The Seattle Chess Club

A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to the Educational and Cultural Benefits of Chess

For club news and updates about online tournaments and events contact and request to join our mailing list! Check out our Club News page for recent updates.

Coronavirus Update: To comply with the governor’s lockdown order, the club will be closed until further notice, beginning Thursday March 26. Refunds for all current tournament registrations will be issued. 

Upcoming Events! Check out the Event Calendar for details.

November 14-15SCC Extravaganza (Online)More details coming soon

The Seattle Chess Club is currently hosting weekly arena tournaments on, see our team page:

  • Fridays @8:00pm: Time control varies, join our mailing list for more info
  • Wednesday Rapid @7:00pm-9:00pm TC: 10+10

The Wednesday and Friday arenas are free to join and not US Chess rated. The tournaments are in the arena format and players may join or leave at any time during the runtime of the tournament.

Purchase or renew a Seattle Chess Club membership here: Membership

The Seattle Chess Club thanks all of our donors.  Thanks to their generosity the club has been able to increase participation year over year in all of the different types of events offered at the club. 

Thank You!!  Gracias!  谢谢  Danke!  ありがとう(ございます)Merci!  감사합니다  dhanyavaad ډېره مننه  Спасибо

The Seattle Chess Club expresses its immense gratitude to everyone that made a donation in support of the club.  The Seattle Chess Club is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of the local community.  Please consider donating to sustain the club.  Many employers, including Microsoft, Boeing, Safeco, Starbucks, Costco, and many others, offer matching donations for employees.

Please send your donations to the  Seattle Chess Club, 2420 S. 137th Street, Seattle, WA 98168. The donor’s pledge represents a powerful vote of confidence in our Club!

Welcome to the Official Website of Seattle Chess Club! The Seattle Chess Club is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that promotes the educational benefits of chess in the Seattle area. The club provides a safe and pleasant location for amateur chess competitions, classes, and an extensive chess library for the benefit of club members and the public. The club is the main Hub for all things Chess in the Seattle area. We have casual Wednesday nights at 7pm, Rated Games on Friday nights starting at 8pm (please arrive no later than 7:45), and Tournaments on Weekends. Be sure to check out our calendar page for all our upcoming events!