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Michigan Area Chess Club Listings

Would you like your club added to this list? Please contact me at clubupdates at michess dot org

Besides this list, some clubs keep maintain their own open thread on the MCA forum. You might want to check there too! BC 3/28/08

Welcome Michigan's newest full-time chess facility, Kentwood Chess Club in Grand Rapids. BE 6/14/11

Bay City Chess Club

Tuesdays, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bay City Mall food court, 4101 E. Wilder Rd.

Mike Snobeck (989) 686-8001

Cadillac Chess Club

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Horizon Books, 115 S. Mitchell

Terry Oss (231) 775-6143

Duane Croel (231) 885-1249

Canton, Carrel Chess Club

Monday - Thursday (Open as needed for events and tournaments)

Friday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

5820 N. Canton Center Rd. Suite #140, Canton, Michigan 48187

Michael Carrel (734) 377-4907 e-mail: carrellchessclub at carrelchessclub dot com

Website: http://carrelchessclub.webs.com/

Dearborn, Ford Chess Club

Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ford Motor Co Bldg #4 Balcony Conf Rm, Rotunda Drive West of Oakwood Blvd.

George Oprean (586) 756-4967 e-mail: gjoprean at wowway dot com

Detroit, City Chess Club Detroit Institute Of Art 5200 Woodward Ave (1 block north of Warren) near Wayne State University.

Fridays, 5 PM - 9 PM Kevin Fite e-mail: kfite at detroitcitychessclub dot com

Sherman Redden e-mail: redden at detroitcitychessclub dot com (313) 657-2268

Website: www.detroitchessclub.com

Detroit, Harold Steen V. A. Chess Club John Dingell V.A. Medical Center, 4646 John R, Detroit

Tuesday and Friday 10 AM - 3:30 PM (1 block South of Warren & 1 block East of Woodward)

Held in the Cafeteria, Free To All. All levels of players welcome: beginners, experts, & masters.

Detroit, P. A. W. Z. Chess Club (Public Art Workz)

Wednesday 5 - 10 PM Saturday 1 - 5 PM Host: Resurrector I Power Allah 313 753 3874 or 399 3101 

17340 Lahser Detroit MI 48219 in The Artist Village Bldg. next to the Redford Theater

2 Blocks North of 6 Mile &1 Block North of Grand River

Email: rez123know at yahoo dot com

East Lansing Chess Club

Fridays, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

East Lansing Seniors' Program, 819 Abbott Road

karndt at ci.east-lansing dot mi dot us (517) 337-1113

Mervin J. Draper e-mail: pjdbad at aol dot com

Elkhart County Chess Club (Indiana)

Tuesdays 7:00 - 10:00 PM

First Congregational Church, 3rd & Marion St. in downtown Elkhart, IN

~ 7 miles south of State line

Roger Blaine (574) 257-9033 e-mail: reblaine at hotmail dot com

Flint, Genessee County Chess Club

Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Eastside Senior Citizens Center Activity Room

3065 N. Genessee Rd

Flint, MI 48506

Jeff Aldrich (810) 955-7271 e-mail:jeffchess at charter dot net

Special events listed on the MCA tournament calendar

Grand Rapids Area Chess Club

Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Common Ground Coffee, 1319 Fulton E, Grand Rapids

Greenville Chess Club

Thursdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Greenville Area Community Center, 900 East Kent Road

Robert Wilson (616) 754-9163 e-mail: gacc at oneisp dot net

All levels welcome. No cost to participate. Come have fun!

Grosse Pointe Chess Club

Tuesdays, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Downtown Borders, 17141 Kercheval St., north of Cadieux

Tim Kuhn (313) 884-0118 e-mail:timkuhn dot yahoo dot com

Holland Chess Club

Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Eagle Crest Charter Academy, 11950 Riley Street, Holland MI 49424

David Posthuma (616)283-7703 e-mail: davep@echurchessential.com

** interschool scholastic chess club

Website: www.hollandchessclub.com

Jackson Chess Club

Thursdays 7:00 PM

Cottage Inn Pizza, 1208 W. Michigan Ave.

Lineas Baze (517) 788-6324 e-mail:zalmon at prodigy dot net

All ages and ratings welcome, from novice to expert. No dues or fees for membership. Rated and unrated games available.

Kalamazoo Area Chess Club

Sundays, 3:00 - 7:00 PM (closing time)

Bigby's Coffee Shop, 6800 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage, MI

Store phone: (269) 492-3293

Tim McGrew e-mail: timothymcgrew at gmail dot com

Kalkaska, Cherry Street Elementary Chess Club

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Cherry Street Elementary, 315 South Cherry Street

Rich Hilts e-mail: wizerman@hughes.net

website: www.mrhiltsclass.com/chess_club.htm

Lansing Chess Club

Fridays, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM, 730 Maple (in the gym)

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 East Michigan Avenue

David Sundeen (517) 394-8080

Tony Nichols e-mail:sensie48910 at yahoo dot com

Livingston County Chess Club

Mondays 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

9525 E. Highland Rd (M-59), Howell MI 48843 (1/4 mile west of US 23)

e-mail: liviningstoncountychessclub at hotmail dot com

or lcchess at yahoo dot com


Players of all strengths welcome

Ken Lamb (810) 599-4134 or Matt Trujillo (810) 225-3000

Livonia Chess Club

Wednesdays 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Senior Citizens Bldg, SE Corner of Five Mile Rd & Farmington Rd.

