Chess Clubs in Nova Scotia

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

 — new hours: 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (still on Wednesdays) —

 — new room number: room 4337 —

Meeting Time: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. every Wednesday
Location: NSCC Ivany (waterfront) Campus, Harbour Wing Building Room 4337
Contact: Ken Cashin skcashin@outlook.com

The Bluenose Chess Club meets at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Ivany Campus, 80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The club meets on Wednesday nights, in Room 4337 of the Harbour Wing Building. The hours are 5:30 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):

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Shown below are a few pictures taken at the club on Monday evening, November 22, 2010 — thanks to Peter Vaughn for the photography.

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The Dalhousie Chess Club (Est. October 2018)

Location: Two locations, at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS:

–Dalhousie Student Union Building, 1st Floor outside of the Grawood Pub:

  • Thursday 6-9 p.m.
  • Sunday 12:30-2 p.m.

–Dalhousie University Sexton Campus, B-building Alumni Lounge:

  • Thursday 12 Noon to 1 p.m.

Contact: Aaron Yip & Shane Mitravitz (chess@dal.ca)

Dalhousie Chess Club’s mission is to give students and community members the opportunity to network and enjoy chess in a fun and welcoming environment. The club is open to players of all levels. Dalhousie Chess Club regularly hosts chess improvement workshops, seminars, and tournaments that are open to everyone. For more information, visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dalchess/

The West Annapolis Chess Club (Est. May 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 tfeloc@hotmail.com or Lloyd Lombard l.c.lombard@ns.sympatico.ca

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 (for youth ages 6 to 18)

Meeting Time: Saturdays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. September to June
Location: Alderney Gate Library
Contact: Don Bidgood – Telephone (902) 463-7667 / Email dbidgood@chebucto.ns.ca, or the Halifax Regional Library – Youth Services Department (902) 490-5748

Note: 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. Please call Don Bidgood if you can lend a hand.

CHESSMATES Dartmouth Chess Club

Contact: Don Bidgood Tel: (902)463-7667; e-mail dbidgood@chebucto.ns.ca
Meeting Time: Sunday 7:15 to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Shannon Room, Kinross Hall, 122 Baker Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2W 0L8
NOTE: The Club is mainly for adults with friendly and (ladder) competitive play of chess, pool and checkers. Experienced school aged chess players who want to improve their game are welcome.

Bridgewater Chess Club (Est. 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 (Est. 2011)

Meeting Time: 1-4 p.m. every Tuesday
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.

East Kings Chess Club (Est. September 2017)

Meeting Time: 6:30-9 p.m. on Mondays.
Location: Upstairs in the Wolfville Memorial Library, 21 Elm Avenue, Wolfville, NS.
Contact: Ian Anderson: tfeloc@hotmail.com

Weymouth Chess Club (Est. September, 2018)

Meeting Time: 6-9 p.m. on Mondays
Location: Weymouth Mercantile (Store), 4557 Route 1, Weymouth, NS
Contact: Richard Peloquin rpeloquin48@yahoo.com
Casual chess currently, lessons and tournaments may follow in the future.

Clare Chess Club (Est. November 21, 2018)

Contact: Norbert Jeddry: norbertjeddry@gmail.com
Contact: Richard Peloquin: rpeloquin48@yahoo.com
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point, Digby County, NS at the University Library. Go to the 3rd floor and you’ll be directed to the Salon Vert on the 4th floor.

Chess Clubs in New Brunswick

The Wwqlcw Fredericton Chess Club

Contact: Roland Chrisjohn at rchrisjo@stu.ca 506-460-0332
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 pm. Tuesdays and Thursday evenings
Location: Room 200 of Holy Cross House of St. Thomas University on Montgomery St., Fredericton.
Sets, boards, and clocks are supplied. We also have a lending library. There are no membership requirements.

The Sackville Chess Club

Contact: Andrew Frazer at agfrazer@mta.ca
Meeting Time: Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm
Location: Mount Allison University, Dunn Building Room 406.
You can also follow the Club at: https://www.facebook.com/SackvilleChessClub/

The Saint John Chess Club

Contact: Bill Bogle: boglechess@yahoo.ca
Meeting Time: Sunday at 4 pm
Location: Saint John First Wesleyan Church at 399 Boars Head Road, Saint John, New Brunswick.

The Woodstock Chess Club

Contact: Derek Vihvelin at derek.vihvelin@gmail.com
Meeting Time: Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: LP Fisher Public Library at 679 Main Street, Woodstock, N.B..
The library’s telephone # is 506-325-4777. You can find more information at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodstockChessClub/

Chess Clubs in Prince Edward Island

UPEI Chess Club (Open to the public)

Contact: Fred McKim fred_mckim@hotmail.com or or 902.626.5019
Location: Cass Science Hall, Room 105, Charlottetown, PEI
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 6:30 to 9:30 pm
See the following link for current information: http://mcc.cdevastation.com/upeichar_cc.html

UPEI Junior Chess Club (Open to the public) – Sept to June

Contact: Fred McKim fred_mckim@hotmail.com or or 902.626.5019
Location: Cass Science Hall, Room 105, Charlottetown, PEI
Meeting Time: Fridays 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Chess Clubs in Newfoundland and Labrador

 

The Newfoundland and Labrador Chess Association

The Newfoundland and Labrador Chess Association homepage can be found at: http://www.chess.nl.ca/NLCA/information.htm
The Newfoundland and Labrador Chess Association would also like to invite anyone interested in locating a chess club to connect via Facebook by searching “Newfoundland and Labrador Chess Association (past and present)”.

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