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News & Announcements

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT! 1/25 — Our tournament calendar begins in March and we are currently nailing down details for the 2021 Grand Rapids Spring Classic! This will be our longest running event and are excited to continue it this year. More details to come soon!

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT! 1/14 — We are excited to officially announce our return on the 26th! It has been a long break but we are looking forward to meeting again. Check out our calendar and events page with more information. Join us in a couple of weeks!

NEW RESOURCE! VP Henry Rankin has given some annotations of two games he played last year. Take a look at these interesting games here. Check it out here!

White to Move and draw! Try to solve this difficult puzzle. Credit: Chessendgames.net (Solution available here)

Who Are We?

The Grand Rapids Chess Center is an organization whose goal is to see chess grow in the Grand Rapids and greater West Michigan area. We do this by partnering with people and organizations to offer events and opportunities at a variety of locations.

To learn about our structure and how to get involved please CLICK HERE.

G.R.C.C. Campuses & Meetings

We currently offer regular events and club meetings. If you are interested in connecting with one of these groups please click HERE or on the title above. Looking to start a regular group and become a sponsored campus of the Grand Rapids Chess Center? Please use the contact form below to reach out to us.

Scholastic & Community Initiatives

Part of our mission in growing chess in the Grand Rapids & Greater Grand Rapids area is to encourage and support scholastic and community opportunities. Check out what we are doing and how you can help out!

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. Director
Michael Brooks
Phone: 616-334-0220 (best by text)

G.R.C.C. Assistant Director & Scholastic Initiative Director
Henry Rankin

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