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Wednesday Meetup with the San Marcos Chess Club

Weekly meeting (Wednesdays 6:00pm -8:30pm) for all ages and abilities at the San Marcos Public Library.  Sets and clocks provided.

San Marcos Public Library
625 E Hopkins St
San Marcos, TX 78666

Come by the San Marcos chess club for casual play every Wednesday of every month (6:00pm-8:30pm).  We do not charge any fees, and we provide sets and clocks, so just bring yourself! We have players of all ages and skill levels (from beginner to almost master), and we’re always happy to welcome newcomers. We hope to see you at the club! 

Contact Contact Jeremy Lovelace, 512-393-8212, for more information.

Our website:

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Sunday afternoon Chess IRL. Drink and Play Chess!

Sundays at 1:00 – 3:00 pm. All ages welcome!  A community driven club for real chess with real people and real pieces!

Central Machine Works Brewery
4824 E. Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(Parking in back. Gate is on East 5th Street between Spencer Lane and Sprindale Road with signs saying “Central Machine Works”.)

Everyone is welcome! All skill levels, especially beginners & newcomers! This is meant to be a casual, fun, and chill community for all participants.

Chess is for everyone, therefore there will NEVER be any dues or fees required, ever! Donations in the form of communal chess sets & clocks, are welcome and would be very much appreciated. Chess IRL currently has 10 chess sets and 5 clocks. If events exceed that size then we will ask for participants to bring some extra sets.

For more information, please contact Ben Higgins, or better yet, join our Meet Up!

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Sunday Youth Open Play at the Cedar Park Library

Cedar Park Library
550 Discovery Boulevard
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Sundays at 1:30 – 3:00 pm.

Youth players in North Austin and Cedar Park have an open play opportunity at the Cedar Park Library. The group focuses on improving skills through contact with better players. Children of all ages and abilities and their accompanying adults are welcome. Sets and boards are provided, but you may bring your own equipment. Please bring clocks and notation sheets if you wish to use them.

Masks are optional. Players are seated with added spacing and hand sanitizer provided and usage encouraged.

There is no fee for participation in the group.

Visit the library website for our current schedule.

For more information, please contact Sergio Longoria, or call the library at (512-401-5600).

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Monday and Friday Chess at the South Austin Senior Activity Center

In person chess has resumed at South Austin Senior Activity Center, 10AM to 12PM Monday and Friday.  This is a twice weekly event.

*Please Note*
On Memorial Day – May 29th the Center is closed, and we will meet at Wheatsville Coop South (4001 S. Lamar Blvd) at 10am-1pm.

South Austin Senior Activity Center
3911 Menchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704

Please bring chess set and board.  Mask not required.

Contact Thomas Peebles, for more information.

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Monday Night Chess at Dobie Mall

NOTE: We are on break for the summer.  No organized chess until September 11th!

Dobie Mall – 2nd floor, Food Court area
2021 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(Parking available on side streets or in garage behind building.)

Starting January 9th, we are back to our usual schedule.
Monday evenings. The tournament begins at 7:30pm. Arrive early enough to check in. All ages and abilities are welcome! Cost is $1/player (please bring exact change); all entry fees given back as cash prizes.

We play an unrated 5 round standard swiss of G/10, 3 second delay. There is plenty of time for game analysis between rounds.

Bring a set and a clock if possible.

Monday night chess at Dobie Mall has been a hallmark of the Austin chess scene for more than 20 years. we are so glad it’s back!

Organized by Yuri Mirgorodsky, ( 

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Thursday Chess at Red Horn Brewery in Cedar Park

In person casual meet-up on Thursdays 6-9pm at Red Horn Brewery in Cedar Park.

Red Horn Brewery
13010 W Parmer Ln #800
Cedar Park, TX 78613

We sit outside when the weather’s nice, otherwise inside.  Look for a chess set to find us!

There is no fee to attend; however, we ask that you purchase something from the establishment providing our meeting space!

We are a group of mostly adults, but open to all levels.
We play casual games of chess.
Bring a board and clock if possible, but don’t let the lack of either stop you from attending!

Contact Contact Astra, or Dan, for more information.

Join the Leander/Cedar Park Chess Group on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest group info!

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Saturday afternoons with the Pease Park Chess Club

Cancelled on November 26 because of Thanksgiving.

We will be back on Saturday, December 3rd!

Pease Park
1100 Kingsbury St
Austin, TX 78703

Kingsbury St. is the main street leading to Pease Park, and we do meet on the long tables adjacent to Kingsbury

In person casual meet-up on Saturdays, 2pm – 4:30pm at Pease Park in Austin.

We are a group of mostly adults, but open to all levels and ages.
Bring a board and clock if possible, but don’t let the lack of either stop you from attending!  We are located in the south end of the park, near Kingsbury Street.

There is no fee to attend! In order to participate in the organized event, make an account at using your phone number now, or after you arrive at the park.

You can also play casual games with someone if you don’t want to be in the tournament, or one of the advanced players would be happy to teach you if you’re a beginner wanting to learn!

Join  our Facebook group to find out more about the group, hear about upcoming park tournaments, etc.

Contact Contact Marc, for more information.

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Saturday Chess at the Austin Chess Club

The club will be closed on September 3rd for the 88th Annual Southwest Open.


The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences
3407 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705

Looking for a place to meet other chess players? Do you enjoy playing longer, rated games against experienced opponents? Do you want to spar with strong chess players of all ages? Join the Austin Chess Club!

Please bring sets / clocks and some patience as we get used to our new surroundings.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting new people!
Doors open at 3:00pm, please follow the signs to our meeting areas.

Finding the club Click for picture of area.
FIND THE ENTRANCE: Enter the front parking lot of the school via Luther Lane (green line on photo). Find the elevator outside the building (marked on photo by green dot);
go up the stairs to enter via the door, follow the hallway until you find lit classrooms.
PARKING: Additional parking may be found at:

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot (marked by a blue blotch)
  • Sabina Apartments (underground?) parking, open to the public

For more information about the Austin Chess Club, click here