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Chess Clubs in Albuquerque/Rio Rancho

Here is a current list of chess clubs in Albuquerque/Rio Rancho. If you find any errors or want to add your chess club, please contact us!

Bear Canyon Chess Club

Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt Street NE, Abq 87111

Meets Mondays Wednesdays Fridays 11:30-2:30

Tuesdays Thursdays & Saturdays flexible hours by appointment ~

All levels welcome. Informal play. Clocks available. Established Club > 15 years. Contact Jesus Samuel (505) 681-8465 

Coronado Chess Club

Wednesdays 7:00pm at Frontier Restaurant on Central Ave. in Albuquerque, across from UNM (in the back room). Two unrated rounds , G25+5 — plus informal games and analysis ’til late in the night (Frontier is open 5am-1am). This is a long-standing club with character. Walk-ins welcome. Ernest Miramontes is currently running the club. 

Diamondback Chess Club

Meets every Monday at Fuddruckers 4855 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 6pm to 8pm. Open to all ages and all skill levels. Each Monday will be a rated tournament with a $5 entry fee and cash prizes.  Contact Willow LeTard at for more information or visit our website or Facebook page

Empire Chess Club

Every Sunday except holidays at Jasons Deli 5920 Holly Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 5pm to 9pm, all ages and levels welcome for casual play.  No charge to play, sets and clocks provided.  $0.25 rated games.  For more info contact Steve Perea at 505-315-8709 or

Learners Chess Academy (Scholastic)

Clubs, Camps, and casual Tournaments all over the Albuquerque area. After School Clubs are currently offered at over 20 Elementary Schools around town. Clubs for students from 1st through 12th grade are held over almost all APS holidays, and tournaments are held monthly.  For more info visit our website, or contact Victor Lopez at

Meadowlark Chess Club

Meets at the Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, SE in Rio Rancho, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 5 to 8pm.  Co-sponsor of chess events held at the Meadowlark Center.  Average age is 70 to 75 years. Contact is Paul Morton, 505+867-9664 (home) and 505+514-6807 (cell).  Email:

West Mesa Chess Club

West Mesa Community Center Chess Club. Address: 5500 Glenrio Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105 (Easy freeway access from I-40 west to Coors south to Glenrio east). The Center opens up at 8:00 am on Saturday and the Chess Club members play from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Center usually closes for holidays and you can call the center at (505) 836-3487 to verify. We have a have a large playing site with large tables to provide adequate spacing between players. All ages and chess strengths are welcomed. Usual playing strength of club members is around 1200 to 1900. Play is very informal. Come join us for a good game of chess, a free cup of coffee and donuts while they last. Contact Bob Scott, Club President at (505) 833-3770 for any further information. Please no phone calls after 6:00 pm.

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