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Recommended Covid-19 protocols

9/25/2021 3:30:27 AM

The Calgary chess club is a leader in following the latest Provincial and/or Municipal governments’ recommended Covid-19 protocol. It’s for that reason that Bylaw 65M2021 will be enforced at the Calgary chess club once it reopens.

Please make sure that you conform to the bylaw before trying to enter the Calgary chess club premises. Thank you.


Grand Tour tournament has been CANCELLED

9/18/2021 12:03:59 PM

The Leg #1 of the Grand Tour tournament has been CANCELLED due to the recent Alberta Provincial government’s Covid-19 restrictions.

There will be no Friday open houses and no Thursday chess classes until further notice.


Battle Of Alberta

9/6/2021 7:23:51 PM

Battle of Alberta champions!

Thank you each and everyone for consenting few weeks ago to represent Team South in the Battle of Alberta

Without you volunteering your time and effort, there would be no Battle of Alberta. And there certainly would be no victory.


Battle of Alberta Lead-Up, Aug 28

8/23/2021 6:45:26 AM

If you’re rated 2000 CFC or higher, or if you’re a junior rated 1800 CFC or higher, you’re invited to Rapid, fun tournament this coming up Saturday August 28th at 10:00 AM at the Calgary chess club


Eric Hansen Chess Classic Aug 17 - Sept 14

8/13/2021 8:17:35 AM

The Eric Hansen tournament starts Tuesday August 17th at 7:00 pm.

Tournament format: 5-round Open Swiss, CFC and FIDE rated for top group. CFC rated for bottom group.
Time Control: Game in 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move


Masking Policy

8/13/2021 8:05:39 AM

The CCC Board has reversed its decision on its masking policy at the club.

The CCC Board now “strongly recommends its members wear masks” while at the club’s premises. It no longer mandates this policy.


4TH Annual Steinitz-Menchik GM

8/1/2021 7:08:10 AM

4TH Annual Steinitz-Menchik GM

November 19-21, 2021
Calgary Chess Club
3359-27 Street N.E., Suite #274
Calgary, AB, T1Y 5E4


Calgary Chess Club offers Chess classes

7/17/2021 8:22:43 AM

With the Calgary chess club open again, we’re happy to announce that chess classes will begin next Thursday July 22nd. from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Beginners class will run from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Novice class will run from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.


Bobby Fischer Memorial Tournament July 13, 20, 27 and Aug 3, 10

7/5/2021 7:58:40 AM

The Calgary chess club is pleased to announce the first over the board tournament since the outbreak of Covid-19.

The Covid-19 protocol will be announced here and on our website in the next 1-2 days.

The Bobby Fischer Memorial tournament starts Tuesday July 13th at 7:00 pm.

Tournament format: 5-round Open Swiss, CFC and FIDE rated

Time Control: Game in 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move



Welcome back Celebration

7/1/2021 11:59:41 PM

The Calgary chess club will re-open on Friday July 9th with a “Welcome back celebration” at the club starting at 5:00 pm.


Kevin Gentes, Manitoba Champion passed away

5/17/2021 6:09:53 PM

Many time Manitoba Champion FM (FiDE Master) Kevin Gentes passed away on May 1, 2021.
Our records show that Kevin was Manitoba Junior Champion in 1984, 1985, and 1987, and overall Manitoba Champion in 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2007, and 2015.


Calgary Chess Club acquired a 240 chess book and 50 chess magazine collection for its library

5/12/2021 5:31:00 PM

The CCC has acquired an extensive 240 book collection from a B.C. chess player. It’ll be shipped to Calgary in the next few weeks.


CCC is getting audited by AGLC, again

5/12/2021 1:15:51 PM

For the second time in three years the CCC is getting audited by AGLC.


Dan Scoones, chess historian, writer and one of British Columbia's leading players passed away.

4/19/2021 6:56:11 PM

I am deeply saddened by the passing of longtime chess friend, Dan Scoones, who I have known for over 50 years. Since retiring several years ago, we have been meeting regularly to discuss the latest chess news, books and interesting games. For the last year, a group of us have been meeting on-line during the pandemic.


Frank Kluytmans, former Calgary Chess Club president passed away

4/7/2021 8:39:24 PM

It’s with sorrow and sadness I have to report that Frank Kluytmans passed away this past weekend. Frank was a strong player, long time Calgary chess club tournament organizer, tournament director, past CCC president and treasurer, past ACA president and director, and junior chess club instructor.


Eric Raymond Van Dusen, former CFC President passed away

4/4/2021 5:44:42 PM

Eric Raymond Van Dusen, former CFC president from 2006-2007 passed away from an enlarged heart on January 2, 2021. He was 57 years old. He will be missed by the Canadian chess community.

Our deepest condolences to Eric’s family.


2023 Canadian Open Chess Championship

3/31/2021 8:01:36 PM

Last night the CCC Board voted to submit a bid to the CFC this July to host the 2023 Canadian Open in Calgary.

If the the bid is successful it would be the first time since 1996 that Canada’s most prestigious tournament would be held in our city.


Peter Zingeler, member Calgary Chess Club Hall of fame passed away

3/6/2021 10:04:26 AM

It’s with sorrow and sadness we report that Peter Zingeler passed away in Victoria on February 18, 2021.

Peter was a member of the Calgary Chess Club Hall of Fame, the chief organizer of the 1975 Canadian Open in Calgary and a former president of the Black Knight chess club in Calgary in the 70’s and 80’s


Levon Aronian moves to USA!

3/6/2021 9:57:24 AM

Big news: Levon Aronian will move to St. Louis, Missouri, and change federations from Armenia to the USA.

Levon Aronian after his 2015 Sinquefield Cup victory.
Photo: Saint Louis Chess Club


Grandmaster Corner Feb 27, Mar 06, Mar 13, Mar 20, 2021

2/25/2021 6:28:47 PM

Saturday Feb 27 ...... GM Surya Ganguly
Saturday Mar 06 ...... GM Surya Ganguly
Saturday Mar 13 ...... GM David Navara
Saturday Mar 20 ...... GM Evgent Bareev


Welcome WGM Anna Zatonskih to the Club’s Grandmaster Corner!

2/12/2021 2:20:32 PM

A very happy welcome to WGM Anna Zatonskih, joining Calgary Chess Club’s Grandmaster Corner!

Anna is a Ukrainian and American chess player who holds the titles IM and WGM.


New Schedule

2/10/2021 1:36:49 PM

New Schedule during COVID-19


Calgary’s player of the year for 2020

2/10/2021 12:20:27 PM

Congratulations to Rex Yumen for becoming Calgary’s player of the year for 2020.

Rex won the shortened 2020 Grand Prix. He was also the runner up in the Alberta Blitz Open.


Annual General Meeting

2/10/2021 12:03:02 PM

We welcome Matthew Atwood, the new Vice President, Gordon Campbell continuing as the Treasurer and Michael Anderson as the new Secretary. Zeeshan Munir continuing as a Director and welcome to new Directors, Bob South and Donna Bird.

Stefan Sklenka is continuing as President.


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