Club Information

The Plainville Chess Club was originally founded in Rhode Island in 1959. The club has always remained in RI and SE Mass, although changing locations and names several times throughout the years.

We meet Wednesday nights from 7:30-11:30 year-round, and feature monthly USCF-rated tournaments, as well as skittles and blitz. We also feature special events throughout the year such as the Brask tournament , a unique format where you score points based on the number of moves it takes to win your game. Our membership includes all levels of players from beginner to master.

We strive for a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy chess without the pressure of large entry fees and prize funds. Club dues and entry fees are minimal, but are set each year to cover the cost of running the club (rent, tourney fees etc). We occasionally offer small prizes for our tournaments as attendance and club finances permit. See the Dues and Fees section for the latest information. USCF (US Chess Federation) and club membership is required in order to play in our tournaments.