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British Columbia Chess Federation - Chess Clubs

If you would like to add your club to the list, or would like to update your information, please contact the webmaster (email address is on the listing of the Executive)

Chess Clubs come and go and you may find some of the listings out of date. In addition, the COVID pandemic has put most clubs on hiatus. To help judge the likelihood of being current, we will start listing the date of the last contact we had with the club. If you are a club organizer, it would be helpful if you contacted us occasionally to confirm the club information listed is still correct.

Abbotsford

Boardwalk Chess Club
Time/Place: Wednesdays from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Boardwalk Café and Games, 33760 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford
Contact: Tyson Brown at [email protected]
Website: Coming Soon!
Last update: October 2022

Burnaby

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 [email protected]
Website: http://www.bpl.bc.ca/events/kids-chess-club-metrotown-34

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 [email protected]
Website: http://www.burnabychessclub.com
Burnaby Junior Chess Club


Penny Chess Club
Time: 3.30pm - 7.30pm weekdays and 9am-6pm Saturday and Sunday
Locaton: Unit 301 7818 6th Street Burnaby
Contact: (+1) 604 523 6666, [email protected]
Website: www.pennychessclub.ca
Last Update: November 2022

Simon Fraser University Chess Club (SFU Burnaby)
Time/Place: Fridays 4:45PM to 8PM in room WMC 3515
Locaton: SFU: 8888 University Drive Burnaby, V5A 1S6 Room AQ 5026 (West Hallway)
Contact: SFU Chess Club [email protected]
Everyone welcome, no fees!

SFU Chess Club

Lions Chess Club
[Last update: May 2023]
When: Kids Classes Every Saturday 11am till 12.30pm, price $30 per class.
Who: Can host up to 20 players.
Location: 5067 Anola Drive, Burnaby
Website: : https://www.facebook.com/LIONS-CHESS-CLUB-111934810248632/
Contact: Aram 778-710-5919, [email protected]

Lions Chess Club

Chilliwack

Chilliwack Chess Club
[last update May 2022]

Meetings twice a week as below

When: Fridays 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Casual Chess at Starbucks 5580 Vedder Rd #202 Chilliwack
Misc: No fee but please support the Starbucks!

When: : Sunday, from 2pm-6pm.
Location: Salvation Army Fireside Room 46420 Brooks Avenue
Donation / Fee: $5-$10 towards room rental
Misc: Bring set and clock if you have one!
Contact: ChilliwackChess@gmail or Lorne Kay at [email protected]
See also: Chilliwack CC Facebook page

Comox

Comox Chess Club
[last update October 2022]
When: Wednesdays 4:30-7:30pm
Where: CFB Comox Officer's Mess (ask for directions at the gate)
Special Conditions: Advise by email if planning to attend. Also mention Comox Chess Club at the front security gate for entry.
Equipment: Bring equipment if you have it. If not, there's enough personal sets for now.
Contact: [email protected]

Coquitlam

Coquitlam Library Chess Club
[last update May 2023]
When: Saturdays from 2pm to 3:30pm on the following dates in 2023: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 4, Apr. 22, May 6 and June 24, July 15, July 29, Aug 5, Sept 16
Where: Coquitlam Library Poirier Branch Nancy Bennett Room, 575 Poirier St., Coquitlam
Website: Program and Events for Teens and Adults - Coquitlam Public Library (coqlibrary.ca).
Teens: https://www.coqlibrary.ca/programs/teens
Adults: https://www.coqlibrary.ca/programs/adults
Contact: Librarian Shirley Chan at [email protected]
Details: General info: Chess sets provided. Open to all ages and all skill level. Free.

Duncan

Wood Sense Chess Club
[Last update: April 2022]
Place: Vancouver Island Regional Library, 2687 James Street, Duncan BC V9L 2X5.
Time (1) : Mondays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for competitive players
Time (2) : Saturdays 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM for children and adult beginners
Website: http://gwyddbwyll.blogspot.ca/
Contact: Nigel at 250-701-1767, [email protected]

Gabriola Chess Club

Gabriola Chess Club
Time/Place: Meets 7PM to 9PM, Wednesdays, at the Rollo Centre on Gabriola Island, year round.
Contact: Kaamran Hafeez at 250-247-8269, [email protected]

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, [email protected]

Langley

Langley Chess Club
[last update April 2022]
Time/Place: Mondays, 7:00PM - 11:00PM Brookswood Senior Center 19899 36th Ave.
Website: http://www.langleychess.com
Contact: Hugh Long (604) 530-4693

Fraser Valley Chess Club
[last update November 2022]
Time: Every Friday 6pm-9pm.
Place: 20471 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC, V3A 4B6.
Contact: Umang Banatwala, [email protected]
Website: https://fraservalleychess.com/club/
Details: 100% FREE membership & drop-in. All equipment sponsored by Fraser Valley Chess Academy, just bring yourself! Prior email registration required for first time members.

Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge Chess Club
[Last update April 2022]
Time/Place: Tues / Thurs. 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC.
Contact: Chris Dickson at (604) 467-2426 or Email [email protected]

Nanaimo

Nanaimo Chess Club
[Last update: February 2024]
Time/Place: Wed. 4-6 PM, MGM Restaurant, 240 Nicol St., Nanaimo, BC
Contact: Glen at 250-713-5506

Nelson

Nelson Drop-In Chess Club
Time: Saturdays, 9:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Seniors Center at 717 Vernon Street.
Contact: Sean Buzash [email protected]

Central Kootenay Chess Club (CKCC)
Contact: Sean Buzash [email protected]

North Vancouver

North Vancouver Parkgate Chess Club
[Last update: April 2022]
Where: Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver, BC, V7H 2Z8
When: Monday noon, drop in, $5
Contact: For info contact: John Joyce [email protected]
Website: https://altusarts.wixsite.com/northshorechess

Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach Library Chess Club
Time/Place: Saturday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Qualicum Beach Library. 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 2R5
Contact: Len Molden lenmolden @ gmail.com

Rooks on Books Chess Club
Time/Place: Tuesday, 6:00 PM, Qualicum Beach Library. 660 Primrose St, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 2R5
Contact: Neil McCullouch lbllama @ telus.net

Quesnel

Quesnel Chess Club
Time/Place: Thursdays 6:45pm to 9:00pm, K-Max Games and Videos 326 Reid St, Quesnel.
Contact: on FaceBook: Chess Quesnel Home of the Quesnel Chess Nuggets, Or Kirk Morgan at: [email protected]
Details: Chess equipment provided. Open to all ages and skill levels. Free lessons.

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 [email protected] 604-231-6446
Website: www.yourlibrary.ca

Richmond Chess Club
[Last update October 2022]
When: Sundays 2:00pm-4:30pm
Where: Richmond Public Library (Brighouse main branch - at the Launchpad)
Contact: Tu Dao at: [email protected]; Clement Cheng at: [email protected]
Website: Richmond Chess Club on Facebook
No need to bring equipment; Richmond Public Library and Richmond Chess Club will provide chess sets and chess clocks”.

Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Chess Club
[Last update: April 2022]
When: Weekly, Wednesday 6:00pm.
Venue: Okanagan College, Student Lounge
Contact: Craig Bacon (250) 803-8495

Sidney

Sidney Chess Club
[Last Update: December 2023]
When: Weekly, Tuesdays 1- 4 pm. Casual chess. Play all year around but maybe a little less during the summer by agreement with those in attendance. Operated continuously since Fall 2018.
Who: Approximately 8 active members, looking for more. We have club-grade boards and chess set pieces at the club. Players of all ages and skill levels, drop-ins and adults to younger players - all welcome !
Cost: $2 per person for the room (for Members of the Community Centre) and $4.00 for non-members. First time - no charge !
Location: The small board room on the 2nd floor (check at reception for directions) of the Shoal Community Center Sidney at 100030 Resthaven Drive (right across from the Sidney Public Library.
Contact: Alan 778-351-1302 [email protected].

Surrey

Fraser Heights Chess Club
[Last Update: May 2023]
The Fraser Heights Chess Club (FHCC) is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.
Time: Friday nights between 18:15-20:00 (Sept - June).
Location: On-line Zoom + lichess.org + occasioinal chess in the park sessions (Surrey, BC)
Contact: Anca Datcu-Romano at (604) 583-1395 or email [email protected]
Website: http://www.fraserheightschess.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: [email protected]

Vancity Chess
[last update: April 2022]
Where: 9th floor Vancouver Public Library 350W Georgia St.
When Every Sunday from 11am-5pm
Website: https://www.vancitychess.ca/
Misc: All equipment provided.

Chigorin Chess Club
[Last update: April 2022]
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, [email protected]
Website: www.Chigorin.ca

Chigorin Chess Club
Follow: Chigorin Chess Club on Facebook

Vernon

Vernon Public Library Chess Club
[last update: July 2023]
Where: Vernon Public Library
When 6:00pm - 9:00pm Tuesdays
Contact: Wally Steinke [email protected]

Victoria

Victoria Chess Club
[last update April 2022]
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.victoriachessclub.pbworks.com.

Lansdowne Chess Club
[last update November 2023]
Where: Fisher Building by the cafeteria, Camosun College
When: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Thursdays
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250-686-4512
Website: https://facebook.com/groups/3487544424843415/.
Links: #ChessClub #LansdowneCampus #ChessEnthusiasts #JoinUs

Williams Lake

Williams Lake Public Library
[last update May 2023]
Time/Place: Every Wednesday from 3 - 5pm. Going into it's 9th year.
Contact: Warren Nyack [email protected]

Williams Lake Chess Club

White Rock

White Rock Library Chess Club
[Last Update: Nov. 2021]
Time: Every Thursday 2:30-4:30 PM, and Sunday 1:00-4:00 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.