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.


April Fool's Mate 

April 27, 2024
Chandler Gilbert Community College

2024 AZ  State Chess Championship
May 4, 5, 2024
Flagstaff High School, Flagstaff

May Checkmate

May 18,2024

Chandler Gilbert Community College

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. 

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

Lynn Schucker -
Jeff Smith -
Debbie Maneth -
Scott Peavy -
Paolo Hutchison -
Roy Tokeshi -
Vidhya Sampath Kumaran -
Bernadette LaMazza - Director

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

A 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization

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