Chess Clubs in Arizona

Chess Clubs in Arizona

The history of chess in Arizona can be traced back to the late 19th century, when the game began to gain popularity among the residents of the state. In the 1920s and 30s, Arizona saw a surge in popularity of chess, many chess clubs were formed, such as Phoenix Chess Club, Tempe Chess Club and Tucson Chess Club. Tournaments were organized regularly in the state and the Arizona Chess Association (ACA) was founded to promote the game throughout the state. In the 1940s and 50s, chess in Arizona was led by a group of strong players, who competed in tournaments and matches both in the state and around the country. The ACA also worked to promote chess in schools and youth programs, and to foster the development of young chess players in the state. In recent years, the chess community in Arizona has continued to grow and the ACA continues to organize events such as tournaments, teaching programs, and chess clinics.

The University of Arizona has a strong chess program, which has helped to promote the game in the state. The program focuses on the development of chess players of all ages and skill levels, and offers coaching, training, and competition opportunities for students and members of the community. The program also hosts events and tournaments, as well as working with local schools and organizations to promote chess.

Arizona Chess Federation in Tucson, AZ

Unity Chess Club in Chandler, AZ

Northern Arizona Chess Center in Flagstaff, AZ

Phoenix Chess Academy in Phoenix, AZ

Checkmate Dementia in Tempe, AZ

Chess Emporium in Scottsdale, AZ

Chess Club at ASU in Tempe, AZ “Fear the Fork”

The Pawn Initiative in Tucson, AZ

Coy’s Camps And Classes in Tucson, AZ

Southern Arizona Chess Association in Tucson, AZ