Colorado State Chess Association



The Denver Chess Club Located at the Third Christian Reform Church at 2400 S. Ash, Denver, CO 80222 (map). The DCC meets each Tuesday from 6:30pm till the end of the rated games around 10:30. There is a rated 4 round tournament each month with a time control of G/70; d/05. When a month has 5 Tuesdays, then either an extra round, or a separate quick chess tournament on the 5th Tuesday. Typically November and December are combined to make a 6 round tournament, with no play on the Tuesday near the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Registration is from 6:30 to 7:00pm each week. Entry fee for DCC members is $6 per week or $20 per month. Entry fee for non members is $8 or $30. DCC memberships are available for $45 per year or $28 for 6 months. Spectators and causal players are welcome at no charge. Usually each week, Life Master and 7 time state champion, Brian Wall, or another high rated player, will give a chess related lecture from 6:45pm till the start of the rated games at 7:30pm. This feature of the DCC is sure to be entertaining and is free and open to all. In advance, thank you for your attendance. In addition to information, click and play through games on the DCC website: Questions? Contact: J.C. MacNeil at 303-883-2684 or email:
  Aurora Chess Club We are "homeless" for a while...looking for a new location...Please watch this web site for details.
  Chess Knights Meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. From C-470 and Broadway, on Broadway go 1.3 miles south, at the light, turn right onto Highlands Ranch Parkway, go 0.2 miles, to the first light, turn left onto Ridgeline Blvd., go 0.2 miles, the library is on the left. We meet in the conference room on the left beyond the restrooms. Information is also available on the Chess Knights’ website at Contact: Frank Atwood (720) 260-1493 or e-mail:
  Downtown Corner Bakery Blitz Chess The Corner Bakery at 16th and Arapaho in downtown Denver by the clock tower on the 16th street mall. Registration: Saturdays from 12:45 - 1:00 PM. Entry Fee: 5 dollars. Format: Double round-robin. Clock move. Prize Fund: 100% of entry fees. We use the "humble pie" prize payout system. Where winning all your games wins double the entry fee and any score other than zero wins something. Contact: J.C. MacNeil at 303-883-2684 or email:
  Denver Chess on We meet Saturday afternoons at 3 pm, once or twice per month, and we offer casual unrated games as well as lessons for new players. We have a variety of skill levels in the group from beginner to expert-strength, and all chessplayers are welcome. Cost is free to come and play games, or just $5 per lesson for those new to the game. The group is run through the free social site, and our page is where players must join in order to receive information and sign up for events. Contact: David Costantino at or through the group's page on
  North Jeffco Chess Club We now meet Thursdays, 7-10 pm at the Grandview Grill 7427 Grandview in Olde Town Arvada. This venue has full food and beverage service. Players of all strengths including beginners welcome, bring set and clock if possible, but we have several sets and clocks. Speed chess, slow chess and lots of Bughouse also played! Some of us also play Shogi. Fully accessible.
  Parker Chess Club Meets every Thursday from 7-9pm at the new Parker library in Parker, CO. All levels and ages welcome. Contact John Brezina at
Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Chess Club Meets Tuesdays, 7:00, at the Acacia Apartments at Platte & Tejon in downtown Colorado Springs. Many different activities, tournaments. Call Paul Andersen at (719) 551-9833.
  USAF Academy Chess Club Meets most Fridays during the school year, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Fairchild Hall, Room 5D2. Call Jim Serpa or Pete Cohen, (719) 333-4470.
Other Areas
Apex Aspen Chess Club The location changes every week. We meet every Thursday night at 6pm. in the Nederland area and sometimes in the SW metro area as well. For more information call Kirk Barnhardt at 303-807-1145 or email or contact Matt Zeman (303)-249-1427.
