Information about the chess club’s temporary change of operation. (updated 9/2)
ChessPalace is still not hosting over the board chess tournaments or in person group lessons at the chess club. At this time, we do not have any information about when we will resume full operations. We encourage you to take this time to continue being safe, healthy, and active in playing chess at home, online, or over the board with others in your household. If you’re needing learning materials or chess equipment, please let us know and we can show you on a video call what items are available for purchase. We can then ship it to you or have it ready for pickup. If you would like to send a chess set to friends and family, we also have a starter kit available for $50.
In the meantime, the chess club will be open by appointment for purchase of books and chess sets, and will start operating an online shop. We are also pivoting classes to online 1-on-1 chess lessons. For more information, visit our page on classes.
We will be extending your membership for an additional 6 months from the expiry date.
Please continue to check back to our website for updates or contact us if you have any questions. You can also find other ways to help support us during this period on this page. We appreciate you being here for us during this time.
We are beyond humbled by the support we’ve received from our community and members. Chess players and friends have contacted or stopped by to check in. We cannot thank you enough.
Other chess players in the community have asked about alternative ways to help. We have set up our online shop so you can own some vintage chess sets, decor, ChessPalace merchandise, and more. You may also purchase a gift card which can be used for any future in-store retail item and/or ChessPalace tournaments held at the chess club.
ChessPalace Gift Cards
These contributions will support our staff and facility operations. We are taking every measure as best we can to safeguard the future and be here for you when businesses are allowed to be fully operational.
Until then, stay safe and healthy!