Calgary Chess Club membership is a requirement for participating in any club event except Beginner classes. Calgary Chess Club membership is not a requirement for participating in any ACA events we host, which are generally weekend events, except those run as side-events at ACA tournaments.
Casual play, e.g. our regular Thursday evenings, do require membership. Use of our equipment always requires membership. Visitors can enjoy a free session, but we will ask that you complete and sign a waiver to cover our insurance requirements.
Visitors can enjoy a free session, but we will ask that you complete and sign a waiver to cover our insurance requirements.
Membership dues provide our club with an important source of revenue for funding items such as equipment and supplies, various ongoing events and tournaments, and so on. In contrast, tournament entry fees, after expenses, are returned to players as prize money.
Other sources of revenue consist of donations, an occasional facility rental, and funding through AGLC. The latter is appropriately regulated and restricted, leaving membership dues and tournament entry fees as the main sources of revenue we can use at our sole discretion.
Members have free access to books, magazines and digital resources from our large library. Some materials can be signed out. Discounts on entry fees for various ACA tournaments can add up quickly. Pay your annual membership once and don't pay daily tournament rates again.
- $30 Adult
- $25 Junior U20
- $25 Senior 50+
- $5 per day per event
- $15 maximum per event
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The Calgary Chess Club Players
Dale Haessel, who they say your best chance at winning against, is trying to get him into time pressure.
I met Jake on a Saturday at the Shawnessy Chess In The Library program, which I learned about from Roy in a tournament at the Calgary Chess Club. Jake had recently moved to Calgary and was excited to see people playing chess when he and his girlfriend were at the library. I offered to take him to our club for the next Tuesday tournament.
We took a car to Jake's first tournament. Often though, he and I would ride the C-Train. If you're in the southwest of Calgary like I am, you will take the Redline train into downtown, then switch to the Blueline to head northeast. There, you can get off at Rundle station and walk past the Peter Lougheed Centre. Turn left on 32nd Avenue, continue to 27th Street, turn right, and the Calgary Chess Club will be in the second parking lot to your left, where you'll see the wooden stand-up sign.
Pat, I was told before a chess related party in Banff, is much better at playing guitar than he is at chess. He beats me anyway.
In the Calgary Chess Club you will meet the players. FM Dale Haessel, who they say your best chance at winning against, is trying to get him into time pressure. Stefan Sklenka, who will accept a draw in a position he is winning if you tell him that it will certainly convince you return to the club. Pat, I was told before a chess related party in Banff, is much better at playing guitar than he is at chess. He beats me anyway. Don, who won't regret missing the opportunity to make a glorious sacrifice.
Meet us and other players at the Calgary Chess Club to play casual or rated chess!