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Location Meeting Details

Meeting At: Tuesday nights from 6:30-9:00 we meet at 1157 Northlawn St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. In the Northlawn United Methodist Building.

Who Are We?

The Grand Rapids Chess Center exists to create a rich chess community offering weekly competition, weekend tournaments, fun coaching and competition for kids, classes and coaching, and a place to gather and enjoy the game together.

GRCC News!

  • NEW! GRCC Rapid League launching this March!
  • GRCC Member Emilka Egeman (high school student south of GR) is going to the KCF All Girls National Championship which is a highly prestigious event run by the Kasparov Chess Foundation. We are going to raise support for her trip during March. Donations can be dropped off in a box at check-in. The cash will go toward entry fees and travel costs associated. We are excited to support Emilka in these efforts!
  • We continue to grow as we have averaged 90-100+ attendees in the month of January. Our community is an incredible place to enjoy chess! Thank you for your support and participation.

What Do We Offer?

There is something for everyone at the Grand Rapids Chess Center. We meet Tuesday nights from 6:30-9:00PM. At these in-person meetings we offer our GRCC Kidz program, casual play each week with coffee available, and USCF-rated play for our members interested in that. To see all that we offer in detail for our members click here!

Membership and Participation

We are a member-supported organization. We welcome guests and anyone who wants to stop by and check things out to do so. Guests are allowed two free visits before incurring guest fees. For those who want to continue attending we encourage our highly affordable yearly memberships. This gives free access to our weekly meetings and events. It also gives discounts to any other events the chess center offers. Learn more by clicking on the heading above!

Kids at the Chess Center!

Do you have kids that are interested in playing and learning the game? We have a place for them! Chess Center coaches can work with your kids and help them improve their game. With a dedicated space and coaches on-site your kids will be given direct ways to improve and compete!

G.R.C.C. Calendar & Events

Check out our events calendar to join a local chess tournament or special event.


Get in Touch

G.R.C.C. President
Michael Brooks

Director of Scholastic Chess
Don Brooks

Interested in Learning More?

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