Social Sciences 80
Fall 2018 Hours
Fridays from 6-8PM
Facebook group

About Us

The Chess Club at UC Davis was established in 2008 by a group of enthusiastic players seeking to promote chess. The club currently has a roster of around 40 active members, with playing strengths varying from learners to National Masters (NM). Join us every week to play some games or get tutored in chess!


There are FREE quarterly tournaments open to any Davis resident! There will be rating brackets, so new and experienced players alike can compete against players at their skill level for awesome prizes like chess clocks. Join the mailing list on the official Chess Club at UC Davis website or follow us on our Facebook group to be notified of these big events!

Bi-Weekly Events

At the general meetings, there will be bughouse tournaments, blitz tournaments, and other casual game modes! 


Build a strong foundation for chess basics, guided by our experienced officers! We will have dedicated tutoring every other week during our general meetings.



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2009-01-30 14:13:27   I wonder how badly a chess club member would lose to the guy who hangs out in the MU, or the other guy in town who "eats" pieces with his "yum yum" —StevenDaubert

2009-02-21 17:29:50   The Chess Club has several outstanding players — in fact both teams are dominating the best players in the current Sacramento Team Chess Championship! —staris7

2012-12-28 15:06:18   Is this page still active? —bnolan1

2013-02-03 22:44:39   The Chess Club is currently meeting between 10-12 on Fridays in the UC Davis Coffee Shop. Players of all levels are encouraged to come and play! —TylerWilken

2013-11-12 13:34:10   Current meeting times (as of November, 2013) are: Thursday at the UCD Coffee House from 11-1, and Saturday at the Farmers' Market (on the central wooden platform) from 11-1. Check out the Facebook page (link above) for more details and current info. —scottfischbein