  The Boulder Chess Club Meets every Wednesday from 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM. Players of all strengths are welcome to attend. We meet in the UMC on the CU Boulder Campus on the first floor, in the common area right across from "Baby Doe's" and the "Alferd Packer Grill". We usually just grab a group of tables in the center of the room and start playing. Sometimes we are short on chess sets, so please bring your own if you have one. For more information, including a map of our meeting location and parking options, please subscribe to our new Meetup page. Our goal is to create an interactive and vibrant Boulder chess community, and we welcome all chess players to come and check us out. For more information, please visit
  Carbondale Chess Club Meets every Tuesday from 6pm until the wee hours at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St, Carbondale. All levels and ages are welcome and chess coaching is available. Rated games and tournaments will be offered soon. Please contact Majid Kahhak at (970)704-0622 or e-mail at:
  The Castle Rock Chess Club Meets every Monday from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at the Philip S. Miller Library, Castle Rock CO.
  Casper Chess Club (Casper Wyoming) Meets Tuesdays at 6:30 - 10:30 PM, St. Patrick's Church, 400 Country Club Rd, Casper, Wyoming.
  The Cortez Chess Club Meets every Tuesday at 5:30 at the Cortez Public Library at 202 N Park St. All are welcome. Contact Tom Hooten at
  The Cottonwood Chess Club Meets Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, at a coffee shop called Your Place, 2308 W. 17th St. in Greeley. Call Jay Shaeffer at (970) 356-2278.
  Delta Chess Club Meets every Tuesday evening (6:30 to 9:00 pm) at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive. All levels of play are welcomed. We have occasional one round a week rated tournaments. Contact Bill Merrell at
  Firestone Chess Club Meets Thursdays at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at The Brew At Deja Lu Coffee House, 8350 Colorado Blvd, Firestone, Colorado 80504. All ages welcome. Blitz and slow games. For additional information please contact Josh Samuel. Tel: 303-548-7799
  The Fort Collins Chess Club E-mail Frank Deming at
  The Fort Lewis College Chess Club Meets thursday nights in the X-treme room which is located the College Union Building, the club is sponsored by the school and is a USCF affiliate club. If you have any questions you can contact Andrea Browne at (970)247-6239 or e-mail
  Glenwood Springs Chess Club Meets Thursday nights, from 6:30 until we get tired, in the basement of Black Diamond Studios, 823 Cooper Ave., Downtown Glenwood Springs. Call Jon Rietfors (970) 928-8344 or email for more info. All ages/abilities welcome!
  Grand Junction Chess Club Meets Monday nights at 6:30 pm till 11:30 pm, at Starbucks in Safeway at 29th and Patterson Road. We have about 15 members mostly rated, however we have a few that have no rating. We wellcome all. No fees. Totally FREE!!. Contact Rick Henry at 970-243-1073 or visit
  The Greeley Chess Club Our new Greeley chess club starts August 27th and we will be meeting Friday evenings from 6-9pm.
Our new meeting location will be Zoe’s Cafe located at 715 10th Street in downtown Greeley.
Our club is informal and free of charge but please make a purchase and tip generously as Zoe’s management and employees have welcomed us to host at their location.
Bring your sets, boards and clocks (if you want to play with one, not required) and play informal practice games for fun against anyone you care to challenge.
Greeley Chess Club will be directed by: Brad Lundstrom 970-415-3855
  Gunnison Chess Club Open to all community members. The club is sponsored by Western State College and meets in the College Union Room 202 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Tuesdays. All levels of play are welcomed and encouraged. Contact Jacob Hadar at 641-5856 or e-mail at
  The Lafayette Chess Club Now meeting on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 at East Simpson Coffee Company. We generally play an unrated G/80 game starting at 6:00. For info call Victor at 303 665 3991 There is also a Facebook group Lafayette, CO Chess Club.
  Longmont Chess Club Meets Wednesdays at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Longmont. Check for current meeting location. All ages welcome. Slow games & Blitz. For additional information please contact Todd Burge. Email: Tel: 720-220-5240
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