Monday, November 13, 2006

#36 Local Chess Clubs

Below is a list of local (mostly Union County) chess clubs.

Checkmate Chess Club

Saturdays 8:30 - 11:00 p.m.

Barnes and Noble Booksellers
240 Route 22 West
Springfield, NJ 07081

not USCF-affiliated

Web Site :

Chess Mates

Open Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

1531 Irving St.
Rahway, NJ 07065

Web Site :
Blog :

Tournaments are run 3 days a week. Lessons given 2 Sundays per month.

For hours of operation, tournament details, lesson and camp info, visit their website, blog, send email to, or call 732-499-0118

Clark Chess Club
Thursdays 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Clark Public Library
303 Westfield Ave.
Clark, NJ 07066

Not USCF-affiliated
For more information, call the library : 732-388-5999

Mostly senior citizens.

Garden State Chess League
West Orange CC, Kenilworth CC, Chess Mates, Dean Of Chess Academy and other clubs

Web Site :

Matches played once per month.
The games are not-rated.

Kenilworth Chess Club
Thursdays 8:00 p.m - 11:30 p.m

Kenilworth Community Center
575 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033


Contact :
Donald Carrelli via
Web Site :

Maplewood Chess Club

Thursdays 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Maplewood Community Center
DeHart Park

120 Burnett Ave.
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Not USCF-affiliated
For more information, call the center at 973-763-0750

Roselle Chess Club
Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 12 midnight

Roselle Community Center
1268 Shaffer Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203


No longer USCF-affiliated

Primarily a blitz club.

Scotch Plains Chess Club

Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Scotch Plains Public Library
1927 Bartle Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076


Not USCF-affiliated

Mostly senior citizens

For more information, call the library : 908-322-5007

Westfield Chess Club

Sundays 1:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Westfield YMCA
220 Clark Street
Westfield, NJ 07090



Contact : email John Moldovan via or phone Bill Cohen at 848-219-1358

Web Site :
Blog :

Almost exclusively a tournament site.

West Orange Chess Club

Tuesdays 7 p.m - 12 midnight

Toby Katz Community Center
Degnan Park
650 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052


Contact : John Hagerty 973-736-3433

Web Site :

Post updated 4/12/2013 @ 9:40 p.m.


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Michael Goeller said...

A great public service post!