Upcoming Tournaments

The following dates are tentative. I'll add registration links as they become available.


Free Unrated Tournaments


Champions of Chess Tournament 

Sunrise Athletic Complex. 


King of Coral Springs tournament 

Coral Springs Charter School Gymnasium, 3205 N University, Coral Springs, 33065


Rated Tournaments

5/31 - 6/2


Boca Raton, Florida


Click Here for Other Area and Out of State Tournaments

8/5 + Various dates Friday weeklies and Saturday Club matches. Use the link below for more info.



Mayor's Chess Challenge

This free and friendly series of meet-ups, spearheaded by Sunrise Mayor Michael J. Ryan in cooperation with Mayors from throughout South Florida, draws attention to the benefits of chess in both the academic environment and in our community. 

Each Mayors' Chess Challenge event provides an opportunity for players of all ages, novices and experts alike, to join in the fun with elected officials and community leaders. Instructors from the Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess are on hand to help those new to the game. 

The current 2023-2024 schedule for neighboring cities is listed below. For general event questions, please call (954) 747-4600.  

Be sure to call the  phone numbers below before attending, as dates and locations are subject to change.

City of Pembroke Pines

May 11, 2024 - 9 am to 11 am

Club 19 at Pembroke Lakes 

Golf & Racquet Club

10500 Taft Street


Open Play Chess

MIAMI BEACH – Saturdays 10 AM - 12 noon

North Shore Park & Youth Center, 501 72nd St., Miami Beach. with Coach Georges Saba   

MIAMI BEACH - Sundays 10 am - 12 noon

Scott Rakow Youth Center, 2700 Sheridan Avenue, Miami Beach  with Coach Georges Saba

SUNRISE – Saturday's 10 am - 12 noon 

Community Room at the Sunrise Athletic Complex, 11501 NW 44th St, Sunrise, FL 33323. Coach Robert McKenzie and Coach Amelia Hernandez alternate weekends. 


5/1/24 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Sartory Hall, 10150 NW 29th St, Coral Springs, 33065


I strongly suggest contacting the following venues in advance as the entries below are from a very old list created many years ago.

(Please send me an email if any of this information is not current)


Adult Chess Club, Southwest Regional Library, 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m., 16835 Sheraton St., Pembroke Pines, 954-357-6947

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) Chess Club, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.


Coral Gables Chess Club, adults only, War Memorial Youth Center, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., 305-401-4231

FIU Modesto MaidiqueCampus (MMC) Chess Club, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m

Veterans Park, 802 N.E. 1st Street, Delray Beach, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., 561-243-7350

West Palm Beach Library, Ages 8-12, 7:00 p.m., 561-233-2600

Young Chess Florida, after school program, Dania Beach, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.


Fireman's Cove Chess Club meets at Panera Bread, 1762 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, 4 p.m. to closing. All are welcome. Email: fortlauderdalechess@gmail.com

Doral, 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Doral Branch Library, 10785 NW 58th Street, Other Wednesdays at La Pérgola Restaurant, 10771 NW 58th Street, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., 305-418-8525

FIU Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC) Chess Club, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach, 561-894-7500

Imperial Pt. Chess Club, Imperial Pt. Branch Library (Events Room), 5985 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, 5:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. All Ages, 954-357-6528

Miami Chess Club, IHOP on US 1 and SW 120 Street, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., 786-242-4255

Publix Greenwise Market, 1157 Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, 2nd Floor, 7:00 p.m.

South Florida Chess Club, Holiday Springs Clubhouse, 3131 Holiday Springs Blvd., Margate, 6:30 p.m.-10:45 p.m., 561-573-3677

Stormont Kings Chess Club, 11515 South Dixie Highway, Miami, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., 786-303-2437 

West Boynton Branch Library, Ages 8-12, 3:30 p.m., 561-734-5556


Bible Emporium, 564 NE 125 Street, Miami, 7:00 p.m.

Black Knights Chess Club, Ft. Lauderdale, Evening, 954-296-3296

Coral Gables Chess Club, adults only, War Memorial Youth Center, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., 305-401-4231

FAU Chess Club, Boca Raton, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

FIU Engineering Campus (EC) Chess Club, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Pinecrest Gardens Public Library, 5835 SW 111th Street, Pinecrest, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

West Palm Beach, McDonalds, Okeechobee & Congress, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.


Boca Raton Chess Club, meets Friday nights at Regents Park, 6:45 p.m.

North Miami Beach City Hall, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., 786-202-2167

Veterans Park, 802 N.E. 1st Street, Delray Beach, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., 561-243-7350


Black Knights, Denny's at the corner of Oakland Park Blvd. and Powerline Road, Ft. Lauderdale, 7 p.m. on.

City of Boca Raton Library, Students, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., 561-393-7968

Coral Reef Library Chess Club, 9211 SW 152 Street, Miami, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., 305-233-8324

Hollywood Kings Chess Club, Fred Lippman Multipurpose Center, 2030 Polk Street, Hollywood, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., 954-983-1382

Lauderhill Chess Club, 1080 NW 47th Ave., Lauderhill, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 954-709-4749

Miami City Chess Club, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. at the University of Miami, 352-283-2835. Casual and rated chess. 

Palm Beach Gardens Chess Club, meets every other Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Village of North Palm Beach Library. It is located at 303 Anchorage Drive, First Floor.  The Club is open to all players of all ages, 561- 762-3377.

Starbucks, Boca Raton, 9961 Glades Road, Mornings

Stormont Kings Chess Club, West Dade Regional Library, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Kendall Branch Library, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., 786-303-2437

Sunrise Athletic Complex, Open Play in Multipurpose Center (next to Basketball Courts) 

11501 NW 44th Street Sunrise, FL 33351, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 954-746-3207


Fireman's Cove Chess Club meets at Panera Bread, 1762 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, 2 p.m. All are welcome. Email: fortlauderdalechess@gmail.com

Alphachess Academy Youth Chess Club, Chess Classes, Vizcaya Park, Miramar, 14200 S.W. 55th Street, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., 954-617-5117

Panera Bread, Boynton Beach, 701 Congress Ave., 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., 561-287-1439

Starbucks, Boca Raton, 9961 Glades Road, Mornings</p>