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Dayton Chess Club:  Located at 18 W. 5th Street
in beautiful Downtown Dayton
…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…..


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(this does not apply to the Dayton Chess Club Championship Tournament)
You may choose to apply the EF to a future tournament – but it must be used within a year of the tournament you were unable to play.
Interested in
becoming a Dayton Chess Club member?

Fees are listed under “About”..
along with hours of operation.
Please note new addition for Wednesday evenings:
if no one shows up by 7:30pm, the club will close for the evening so as to conserve utilities.

2015 Friday night quick tournament fees:
$14 for non-DCC members
$10 for DCC members
Prizes based on entries


Current DCC membership list is available – please find it under “ABOUT” tab.


Every Friday evening @ the Dayton Chess Club (there are a few exceptions to this when superseded by special events) – G/24, USCF Rated.  4 rounds.  1st round starts promptly at 7:30pm.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


Apr. 11  Diamonds Forever” Pawn Storm XXX
4SS, G/60 d10, at Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402. EF: $33 to 04 April then $43. EF $25 to 2200 or higher. GTD Prizes: Open $300-200, U1900 $160-$50, U1600 $160-50. Reg.: 9:30-1015. Rds.: 10:30-1:00-4:00-6:30. OGPx Event-OCA mbrs $3 disc. DCC mbrs $3 disc. Mail EF to: Dayton Chess Club, 18 W. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402 or register online (under REGISTRATION tab at top).


Apr. 24-25 & May 1-2   Dayton Chess Club 55th Championship
6SS, 40/120, SD/60 d5. USCF rated Open Tournament. FIDE Rated. Reg: ends Apr 24, 7:45 p.m. EF: $20 adv/$30 after Apr 17. Rds. 1-3: Apr 24/25 – 8pm, 10:30am, 5pm. May 1/2 Rds. 4-6: 8pm, 10:30am, 5pm. Must be DCC mbr for 1+ month. Trophies: 1st/2nd, u2000: 1st/2nd, u1600: 1st/2nd, u1200: 1st/2nd.  Online registration will be available soon.


29-31 May or 30-31 May   Gem City Open
5-SS, 40/90, SD/60, d5 (2-day schedule, rd. 1 G/90 d5) at Dayton Chess Club, 18 West 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402. PRIZE FUND GUARANTEED 3 sections: OPEN (FIDE Rated): $1200, 800, 501, 400, 301; U2000: $500, 300. Premier-U1800: $500, 300; U1600: $400, 200. Reserve-U1400: $500, 300; U1200: $400, 200. EF: 3-day $90, 2-day $91 if mailed or registered online by 5/22, then $108 at site 2 or 3 day. Free to 2400 & above-($90 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. Rd1 at 10am, 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 1/2 pt 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. CROWN PLAZA HOTEL “Where Elegance Meets Style in the Heart of Downtown” beautiful 4 star hotel at 33 E 5th St., 1/2 block from playing site, (888)-233-9527, with the incredible rate of only $99/nite (up to 4) plus tax, ask for Gem City Open rate, 9 May cutoff, reserve early (soccer tmt coming to town the same weekend), 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.  Online registration will be available soon.


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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!   7pm:  lecture followed by an evening of casual play.  Please note that if no one shows up by 7:30pm, we close the club! (This only seems to happen during the extreme cold days in January and February).

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.

Check our calendar for weekend tournament hours