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Other Local Chess Activities

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Other Local Chess Activities

The listings below may be out of date.   If you are aware of changes, please let us know at victoriachessclub@gmail.com


Clubs and Casual Play:


Victoria Chess Club: Our Club! www.victoriachessclub.pbworks.com


Victoria Youth Chess:  (last we heard, this group has been disbanded) Junior chess club, some instruction if desired.  Fairfield Community Place


Esquimalt Chess Club:  We have unconfirmed reports that the Esquimalt Chess club is meeting again (update Nov. 2013 -Tuesdays 1:00-3:00)  Try http://www.esquimalt.ca/recreation for more information.   Modest drop in fee.


Esquimalt Chess Classes: Classes for novices (adult and junior) have been offered in the past.   Our understanding is that in the future, some instruction can be found at the Esquimalt Chess Club.  Try http://www.esquimalt.ca/recreation for more information.


Duncan Chess Club: Wood Sense Chess Club, Time/Place: Mondays 6:00 PM to 7:50 PM, Vancouver Island Regional Library, 2687 James Street, Duncan BC V9L 2X5, Contact: Nigel at 250-701-1767 Email: Exclam.online@gmail.com weblog: http://gwyddbwyll.blogspot.ca/ VIRL link: http://virl.bc.ca/event/chess-club


Willows Beach: Seasonal play on Willows beach, Summer Saturdays 10:00am-noon.  See Victoria Junior Chess for current information


CRD Square:  Seasonal play at CRD Square (Fisgard and Government), Sundays noon-4:00.   See Victoria Junior Chess for current information


First Met Chess Club  (seasonal)  Held at First Metropolitan Church   932 Balmoral  (near Quadra and Balmoral).  Contact:  Kat Rainsberry  rainsberry at shaw dot ca 


Emmanuel Baptist Church  Start from 7:00pm to 9:300pm Tuesday Chess Night (Kids’ Centre) Chess for advanced, intermediate and novice players.  Contact Li Geng at gengli@yahoo.com

Emmanuel Baptist Church 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 2R6 | 250.592.2418  http://www.ebcvictoria.ca/

(last updated Oct. 2015)


Chess In the Library (1):  At time of writing (Sept., 2010), a pilot program for chess in the library is being run at the Juan de Fuca Branch.  More information (and if that link doesn't work, try the Victoria Junior Chess website)


Chess in the Library (2):  as of time of writing  (updated Nov. 2013) casual chess at the downtown branch on Broughton St.  Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am.   Some sets available behind the desk. 


Casual play (1): at the Starbucks at the corner of Shelbourne & Feltham, Sunday afternoons starting around noon (last updated Oct. 2015)


Casual play (2):  at the QV cafe, corner of Fisgard & Government, Tuesday evening starting around 6:30. (last updated Oct. 2015).





Victoria Junior Chess Society:  Hosts junior events, junior tournaments throughout the school year,  as well as WIllows Beach and CRD Square activity.




Grand Pacific Open: The main weekend event of the year:  A 6 round FIDE and CFC rated event at Easter.


Fall Fundraiser: A 5 round active event each September with proceeds going to a cause (usually chess related).   Watch the Victoria Chess Club webpage for updates.


Winter Fundraiser:  A 5 round active event each February with proceeds going to a cause (usually chess related).   Watch the Victoria Chess Club webpage for updates.


Jack Taylor Memorial: A 5 round event in  November.  Watch the Victoria Chess Club webpage for updates.


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