Part of the mission of the G.R.C.C. is to support the growth of scholastic chess in the Grand Rapids and Greater Grand Rapids area. Below you will see a listing of our initiatives. If you are interested in supporting G.R.C.C. in growing scholastic chess please contact Henry Rankin at


Beginners & Intermediate Chess Class in Caledonia

Open to ages 9+ this chess class will dive deeper than just the basics. Players will learn how the pieces move and the basic rules. You will learn how to record your moves and be taught basic checkmate patterns as well as important endgame knowledge.

Session I – Thursdays 1/16/2020 to 2/27/2020 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST.

Session II – Thursdays 4/16/2020 to 5/21/2020 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST.

Cost: Early Bird Registration $49, and Regular Cost $59. Register at

Taught by experienced player, teacher, and chess writer Henry Rankin.


St Anthony of Padua Scholastic Chess Club

Location: 2510 Richmond St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

We are in process toward partnering with parents to get a chess club going at this Catholic school. Stay tuned for more information!