US Chess is proud to offer our Guide to a Successful Chess Club to provide insight and direction to those interested in starting a new chess club or growing and sustaining an existing one.
This Guide will:
- Present a pathway to starting a club;
- Help a struggling club;
- Improve a currently healthy club.
It is designed to be a living document that grows as chess, ideas, and technology evolve.
The US Chess Clubs Committee created this Guide by updating the 1998 Guide to a Successful Chess Club booklet. We gratefully acknowledge similar past efforts. Thank you to the US Chess board members, volunteers, and staff that contributed their time, talent, experience, and wisdom.