The East Bay Chess Club (EBCC), located in Berkeley, is open every day of the week for drop-in chess, offers lessons, and organizes various lectures, exhibitions, and tournaments during the entire week.

Normal Open Hours (Weekdays): Generally 3:30 PM to 11 PM (or, until end of tournament)

Normal Open Hours (Weekends): Check Tournament Schedule, but generally at least 10 AM to 9 PM

What's Happening at the East Bay Chess Club:

  • Our Schedule from May 3 - May 9 (general weekday schedule)
  • Click here to see a full schedule of our upcoming tournaments
  • May Club News

    • The club's May Open Quads are this Sunday (May 7)! Check out the tourney page to get more info and sign up!
    • This weekend, a scholastic team tournament will be held in Union City. For more info, check out the tournament flyer
    • The 2nd season on the Bay Area Chess League (Liga) began Jan 28, 2006! For more info, click here!

    • Check out the Chess 101 program, now offered at the EBCC!
  • The EBCC holds regular events on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights!

    • Mondays: Marathon night, with games beginning at 7 PM
    • Wednesdays: Action Chess Night, with rounds beginning at 7:30 PM
    • Fridays: Marathon Night, with games beginning at 8 PM
  • Our lesson offers are now online, and you can take a look at them at the info page!
  • Take a look at our sample newsletter, available to Club Members twice a month!

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Recently Completed and Upcoming Tournaments

June 24-25, 2006 June Swiss
June 17-18, 2006 June Scholastic Swiss
June 10, 2006 June Open Quads
June 10, 2006 Liga, Season 2 (Playoffs)
May 28, 2006 May Scholastic Quads
May 27, 2006 Liga, Season 2 (round 5)
May 13-14, 2006 May Swiss
May 7, 2006 May Open Quads
April 29-30, 2006 April Swiss
April 22-23, 2006 April Scholastic Swiss
April 9, 2006 April Open Quads
April 2, 2006 April Scholastic Quads
March 26, 2006 March Open Quads
March 26, 2006 March Scholastic Quads
December 17-23, 2005 The Berkeley Masters

Our hosts: Calvary Presbyterian Church

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