Free Online Video Chess Classes

USCF Master Ming Lu will be offering free online classes using Zoom (for kids only)

The first class will be Friday September 4th from 4 to 5 PM and will continue every Friday after that. 

Please feel free to contact him at

Temporary Closure (last updated July 8th)

The Chess Club is closed indefinitely as ordered by the City of San Diego (many other Balboa Park facilities are also closed). 

Current tournaments will resume when the club re-opens. 

Please periodically check this space for updates.



Facility Operating Hours: All playing sessions are at 2225 6th Avenue @ Ivy. The club is only open during scheduled playing sessions.

Wednesday Night: Rounds start at 7:00 PM

Saturday: Gambitos (the weekly four round rapid event) will be at the club. Entry fee for most Saturdays is $25 (Including $5 to cover the cost of the room). However, the first Saturday of the month is $30 (the Super Gambito).

Registration is from 10:00 to 10:25 (if you arrive after 10:25 and want to play in round one there is an additional $5 fee). First round is at 10:30. Call the club's number 619-75-CHESS to register early. 

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The club's phone number is 619-752-4377.

See the Calendar page for a complete list of scheduled events. 

See the Resources page for the Wednesday night schedule and selected event details.

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