Big Rapids Chess

Our goal is to promote chess in the Big Rapids area by creating a safe environment where members, regardless of experience or identity, can meet to learn about and play chess on a regular basis.


This is currently an informal gathering of chess players and those that are interested in learning more about chess. We generally meet twice each week:

We gather on campus at Ferris State University in the University Center near the Starbucks on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

We also meet at the Big Rapids Community Library in the Community room on Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Anyone interested in learning, studying, or playing chess is invited to attend both of these. You can learn more about our group on our About us page. Due to the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, our group has been on a prolonged hiatus. We are working on resuming regular meetings again this summer (2021) as things become more normal once again. Thanks for your patience.

First Meeting

24 October 2019

Six of us got together for our first club meet at the library. For the first session, I think that we had some pretty evenly matched games.

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Starting up

10 October 2019

Welcome to the new Big Rapids Chess group. Next week, on October 17, 2019, we will hold our first public meeting in the Community room at the Big Rapids Community Library. Come join us and enjoy some time with a casual game of chess (or two). We will meet from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Hope to see you there.

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