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Chess in the Park Returns!

When: Saturday mornings from 10am to 12pm during the summer
Where: Victoria Park, Regina

Starting June 3rd and continuing every Saturday Morning throughout the summer we will host Chess in the Park! Enjoy playing chess outdoors in the sunshine in one of Regina's most attractive parks. This program is completely free, just show up and play at your leisure. To find us, just look for the giant chess set!

Saskatchewan Chess Association?

The previous Saskatchewan Chess Association shut down in 2013. Almost every other province has a provincial chess body. These associations help provide support and formal organisation to clubs throughout the province.
We are looking into reopening this association! Our goals are to encourage new chess clubs and programs throughout the province, build scholastic programs, and develop interest in the game. This idea is still in its infancy, and nothing has been set in stone yet.
If you are interested in opening a chess club or program in Saskatchewan please contact us! We are actively seeking board members to represent cities across the province. We could use board members to represent Moose Jaw, Yorkton, and Swift Current.

2017 Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting took place on January 5, 2017.
Read the full story here: Minutes


2017 Saskatchewan Chess Championship

Saskatchewan's most prestigious chess tournament arrives this February. $7,000 in cash prizes and the chance to be crowned chess champion of Saskatchewan are on the line. Thank you to The Regina Hotel Association and all of our sponsors for making this possible.


Kids Chess Club (2016)

***December 2016 Update*** Please note this program will not resume in the new year due to lack of interest. Children are still welcome to attend out club during our regular Thursday meetings, at 7PM. Thank you to all the children and their parents who came out to enjoy chess. Although we will no longer offer early hours, we hope you choose to keep visiting us and learning. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Our kids chess program is returning this Fall! This is a free chess club open to children of all skill levels. This program is held in conjunction with our regular Thursday club meetings, (every other week) from 6:30-8:00PM.

Kids Chess Club 2016 dates: Sept 22, Oct 6, 20, Nov 3, 17, Dec 1 and 15.

If you have questions or would like to register your up-and-coming Grandmaster, please contact Simon Li from the Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association: sschessa@gmail.com.


Chess in the Park (Every summer)

Chess in the Park runs every summer in beautiful Victoria Park. This is a casual chess program, and walker-byers are encouraged to stop by and have a game. This program will return next summer.


2016 Regina Open Chess Tournament (August 13, 2016)

Saskatchewan's 2nd annual CFC tournament drew players in from across Saskatchewan! Check out our tournament page for details!.


Kids Chess Club (February - June 2, 2016)

We have teamed up with the Saskatchewan Scholastic Chess Association to bring you the Kids Chess Club, which will run in conjunction with our regular Thursday club meetings, from 6:30 - 8:00pm.

The last day of the Kids Chess Club will be June 2, 2016. The Kids Chess Club will take a break over the summer to reassess and plan for the future. This has been a very successful program, and we would like to thank all the parents (and players) for their interest in chess! We will be sending out an email later this summer to everyone who has participated in the Kids Chess Club.


2016 University of Regina Spring Tournament (May 28th 2016)

Our latest tournament was a two section Swiss tournament. It was a great event with lots of pizza and chess! For all the details, results and ratings, please visit our tournament page. Thanks to all of our participants for showing up and supporting chess in Saskatchewan! Our next chess tournament will take place this July!


University of Regina Winter Chess Tournament (January 16th, 2016)

Our most recent tournament was very successful, people of all ages and skill levels showed up for a fun day of chess and pizza. Congratulations to Kyrylo Demchenko for taking first place uncontested.

Click here for all the updated ratings.

Click here for the results.


The University of Regina Fall Chess Tournament (October 3rd, 2015)

With a whopping 41 people in attendance, this was our biggest chess tournament yet! Congratulations to Stuart Brammall and Rey Castillo for taking 1st and 2nd place. Congratulations to Kyrylo Demchenko, Mikel Dilitzer, Ole Jakob Hegelund, Muhammad Zaid, and Joel Gonzales who all tied for 3rd place. Thank you all for participating and supporting chess in Saskatchewan

Click here for all the updated ratings.

Click here for the results.


Regina Open Chess Tournament (July 2015)

This was a CFC rated tournament, held on July 11 2015. It was the first one Saskatchewan has seen in over a decade.

Click here for details.

If you would like to recieve updates about all of our upcoming chess tournaments, contact us at the above email address.


Chess in the park (2015 June-August)

Enjoy playing chess outdoors at the NE corner of Victoria Park Regina.

Everyone is welcome to come play. You can find us every Saturday throughout the summer, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.


