This website is intended to gather information for chess players in the San Diego area. Please Note: this page is updated very infrequently and some info may not be current, so please contact any locations mentioned to confirm information.
There are a number of libraries in both the County of San Diego library system and the City of San Diego library system which host regular chess clubs. Some of them are intended for children (often held only during the school year), and many are all ages. Details of these clubs can be found by searching for “chess” in the event sections of the library websites.
For USCF rated games, the San Diego Chess Club, on the west side of Balboa Park on Sixth Avenue, has games on Wednesday nights and Saturdays. The North County Chess Club plays on Thursday nights in Oceanside. the Temecula Chess Club has tournaments Tuesday evenings and some Saturdays, as well as casual play at other times.
There are also many cafes all around San Diego county where players gather to play casual games. We’ve tried to gather the ones we could find in the post about local hangouts.
Additionally, a very unofficial schedule of regular local games, including the library clubs, can be found on our calendar page.