New Castle Chess Club

Currently Suspended! It will be restarted soon!
The club host is :

Phil Simpkins
who can be reached at

Welcome to the NCCC info page. We are starting up a new chess club in good old New Castle, Friday Nights from 6-8 pm.

It will be held at Trader’s Cove, 206 Delaware Street, New Castle, Delaware 19720.

Bad Weather?
Call Phil at 302-465-2297 or Trader’s Cove at 302-322-6334 before coming if there is bad weather as Trader’s Cove might be closed.


6 thoughts on “New Castle Chess Club”

  1. I am not a chess player but I am interested in having my 4 year old daughter learn the game. Should I take a very beginners route by way of book/tutorial or join a local club with young members. (If there’s such)?

    1. I would suggest a local club and a book. The Bear Library Chess Club, Tues from 6:30 – 8:00, is a great club which is run by people who love to teach chess. My kids started there and we had a great time.

      Here is the club info:

      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.


      Open to all, drop-ins welcome, led by volunteer Bob Wilder. Kids 11 years and under are welcome with their caregiver.

    1. My email address should appear somewhere in this web-site, but in case it doesn’t, my address is:

      Next week, Christmas lands on Wednesday, but Friday the 27th looks great to me and I’ll find some sort of gifts for those that do show on the 27th.

      Due to an illness, obviously not this Wednesday or Friday for me. But, if everyone wants to meet without me this Friday, I say go ahead ! You will love the establishment….great coffees, teas, craft beers, some wines, pastries and a pretty decent menu….even vegetarians and vegans can find something for themselves here.


  2. Hi Marvin !

    Glad to hear of your interest. Going to be looking at either Wednesday nights from 5-7 or possibly Friday night 5-8 as well….obviously they are open later. I’m trying to gauge what night will work best for most.

    Phil Simpkins

  3. I’m a beginner at the game but very interested in learning and being apart of a local club. Marvin Jones contact # 302-438-8348.

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