new games

updated 9/20/2017

This site exists to promote chess in (and around) Grand Rapids. No matter what your skill level, play more chess.

danmanning2005 {at} 

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-- Games at the library and coffee shop are free, informal, and unrated. 

-- At Common Ground Coffee shop, games are (almost always) 5 or 3 minute blitz games. Bring a set and pick up a game, with or without a clock.

-- The games at the Wyoming branch library are (usually) without clocks, for players of all levels. Chess sets are provided.

-- The Calvin Tournaments are United States Chess Federation (USCF) rated games.  

{link to USCF website}

{link to printable USCF membership form .pdf}


Common Ground Coffee Shop
1319 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 {map}

DeVos Communication Center, 
1810 East Beltline Ave SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(building connected to walkway 
bridge over E. Beltline) {map}

Van Zoeren Hall
41 Graves Place 
​Holland, MI 49423 {map}

214 Spencer ST NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 {map}​​