Our club is focused on in-person casual meetups, on most Saturday afternoons.
Most of our meetups are now at the 2nd floor overflow seating of the Forks Market. Millennium Library is no longer our primary meeting location.
Our meetups are largely attended by adults.
- Saturday January 28, 2023 — noon-4pm
(Please note the planned location has changed)
Hosted by Stefan at the tables on the 2nd floor of the Forks Market, 1 Forks Market road.
Location is to the left after exiting the elevator and next to the McNally Robinson booksellers. Unit 218 on this map.
Though this space is overflow seating space to the main floor Food Hall, security didn’t appear to be concerned with our extended stay in recent weeks or checking that everyone had bought anything. The mission statement did seem to apply: “The Forks shall be developed as a meeting place a special and distinct, all-season gathering and recreational place…”
On some Saturday afternoons the Forks Market can be quite busy. Even in this overflow space you may need to wait a bit to get a game in and/or even find a seat and table.
If you like cheap parking, there are a few $1 per hour rows at the far end of the parking lot close to York Ave and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. There is a special metre just for those rows. Does not accept cash payments.
- Saturday January 28, 2023 – 1pm
Fourth and final round for our multi-day, online swiss tournament at a long time control. The previously announced livestream isn’t going ahead.
- Saturday February 4, 2023
We recommend the rapid tournament being held at St. Mary’s Road United Church, 613 St. Mary’s Road, registration at 9:30am by the Manitoba Chess Association. See the MCA tournament page for details, including a discount for pre-registration and online payment.
If you’d prefer a casual meetup, Stefan will once again host at The Forks Market, 2nd floor tables noon-4pm.