Chess Events Scheduled for Des Moines in April 2023!

That’s right! South Sound Chess finally has some events on the schedule. Thanks to our new Vice President, Matthew Duran, we have meeting space at the Des Moines Gospel Church on Thursday evenings for USCF and unrated events.

Go check out the Events Page today to see what we’ve got going on Thursday evenings starting mid-April!

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South Sound Chess Newsletter


A New Chess Club Appears!

Frustrated by the lack of chess events in the South End of King County, including South Seattle? We are, too. Thus, South Sound Chess was born.

While we don’t have a physical location (yet), we’re run by chess enthusiasts who self-fund the organization through the US Chess Federation, becoming a real affiliate in May 2022 (member ID A7790405).

We will primarily run Quick games for unrated and novice players to begin with very low entry fees (sometimes free), and we’ll provide boards, sets, clocks, and annotation sheets.

It shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg to play some rated events. You will need to be a validated US Chess member, and due to agreements at some locations, we won’t be able to accept money and/or process memberships on-site, so make sure you do that over at

We’ll have events listed on our Events Page soon enough, along with more club info, but for now, hang with us and check back!