About the G.R.C.C.

Our playing hall at the GRCC!

Where do we meet?

We meet at 1157 Northlawn St NE, Grand Rapids, MI–at Northlawn United Methodist Church. Our events meet here unless otherwise noted.

When do we meet?

We meet Tuesday nights from 6:30-9:00. We are off the 4th Tuesday of each month.

What does it cost?

Guests are welcome to visit free twice before either paying a guest fee or signing up for our yearly membership for just $40 a year. This membership gives you access to our weekly meetings all year as well as access to our rated events if you have a USCF membership as well! More information can be found here.

What do we offer?

  • Open and casual play in a relaxing atmosphere (with coffee!)
  • We are a USCF Affiliate offering USCF-Rated chess weekly for our members
  • GRCC Kidz program where students get light coaching and participate in fun competition! More info here
  • Online Tournaments in our online community! Join here
  • Online classes and in-person coaching opportunities
  • Weekend Tournaments 6-8 times a year drawing players from the region and beyond to compete in Grand Rapids (See recent results here)
  • An active membership and diverse group of players making it a welcoming and fun place to enjoy community.

Who is our leadership and staff?

Founder and President
Michael Brooks

Director of GRCC Kidz
Don Brooks

GRCC Host (Volunteer)
Jon Jones

GRCC Librarian (Volunteer)
Dan Manning

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