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Coachella Chess Club Welcomes You

Welcome to our site!   We are always planning something new and exciting, and hope you’ll join us!

*NOTE*   Some features on the CCC website are best viewed on a Desktop or Laptop computer - especially the Game Breakdown column as Diagrams are a bit "skewed" on the mobile version.


About Us

The Coachella Chess Club (CCC) was founded in 2019 and is dedicated to sharing a passion with others and promoting USCF (US Chess) Rated events as well as casual play.  We are a USCF Affiliate and conduct Rated as well as Unrated events on a regular basis. 


Based in Coachella, CA, CCC is representative of all the desert cities in the Coachella Valley.   We are an active and enthusiastic Chess Club with events and activities taking place year-round. We like to keep up the energy and excitement, always welcoming new members to take part. Simply put, we love getting together to do what we love.

 Players of all ages and level are welcome.  Currently, CCC meets every Thursday from 4pm - 6:45pm at the La Quinta Public Library where we host Rated Tournaments, Exhibitions, and casual play on a regular basis.

Club members also currently meet for casual play at the following:

** Saturdays from 12-2pm at the Palm Desert Library.

* Sundays from 12-4pm at the La Quinta Library.

 ** = The above are casual meetings only and formal club representation may not be present.

    Again, our primary weekly meeting will remain at the La Quinta Public Library each Thursday from 4-6:45pm which will also serve as our hub for Rated Tournaments, etc.

Please contact us for more information.

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It's great to see so many new and enthusiastic players visit us each week and soo many talented youth, incredible!  Thank you!

Check out the Gallery for more Club Pics!

Coachella Chess Club is now a Club Affiliate of .  Be on the lookout for cool prizes and incentives for Club members in conjunction with our partnership with them (such as Diamond Memberships, Chessable lessons and more!).  If you haven't already, check out and join our Club Page!


--Please join us this Thursday, June 8th, at the La Quinta Library for casual games and (possible impromptu USCF Rated) head-to-head matches!

--Our June USCF Rated tournament will be held at the LQ Library on Thursday, June 29th.  Game in 10 (Sudden Death) sections arranged by Rating.  $10 entry must be received on or before our June 22nd meeting.  No on-site entries.  Please RSVP as soon as possible to enter.  Current US Chess ( membership is required to participate.  Email to enter or for more info.


The CCC would like to give a huge THANK YOU to David Brown and Jerome Pizinger for their very generous donations to the Club!  Dave donated several Chess sets and a Chess Clock and Jerome donated a Clock and much needed score books!  All of these items have already been put to use at the Club -- thank you both very much!

-Spectators and casual play are always welcome and encouraged! :-)

  --Want to play a USCF Rated Match or Quad against other CCC members?   We can have them as often as we'd like, so let us know at the Club!   :)

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Chess Lessons 

FM Lars Meyer is available for individual and group lessons.   Be sure to check out his monthly "Game Breakdown" -where Lars dissects Member submitted games in instructive fashion! 


Click the "Coach Lars" button or visit the Club Store for more info and FM Meyer's personal bio!

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