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January 23, 2018


   Local Club Directory


Informal Augusta chess on Tuesdays, from 5:00 to 11:00pm, in the cafe area of Barnes and Noble booksellers in the mall across from the Augusta civic center. Exit 112 from interstate 95.


Informal Bangor chess on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 10:00pm at Borders Books cafe.


The Saco Valley Chess Club
Contact: Robert Jenkins ( or 207-883-3802)
Meets Tuesdays from 6:00 to 11:00 at the Martin Center on Alfred Street.


Eastport Chess Club
Contact: Rafi Hopkins (
Meets Sundays 2:00 pm at Rose Garden Cafe.


Ellsworth Chess Club
Contact: Richard Powell ( or 207-667-3507)
Meets Thursdays 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Mr. Paperback Cafe/bookstore on High Street.


Lincoln Chess Club
Contact: Frank Hill ( or 207- 677-2467)
Meets Mondays 6:00 to 10:00pm at St. Andrews Church on Glidden Street.


George Cunningham Chess Club
Advisor: Thomas C. Sandford (
President: Michael Dudley (
Meetings at the Memorial Union, University of Maine, Orono, on Wednesday nights from 6:30-11 PM. No membership fee.


Portland Chess Club
Contact: Phil Lowell ( or 207-854-2366)
Meets Fridays between 6:00 and 11:00pm in room 43 of the Payson-Smith building of the University of Southern Maine in their Portland Campus. It bares the name of OLLI chess club as it welcomes students from the Osher Life-long Learning Institute. Jon Malev has continued to reserve the current room until Jan. 19th of 2007. From that Friday night until mid-May 2007 the Portland/OLLI club will meet in the room next door.

Informal chess clubs
Acoustic Coffee House, 32 Danforth Street, Saturday morning 9am -1pm.
Arabica Coffee House, 16 Free Street, Sunday morning 9am -1pm.


Unity College Chess Club
Contact: William Hafford ( or 207-299-4626)
Meets Thursdays 6:00 to 8:00pm in room 121 of Koons Hall of Unity College on Quaker Hill Road in Unity.


Waterville Chess Club
Contact: Mark McPheters ( or 207-453-9823)
Meets Mondays 6:45 to 10:00pm at the First Baptist Church on Park Street in Waterville.


King and Queens Chess Club
Contact: Richard Judy ( or 207-752-2311)
Meets Thursdays 6:00 to 11:00pm at the Grant House on Route One in York.

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