George Goeminne e-mail:georgegoeminne@gmail.com

Mesick Public Library Chess Club

207 North Eugene Street
Mesick, MI  49668

Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Greg Bailey or Duane Croel.  231-885-2604

Midland Chess Club

Mondays 7:00 PM (September through May)

Midland High School Room 245, 1301 Eastlawn

John Warner (989) 839-8290

Monroe County Chess Club

Thursdays 8:00 PM

Meijer Food Court, 1700 Telegraph Road

Michael Smith (734) 625-5057 e-mail: redwing_85 at hotmail dot com

Muskegon Chess Club

Barnes & Nobles Bookstore ( Cafeteria )

5275 Harvey Street

Every Monday, Thursday evening – 7pm -10pm

** Minimum age 10

Steve Dumas (231) 798-2968 e-mail: stevedumas1 at comcast dot net

Negaunee Chess Club

Wednesdays 7:00 - 11:00 PM

Negaunee VFW Post, 208 Gold St.

No Dues; sets, clocks provided.

Robert John e-mail: rjjjr at chartermi dot net

Gary Gill (906) 225-1587 e-mail: gdgill at chartermi dot net

Oak Park Chess Club

Thursdays 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Oak Park Community Center, 14300 Oak Park Blvd. (248) 691-7555

(9.5 Mile west of Coolidge)

Petoskey Chess Club

Tuesdays 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Horizon Books, 319 E. Mitchell St.

Dave Mitchell (231) 548-1478

Port Huron Chess Club

Thursdays 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (except holidays)

Palmer Park Recreation Center, 2829 Armour St, Port Huron, 48060


Lon Rutkofske (810) 388-9219 e-mail: ishking at aol dot com

Redford Chess Club

Fridays 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Thurston High School, 26255 Schoolcraft

Eric Nelson (313) 535-4000 x1110 e-mail: nelser01 at southredford dot net

Saint Clair Saturday Chess Club

Saturdays 10:00 AM - noon

Burger King, Corner of Clinton and River Road

Jaime Chan (810) 326-3745 e-mail: jaime at saturdaychess dot com

Website: www.saturdaychess.com

Sault Ste. Marie, Sugar Island Chess Klub

Thursdays 7:00 PM

Hilltop Bar, 5389 E 1 1/2 Mile Road, Sugar Island (near Sault Ste. Marie)

Glen Schmiege (906) 635-5791 e-mail: gschmieg at wildblue dot net

South Bend Chess Club (Indiana)

Thursdays 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Meijer Store, 5020 Grape Rd, Mishawaka, IN

~4 Miles south of State line. Grape Rd 1/4 Mile South of Douglas Rd.

Roger Blaine (574) 257-9033 e-mail: reblaine at hotmail dot com

Spring Lake District Youth Chess Club

2nd Monday of each month! 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange Street

Lisa Donner: (616) 846-5770 x107

** Ages 8-18

Taylor, Downriver Chess Club

Sundays 3:00 PM to close

Fuddruckers Restaurant, 14680 Pardee

Terrence Price (734) 462-1181 e-mail: tepace24 at hotmail dot com

Troy Chess Club

Thursdays 6:30 PM - 10:15 PM

Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Ave., Troy (248) 524-3484

(I-75 exit 69, east on Big Beaver Rd 1/4 mile to Livernois. U-turn. 1 Block N of Big Beaver, W. of Livernois.)

Don Mailing: (248)-391-2940

** casual chess

Troy Youth All Start Chess Club

Open to all K- 12 students

Saturdays 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Ave., Troy 48083 (248) 524-3484

(I-75 exit 69, east on Big Beaver Rd 1/4 mile to Livernois. U-turn. 1 Block N of Big Beaver, W. of Livernois.)

url: http://gamames.groups.yahoo.com/group/TYASCC/


Feng Zhong, xyzf99@yahoo.com (248)8256192

Chris Hausner, chausner_mi@yahoo.com (313)5755617

Traverse City Chess Club

Wednesdays 6:00 - 11:00 PM

Horizon Books, 243 E Front St, Traverse City

Joe Revnell (231) 633-1323

Warren Universal Chess Club

Mondays - Saturdays 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Sundays 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

27170 Dequindre (just north of 11 mile in Parkview Square strip mall, around back)

All Ages/strengths welcome! Sets provided; clocks for rent. Snacks & beverages available.

Ed Mandell (586) 558-4790 e-mail: allthekingsmench at aol dot com

Website: www.allthekingsmenchess.com

Special events listed on the MCA tournament calendar


Last updated 1/16/12(BE)