Welcome to The Chess Refinery
We lost our lease location Oct 2020. Currently operating out of various public locations on an occasional basis. There are no plans to find another brick & mortar location until the pandemic is considered over.
Who We Are
- We organize USCF rated chess tournaments for all ages. We hope to offer FIDE rated events soon.
- We have a free kids chess learning program that takes place every other Sunday afternoon!
- We refer adults to the right resources for adult beginners who are seeking improvement and private lessons. Just text us with questions.
- We seek out opportunities to bring chess to the Houston community.
- We would love to open daily for casual OTB (over the board) chess, but unfortunately don't have the resources or enough volunteers to do so just yet. In the meantime, for a list of locations where you can play chess OTB in Houston, scroll to the bottom of the FAQ page.
Our free programs aid underprivileged kids and senior assisted living communities, etc.
For kids - private lessons available. Free group learning program is every other Sunday afternoon - preregistration required before attending.
Currently looking for volunteers to open the club up more nights to offer Casual OTB (over the board) Play!
Wednesday Monthly Swiss; 360+ Saturdays; Sat Swiss 75; Quick/Blitz; Rated & Unrated Events; see event calendar for dates & times
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