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


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:

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.

Empire Chess Club -Every Sunday except holidays at Jasons Deli 5920 Holly Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 6pm 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


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

West Mesa Community Center Chess Club  Meets every Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the West Mesa Community Center at 5500 Glenrio Rd NW Albuquerque NM 87105 (505) 836-3487. All ages and skill level are welcomed. The 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 (


Diamondback Chess Club – Meets the first four Mondays of each month at the Panera Bread at 4300 The 25 Way, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 6pm to 9pm. Free to all ages and all skill levels. Weeks 1, 2, and 3 will be rated quads at $5 with a prize of $10 for 1st place and $5 for 2nd. Week 4 will be a rated blitz tournament at $5, prizes based on entry.


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


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 – at 505-330-2923 or Preston Herrington – at 505-486-1197.

Las Cruces

Endgame Chess – meets on Tuesday”s at Village Inn on Telshor at 2 pm

NMSU Chess Club – meets at Student Union Building, Corbet Center NMSU Thursdays at 5pm

Las Cruces Chess Club –  meets at the Corner Bakery Tuesdays at 6 pm and Friday Mornings at the Munson Center on Mesquite street

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.

Los Lunas

Valencia County Chess- Website: We meet weekly on Saturday from 2-4 at the at the Terri Ortiz Teacher Resource Center. If you are a seasoned player, new to chess, or never even played a game you are welcome to join our club! We offer monthly learning sessions on the 1st Saturday of each month along with several playing options from blitz, to rapid and even bug house. Don’t have a chess set or a clock? Don’t worry we have you covered! Come join us and help build community camaraderie in Valencia County!

*Although the club is for all ages, both children and adults, any child under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Also because we are playing on Los Lunas School Grounds you are required to fill out and sign the following Liability Waiver. Please bring this form signed when you come to play chess with our group.

Los Lunas School Liability Waiver


Roswell Chess Encounters- First Saturday of the month from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Roswell Library


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 Chess

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


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

Results from the Santa Fe Action tournament

This event has now been rated. Thanks to all 15 players who showed up at the main library. Congrats to Tim Martinson who swept the Open section and to Eric Johnston who won the U1400. Our next one will be a quad on the 27th July which will be at a yet to be determined...

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Team Captain’s Duties

Register all players, including alternates with April USCF rating and team average based on three highest rated players. Ensure that team arrives on time, plays on correct boards/colors, and against correct opponent. Report results immediately after round to TD. Check...

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Monday night tournaments

Diamondback Chess will be hosting Monday night tournaments over the summer! We will meet the first four Mondays of each month at the Panera Bread at 4300 The 25 Way, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 6pm to 9pm. Open to all ages and all skill levels. Weeks 1, 2, and 3 will be...

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