Guide to a Successful Chess Club

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.

Download the US Chess Guide to a Successful Chess Club (.pdf)