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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Sept. 23   “Autumn Days” Pawn Storm XXXVIII

Please note that there IS an U1000 section.  EF is $10 for DCC members – $15 for non-DCC members  – regardless of when you sign up.  This is an excellent way to get acquainted with a rated chess tournament.  NO prize fund … but well worth the entry fee.  FOUR rated games for $10/$15 – what a deal!   No online registration for this section…so just come on in and pay the EF – either on Saturday or when the club is open!

More info:


4SS, G/60, +10. Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402. EF: $40 to Sept 21st (midnight)  then $50 on site only. GTD Prizes: Open $400-200, U1900 Section $200-$101 class U1600 $100. Reg.: 9:30-1015. Rds.: 10:30-1:30-4:30-7:00. DCC mbrs $5 disc. You may mail EF to: Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402. Or register online today!   If you need additional info, please call 937.461.6283 (leave a message and we will return you call as soon as possible) or email  Emails receive a quicker response!


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 7:30pm, we close the club to conserve utilties!

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 / $14 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