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(this does not apply to the Dayton Chess Club Championship Tournament)

We are in need of current Dayton Chess Club members to volunteer to help the club on the evenings we are open – Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays!  Specifically, manning the counter.  Anyone interested, please talk to Riley.
Current DCC membership list is available – please find it under “ABOUT” tab.


Every Friday evening @ the Dayton Chess Club- G/24, USCF Rated.  4 rounds.  1st round starts promptly at 7:30pm – subsequent rounds start after end of previous round.  $10 for non DCC members; $8 for DCC members. Games are USFC quick rated.


As always, be sure to check out this website to ensure latest updates!

DCC Calendar as of 1 June 2014

Results of the Dayton-Cincinnati Match 10 May 2014:


July 25-27   First Annual Ohio Masters
5-SS, G/90 d5, $3150 b/50 at Dayton Chess Club. Unique OPEN Format: ONE OPEN SECTION, OPEN TO ALL: 1st 800, 2nd 650, 3rd 500, 4th 450, 5th 300, 6th 250, 7th 200. Trophies top 3 Juniors. EF: $80 if rec’d by 7/23; then $95. Rounds: 8pm Friday, 11AM/5PM Saturday & Sunday. Blitz Sunday Evening EF $40. (75% returned as prizes) This event will make for a great learning experience for up & coming players as many strong players from the region are expected. Daily lectures and exhibitions throughout the weekend. Up to two byes permitted, must schedule prior to R3. OH Grand Prix Event – $3 disc OCA mbrs. Also $3 disc DCC mbrs. Reg. on site Friday 6-7:30 & Saturday for those taking a bye in R1 from 9:30-10:30. ENTRIES: Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 or register online. No cks at site. Sponsored by and Info:  Register online  – be sure to click on name of tournament when registering – you will see the discount info

August 2  Dog Days Pawn Storm XXV
4SS tmt, G/60, d10.  EF $28 until 26 Jul then $38.  EF refunded to 2200 or higher who complete the schedule.  GTD prizes: OPEN:  $250-$151; U1900 $150, U1600 $149.  Registration 10-10:45am.  Rds:  11-1:45-4:30-7.  OCA members receive $3 discount.  DCC members also receive a $3 discount.
August 16  DCC August Scholastic Tournament
4SS, G/30 (no time delay) at Dayton Chess Club.  EF $20 until August 13 then $30.  Reg:  10am-10:45am.  Rds:  11-12:15-1:30-2:15.  Trophies awarded.  Limited to 60 registrants. There will be two sections:  Rated and Unrated.  USCF members must play in the rated section.  Register online!
Aug. 29   Ohio Chess Congress Quick Championship (QC)
5SS, G/24 d5. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH. Rds.: 8/9/10/11/12. One bye. EF: $20 on site. Prizes (75%) based on entries. Register online now! (Under Registration tab)
Aug. 30-Sept. 1     70th  Ohio Chess Congress
6-SS, 40/2, SD/60 d5 at Dayton Chess Club, 18 West Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402 (1 block from hotel) Four Sections OPEN, U2000, U1700, U1400 PRIZES: $$7,200 gtd. OPEN: $1,000-700-400-300-200 (U2200: $450) U2000: $750-500-300, U1700: $750-450-250, U1400: $650-350 (U1100: $200). Hotel: Crown Plaza (Super Hotel – pool/park/great restaurant – less than 1 block from playing site) $92 (1-4) – 33 East Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402. Call 1-877-227-6963 refer to group code DCQ or go online at refer to group code DCQ. Reserve early as hotel is expected to sell out and cutoff date for hotel registration is Monday August 7, 2014. 6 rounds–Swiss System, USCF rated, Time Control 40/2, SD/60 d5. OPEN section FIDE rated. EF: $90 if by August 23, then $105, $5 less if DCC member. GM/IM early EF deducted from prize winnings. OCA Membership required of all OH residents – $15, $10 jr. Registration: Saturday, Aug. 30 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Rounds: Saturday 11 am & 6:30pm, Sunday 10 & 5, Monday 9 & 3:30. Byes: (1/2 pt): limit 2, must declare by start of round 3. Re-entry (w/half point bye) available after Rds. 1 & 2. $35 each re-entry. Draws: No early draw rule in effect – 20 moves by each player before draw by agreement. Side Events: OCA Members Meeting Sunday at TBD, OCA Trustees Meeting Monday at TBD. Advance Entries: Make checks payable to Dayton Chess Club – mail to: Ohio Chess Congress, C/O Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402. Register online  – be sure to click on name of tournament when registering – you will see the discount info.   Additional Info: email
October 3-5 or 4-5 – 2nd Annual Wright Brothers Open

