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 (Since October 2018)

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

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

  • Tuesday 4:00-5:30 PM
  • Friday 4:30-6:00 PM
  • Sunday 12:30-1:30 PM

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

  • Wednesday 12 Noon to 1 PM

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 (Since 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

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 dbidgood@chebucto.ns.ca, 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 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 (Since 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

 

– New Chess Club –

Weymouth Chess Club (Since 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.

 

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