Upcoming Tournaments

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

(A National Chess Day Event)
Fort Myers/Estero, FL
October 13-15, 2023

14th year of this Grand Prix

The first tournament of the year is October 21.
This tournament is for students only.
Franklin Academy, Cooper City, FL

Fort Lauderdale, FL
November 10-12, 2023


Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT


West Ken Lark Park

1321 NW 33rd Avenue

Lauderhill, FL 33311


Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT


Sunrise Athletic Complex

11501 NW 44th Street

Sunrise, FL 33351

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.



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. 

We'll launch the 2023-2024 season in Sunrise!

Saturday, September 30th, 2023

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sunrise Athletic Complex (SAC) Multipurpose Center

11501 NW 44th Street, Sunrise, FL 33351

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.

Town of Davie

September 16, 2023  - 10 am to noon

Pine Island Multipurpose Center

3801 South Pine Island Drive


City of Weston

October 7, 2023 - 10 am to noon

Weston Community Center

20200 Saddle Club Road


City of Tamarac

November 4 2023 - 10 am to noon

Tamarac Community Center

8601 West Commercial Blvd


City of Deerfield Beach

December 9, 2023 - 10 am to noon

Hillsboro Technology Center

50 Hillsboro Technology Drive

954-571-7550 or 954-480-4263

City of Dania Beach

January 13, 2024 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am

CW Thomas Park

100 NW 8th Avenue

954-924-6800 xt 3730

City of Oakland Park 

January 20, 2024 - 10 am to noon

Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center

1098 NE 40th Court


City of Parkland

January 27, 2024 - 9 am to 11 am

Recreation and Enrichment Center

10559 Trails End

954-757-4107 or 954-757-4121

City of Plantation

February 3, 2024 - 10 am to noon

Volunteer Park

12050 W Sunrise Boulevard


City of Pompano Beach

February 17, 2024 - 10 am to 1 pm

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

50 West Atlantic Boulevard


City of North Lauderdale

February 24, 2024 - 10 am to 1 pm

North Lauderdale Teen / Recreation Center

701 SW 71st Avenue


City of Miramar

March 30, 2024  - 9 am to 11 am

Sunset Lakes

2801 SW 186th Ave


City of Boca Raton

April 20, 2024  - 10 am to 1 pm

Boca Raton Public Library

1501 NW Spanish River Boulevard


City of Cooper City

April 20, 2024 - 9 am to 11 am

Pool & Tennis Center

11600 Stonebridge Parkway

954-434-4300 xt 272

City of Coral Springs

April 27, 2024 - 10 am to noon

Mullins Hall

10170 NW 29th Street


City of Pembroke Pines

May 11, 2024 - 9 am to 11 am

Club 19 at Pembroke Lakes 

Golf & Racquet Club

10500 Taft Street


City of Hollywood


David Park Community Center 

108 N. 33rd Court


City of Lauderhill


Veterans Park

7600 NW 50th Street


City of Lauderdale Lakes


Multipurpose Auditorium 

4340 NW 36th Street


City of Wilton Manors


Hagen Park Community Center

2020 Wilton Drive



I strongly suggest contacting the following venues in advance as this is a list in progress that has been added to over several years.

(Please send us 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.


Starting 10/8/19 Chess Class for Kids - Sunrise/Dan Pearl Library Fall 2019

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>