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We meet for open play and host Saturday tournaments at First Congregational Church, 615 North First Street, DeKalb. Parking and entrance in rear, enter under the blue awning and we'll be in the basement. (Fellowship Hall for tournaments, Conference Room for casual play).

Open Play at the church is Monday at 6pm or so. All ages and skill levels are welcome and instruction is available for the absolute beginner. We've had participants from age 4 up to mid-80's! We generally play G/15 (30 minute games) and all equipment is provided. There is no cost for open play.

For driving directions, click on the placemarker above or try your luck with these directions:

DeKalb is an easy hour's drive from the Chicago loop, less than 45 minutes from Downers Grove, 40 minutes from Naperville, or 30 minutes from Aurora. Due west on I-88, Peace Road exit (Mile Marker 94.5).
From Rockford or Freeport, take I-51/39 south, to 64 east, south on First Street.

From Bloomington, Springfield, Peoria or other fine central Illinois cities, take I-51/39 north, take I-88 east (junction is just south of Rochelle) and follow the Quad Cities directions.

From the Quad Cities and points west: after a scenic jaunt down I-88, exit at Peace Road just after the DeKalb tollway oasis.

DeKalb is in everyone's backyard. Said one recent attendee: "It's closer than you think!"

City                         Distance
Marengo                   24.2 miles
St. Charles               24.7 miles *
Aurora Toll Plaza     25.5 miles *
Naperville                36.6 miles
Elgin                        37.2 miles *
Rockford                 42.0 miles *
Downers Grove       42.6 miles *
Joliet                         54.6 miles
LaSalle-Peru            58.6 miles
Chicago                    62.5 miles
Freeport                   68.1 miles *
Evanston, IL             71.5 miles *
Milwaukee, WI        105 miles
Madison, WI            109 miles *
Davenport, IA          114 miles *
Bloomington, IL       117 miles *
Peoria, IL                 119 miles *
Galesburg, IL           138 miles
South Bend, IN        158 miles
Iowa City, IA            161 miles
Benton Harbor, MI   162 miles
Decatur, IL               165 miles  *
Champaign, IL         170 miles
West Lafayette, IN   185 miles
Springfield, IL          189 miles *

*   Known active Chess Clubs -- drop me an email to add yours!
** DeKalb is within a 3-hour drive of five Big 10 campuses!!!!