Welcome to the Manasota Chess Center

Play. Compete. Learn.



The Manasota Chess Center provides a venue for players of varying abilities to play through offering competitive chess and scholastic programs, thereby promoting the game of chess in the community.



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


Open Play

Stop by any time we are open! Check our schedule to see the special offerings on the days we are open.

Note that as we continue to grow, we will be open more days!

Hours of Operation:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 3-8 PM

Friday: 5-9 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 12-5 PM

After School Programs

We offer after school programs with certified instructors who can help your child build a strong chess foundation and also help improve academic performance.

Note: Due to current Covid restrictions, this will not begin until the 2021/2022 season starting in the Fall.



We offer USCF rated as well as unrated weekly blitz tournaments, rapid tournaments, and classical tournaments under the direction of a certified USCF tournament director.

No upcoming events at the moment

Contact Manasota Chess Center

The Crossings at Siesta Key
3501 South Tamiami Trail
Suite #106
Sarasota, FL 34239

(941) 313 - 5589

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