Arlington Chess Club

  • Since 1954, the ACC is the Washington DC area's oldest continuously operating chess club.

    Meets Fridays at 7:00 PM.  Join us for our weekly ladder matches!

    Annual Membership fee is $50 for adults, $40 for children 18 and under.

    Metro: Clarendon.

       Lyon Village Community House
       1920 N. Highland Street
       Arlington, VA, 22201
       United States

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  • 3 years ago


    The Arlington Chess Club meets every Friday night beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Arlington Forest United Methodist Church at 4701 Arlington Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia.  

  • 6 years ago


    Check out the 2 events on our schedule:

    1) Vette City 960 -- Nov. 2010 -- awesome new tournament format!!!

    2) WKU Open April 16-17 2011 --- exciting tournament last year had GM, Im, 2xFM, many over 2000 Plus excellent facilities and great competition!

  • 7 years ago


    I think you have to pay to play--I'm not sure about merely spectating.

    It would be a good idea to acquire a club chess set quickly (I got mine from Amazon for $25).

    Google Maps estimates the walk at about 3/5 mile, or 12 minutes

  • 7 years ago


    Hello! I hope all is well.

    3 questions:

    1) If I'd like to just come and see what ACC is like, do I still need to pay the $50?

    2) Am still a rookie in the world of chess, so I apologize if this question seems ignorant, but, when I do visit ACC, should I bring my own chess set, or are there sets on hand?

    3) How long of a walk is it from Clarendon Metro to ACC?

    Thanks Much!

    Steve Michalski

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