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Ottawa’s RA Chess Club is one of the oldest, largest and most active clubs in Canada. Every Thursday evening year round, members meet for competitive tournament play. The Club also hosts simultaneous exhibitions and lectures by some of the world’s best players as well as many weekend regional tournaments attracting top players from outside the region. On Sunday, the Club is open for recreational play and occasional team matches against other clubs. For further info, visit www.ottawarachessclub.pbwiki.com.