DeKalb Chess Club welcomes new members of all abilities, ages, genders, races, religions, ethnicity, nationality. (What am I missing from this list?).

Beginners are welcome and instruction is available.

There is no charge to participate in our Monday and Wednesday open play sessions. We generally play timed games with each player receiving 15 minutes to make all moves.

All equipment including boards, pieces and clocks are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

Since we moved open play to the lovely church, we lost the benefit of the awesome Borders Cafe. (We miss that place!) Never fear, the church provides us with kitchen access so we can brew up "slabs" of coffee to keep our games well-caffeinated, and Greg seems to have a special brew.

In order to support the host church in a small way, we ask for $1 donation per session, coffee included.  This is based purely on the honor system and hardship should not shy away from participation. Give if you can to help support the church which hosts us. Compared to the $2 cup of coffee elsewhere... this is a bargain at twice the price!

Suggestions to improve the club or enhance chess education in the community are always welcomed. We're just figuring out this thing one step at a time!

Last updated: 9/10/12