John McIntyre Memorial Chess Tournament (April 2015)

Eveyone has their own customs when it comes to the passing of a comrade. The English have funerals, the Irish have a Wake, the millitary has a 21 gun saloot, and chess players... well we have tournaments. The John McIntyre Memorial was held on April 11th 2015 at the University of Regina.

Click here for details.


New Facebook Page

The Queen City Chess Club has launched a new Facebook page! You can join our page by simply liking it.

If you have any interesting chess related stuff, feel free to share it on our page!


The new era for chess in Regina; a new look, new name, new venue, new management

With John's passing the chess club was left without a president to run it, or a venue to play at. However, with new management comes new ideas. Some of those ideas include a new website, name, Facebook page, venue, and hopefully some upcoming CFC rated tournaments!

We have changed our venue to the Riddell Center at the University of Regina, where we can play for free and attract plenty of new student members at the same time.

After some voting, the name of our club has been changed from "The Regina Chess Club" to "The Queen City Chess Club". We thought it best to start fresh.

With a new name comes a new look, so we have comepletely redone the old chess website (as you can see). The old regina chess site was built back in 2001, and was in desperate need of an update. This is a work in progress, and will be constantly updated for the next few weeks to sort out the bugs. At the moment, we're working on making our site more compatible with mobile devices.

This is an exciting and chaotic time for the club, but surprisingly - membership is increasing! More and more people seem to be showing up every week.

Chess Club - University merger

The Queen City Chess Club is attempting to merge with the University of Regina!

We hope to set up as an official varsity club. Right now we are petitioning for signatures from students, this is a requirement for application.

If you are a student at the University of Regina, and you would like to see a varsity chess club, you can email us, or simply show up to our regular Thursday meetings!


John McIntyre has passed away...

As many of you know, John was the founder and president of the Regina Chess Club. He passed away at the early age of 49 on January 6th, 2015.

John was not just the president however, he was also the tournament organizer, the web site operator, and the finance director. John basically ran every component of this club.

Johns obituary

It was his dream to see this chess club grow, and to keep chess alive and well in the city of Regina.

The members of his club did not give up however; Brandin Titanich, Justin Kline, and Tom Boshoff, have taken over the many duties that John had. We plan to not only keep the club going, but to expand the chess club, and perhaps hold some major tournaments as well.

John was a good man and an amazing chess player, may he rest in peace.


Summer Chess in the Park (2014)

Is over for another year ;( But, it was very successful and we even made it on CJME Radio AND Global TV

By all accounts it will return again next May, but, maybe, perhaps there might be some more chess downtown during the fall and winter... stay tuned


Regina Chess Message Board is now up and Running!

Ever wanted to know if someone (or anyone?) is coming to the chess club meeting this week? Or, perhaps who might me planning to attend a tournament?

Well, now you can easily find out! With our new and simple message board that shows the time and date and author of each message.

So, it will be extremely helpful to check in with the message board during the week and especially, the day of chess club or tournament day, and I strongly encourage people to make a simple and quick post saying they are coming or thinking of coming.

Others will see these posts, and hopefully, be more encouraged to come out and confident that there will be people to play chess with.

Additionally, people can post and simply ask is "so and so" is coming or "who is coming to chess?"

Bottom line is this is intended to provide more information to chess players and reduce the "I wonder if so and so (or anyone) is coming to play chess".

And remember, no profanity... even if it is about John ;)


Chess!!! ...and a few other games!

The Regina Chess Club has been invited to participate in the Weekly GAMES NIGHT at Boston Pizza on North Albert Street, every Tuesday evening from 6pm til closing. This games night is sponsored by both Boston Pizza and the Saskatchewan Gamin Association www.saskgames.com J

This is an evening dedicated to playing board games - including chess! - and while there are people playing a multitude of various games, there is more than enough room and interested people for some chess. And, there is no cost to attend, play, or simply visit... you will likely have to pay for your beverage and snacks, but, you never know ;)

Some chess club members have attended and reported a great time and great atmosphere, so ENJOY!


NEW TOYS for CHESS JOYS

The Club has some brand new shiny Triple Weighted chess sets (they wont blow over in the wind) and some bright, flashy, new chess boards with that "new car" smell, and a BIG THANK YOU goes out to Curtis Materi, whose generous donation made this happen.

So while we still have all the old reliable sedan chess sets, we can now take a shiny new sports car set out for a spin!

And, we'll NEVER run out of Queens!


LOST TREASURES!!!

The Regina Chess Club Lost Archives have been found!! The process of restoring them to the website is under way

Please check the Articles to see what has been added.

And most importantly... ENJOY!