Fall Challenge

Sep 21 ,2024

Chandler Gilbert Community College

Queens Knightmare

Oct 26,2024

Chandler Gilbert Community College

Pawn Storm
Nov 23,2024
Chandler Gilbert Community College

Bishop Bash
Dec 14th,2024
​Chandler Gilbert Community College


All Proceeds are Utilized for the Promotion and Development of Scholastic Chess in Arizona

A 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization

Our Mission is to Deliver the Best Chess
​Education, Tournaments and Activities  

Join us for a fun packed evening filled with Blitz & Bughouse every Friday Knight.

Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome, Kindergarten through Adult.   Friday Knight Frenzy is held at Mathnasium of Gilbert 756 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert 85296. 

Welcome to Arizona Chess Central 

At Arizona Chess Central our mission is to deliver the best chess opportunities for all scholastic chess players by providing high quality low cost chess tournaments, chess camps, chess instruction and chess activities.

Arizona Chess Central holds monthly tournaments for players of all ages (Kindergarten through Adult) and offers free game review at  each and every tournament.  Game review is performed by our top level coaching staff and is available to all players, young and old - beginner to expert.

Adult participation is welcomed and encouraged. We have sections available at every tournament to provide an opportunity for adult play as well as to strengthen the playing abilities of some of the stronger scholastic players.

Arizona Chess Central offers chess lessons and chess education classes  for kids of all ages. Our "Friday Knight Frenzy", with Blitz and Bughouse, draws both adult and scholastic chess enthusiasts and is an excellent opportunity to sharpen your chess skills.

We are not a club and there are no members. Everyone is Welcome! All chess enthusiasts, from beginner to expert, are eligible to participate in our chess events and activities and enjoy the services we provide.

Email Sign-up Form

Sign up to receive emails regarding upcoming events and activities

Lynn Schucker -  Presidentchessrookieaz@gmail.com
Jeff Smith - Secretaryjsmithaz2@cox.net
Debbie Maneth -  Treasurerarizonachesscentral@gmail.com
Scott Peavy -  Directorsrpeavy@yahoo.com
Paolo Hutchison - Directorpaolo@paolo.com
Roy Tokeshi - Directorroy@tokeshi.com
Vidhya Sampath Kumaran - Directorarizonachesscentral@gmail.com
Bernadette LaMazza - Director


Mailing Address:
Arizona  Chess Central
PO Box: 2238
Gilbert, AZ 85299

Dedicated to the Development and Promotion ​of Scholastic Chess