Stay In The Know @ the Dayton Chess Club

Dayton Chess Club:  Located at 18 W. 5th Street
in beautiful Downtown Dayton and it’s just a few doors
down from Spaghetti Warehouse
….where parking is free after 6pm….and there’s plenty of street parking….
Regular hours of operation – scroll down & check us out…..




Oct. 14-16 or 15-16
4th Annual Wright Brothers Open

5-SS, USCF & FIDE RATED. 40/90 +30, SD/30 +30 (2-day schedule, Rd. 1 G/60 +30). Bring Increment Clocks. Location: Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH. “The finest chess club in the USA,” GM Alex Goldin. PRIZES $6,000 b/70. $2000-1200-1000-800-600-400. Entry Fee: $105 if mailed or registered online by Oct 10, 2016, thereafter $120. Free to 2400 & above $100 deducted from winnings), DCC mbrs $5 discount. 3-day schedule: Reg.: Fri. 6-7:30pm, Rds: Fri 8pm; Sat. 12:30pm & 6:30pm; Sun 10:00am & 4:00pm. 2-day schedule: Reg.: Sat. 8:00-8:45am. Rd.1 9:00am, then merges with 3-day. Re-entry: $33. Any player who loses Fri night may re-enter for $33 and loss will not count in tournament standings. One 1/2pt bye available in Rds.1-4 (request prior to R2). HOTEL – TBD. ENTRIES: Mail to Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402.  Online registration is available under “Registration” Tab. Please contact us if you encounter any problems!


Dayton Chess Club’s Facebook has several photos of the Dayton Masters Chess Festival.  Check it out! (Link is the first of several posts)

Dayton Masters Chess Festival 2016


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Every Friday evening @ the Dayton Chess Club (there are a few exceptions to this when superseded by special events) – G/24, USCF Rated.  4 rounds.  1st round starts promptly at 7:30pm. Subsequent rounds:  8:30, 9:30, 10:30.  REGISTRATION ENDS AT 7:25PM.  Any late entries will receive a half point bye or perhaps will be paired against another late entry.  $14 for non DCC members; $10 for DCC members.


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!   7pm:  lecture followed by an evening of casual play.  Please note that if no one shows up by 7:30pm, we close the club.

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.   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 (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.