About Us

Who are you?

We are a handful of competitive chess players and enthusiasts who volunteer to host a space for like-minded individuals who love the game of chess. Some names you’ll hear regularly are Artem, Tim, Stephane, and Billy.

We are friends of The Rockland County Chess Club based in Nyack, New York, with whom we regularly collaborate.

When and where do you meet?

We meet Saturdays @ 10am at The Piermont Community Center located at
204 Hudson Terrace, Piermont, NY 10968
We play from 10am to around 1pm. Come by at ANY time, and stay along as you like. The door is always open.

What do you do?

We play chess. Our goal is to provide an encouraging space to socialize, challenge friends, and improve at chess by playing over the board with real people!

We also host tournaments, both UNRATED & USCF RATED. Some even have cash prizes!

We don’t usually have classes or lectures, though we may have some presentations from time to time. Here you’ll learn by playing, and discussing the games you play with the other club members, and hopefully having lots of fun.

Do I need to bring anything?

No. We provide it all, but you’re very welcome to bring your own sets and clocks for casual games. You may bring your own equipment for tournaments as well, but, unlike many clubs, it is not necessary. There are some specifications if you choose to do so. Contact us at piermontchess@gmail.com to inquire.

You may also bring food and drinks. We usually have some coffee.


Is there any cost?

There is NO charge or membership fee to attend our casual chess events, though donations are very welcome.  We can’t thank The PAL Piermont Community Center, and the village of Piermont enough for providing such an exceptional space for free.

Unrated tournaments are also free, but to cover the cost of reporting USCF ratings, rated tournaments generally require a modest registration fee.  This also allows us to offer cash prizes, and helps us supply and maintain our chess equipment.

All tournament directors, arbiters, and staff are USCF certified, and are volunteers.

Where can I learn more?

If you would like weekly updates on activities and events, including tournament registrations, email us at piermontchess@gmail.com to receive our newsletters, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and you can always check back here at www.piermontchess.com.

Hope to see you there!