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IMPORTANT NEWS! We may be reopening in Spring 2023.

We will check the COVID-19 case load over the winter to see if we can safely open Waltham Chess Club once again at 404 Wyman Street, or elsewhere. We will keep you posted as we decide how to proceed. In the meantime, please continue to enjoy our chess tournaments on chess.com, and please join our Invitational Cash Prize Tournaments (see our Schedule page at the bottom for the full description).

The Waltham Chess Club provides a pleasant playing site to improve one's game in a friendly, handicapped-accessible setting. We offer a wide variety of rated and unrated tournaments, along with play-for-fun casual nights. Our goal is for players to enjoy themselves.

We play on Friday nights, 7:00 PM until midnight (or later!) in the cafeteria of the 404 Wyman Street offices in Waltham. Our diverse membership, ranging from beginners to masters, provides players with multiple styles and strengths to learn from. Some come only for certain tournaments, while others come every week, but all are willing to share their knowledge to help others. We try to leave time to analyze games, study openings, and play for fun.

Sometimes we offer FREE PIZZA NIGHTS - first-come, first-serve, so come early!

We offer “class” prizes as numbers permit, so players of all strengths have a chance to be winners.

All our Tournaments, except for those denoted as Unrated (such as Free Pizza Nights), require current USCF Memberships.

Masters get to play for free!

To qualify, a Master must show a current rating of 2200 or more in the latest USCF Ratings Supplement, or must possess a Life Master title, for which he/she must provide satisfactory proof at time of entry.

Come and join us for Friday night chess!

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Contact Information

WCC Member Coordinator

Todd Chase

(781) 790-1033


WCC Webmaster

Vitaliy Ryabinin