Rockville Chess Club
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT :
We are pleased to announce that the Rockville Chess Club will also be meeting every 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at the Rockville Science Center from 7pm to 10pm.
For these Fridays, we'll be organizing rated ($5 fee) and unrated blitz tournaments alongside other events. Join us for these tournaments or come in and play. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to play in the tournaments. We hope to see you.
We are a small group of chess enthusiasts that gather regularly to learn and play. We welcome players of all levels ranging from beginners to masters and all age ranges.
Our mission is to create a welcoming environment for all chess players and promote growth and collaboration.
You can find us at the Rockville Science Center, located in 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD every Monday from 6.30pm to 9:30pm. Afterwards, we often make our way to the Buffalo Wild Wings across the street to continue playing and socializing until midnight.
We hope to uplift the playing strength of everyone who comes by. We help all our players play in USCF-rated events which we hope to organize regularly on a cost-recovery basis.
We value respectful dialogue and a spirit of mutual growth in all players within our club.
What we've done - 2022 Year in Review
FM Luke Wong has been leading weekly analysis sessions on Mondays and Fridays at the Rockville Science Center. We celebrated the conclusion of our first action event on Apr 30, 2022, which we've organized to help our players get an initial rating. We will be having a series of classical quads in the near future.
On 23 September 2022, a group of us visited New York City on a chess pilgrimage. We played the hustlers at the Washington Square Park and Union Square, visited Marshall Chess Club and the Chess Forum, a shop that specialises in chess supplies.
Rockville Chess Club Membership Information
Youth Membership (Under Age 20) Membership: $99 Yearly
Senior/Military/Veterans Membership: $99 Yearly
Adult Membership: $149 Yearly
Family Membership (two or more): $179 Yearly
Semi-annual fees are:
Youth Membership (Under Age 20) Membership: $55
Senior/Military/Veterans Membership: $55
Adult Membership: $79
Family Membership (two or more): $95
Membership includes access to all club activities:
Great Venue in the heart of Rockville (easy access to public transportation, free parking for the first two hours)
Meet every Monday and the Second and Fourth Friday of the month
Weekly group Lecture for basics/fundamentals
Weekly group lessons for intermediate players
Weekly group lessons for advanced players by a FIDE Master
Game review by a FIDE Master
The best Junior and Senior players will be selected to represent the Club in local team tournaments.
Free-rated Blitz tournaments twice a month
Free Online Tournaments (Chess.com)
10% discount for Rockville Science Center Classes
This is where the Rockville Chess Club meets!
You can join our WhatsApp group to learn about FM Luke's free lessons and our USCF-rated tournaments. For our tournaments, to cover costs of room rentals, trophies/medals, and USCF submissions, we kindly request a $10 donation.