Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
Your first visit to our chess club is free. After that it's just $1/visit for students or $2/visit for everyone else. There is no membership fee to join our club.


You play chess at the Westport Flea Market?
The Westport Flea Market is a pretty cool, casual bar & grill near downtown Kansas City, Missouri. We play chess in one of their rooms. Stop by. They give us food and drink specials, too.


Do I have to bring anything for casual chess, like a chess set?
No, you don't have to bring anything like that. Our club provides the chess pieces, chess mats, and we have a few old clocks (if you want to use one). Just bring a jovial spirit and your best game.


Do I have to bring anything for tournament chess?
It would be helpful if you brought your chess clock along. You don't have to, but it would help. We appreciate it. If you're a member of the USCF, please know your USCF ID, too. Thanks!


Do I have to play in your tournaments?
Aboslutely not! There are always people ready to play casual chess.


Do you just play chess?
Yes, but we also play other chess variants like "Bughouse" and "Chess960". Other than that our club sticks to chess: skittles games, chess tournaments, and individual matches. Your games can be USCF rated or unrated. (We do not play other games like Checkers, Go, Poker, or Backgammon.)


Where do I park?
There is parking in the lots to the east and south of the Westport Flea Market.


How can I be notified of upcoming events?
Easy! There are several ways: