Club Details

Welcome to the Brantford Chess Club
Celebrating over 100 Years of Chess!


I recently was invited to talk with Jocelyn Birkes from Belonging Brant regarding our history and other elements of community involvement. The podcast can be listened to here The link will open in a new tab.

The 100th Anniversary Tournament that was to be held September 25 - 27, 2020, has been postponed due to Covid-19. We plan to reschedule sometime in 2023/24
Website to follow

Our next tournament is August 6. 2023 Harmony Square Active

Current Event: 2023 Junior Championship
May 31-June 21, 2023
  • Schedule + Information

  • The Brantford Chess Club is dedicated to the play and promotion of chess in the Brantford area. Our club meets each Wednesday night at 7:00 pm, beginning September 7, 2022 Our players range in strength from beginners to experts.

    The club provides a spacious and comfortable non-smoking playing room. We hold many events throughout the year for club members, in addition to playing games for fun. All equipment is supplied.

    Our club is a member of the South West Ontario Chess League. The league organizes the SWOCL Grand Prix with events throughout Southwestern Ontario. We held our annual meeting and elected our executive. Our president and treasurer is Rob Gashgarian and the tournament and website director will be Lee Hendon.

    Quick Links

    Canadian Chess Federation

    Chess Cafe--News & Information

    The Week in Chess--Information and games download

    International Chess Federation

    Chessbase--News and games

    Chess server/general information