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The mission of the Manasota Chess Center is to provide a destination for chess enthusiasts to learn, compete, and connect, thereby creating a growing and connected community of players. Our unique dedicated location at the Crossings at Siesta Key mall, coupled with the scope of our chess offerings, allows us to serve as a chess community hub for Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. The Manasota Chess Center is the only active USCF affiliate in the Sarasota Metro area, and one of only sixteen silver level affiliates nationwide.

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Programs

“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev

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The Manasota Chess Center offers numerous learning opportunities for children and adults, including:
 

  • Group lectures

  • Private lessons

  • Tournament game analysis

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The Manasota Chess Center offers competition opportunities for everybody, regardless of skill level:

  • USCF rated Swiss, Quad, and Blitz tournaments

  • Chess Ladder

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The Manasota Chess Center enjoys hosting hosts social events Join our mailing list to learn about social connect events, such as:

  • Bagels & Blitz

  • Pizza & Play

  • Ladies Knight