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Ottawa’s RA Chess Club is one of the oldest, largest and most active clubs in Canada. 

Every Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon from September through the end of June, members meet for both competitive and recreational 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. 

Competitive Tournament Play - Thursdays 7:00pm - 10:30pm
The Thursday evening program consist of a series of rated tournaments most with a 90+30 time control. 

Runs from Thursday September 15 to Thursday June 22
There will be no meetings during holiday season

The Sunday Rapid - Sundays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Sunday afternoon program is more of a recreational play experience for members featuring an unrated, 5 round, 10m+5s, Swiss.

Members who choose not to play in a scheduled event may play casual Chess at any time. 

Runs from Sunday September 18 to Sunday June 18
There will be no meetings during holiday season or on stat holidays 





RA Chess Club volunteers maintain a Club specific website. Click on the link below for detailed information on Club activities, tournaments and programs.

Member Website