Colorado's Chess Clubs

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Denver area

The Denver Chess Club is 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 7:15pm 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 $40 per year or $25 for 6 months. Spectators and causal players are welcome at no charge. On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 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: denverchess.com Questions? Contact: J.C. MacNeil at 303-883-2684 or email: liencam2@yahoo.com

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 http://HighlandsRanchLibraryChess.org. Contact: Frank Atwood (720) 260-1493 or e-mail: frank_atwood80120@yahoo.com.

Corner Bakery Blitz Chess: Beginning on Saturday, September 6th, 2014, Blitz Chess at the Corner Bakery will be on Saturdays until February 7th, 2015. [NFL Season]. Location: The Corner Bakery Cafe, in downtown Denver, near the clock tower at 16th and Arapahoe. Registration: 12:45 - 1:00 PM. Entry Fee: 5 dollars. Prize Fund: 100% of entry fees. Format: Depending on the number of players, either single or double round robin with over and under sections if possible. Clock move. Unrated. 3-1-0 scoring system. Contact: J.C. MacNeil at 303-883-2684 or email: liencam2@yahoo.com

Denver Chess on Meetup.com 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 Meetup.com, and our page is http://www.meetup.com/Learn-to-Play-Chess/ where players must join in order to receive information and sign up for events. Contact: David Costantino at avs1cup@yahoo.com or through the group's page on Meetup.com.

North Jeffco Chess Club has moved. We now meet Thursdays, 7-10 pm at the Arvada Beer Company, corner of Olde Wadsworth Blvd. and Grandview Ave. in Arvada, Colorado. The Arvada Beer Company is a family-friendly brew pub, no smoking anywhere including the patio, children welcome, food from eateries up and down the block available for delivery to your table. 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! jax@well.com

Parker Chess Club meets the first Thursday each month from 7:00-8:30pm at the Parker Library, Parker CO. All levels and ages welcome. Contact: John Brezina e-mail:skibrezina@gmail.com


Colorado Springs Area

Colorado Springs Chess Club meets Tuesdays, 7:00, at the Acacia Apartments at Platte & Tejon in downtown Colorado Springs. Many different activities, tournaments. Call Richard Buchanan at (719) 685-1984.
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 dkcb1012@msn.com 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 http://www.meetup.com/boulderchess/
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: Mkahhak@sopris.net.
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 Tom.Hooten@colostate.edu.
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 chessed2@aol.com.
The Durango Chess Club meets every Wednesday at 6:15 at the Steaming Bean on 915 Main Avenue. If you have any questions concerning that club, contact John Mical jbovinski@cs.com.
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. josh@reycledaudio.com Tel: 303-548-7799
The Fort Collins Chess Club currently meets Tuesdays, 7 PM, in the food court of the Lory Student Center (2nd level), Colorado State University. E-mail Randy Reynolds at randy_teyana@msn.com. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fort_collins_chess/
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 flcchessclub@hotmail.com.
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 jrietfor@sopris.net for more info. All ages/abilities welcome!
The Greeley Chess Club currently meets Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., at Your Place Coffee, 2308 West 17th Street, Greeley. E-mail Brad Lundstrom at chesscoach2014@gmail.com Phone contact 720-272-9384
Gunnison Chess Club is 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 jacob.hadar@western.edu
The Lafayette Chess Club is now meeting on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 at http://brewingmarketcoffee.com/cafes/lafayette/. We generally play an unrated G/80 game starting at 6:00. For info call Victor at 303 665 3991 aerofirewp@yahoo.com
Longmont Chess Club meets Wednesdays at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Longmont. Check LongmontChess.com for current meeting location. All ages welcome. Slow games & Blitz. For additional information please contact Todd Burge. Email: Admin@LongmontChess.com Tel: 720-220-5240
The Pueblo Chess Club meets at the Barnes and Noble on Mondays, The Daily Grind Cafe on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Blitz Round Robin Tourneys on Thursdays only. Other nights are drop by and pick up a game... and sometimes a lesson from Chris Clevenger. For more info contact Liz Nickovich at 719-696-8389.


This information was compiled by the Colorado Chess Informant and Richard Buchanan. To announce changes and corrections, call Richard Buchanan at (719) 685-1984 or e-mail Rick and Mary Nelson at rick@ramdesigns.com.



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