Welcome to the Chess Club at Mechanics' Institute
Whether you are just starting or a titled player, we have something for you!
Please consider becoming a member of Mechanics' Institute and enjoy the many benefit of the institute and the chess club!
Here is a guide to get you started:
- Free offerings for Mechanics' Institute members
- Tournaments and Classes for Adults & Advanced players
- Scholastic Chess: Classes, Camps, Tournaments
- Chess for Beginners
- Chess for Women sponsored by US Chess Women's Program
- Join Mechanics' Chess Club ONLINE!
Benefits to Chess Players in becoming Mechanics' Institute Members
Discounted chess fees and
Access to all the wonderful Mechanics' services and events!
Get a Mechanics' Institute membership today!
$65/year for a student membership
$120/year for a regular membership
$180/year for a family membership
You will save big if you are a regular participant in our tournaments and/or classes!
Here are some of our registration costs and savings you can achieve with membership:
- Tuesday Night Marathon: $65 member, $95 non-member registration fee
- Weekend USCF rated events: varies based on tournament - please see tournament schedule for information
- Weekend Scholastic Tournament Registration Fee: $30 for members, $35 for non-members
Basically, your membership pays for itself if you attend just a few tournaments, classes, or other chess events per year!
Plus you get everything that a Mechanics' Institute membership offers.
Benefits of Mechanics' Institute Membership
- Discount on most chess events or classes.
- Full use of the Library and its services, including online databases, ebooks, and more!
- Free or reduced admission to cultural events, programs, classes, and book groups.
- Access to the Chess Room and its tournaments and classes.
- WiFi access throughout the Library, Chess Room, and 4th floor meeting room.
- Membership access at other membership libraries.
Join Mechanics' at: https://www.milibrary.org/join