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.


San Luis Obispo Chess Club is represented online as Play SLO on Please sign up for a free account and join the team! 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 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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