On Canada Day (Monday July 1, 2019), Sinclair Park Community Centre (490 Sinclair Street) will have a large outdoor chess set available from 9am to 5pm in addition to other Canada Day festivities. There isn’t guaranteed to be a facilitator present the whole day, but this will probably be popular enough that you’ll have no trouble getting a game in. Bring a friend if you want to be sure.
We’ll have live coverage coverage of round 11 of the 2018 World Championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana at our November 24th casual meetup. Start time of the meetup has been extended to 11am.
There will still be time for plenty of casual chess and free beginner lessons.
Starting October 26, 2018 a casual chess meetup is held at Weston Community Centre, 1625 Logan Ave 5pm-8pm.
Bring sets and clocks if you can.
Starting in November, Rudolf Rocker Chess Club meetups with an equipped facilitator and free beginner lessons will be once a month (instead of almost every week) at the Millennium Library 2nd floor games tables. This reduction in schedule is due to facilitator availability.
(contact us if you’d like to be the host a beginner friendly, publicly advertised, casual chess meetup at any location in Winnipeg using our equipment, Rudolf Rocker brand, and marketing facilities)
Normally our meetup will be the first Saturday of the month, but November will be an exception this year. We previously posted that Saturday November 17th would be our November meetup day, but the Aron Kapstan Memorial Chess Tournament has been announced for Saturday November 17 and Sunday November 18, 2018 at the University of Winnipeg (room TBA), so we encourage attending that. This open, two day, five round tournament will be using a small, 6 or less player section format similar to the Manitoba Scholastic Chess Association tournaments, but its for everyone so its an awesome opportunity to play tournament chess against folks closer to your level.
Our November casual meetup at the library has been rescheduled for Saturday November 24. Our October 20 and 27th meetups are still going ahead. In December we will meet on the first Saturday, December 1st.
On all 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 amoung them.
Sorry for the short notice.
Casual chess at 91 Albert St. is canceled on June 30, 2018.
Like many of the upcoming days in July and August, you can try to get a casual game in by visiting the games tables on the 2nd floor of the Millennium library noon to 5pm where some players are often seen. In case nobody shows, you might want to bring your own chess set and grab a chess book from section 794.1 on the forth floor. The games tables on the 2nd floor include taped down boards.
A reminder that our casual chess meetup will always be at the library games tables in July and August.
The following days in July and August will have a facilitator present with sets and mechanical clocks at the library:
- July 14, 2018, Mark Jenkins, free beginner lessons available
- July 21, 2018, Mark Jenkins, free beginner lessons available
- July 28, 2018, Mark Jenkins, free beginner lessons available
- August 18, 2018, Mark Jenkins, free beginner lessons available
The remaining days, July 7, August 4, August 11, and August 25, 2018, are not facilitated. Bring your own set and hope someone else comes by.
Sorry for the short notice.
Casual chess at our club is canceled on April 21, 2018, as we don’t have backup personnel that day.
We would encourage players of all levels to attend the Mind Sports Manitoba tournament at Sinclair Park Community Centre 9am to 5pm, 5 round rapid, $20 includes raffle, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-996-2509 to register in advance.
If you’re just looking a casual game, check out the games tables on the 2nd floor of the Millennium library 1pm to 5pm where some players are often seen. In case nobody shows, you might want to bring your own set and grab a chess book from section 794.1 on the forth floor.
The tournament previously announced for March 24th has been cancelled.
But, casual chess is still happening as a backup crew has come through. Come on down to 3rd floor 91 Albert noon-4pm as usual on Saturday March 24th for casual chess.
The previously announced tournament for March 24, 2018 has been cancelled. Stay tuned for the announcement of a new tournament date.
On October 7, 2017, come out for a simultaneous exhibition with 2017 Manitoba Champion NCM Gustav Baron
Where: 3rd floor 91 Albert St.
When: Saturday October 7, doors open for casual chess at noon. Simul starts at 1pm. Even closed by 4pm.
Price to play in the simul: $10 or $8 for Manitoba Scholastic players
Price to casually before and after: free
What to bring: If you can, bring a portable set (smaller than tournament size), as this will help us use some of the small tables in our venue.
Saturday April 29 is international table top day. We’ll be having a regular chess club day, but we invite you to bring other table top games in celebration of the day.
Our usual time and location
3rd Floor 91 Albert St.