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The Rudolf Rocker Chess Club meets once a month on a Saturday, noon to 4pm for drop in, casual chess. Usually this is the first Saturday of the month but it may be bumped to a different Saturday due to holiday closures, facilitator availability, or local tournaments. See schedule below.

We meet at the games tables on the 2nd floor of the Millennium Library (251 Donald St at Graham). Watch for other special meet-ups at other locations as well.

On other Saturdays where the library is open but where no facilitator is available, there are almost always other chess players at the library games tables in the afternoon, usually with  an expert level player among them. Come on down and see who else shows up! (Bring your own equipment if you can)

See the schedule below for days where a facilitator is present and exceptions in the schedule:

  • Saturday November 2, 2019 — Formal meetup cancelled due to facilitator availability.  Rescheduled for Saturday November 9. There may very well be casual players present, but no-one is scheduled to be there, bring your own equipment.
  • Saturday November 9, 2019 — At Millennium Library games tables. Facilitated by Mark Jenkins, free beginner lessons available

Please be aware of the library’s code of conduct and security screening.  Bringing food and talking is permitted, but it’s important to not disrupt other patrons use of the library. Aside from things you would expect to be prohibited such as drugs and weapons, keep in mind the security screening also covers “blades, sharp objects and striking tools”. The library now has lockers available outside the security line.

Contact us if you are running casual chess at any other location on any other day and we would be pleased to link to you. We have equipment that can be loaned.

We operate a Meetup.com group to provide a listing of all public chess events (casual and tournaments) in Winnipeg.

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