Weekly Chess Events and Casual Chess Gatherings
Please see the club page for info about chess club regular meetings.
Return to the main events calendar (mostly weekend tournaments).
Drunken Knights Chess Club,
Capitol Hill, Hopvine Pub, 507 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA
7:00 PM until closing. Must be age 21+. Note: link is to The Seattle Chess Meetup group.
Vancouver Public Library, 4th floor, 901 C Street,
Vancouver, WA. On Mondays there's a group, including a number of
tournament players, that meets to play casual chess from
4:00-7:30. Sets and clocks are available, but bring your own to be sure.
Portland Chess Club Tuesday Quads, 7:30 PM, Portland, OR.
Please contact the club or see the club's website at
www.pdxchess.org for details.
Quads will be held the first three Tuesdays of each month except when the club championship or other special
events are scheduled for Tuesday evenings. The Tuesday Quad events are
also listed on the main NWC calendar page.
Portland Chess Club Casual Chess, 7:00-10:00 PM, Portland, OR.
The Club is open on Wednesday evenings for casual play. This evening
will be reserved for those who just want to play in a relaxed
atmosphere. Conversation permitted! Volunteers guarantee that if you
show up on Wednesday someone will be there.
Seattle Chess Club, casual chess, from 7:00 PM. All levels welcome.
Tacoma Chess Club, casual chess, from 7:15 PM. All levels welcome.
Green Lake, Forza Coffee Company, 6900 E Green Lake Way N,
Seattle, WA (map),
from 6:30 p.m. Note: link is to The Seattle Chess Meetup group.
Seattle – Wednesday night casual
chess (all ages and experience levels welcome). Location:
Capitol Hill's Cal Anderson Park
(Seattle Parks Department), 1635 11th Ave, Seattle, WA. Hours: 4:00-9:00 PM. EF: $2.00 donation
suggested to cover expenses. How to find the site: it is the freshly capped reservoir park right behind (East)
of Broadway. The chess takes place in the small building between the
reservoir and the baseball field, right next to the public bathrooms and
children's playground. The entire park is encircled by: 10th (East of),
Denny (South of), 11th (West of), and Pine (North of). Parking available on
12th and the surrounding side streets. Thanks to
Mark Ryan for organizing
this. (Uncertain if this is still active.)
Wolfe Tone's Irish Chess
Club - Wednesday nights at the local Irish pub - The Irishmen.
Vancouver, WA - The New Seasons market has
game day in their very nice cafe on Wednesdays. A couple of tournament players have
stopped by. Come on over from 4:00-6:00 PM. Location: 2100 164th Ave at McGillivray Blvd
in Fisher's Landing area. - Susan Koenig.
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe,
8310 Greenwood Ave. North (Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood), Seattle, WA
98103, phone 206-436-2960. Ask for Gerry Lovchik. Chess and Go night
every Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Olympia - Michael Kent
is organizing a chess club in Olympia on Thursdays.
Seattle Chess Club Fridays. The typical Friday fare is one round of an ongoing
tournament (free to SCC members, no prizes) played at a rate of 40/90 followed by 30/60. The exceptions are the G/15 Championship, the Firecracker
Quads (G/25), the Workingman’s Quads (G/25), and the SCC Championship (35/100, 25/60). In addition, the two Championships offer prizes and have
entry fees. Casual play also possible.
Club Fridays. Typically one round of an ongoing tournament; see calendar
or TCC club website for details.
Portland Chess Club Friday Rapids. Doors open
at 7 pm. An unrated G/25 (or other rapid time control) tourney every Friday night. Round
Robin or double-round robin style pairings. Free to club members, guests pay a small
visitor's fee. Rounds will start by 7:30.
Casual chess and socializing at the "Cafe on The Ave," University Way and
42nd, Seattle, WA. Currently scheduled for the first Friday of each
month beginning January 2 and February 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Contact:
Eric Tohni, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garfield Community Center,
2323 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA, phone (206) 684-4788, chess Saturdays 10AM – 4:30PM.
Chess Night at
Uncle's Games, Saturdays 6:00-9:00 PM, 14700 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane
Valley, WA. Manager: Rick Meissner,
www.unclesgames.com/valley. Free admission.
Teen Library, 3rd Saturday of month only, 1 to 3 p.m. Third Saturday Chess Club
and Board Games event, 205 S. Central Ave, Medford, OR. All ages and all skill levels
are welcome to attend. Family board games will also be available. For more information,
contact the Medford Teen Library at 541-774-8685. Free admission.
Chess Meetup Group, Coffee Time, 712 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR. (Also see below.)
Ridgefield Washington Chess Club (4th Sat only),
monthly 10am - Noon, the fourth Saturday of each month to Dec 22, 2012. Ridgefield Community
Library, 210 N. Main Ave. Free admission. Info.: www.fvrl.org
Bellingham Chess &
Coffee Meetup, 2:00 PM, Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central
Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225, see website for additional schedule
information. USCF affiliate club.
Meetup at Seattle Center ("The Armory"), 10:00 AM, Seattle Center
Armory, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA (map).
Note: link is to The Seattle Chess Meetup group.
Gresham Chess, Gresham Library, Sundays 1:00-4:30 PM,
385 NW Miller Avenue in downtown Gresham, OR.
Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave S,
Seattle, WA, phone (206) 684-7481, chess Sundays – TBA.
P-Town Chess Club at Red Castle Games,
FREE COMMUNITY CHESS CLUB, 6416 SE Foster Road, Portland, OR 97206. Weekly Meetings
Sundays Noon - 7 PM. BYO Set & Clock - None Provided.
Search for "Seattle CoffeeChesshouse Open 24 Hours" on Facebook.
Lots of chess players hang out, evenings (especially weekends), at Coffee Time, 710
NW 21st & Irving, Portland, OR. "Most popular cafe for chess in Portland,"
according to Rusty Miller.