Plan Your Next Move @ the Dayton Chess Society (home of the Dayton Chess Club)

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

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


  • Winter Pawn Storm!  February 22nd – A pawn storm with a larger prize pool!
  • Saturday Hours!  We’ll experimenting with Saturday Hours.  We’ll be open February 1st, February 8th and February 29th.   No daily membership fees during February.   We’ll be experimenting with tournaments on these days, Quick, Blitz, Matches, we’ll see what people want.
  • The 62nd DCC Championship!  April 3,4 & 17,18.
  • The 62nd Gem City Open!  June 5,6,7th.

If interested to see results of Dayton Chess Society tournaments,

click on the “Who Beat Who” tab…



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 and third Thursday of the month – no lecture. Instead, there will be a G/10 – 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 USCF rated tournament ($12 for DCC members /$22  for non DCC members, includes 1 month DCC membership)  and there are usually a few players who opt to play casual chess.   These tournaments start at 7:30 PM, with subsequent rounds following quickly.   On the first Friday of the month, this will be Quick rated (G/24, 5 sec. increment), other Fridays will be holding dual rated tournaments.


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.  $75 Adults
1 YEAR:  $80 K-12 & Seniors.   $120 Adults