up Vancouver
Blenz @ Vancouver Public Library - 345 Robson St.
Vancouver B.C.
Who: Everyone is welcome to play, regardless of skill
Time: Every Saturday from around 12-5pm (no registration required)
Contact: Stephen

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,

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

Contact: 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

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

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 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
For info contact: Luc Poitras 778.846.0496


Victoria Chess Club

Williams Lake

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

Williams Lake Chess Club

White Rock

White Rock Library Chess Club

Time: Every Every Tuesday 6:30 to 8:45 PM and Saturdays 1:00 - 4:45 PM regular playing time.
Location: White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave, White Rock, BC. Ph. 604-541-2201
Everyone is welcome to play for F-R-E-E. There is some general assistance available. Adults and young students are all welcome.

White Knights Chess Academy
Beginner Chess Lessons
"One on One" or Small Group Lessons

Contact: Henry Sikorski (604) 542-0430 or Email