Clubs

Alamogordo

Alamogordo Chess Club meets Mondays at Plateau Espresso from 4:00pm to 6:00pm or whenever folks want to leave. The address is Plateau Espresso, 2724 Scenic Dr., Alamogordo. We get together for casual chess and study. We have all levels of players from beginner to expert. For more information contact Matt Grinberg at 575 415-3628 or matt.grinberg@erols.com


Albuquerque

University of New Mexico Chess ClubTuesday nights 6:30-9:00pm during the fall and spring semesters.
Meetings are held on campus in the Student Union Building in the Acoma A conference room. Meetings generally run from 6:30-9:00 in the evening. Players of all experience levels are invited to the club. The club also welcomes non-students.
If you have any questions about the Club or this meeting, contact Dante Archuleta at 934-3931 or 
dantearc@unm.edu.

Coronado Chess ClubWednesdays 6:45pm at Frontier Restaurant on Central Ave. in Albuquerque, across from UNM (in the back room). Two unrated rounds weekly, game in 30 — plus informal games and analysis ’til late in the night (Frontier is open 5am-1am). This is a long-standing club with character. Ramzi Hammad is currenlty running the club.

5-min Friday blitzFridays around 3:00-7:00pm at Frontier’s back room; play for table & usual strength of players are USCF rt. ~2000

Meadowlark Chess Group — Meets at the Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, SE in Rio Rancho, every Friday from 1pm to 4pm.  Co-sponsor of chess events held at the Meadowlark Center.  Average age is 70 to 75 years.  Contact is Paul Morton, 505+867-9664 (home) and 505+514-6807 (cell).  Email:  morton.paul@gmail.com

Bear Canyon Chess ClubBear Canyon Senior Center, near Montgomery/Eubank in Albuquerque.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 1pm
. Casual, small, friendly group. No organized pairings. Contact Don Lubin at (505)293-0565.

Foothills Chess Club — The THIRD Saturday of every month from 1:00-5:00 p.m. IF there is a FHCC Chess tournament that day. It will take the place of a meeting.
Foothills Fellowship Church, located on the Southwest corner of Candelaria and Tramway in NE Albuquerque.
Contact Oren Stevens at 298-2534. USCF rated games. Stop by and give the Foothills club a try!

Barnes & Noble Club — Thursdays at 7pm on Albuquerque’s West Site by the Cottonwood Mall near Coors and Alameda NW.

Cherry Hills Club Meets from 1-5pm on the first Saturday of each month. Casual play.
Cherry Hills Library in NE Albuquerque. Contact Rod Avery at rlavery64@msn.com

Los Volcanes Senior Center Chess Club Meets every Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Los Volcanes Senior Center at 6500 Los Volcanes Rd NW Albuquerque NM 87105 (505) 836-8745. The Senior Center is located on the west side just off Coors between 1-40 and Central. Contact the club’s President Robert Scott @ 505-833-3770 for more information (please no calls after 7:00 pm).

Kings House Chess Club

Location: The Kings House Church (west side of albuquerque)
Time: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm
Games: 5min blitz, 15min and 30min games
Level: unrated beginner to advanced
Contact: Joel pagan, 505 306 0156
Tournaments: one every 4 months, 10min games

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center Chess Club (M3C3): Fridays 6-8pm at M3C on the SW corner of Southern and Elizabeth in SE Albuquerque. Casual play/instruction (started September 2015). All ages welcome. Facility membership is $13/yr, otherwise free. Some sets provided. Contact Ron Kensek (rpkense@comcast.net).

 


Corrales


Queen to Play Chess Club Meets in Corrales on Sundays from from 2pm to 3:30pm organized by Daniela Keller. See Flyer for details.


Farmington

Four Corners Chess Club is still  going after 40 years + !! The club meets twice per week in Farmington, NM: 5pm on Tuesdays at San Juan College (Room 1908) and 5pm on Thursdays at New Life in Christ Church. For more information contact Steve Marquez – resurrectionnews@aol.com at 505-330-2923 or Preston Herrington – pherrington@sjrmc.net at 505-486-1197.


Las Cruces

Las Cruces Chess Club – meets Fridays at the Munson Senior Center, 975 S. Mesquite St., Las Cruses from 8:30am to 12:30pm.


Las Cruces Chess Club (NMSU) – meets twice a week. Click here for details.


Las Cruses Hastings Chess Club – meets Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Hastings Book Store, 2350 Lohman Ave., LC. The contact person is David Lithar (575) 532-5219


Los Alamos

Los Alamos Chess Club – Thursdays 6:30 – 10:30pm at the Betty Ehart Senior Center(downstairs).
Contact Gerard Jungman at 667-0369 (days) or Tom Pigott at 662-6962.


Ruidoso

Viva! Chess- Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00pm at Viva! coffee shop, 2811 Sudderth Dr, Alto, NM, 88345.
Friendly, casual atmosphere. Players of all skill levels are welcome. The owners, Dan and Julie, are very supportive of chess. Tasty treats and beverages are available (for purchase) at the site.


Santa Fe

Santa Fe ChessMonday nights from 6pm at the café for the Violet Crown movie theater, 1606 Alcadesa Street, Santa Fe. Also at the Santa Fe Place Mall Food Court: Tuesdays 9am, Fridays 9am, and Sundays 11:30am.


Santa Fe Rooks Chess Club – organizes monthly tournaments in Santa Fe. Click here for their website.


Socorro

New Mexico Tech Chess Club – Meets Thursday nights at 7pm during spring and fall semesters on the NM Tech campus in Socorro, Jones Hall Room 202. Directions: Take I-25 exit 150 onto California Street. Turn right into Bullock Ave. (KFC at the corner). At the third intersection you will see the campus. Keep going straight. The street curves left. At stop sign, turn into the left parking lot Campus map

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tournaments outside New Mexico

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Spring time chess tournament in Soccoro,NM

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