Note: Participation in all Chess Nova Scotia events is subject to Government of Nova Scotia restrictions and guidelines with respect to Covid-19. See government policy here.

Bluenose Chess Club – Dartmouth (Closed due to COVID)

Time/Date: Wednesday 5:30-10:30 PM
Location: NSCC Ivany (waterfront) Campus, Room 4337, Harbour Wing Building
Contact: Ken Cashin E-mail:

The club overlooks the harbour, with a clear view of the Halifax skyline.

Pictures taken on Monday evening, November 22, 2010 — thanks to Peter Vaughn for the photography.

Dalhousie Chess Club – Halifax (Closed due to COVID)

Time/Date: Thursday 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Dalhousie Student Union Building, 1st Floor (outside Grawood Pub)
Contact: Aaron Yip E-mail:

Dalhousie Chess 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. Kids 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. DCC also offers its members free access to its collection of chess books. For information about events, go to our website or contact the club by email.

Chessmates Dartmouth Chess Club – Dartmouth (Closed due to COVID)

Time/Date: Sunday 7:30-10:00 PM
Location: Shannon Room, Kinross Hall, 122 Baker Drive, Dartmouth
Contact: Chris Felix E-mail:

The club caters mainly to adults for friendly and (ladder) competitive play of chess and pool. Experienced school-aged players who want to improve their game are welcome.

Dartmouth Junior Chess Club (6-18yrs) – Dartmouth (Closed due to COVID)

Time/Date: Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM (September-May)
Location: Alderney Gate Library, 2nd Floor
Contact: Chris Felix E-mail:
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.

Sydney CBRL Chess Club – Cape Breton (Closed due to COVID)

Time/Date: Tuesday: Not currently operating
Location: Previous location when Club was operating was at James McConnell Memorial Library, 50 Falmouth Street, Sydney
Contact: CBRL Programs – Chris Thomson / 902-562-3279

The Syndey CBRL Chess Club has lost its organizer and is looking for someone with a passion for chess and the enthusiasm to restart the Chess Club. If you’re the one, please contact Chris Thomson above.

Annapolis Royal Chess Club – Annapolis County (Closed due to COVID)

Time/Date: Thursday 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Annapolis Royal Legion, 66 Victoria St., Annapolis Royal
Contact: Jason MacLeod E-mail:; Steve Kilb E-mail:

The West Annapolis Chess Club meets on a weekly basis. The Club also organizes a fun chess tournament outside the weekly meeting time where members play their game at a time and place of their choosing. 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 (Closed due to COVID)

Time/Date: Wednesday 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Middleton Legion, 205 Marshall St., Middleton
Contact: Lloyd Lombard E-mail:

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: Tuesday 6:30-9:00 PM
Location: 7 Victoria Avenue, Wolfville
Contact: Hazen Burton E-mail:

Club d’Échecs de l’Université Sainte-Anne [Sainte-Anne Chess Club] – Digby County (Closed due to COVID)

Time/Date: Wednesday 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Location: Castelet, main (1st) floor of the Gustave Blanche Building, Université Saint-Anne, Church Point
Contact: Adrien Boudreau E-mail: or Richard Peloquin E-mail: or James Crombie E-mail:

The public is welcome. There is no fee and chess players of all levels welcome.

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:

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: Stephen Saunders E-mail: