Alamogordo Chess Club

Alamogordo Chess Club meets Mondays from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Plateau Espresso, 2724 N Scenic Dr, Alamogordo.  You can come and leave whenever you want between those times.  We get together for casual chess and study.  We have all levels of players from beginner to expert.  For more information on either, contact Matt Grinberg at 575 415-3628 or


Coronado Chess Club

Wednesdays 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 blitz – Fridays around 3:00-7:00pm at Frontier’s back room; play for table & usual strength of players are USCF rt. ~2000


Diamondback Chess Club

Meets every Monday at Fuddruckers 4855 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 6pm to 8pm. Open to all ages and all skill levels. Each Monday will be a rated tournament with a $5 entry fee and cash prizes.  Contact Willow LeTard at for more information or our Facebook page


Empire Chess Club

Every Sunday except holidays at Jasons Deli 5920 Holly Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 5pm to 9pm, all ages and levels welcome for casual play.  No charge to play, sets and clocks provided.  For more info contact Steve Perea at 505-315-8709 or


Meadowlark Chess Club

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:



West Mesa Chess Club

West Mesa Community Center Chess Club. Address: 5500 Glenrio Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105 (Easy freeway access from I-40 west to Coors south to Glenrio east). The Center opens up at 8:00 am on Saturday and the Chess Club members play from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Center usually closes for holidays and you can call the center at (505) 836-3487 to verify. We have a have a large playing site with large tables to provide adequate spacing between players. All ages and chess strengths are welcomed. Usual playing strength of club members is around 1200 to 1900. Play is very informal. Come join us for a good game of chess, a free cup of coffee and donuts while they last. Contact Bob Scott, Club President at (505) 833-3770 for any further information. Please no phone calls after 6:00 pm.


Hub City Chess

Club meets at Belen Public Library, but is currently waiting for Covid restrictions to lift before they can meet again.


Cloudcroft Chess Club

Club meets at 7pm on Mondays.  Meet at Eight the Cake, 506a Burro St, Cloudcroft NM.  Free coffee and sometimes we have snacks available.  All ages and skill levels are welcome to arrend.  Chess Boards are provided by Eight the Cake.  Contact Richard Welch


Four Corners Chess Club

Still  going after 40 years + !!  The Four Corners Chess Club will be playing OTB on Tuesdays from 5PM-7PM at San Juan College. We play in the student lounge above Mary's Kitchen and next to the SJC library. Steve Marquez – at 505-330-2923 or Preston Herrington – at 505-486-1197.

Las Cruces

Endgame Chess

On hold due to Covid.


Las Cruces Chess Club

On hold due to Covid.

NMSU Chess Club

On hold due to Covid.


Santa Fe

De Vargas Mall Chess

Players meet almost every day from 10-2, Right down the hallway from Starbucks. Players pop in and out. Contact Chris Candelario at


Santa Fe Rooks

Organizes monthly tournaments in Santa Fe, meet on Mondays  at the Violet Crown on Alcaldesa Street in the railyard chess from 6 till 9, and on Sundays  at the Santa Fe Place Mall on Cerrillos and Rodeo from 11:30 till 3

Vista Grande Chess Club

Vista Grande Public Library in Eldorado at Santa Fe, NM. We have a chess club at the library every Friday from 3-5:00 pm. This is for all ages, some very skilled players as well as new players attend. The library is located at 14 Avenida Torreon, Santa Fe NM. Contact Abigail Smith for more information.

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