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Updated: Feb 13, 2023

All You Need to Know About the CDA Chess Club

Ready to take your chess game to the next level? Look no further than the CDA Chess Club! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, our club offers members various benefits and opportunities. So join us and discover why chess is more than just a game.

Do you know who can join?

The CDA Chess Club is open to anyone who loves chess! We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, including beginners. Our goal is to foster an inclusive environment for all types of chess players. So join us and learn the ropes from our seasoned players! We don't require any membership fee or national registration. However, the club does keep track of participation and the general level of success after each meeting.

How Often Do Meetings Take Place?

We meet almost every Monday evening from 5:30 pm-8 pm in the North Idaho College Student Union Building, 495 N. College Dr., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 unless the building is closed for a school holiday. Our meetings are free, but we ask that you RSVP ahead of time so we can plan accordingly. We also hold tournaments with the Idaho Chess Association, and members are encouraged to attend those.

What Can I Expect at a Meeting?

It depends on the meeting, but we usually gather and determine who is in attendance and our skill levels. Usually, we have structured pairings so that everyone will have a chance to play and meet other people in our club. We use a club rating system that compares your results with different known player strengths to find fair pairings for both players. We plan to add a second night of the week for open play if we get enough interest. Throughout it all, we strive to create an enjoyable atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable participating and honing their craft.

Ready to join us at the CDA Chess Club? Sign up today and discover why chess is such a popular game! Our friendly community welcomes everyone—from beginners just learning to play and experienced players looking for ways to improve their strategy. With us by your side, you’ll have access to tons of resources that will help you become an even better player than you already are! So what are you waiting for? Sign up and join us this Monday evening—we’d love to have you! We find that bringing along a friend will help you blend in during the first few meetings, which would be a great addition.

What we need to know:

My name is Steve. I am away from CDA, but Mike O'Brian is the man in charge for the next while and will be happy to greet you.

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