Stay In The Know @ the Dayton Chess Club

The Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th Street
is located in beautiful Downtown Dayton
…just a few doors
down from Spaghetti Warehouse…
Parking is free after 6pm!!
and yes, there’s plenty of street parking….

Scroll down to see our hours of operation & membership fees….


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Every first Wednesday of the month, the club is closed – and this will continue throughout 2018



MAR. 24-25
MOTCF: Midwest Open Team Chess Festival

5SS, Rd.1 G/90 +10, Rds. 2-5 are 40/90, SD/30 +10. Four players/team plus one alternate. LIMIT 36 teams. Location: Dayton Chess Club – 18 West Fifth St – Dayton, OH 45402. Team (March) ratings for pairings determined by average of highest four ratings with imputed ratings for players rated more than 400 points below team avg. Reg.: Fri Mar 10, 8pm-11pm & Sat Mar 11, 9-10am. Rds.: Sat 10:30, 2:30, 7:00, Sun 10 & 3:30. EF: $272/team if mailed or online prior to Mar 20, then $300/team including Fri/Sat at site. Prizes (b/24 teams): 1st $1,600, 2nd $1,200, U2000: $1100, U1800: $1000, U1600 $900. Top boards (1-4) $100. Hotel: TBD.

Registration Form:  Available now – under “Registration” tab.  Please let us know if you encounter any problems with online registration.

OR if you wish to send in your team entry, please include all the names of your team members, ratings, ID numbers, and board order (switches limited to 50 rating points) and mail to Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St, Dayton Ohio.  Be sure to indicate a point of contact’s phone number and/or email address.

OR if you wish to make it much easier – here’s a flyer with a registration form!

2018 MOTCF Flyer & Registration Form

Please, no checks when you register on site. Individuals may sign up for “ad hoc” teams by emailing Please use this same email to contact us with any questions.


Apr. 20-21 & 27-28
Dayton Chess Club’s 58th Championship
6SS, 40/90, SD/60 +30. USCF/FIDE rated Open Tournament. Reg.: Ends Apr 20, 7:45 p.m. EF: $40 adv/$60 after Apr 18th. Rds.: 1-3: Apr 20/21 – 8pm Fri, 10:30am, 5:30pm Sat.. Apr 27/28 Rds.: 4-6: 8pm Fri, 10:30am, 5:30pm Sat. Must be registered DCC member for minimum of 3+ months. Prizes (b/20):1st $200, 2nd $160; u2000 $140; u1600:$100.  Registration will be available online soon.

If interested to see results of ANY Dayton Chess Club Tournaments,

click on the “Who Beat Who” tab…



Wednesday evening: 6:30pm-9:30pm    PLEASE NOTE THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED.  Come by for an evening of casual play.  Please note that if no one shows up by 7:15pm, the club will be closed in order to conserve utilities.

Thursdays evening: 6:30pm-9:30pm
This is our “Scholastic Knights” evening, geared towards K-12 students – learn to play, learn simple tactics.  And yes, even adults are welcome! Special evening rate for all:  $4.00.   Every first Thursday of the month – no lecture. Instead, there will be a G/15 – unrated –  4 rounds.

Friday evenings 6:30pm-12:30am
Every Friday evening (with a few exceptions for when we have weekend tournaments with the first round on Friday evening), there’s a quick USCF rated tournament ($10 for DCC members /$15  for non DCC members)  and there are usually a few players who opt to play casual chess.  Friday nights are our busiest evenings…so do drop for a quick game – or play in the tournament – or spend the entire evening playing chess.


EVENINGS:  $4 K-12 & Seniors.  $5 Adults (with exception of Thursdays:  all $4)
MONTH:  $12 K-12 & Seniors.  $16 Adults
6 MONTHS:  $55 K-12 & Seniors.  $60 Adults
1 YEAR:  $80 K-12 & Seniors.   $100 Adults