Note: If you want to revise or edit your Chess Club’s contact information or if you want to list a new Chess Club, please contact Lloyd Lombard at l.c.lombard@ns.sympatico.ca with the Club’s contact information in the format as listed below and your Chess Club information will be added to the website.

Bluenose Chess Club – DartmouthReopened February 7th, 2023!

Time/Date: Tuesday 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: NSCC Ivany (Waterfront) Campus, Room 4337, Harbour Wing Building
Contact: Wane Inkpen: woinkpen@outlook.com

The club overlooks the harbour, with a clear view of the Halifax skyline. Also on chess.com, see the page for the Bluenose Chess Club.

Dalhousie Chess Club – Halifax

Time/Date: Monday 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Dalhousie Student Union Building in various rooms (please check social media pages for exact rooms)
Contact: Rikuto Nakayasu chess@dal.ca 

The club’s mission is to provide students and the Halifax community with a stimulating environment in which to play chess and socialize. The club is open to players of all ages and skill levels. Youth looking for more opportunities to play chess are encouraged to attend. Outside regular meetings, DCC hosts chess improvement workshops and rapid tournaments also open to the public. For information about events, go to our social media pages on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dalchess/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dalchess/) or contact the club by email: chess@dal.ca”

Dartmouth Junior Chess Club (6-18yrs) – Dartmouth

Time/Date: Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM (September-May)
Location: Alderney Gate Library, 2nd Floor
Contact: Chris Felix E-mail: chris.felix@devastation.ca
or: Halifax Regional Library, Youth Services / 902-490-5748

Membership is open to school age children who have some knowledge of the game. Parents and other adults who like to play club members are welcome. The Chess Club is sponsored by Halifax Regional Library, there is no membership fee.

Cape Breton Chess Club – Sydney, Cape BretonReopened February 7th, 2023!

Time/Date: The Club meets weekly from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on alternating Tuesdays.

Location: James McConnell Memorial Library [Sydney Library], 50 Falmouth Street, Sydney


Contact: Donald Maclean Tel 902-577-3627; e-mail donaldmaclean935@yahoo.com

Donald Maclean is available for chess instruction.

Annapolis Royal Chess Club – Annapolis County

Time/Date: Thursday 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Good Night Chess Lounge at Dunromin Campground, 4618, Hwy 1, Granville Ferry (on the left just before the Annapolis Royal causeway travelling towards Yarmouth).
Contact: E-mail: Josh Albright: joshalbright78@gmail.com or Steve Kilb: stevekilb@gmail.com or 902-840-1086

The Annapolis Royal Chess Club meets on a weekly basis. The Club also organizes a fun chess tournament. All are welcome, regardless of age or level of play. Players are invited to bring a personal chess clock, board and pieces if they have them. Otherwise, equipment is provided.

Picture taken at the West Annapolis Chess Club.

Middleton Chess Club – Annapolis County (Currently Closed, Looking For Meeting Location)

Time/Date: None
Location: Looking for a location to meet
Contact: Lloyd Lombard E-mail: l.c.lombard@ns.sympatico.ca

We lost our location and am currently looking for a new location to meet in the Middleton area. When operating, the Middleton Chess Club welcomes chess players of all ages and strength. There is no charge and if you don’t know how to play, you can learn how to play chess, how to write down your moves and how to use a chess clock. if you want, you can play in our annual fun Winter chess tournament for a $10.00 fee. You contact the others in your tournament division to organize where and when you want to play your tournament game (you can play as many games as you want before you play your tournament game). We encourage players to bring their own chess set and clock if they have one as it’s always interesting to see the various chess sets and clocks. If you don’t have chess equipment, no worries, we always have a chess set to use.

Wolfville Chess Club – Wolfville – Kings County

Time/Date: Monday 6:30-9:00 PM
Location: Wolfville Library, 21 Elm Avenue, Wolfville
Contact: Hazen Burton E-mail: hazenburton@gmail.com

Kentville Chess Club – Starting July 4, 2023 !

Time/Date: Tuesday 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Kentville Library, Program Room, 440 Main Street, Kentville

Contact: Edwin Locke, kentvillechess@gmail.com also https://linktr.ee/kentvillechess

All ages and levels welcomed. Use of your own chess set and/or clock is encouraged, otherwise, sets will be provided.

Club d’Échecs de l’Université Sainte-Anne [Sainte-Anne Chess Club] – Digby County (Closed until further Notice)

Time/Date: None
Location: None
Contact: Note: This Chess Club was located at Université Sainte-Anne however the Club can be located anywhere in Clare. If you’re interested in starting a Chess Club in the Clare region (either at the University or in the local area), please contact Lloyd Lombard at l.c.lombard@ns.sympatico.ca.

Weymouth Chess Club – Weymouth – Digby County

Time/Date: Monday 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Weymouth Mercantile (store), 4557 Route 1, Weymouth
Contact: Andrew Eaton E-mail: Andreweaton@ns.sympatico.ca

Bridgewater Chess Club – Lunenburg County

Time/Date: Wednesday 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Margaret Hennigar Public Library (in Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre)
135 North Park Street, Bridgewater
Contact: Bridgewater Chess Club E-mail: bridgewater.ns.chess.club@gmail.com