 5-SS, 30/90, SD/60 d5 (2-day schedule, rd. 1 G/90 d5). Wonderful Playing Site – “The finest chess club in the USA,” GM Alex Goldin. All games played in beautiful lower level site at the Dayton Chess Club. Only one half block from the beautiful Crown Plaza Hotel. Free Parking weekends and weekdays after 6 p.m. Spaghetti Warehouse, Subway, McDonalds, Brunch Club, and Arby’s all within a 2 to 7 minute walk. $10,300 in PRIZES, GUARANTEED, 3 Sections: Open: $2000-1400-1000-600 & U2000 600-400; Premier/U1800: $800-400-300-200 & U1600 300-200; Reserve/U1400: $700-400-300-200 & U1200 300-200. Entry Fees: $108 if mailed or registered online by Sep 19, 2014, thereafter $128. Free to 2400 & above $100 deducted from winnings), DCC mbrs $5 disc. Ohio Grand Prix event, OCA members deduct $3 from EF. 3-day schedule: Reg. Fri. 5- 6:30pm, Rds: Fri 7pm; Sat. 2pm & 7:30pm; Sun 9:30am, 3pm. 2-day schedule: Reg. Sat. 8:30- 9:30am. Rd.1 at 10am, then merges with 3-day. Re-entry: $35. Any player who loses Fri night may re-enter for $35 and loss will not count in tournament standings. One 1/2pt bye available in Rds.1-4 (request prior to R1). Unrated players may play in any section with prizes limited to 1/3 except in OPEN with balance to next player(s). $25 upset prize each section. HOTEL: CROWN PLAZA HOTEL “Where Elegance Meets Style in the Heart of Downtown” beautifully remodeled 4 star hotel at 33 E. 5th St., 1/2 block from playing site, (888)-233-9527, with the incredible rate of only $94/nite (up to 4) plus tax, ask for Wright Brothers Open rate, 4 Sep cutoff, reserve early, free parking and a magnificent view of the Miami Valley from the restaurant on the top floor. FREE COFFEE, TEA, & Donuts Saturday and Sunday Mornings at the Dayton Chess Club for players, parents, and spouses. ENTRIES: Mail to Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 or register online at No cks at site.
Oct 25th – DCC October Scholastic Tournament
4SS, G/30 (no time delay) at Dayton Chess Club.  EF $20 until October 22nd then  $30.  Reg:  10am-10:45am.  Rds:  11-12:15-1:30-2:15.  Trophies awarded.  Limited to 60 registrants. Rated and unrated section.  USCF members must play in the rated section.   Register online!
Nov 8 – Thanksgiving Pawn Storm XXVII
Dec 27 – Two Days After Pawn Storm XVIII

Until such time we provide a separate area for chess links, we will list them here.  If you would like to have your chess club/organization/chess-related personal site, send us an email!

Chess Master Carl Boor……

David Friedman: chess lessons, chess coach

Chess Lessons and more…..


Take a look at our latest DCC flyer….feel free to print and distribute to your friends…..
Help promote chess and the Dayton Chess Club!

If interested to see results of ANY Dayton Chess Club Tournaments, click on the “Who Beat Who” tab…



Wednesday evening: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Instructional Wednesdays!   Dayton Chess Club will offer end game analysis – or an instructional video – or a lecture….or…….   All designed to help improve your game.  It’s all free for Dayton Chess Club members (yes, you can join for an evening – $4 for adults or $3 for K-12).***Starting 1 May: unrated Blitz tournaments! 7pm lecture/game analysis….and 8pm promptly 4 rounds unrated Blitz tournaments.  No entry fee – but must be a member of the Dayton Chess Club (evening membership available: $4/adults; $3/K-12)

Thursdays evening: 6:30pm-9:30pm
This is our “Scholastic Knights” evening, geared towards K-12 students – learn to play, learn simple tactics – all geared to YOU!  Normal evening rates for K-12 is $3. Thursday evenings, it’s only $2 for K-12 and parents, if you’re willing to help out, $2 is all we ask for the evening!  Ms Kay Stanley runs the Scholastic Knights program – and has some outstanding help. 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, there’s a quick USCF rated tournament.. 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.

Check our calendar for weekend tournament hours