San Luis Obispo Chess Club welcomes you!  This site lists regular chess club meetings in San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. We host tournaments and events all over the Central Coast including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Atascadero, and Paso Robles. Cal Poly and Cuesta students welcome!

In San Luis Obispo:
Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 in the café area at the SLO Target on Los Osos Valley Road. Temporarily postposted for COVID.

In Morro Bay:
Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the "Big Board" located on the Embarcadero at the west end of Morro Bay Blvd (go down the stairs). Information and directions to Morro Bay Chess Park. This is still happening but take any precautions you deem necessary.

In Nipomo:
Nipomo Library on the 3rd Friday of each month from around 3:00 to 5:00. Contact Jim Kurtz (jimkurtzy@gmail.com) for more information.

San Luis Obispo Chess Club is represented online as Play SLO on www.chess.com. Please sign up for a free account and join the team! Chess.com has a number of great features to keep in touch with the local chess community and is appropriate for adults and older children.

Scholastic clubs are happening at a handful of local schools. Contact your school principal to get more information.

These are all the clubs we know about - are you wanting to start a new club at your school or in your community? Let me know at info@slochess.com and I'll get your club listed here. We might be able to help with resources. I often get inquiries for clubs in North county and 5-Cities area if you would like to start something. You just need a coffee shop with some appropriate tables and a handful of consistent players.

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Recent Announcements

  • 2020 Winter Blast - Results Another great tournament, another record turnout! Huge thanks to Ida Taylor Elementary and staff - awesome venue. Congratulations to the C.L. Smith Elementary teams for winning both the K-3 ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2020, 8:00 PM by Michael McCreary
  • 2020 Winter Blast Scholastic Tournament Saturday, February 29th, 2020 in Santa Maria at Ida Taylor Elementary School View Flyer FAQ and Scholastic Tournament InformationRegister OnlineThree Sections:Non-Rated Section pK-3rd Grade: For ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2020, 1:33 PM by Michael McCreary
  • 2019 Fall Fiesta Results Wow! That was a ton of kids! We had a record number of players - about twice as many as I thought we'd have. I will definitely get more trophies ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2019, 8:15 PM by Michael McCreary
  • 2019 Fall Fiesta Scholastic Tournament Saturday, November 16th, 2019 in San Luis Obispo at C.L. Smith Elementary School View Flyer FAQ and Scholastic Tournament InformationRegister OnlineThree Sections:Non-Rated Section pK-3rd ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2019, 12:08 PM by Michael McCreary
  • 2019 Spring Fling Results We had a great event yesterday and were able to finish up before the rain really started. Thanks again to Paso Robles High School for all their support!Below are ...
    Posted May 19, 2019, 2:47 PM by Michael McCreary
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