Clubs

Community Clubs

  • Brandywine Chess Club
    Meets: Fridays; 5:30-8:30 pm
    Brandywine Hundred Library
    1300 Foulk Road
    Wilmington, DE
    All levels of play are welcome!
    Website: www.BrandywineChessClub.yolasite.com
    eMail:
  • Clarence Fraim Senior Center Chess Club
    Meets: Mondays and Fridays; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    669 S. Union Street
    Wilmington, DE
    (302-658-8420)
    Holds the annual Delaware Senior Championship
  • Milford Chess Club
    Meets: Thursdays; 7:00 – 10:00 pm
    Calvary United Methodist Church
    301 SE Front Street
    Milford, DE 19963
    Dean Miller Daytime: (302-853-5008) Nighttime: (302-422-4328)
  • Central Delaware Chess Club
    Meets: Tuesdays; 7:00-10:30 pm
    Avenue UMC
    20 North Church St
    Milford, DE
    Leon Tschantre (302-422-9120)
    eMail
  • Newark Chess Club
    Meets: Thursdays; 7:00 – 10:00 pm
    Union United Methodist Church
    345 School Bell Road
    Bear, DE 19701
    NewarkChessClubOfDelaware.com
  • New Castle Chess Club
    Meets: Friday’s; 6:00-8:00 pm
    Trader’s Cove
    206 Delaware Street
    New Castle, Delaware 19720.
    All levels of play are welcome!
    Website: www.delawarechess.org/wordpress/clubs/new-castle-chess-club/
  • New Castle County Bear Library
    hosts a Chess Club each Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:00pm.
    Bear Library,
    101 Governor’s Place,
    Governor’s Square,
    Bear DE 19701.
    1-302-838-3300.
    Open to all, drop-ins welcome, led by volunteer Bob Wilder. Kids 11 years and under are welcome with their caregiver.
  • Chess Assassins
    Meets: Every Saturday from Noon to 3:30 pm.
    Locations: Various restaurants in Dover, Delaware
    Steve Holfeld (302) 242-2800

Scholastic Clubs

  • Delaware Youth Chess Organization
    Check out webpage!
    Michelle P.
    eMail:
  • Libraries
    • Bear Library Chess Club
      Tuesdays; 6:30-8:00pm.
      101 Governor’s Place,
      Governor’s Square,
      Bear DE 19701.
      1-302-838-3300.
      Open to all, drop-ins welcome, led by volunteer Bob Wilder. Kids 11 years and under are welcome with their caregiver.
    • Brandywine Chess Club
      Fridays; 5:30-8:30 pm
      Brandywine Hundred Library
      1300 Foulk Road
      Wilmington, DE
      All levels of play are welcome!
      Website: www.BrandywineChessClub.yolasite.com
      eMail:
  • High Schools
    • Charter School of Wilmington
      100 North Dupont Rd
      Wilmington, DE 19807
      Stewart Wilson (302-651-2727)
      eMail:
    • Delcastle Technical High School
      Meets: Tuesdays; 2:30-4:00 in room C-005
      Mr. Tom Gears (302-995-8107)
      1417 Newport Road
      Wilmington, DE 19804
      eMail:
    • Newark Charter School Chess Club
      Meets: Tuesdays/Thursdays; 3:00-4:00
      Mike Keating (302-369-2001)
      eMail:
      Club is a two time winner of Northern Delaware Elementary Championships
    • Salesianum High School
      Wilmington, DE
      President: Joe Savage
  • Elementary Schools that have chess
    • St John the Beloved
      905 Milltown Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808
      Fridays, 2:30 PM in the School Library
      Susan Guariano (302) 593-3754
      email: 
      For SJB elementary school students grades K-8
    • Holy Cross Elementary School
      631 S. State Street
      Dover, DE 19901
      Ron Poliquin (302-229-2430)
      eMail: ronpoliquin@gmail.com

8 thoughts on “Clubs”

  1. The Brandywine Chess Club meets every Friday at the Foulk Road Library on the second floor. For details visit our site, http://www.brandywinechess.com/

    We average 40-50 players in attendance every Friday. We have on average 5-10 junior players. We have a very active chess ladder with over 80 players on it. And we have a junior ladder for the juniors with over 30 juniors on it.

    Our site has a google map link to the library, a list of places to play in the surrounding area (with map links), links to other chess sites, suggestions on how to learn chess, a list of up coming chess events, and for those who want to see a list of interesting games, over 400 games by masters organized by opening.

  2. New Castle County Bear Library hosts a Chess Club each Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:00pm.
    Bear Library, 101 Governor’s Place, Governor’s Square, Bear DE 19701. 1-302-838-3300. Open to all, drop-in, led by volunteer Bob Wilder. Kids 11 years and under are welcome with their caregiver.

    1. I would be able to visit / attend the Bear Library club if it met on a Wednesday. BLCC is Friday – highest priority, Woodbury NJ is Tuesday tied for highest priority, Newark CC (Bear) is Thursday. Monday is usually not a good day.

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