The history of chess in Colorado dates back to the late 19th century when the game began to gain popularity among the residents of the state. In the early 20th century, chess clubs were formed in cities like Denver and Colorado Springs. One of the earliest chess clubs in Colorado was the Denver Chess Club, which was founded in 1887 and was active until the 1940s.
Throughout the early and mid-20th century, chess in Colorado saw a steady growth in popularity, and many chess clubs were formed across the state. Some of the early chess clubs include the Colorado Springs Chess Club, the Boulder Chess Club, and the Fort Collins Chess Club. These clubs would regularly organize tournaments and matches, both in the state and around the country.
In recent years, the chess community in Colorado has continued to grow and many chess clubs, schools, and organizations now promote the game throughout the state. The Colorado Chess Association (CCA) was founded in 1975, to promote chess in schools, youth programs, and to foster the development of young chess players in the state by organizing events such as tournaments, teaching programs, and chess clinics.
Colorado State Chess Association in Dillon, CO
Mile High Chess in Broomfield, CO
Gentlemen’s Chess Club in Colorado Springs, CO
Denver Chess Club in Denver, CO
- Site: DenverChess.com/
- USCF ID: A5016762
- Phone: 3038832684
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