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Our Advantage

The Manasota Chess Center (MCC) has more than 100 members and is the go-to place for chess in Sarasota and surrounding counties.

  • Venue: We do not share our space with any other organizations, allowing us to create a unique, attractive, and modernized environment solely for chess players.

  • Availability: We are open 4 days per week, on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click here to view schedule.

  • Convenience and Accessibility: At the MCC, parking, accessing, playing, and eating are easy, so you can focus on enjoying chess.

    • Our location at the mall provides convenient parking and is accessible for those with disabilities.

    • Chess sets and clocks are provided by the MCC – so players don’t need to bring their own “gear”.

    • Multiple choices for food and dining are available at or near the mall.

  • Chess Programs: We provide a one-stop-shop for chess, with a robust array of programs for learning and competing, as well as simply connecting with other chess players to socialize and have fun. Some of our key programs include:

    • On-site or online lessons (private, semi-private or group) taught by a USCF certified coach or Grandmaster.

    • USCF-rated monthly tournaments (Quad and Swiss).

    • Member-only bi-weekly chess ladder.

    • Casual Chess Connect

    • Just4Seniors Chess Connect, a friendly weekly meet-up on Wednesday afternoons for Seniors to socialize and play casual chess games

    • Just4Kids Chess Connect, a friendly meet-up on (non--tournament) Sundays for kids to socialize and play casual chess games

  • Member Savings: Free and/or discounted services and programs for MCC members include:

    • $5 off MCC tournament entry fees.

    • Free access to Chess Ladder, Casual Chess Connect, Just4Kids Chess Connect, and/or Just4Seniors Connect

    • Borrow chess books from the MCC library.

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