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Athens
Classic City Chess: Mon. 7-10 p.m. at the Globe; Tues. 7-9 p.m. at
Tate. The Globe Bar: 199 North Lumpkin St.; Tate Student Center:
45 Baxter St. Contact: Classic City Chess, Szimm95@uga.edu
http://chess.uga.edu.

Atlanta
64 Squares Chess Club: Contact: Frank Johnson 404-492-9039
http://chess-coach.net.

Atlanta Chess Mess: 1st and 3rd Tues. Manuel’s Tavern, 602
N. Highland Avenue NE. Contact via Facebook. Adults only.

Buckhead Chess Club: Sat. 7-11 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 2900
Peachtree St. Contact: Mike Anderssen 404-285-6228.

Georgia Tech Chess Club: Tues. 4-6 p.m. Student Center room
359; Fri. 12-6 p.m. (during the academic year) Student Center,
1st floor, usually around Post Office area. Contact: Ignacio Becerra-
Licha 404-783-372 or Matt Chappell 404-401-2357.

Starbucks Chess Club: Every night 6 – 9 p.m. Starbucks
3660 Cascade Rd. Contact: 404-699-1093.

Augusta
Central Savannah River Area: Sun. 1 p.m. to store closing, R. Gabriels
Coffee Shop, 3740 Washington Rd., Martinez. Contact: 706-737-6962.

Austell
Austell Chess Club: Contact: Clinton Wall, clinton_wall@
mindspring.com or Charles Curry III, ccurry3@hotmail.com.

Buford
Buford Chess Club: Atlanta Bread Co., 3185 Woodward Crossing
Blvd. (near the Mall of Georgia). Sat. 6–10 p.m. Contact: Jim Cabaniss,
jim.cabaniss@yahoo.com 770-377-6870.

Calhoun
Calhoun Chess Club: Every 1st Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Calhoun-Gordon
County Library, 100 N Park Ave. Contact: Keith McFarland at
770-789-5407.

Carrollton
Carrollton Chess Club: Every Mon. 7-10 p.m. Alley Cat.
Contact: Eric Dodson at 770-214-3181.

Clayton
Clayton Chess Club (Rabun County): Sundays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays
at 1:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 260 Warwoman Rd. Contact: Cal Mannes,
cjm999@windstream.net. Open to all ages and skill levels.
706-782-9717. https://sites.google.com/site/chessclubofclaytongeorgia.

Cumming
North Georgia Chess Center: Mon.-Thurs. 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
(closed Tues.), Fri. 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Sat. 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.,
Sun. 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (hours may vary on tournament days).
2450 Atlanta Hwy., Suite 201. Contact: 770-844-9204
northgachesscenter@gmail.com; http://northgachesscenter.com.

Dahlonega
Kibitzers Chess Club: Contact: Dave Bateman, 706-864-8236.

Decatur
Beulah Chess Club: Mon. (unless holiday) 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Beulah Baptist Church (Family Life Center: the building next to
the church), 2340 Clifton Springs Rd.

Emory Chess Club: Members only.
http://www.students.emory.edu/chess.

Ironman Chess Club of Decatur: 1st & 3rd Tues. 7-9 p.m.
The Community Room, 735 Sycamore Dr.
Contact: Tim Brookshear 770-633-6718.

Duluth
Gwinnett Chess Club: Every Saturday 6-10 p.m. Mall of Georgia
downstairs, outside of Nordstrom.
Contact: Jim Cabiness 770-377-6870.

LaGrange
Covenant Chess Club: Covenant Presbyterian Church (OPC).
118 Church St., LaGrange, GA. Contact: A. Boyd Miller, IV
706-812-9163 or aboydmiller@bellsouth.net.

LaGrange Memorial Library Chess Club:  LaGrange Memorial Library,
115 Alford St., LaGrange, GA.  Contact: Breonna Richard, 706-882-7784
or brichard@thrl.org

Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville/Suwanee Chess Club: Fri. 3-6 p.m. Panera
Bread Co., 911 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd. Contact: Jim Cabaniss,
jim.cabaniss@yahoo.com 770-377-6870.

Loganville
Loganville Chess Club: Thurs. 5-7 p.m. at the O’Kelly Memorial
Library, 363 Conyers Rd., Michael Muzquiz 828-719-8628
idraw1966@gmail.com. Open to all ages and skill levels.

Marietta
Marietta Chess Club: Saturday 3 p.m. at the Cool Beans Coffee
Roasters, 31 Mill Street. Marietta 30060, near the Marietta Square.
We also meet during the weeknights at various locations. Contact:
Tom Loudermilk, pawn@mariettachess.com, www.mariettachess.com.

Newnan
Coweta County Chess Club: Coweta County Chess Club: Tues.
6-9 p.m. at the Hardee’s on the corner of Hospital Road and Hwy
16/alt 27 across from the Newnan-Coweta Public Library in
Newnan, GA. Contact: Wayne Lauzon, 770-599-3940.

Norcross
The Gwinnett Chess Co.: 5172 Brook Hollow Pkwy. Ste G,
Norcross, GA 30071. http://thegwinnettchessco.org. Contact:
Alex Villasana info@thegwinnettchessco.org, 770-375-6014.

Phenix City
Phenix City Chess Club: Wed. 6-9 p.m. C-Club Gym, 1400 15th.
Contact: Lamar Causey, 334-291-1220, lam33@aol.com.
Also hosts Columbus players.

Rome
Mt Berry Chess Club: Time varies (when school is in session).
Open to the public. Berry College campus, Krannert Hall.
Contact: Mark N. Taylor 706-238-5905, mtaylor@berry.edu.

Savannah
ChessMart Savannah: Sat. 1-6 p.m. 309 E. Harris St.
Contact: Mike Kruse 912-631-4338.

ChessMart Savannah at Island Mini Golf and Games:
Fri. 6-9 p.m. Open play $5; tournaments at 7 p.m., entry fee $3 with
75% payout. Highway 80 & Johnny Mercer.
Contact: Mike Kruse 912-631-4338.

Savannah Chess Club: Mon. 7-11 p.m. Books-A-Million on Abercorn.
Contact: Mike Kruse 912-631-4338.

SCAD Chess Club: Thurs 8-12 p.m. (when school is in session).
Oglethorpe House Dorm. Contact: John Valentine, 912-897-9242;
jval1948@aol.com.

Smyrna
Smyrna Chess Club: 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, 5:00–7:30
p.m., Barnes and Noble, 2952 Cobb Pkwy, Smyrna, GA 30339 (at
Akers Mill near Cumberland Mall). Contact: Coach Scott Gandy
404-285-1387 or Coach Ben Johnson 404-309-7143.
Scholastic players of varying abilities. August – May only.

Cobb County Senior Chess Club: Friday 9 a.m. to noon, C. Freeman
Poole Senior Center, 4025 Hurt St., Smyrna 30082. Contact:
Tom Loudermilk, pawn@mariettachess.com, www.mariettachess.com.

St. Simons Island
St. Simons Island Chess Club: clubinbox@stsimonschess.com.
Contact: Richard Hathaway, thehathaways2@comcast.net, or Michael
Haas, dogas@bellsouth.net.

Stockbridge
Stockbridge GA Chess Club meets Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. at Stockbridge
Community Arts Center, 146 Burke St., Stockbridge, GA 30281.
Everyone welcome; no cost to participate. Contact Mark Allen 770-855-9865
or mark7atl@charter.net if you have questions or need information.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/446607358792043.
Website:  webpages.charter.net/mark7atl/chessclub.html.