Due to the pandemic, in-person club meetings and over-the-board tournaments are suspended until further notice. Follow our Facebook page for status.

Welcome to the Vassar-Chadwick Chess Club, the best (and only) active USCF affiliate in Dutchess county, located in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

The club is open to everyone (not just students, and not just residents of Dutchess county) and there are no membership dues. All of our tournaments are nationally rated by the United States Chess Federation (USCF) and therefore require USCF memberships (Unless explicitly stated otherwise).  We meet most Monday nights, sometimes run tournaments on weekends, and have been known to feature special events.

Our premier event, the Dutchess County Chess Championship, takes place in February/March, and has attracted some of the strongest players in the Mid-Hudson valley.  Starting in 2017, we have added a second premier event, the Vassar-Chadwick Club Championship, to take place each Autumn.

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Are you interested in chess? Come and join us Monday nights at 7PM with most tournaments starting at 7:30PM. 

Vassar Chadwick Chess Club – Poughkeepsie

From Labor Day to Memorial Day: The club meets in rooms 101 and 104 of Rockefeller Hall on Vassar College Campus. Google map for Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College.

Coldenham Chess Club – Newburgh

FREE play starts at 6 PM.  Coldenham-Newburgh Reformed Presbyterian Church. Google map

Millerton Chess Club – Millerton

Casual play, lectures, tournaments starting at 6PM every Wednesday.  Northeast-Millerton Library. Google map

Circumstances or special events may adjust these meeting places and times, so see the Schedule page for specific event details.

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