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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 skill 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.

Due to lack of regular attendance on Saturdays and Sundays, the Thursday meetings at the Library will be CCC's only formal meeting time and place.

Please contact us for more information.

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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   If you haven't already, check out and join our Club Page!


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

Please note that we will NOT be meeting this week (February 29th) due to the the La Quinta Arts Festival taking place for which the LQ Library will be closed to the public.  We will resume our weekly meeting on Thursday, March 7th at 4pm for casual play and matches.  Players of all ages and skill level are welcome, so please come and check us out!



 The Ken Farr Memorial Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at the La Quinta Public Library.  This USCF Rated, Game in 30 (no increment) tournament will be a single-day Swiss-System of either 4 or 5 total rounds (based on number of entries) and open to all provided they are current USCF members.  Information on joining the USCF or renewing membership can be found here.


Entry fee is $25.  Approximately 85% of paid entries will be returned as prizes.  Prizes will be awarded via Zelle, Paypal or Check at the conclusion of the event.  All entries MUST be received at least one (1) week Prior to the start of the event (March 16th) as NO ONSITE ENTRIES will be accepted.  

Please email the Club at for more information or to register for the event.

 **an email blast incorrectly stated that clocks start at 4:30pm.  Please disregard as start times have not yet been finalized but will for sure be in the morning after the Library opens, not in the late afternoon**


--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!   :)

***Last day to enter the Ken Farr Memorial is March 16th!  No day-of entries will be accepted***

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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