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Looking to play chess? We would love to have you! Whether you are looking simply for a place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a game or a place to sharpen your skills in competitive play, we are perfect for you! We offer a welcoming and warm environment for anyone of any age to enjoy the game regardless of what they are looking for. Questions? Email us at grandrapidschesscenter@gmail.com.

Location Meeting Details

Meeting At: We will be a 1157 Northlawn St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. In the Northlawn United Methodist Building. The space is a HUGE upgrade for the chess center and we are so excited to move there!

Who Are We?

The Grand Rapids Chess Center exists create community, competition, and a chess opportunity in Grand Rapids and the West Michigan area. We welcome players of all ages, backgrounds, skill levels, and experience. Come join us at our weekly meetings or an upcoming weekend event!

To learn about our structure and how to get involved please 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

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