Chess clubs offer places to play casual chess. Sometimes they have more formal chess tournaments. Most chess clubs have members of different playing strengths, from beginners to experts. They always welcome visitors. Locally, chess club attendance is generally free, unless a special event is underway.
Bluenose Chess Club
Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. every Wednesday
Location: NSCC Waterfront Campus, Harbour Wing Building Room 4337
Contact: Ken Cashin
The Bluenose Chess Club meets at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Waterfront Campus, 80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The club meets on Wednesday nights, in Room 4337 of the Harbour Wing Building. The hours are 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Harbour Wing Building overlooks the water — here is a picture of the Halifax waterfront from the site (photo credit: Peter Vaughan):
Shown below are a few pictures taken at the club on Monday evening, November 22, 2010 — thanks to Peter Vaughn for the photography.
The West Annapolis Chess Club (circa 2014)
Meeting Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Thursday
Location: E-mail sent out every week to indicate meeting location as meeting locations change between Bridgetown and Annapolis Royal, Annapolis County.
Contact: Ian Anderson or Lloyd Lombard
The West Annapolis Chess Club meets on a weekly basis during the Fall, Winter and Spring months. The Club also organizes a fun chess tournament outside the weekly meeting time where members play their game at a time and place of their choosing. Whether you’re a chess master or simply want to learn how to play chess, no matter your age or level of play, everyone is invited. Players are invited to bring their personal chess clock, board and pieces if they have them. If not, no problem there’s always a board and chess pieces available.
Dartmouth Junior Chess Club
Meeting Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Saturday
Location: Alderney Gate Library
Contact: Don Bidgood
The Dartmouth Junior Chess Club is open to children from 6 to 18. It meets from September through June on Saturdays 1 – 4:00 PM at the Alderney Gate Library, Dartmouth next to the ferry terminal. Contact Don Bidgood: Telephone (902) 463-7667 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Halifax Regional Library – Youth Services Department (902) 490-5748 for information. Adult help, either regularly or occasionally, is always welcome: non Chess players to assist with the registration desk, and Chess players to help with the young members. Call Don Bidgood if you can lend a hand.
Bridgewater Chess Club (Since May 4, 2016)
Meeting Time: 6-9 p.m every Wednesday
Location: Margaret Hennigar Public Library at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre, 135 North Park Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Contact: Stephen Saunders
Sydney CBRL Chess Club (Since 2011)
Meeting Time: 1-4 p.m. every Tuessday
Location: Cape Breton Regional Library (CBRL), James McConnell Memorial Library, 50 Falmouth Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia
Contact: CBRL Programs – Chris Thomson (902) 562-3279
An active, well organized chess club suitable to adults, seniors and school age players of all levels. Play in a fun atmosphere, with help from local experts. Whether you’re a chess master or simply want to learn how to play chess, no matter your age or level of play, EVERYONE is invited. Players are invited to bring their personal chess clock, board and pieces if they have them, but the library has two CFC style chess sets and one analog chess clock available. Adult help, either regularly or occasionally, is always welcome to assist with the beginners. The Chess club is open for play of other board games, card games, checkers and chess.
The Club holds occasional fun chess tournaments for the school children from ages 6 to 18. The Club also organizes adult individual match games outside their weekly meeting time where members play their game at a time and place of their choosing.
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