All in-person programs are suspended until it is safe. Lessons are online.
Play in Silver Spring at 8560 Second Avenue, across the street from the Cameron Street Municipal Parking lot and two blocks from the Silver Spring Metro Station.
Saturday drop-in play from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Friday daytime drop-in play from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm.
Tuesday After School Action Rated Tournaments
Register 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm; Games start at 4:00 pm
EF: $15, Trophy prizes
Players must be members of US Chess
All evening activities begin at 7:00 pm
Monday Ladder: Play a rated game each Monday evening at G/90 +10 (each player has 90 minutes at the start of the game and adds 10 seconds with each move.) Players must be members of the US Chess Federation. Free for Center members, $5 for the public.
Silver Spring Tuesday Action: Play three rated games each Tuesday evening at G/25; d5 (each player has 25 minutes for the game, and has 5 free seconds before the clock starts counting down the time.) Players must be members of the US Chess Federation. $5 for Center members, $10 for the public.
- First Thursday of the month: Blitz! Five-minute games with no delay or
- Second Thursdays of the month: Fischer Random! 3 Games at G/25;d5
- Third Thursdays of the month: Lightning Chess! Make a move every ten seconds
- Fourth Thursdays of the month: Theme Tournament! 3 Double Swiss Rounds, G/12;d5
Thursday activities are not rated. $5 Center members, $10 public
Membership dues for the US Chess Center are $60 annually and may be purchased at any time.
Check DC Scholastic Chess page for upcoming youth events in DC.