Chess Clubs in Ottawa

Whether just learning the art of chess defense or how to attack, take your game face and check out some of the chess clubs in Ottawa.

Playing chess is a great way to stay warm when winter grips Ottawa’s outdoors, and forces almost everyone inside to stay warm.

For you Ottawa chess fanatics, or casual players looking for a game, here is a list of chess clubs around Ottawa. Chess clubs in Ottawa are listed in alphabetical order.

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Eastern Ontario Chess Association

“Eastern Ontario Chess Association is the sanctioning and administrative body for the annual organization of the EOCA Grand Prix”
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Ligue d’echec d’Ottawa/Ottawa Chess Club

I am starting a brand new club that will play on Wednesday nights, starting Aug 24 at around 9PM, at the Highlander pub, corner of Williams and Rideau. Phone number is 613-523-7056.

RA Chess Club

The Club schedules about 95 sessions at the RA Centre  throughout the season (September – August). On Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – midnight(games start at 7:30, in the Outaouais Room) the Club holds a series of rated tournaments, most with regular time controls. The Club is also open on Sunday afternoons 1–4 p.m. (usually in Outaouais Room, sometimes elsewhere, check at Info Desk) from September to May.  Sundays feature speed chess and “active” chess. Members who choose not to play in a scheduled event may play casual chess at any time.

University Of Ottawa Chess Club

“This is a group dedicated to info and events and social communication of the U of O Chess.”
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  1. you should add a link to Ottawa’s biggest, oldest, and most active chess club: the RA Chess Club