About Us


When and Where we play

We play every Friday evening at the Detroit Institute of Arts from 4pm to 8pm in Prentis Court.  It's free to play for anyone age 5 to 100.  If you want to learn or just test your skills against one of our players.  See you on the board. Chess Clubs in Detroit Chess Tournaments in Detroit. Detroit City Chess Club


Thinkers Chess tournaments

We offer 6 scholastic tournaments a year for beginners to rated players.  Our tournaments have several different sections: RATED SECTIONS: Open, U1400, U1100, U900, U600.  UNRATED SECTIONS: Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-7 and 8-12.


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December 1, 2018

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The rationale for Detroit City Chess Club & Young Detroit Thinkers is to create future societal leaders. 



Tournament location Detroit Collegiate Preparatory @ Northwestern 2200 W. Grand Blvd Detroit, MI 48208.

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Detroit City Chess Club

5200 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202

Phone: 888.888.8141 Email: youngdetroitthinkers@gmail.com