Desert Chess Club


About DCC

Welcome to Desert Chess Club, a new, dynamic and exciting chess club experience. DCC is a USCF Affiliate (ID: #A6054773.) The club was formed to provide enjoyable chess activities in a relaxing environment. Whether experienced, a casual player, student, or novice, all are welcome. Embassy Suites in Palm Desert has graciously provided a beautiful low-key location for chess enthusiasts. We are sincerely grateful to hotel manager Malia Mailangi for spearheading this collaboration. We also meet at the Palm Springs Public Library.

Mission: To provide DCC members, and honored guests, of all ages and levels an enjoyable, social and competitive environment to play chess and participate in chess related activities, placing special emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills, fostering tournament play and reciprocal intellectual exchanges with other chess clubs.

Membership: Desert Chess Club is a private club. A full lifetime membership grant/waiver is being provided by R. David Brown to the first 100 new members at no cost to the member. Act on this grant now. These free memberships will go fast. This is a $400 value and a one-time offer. Join Online or send membership inquiries to DesertChessClub@gmail.com today. This offer is available to all ages and levels of play. Some restrictions apply.

Tournament: DCC will sponsor and host the inaugural Coachella Valley Chess Open coming in 2020. This tournament is open to members of DCC who are residents of the greater Coachella Valley. This tourney, to be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, will crown the chess champion of the region. This is for Coachella Valley bragging rights! Don’t miss it! More eligibility, information and details to follow.

Meetings: DCC meets weekly as follows: Sundays 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Sonoma Grille at Embassy Suites Hotel in Palm Desert, CA; Wednesdays 12:00pm - 3pm at the Palm Springs Public Library. Please stop by and take a peek, or even play a game. Club members in good standing may also play online through our Chess.com portal.

Club Rules: First and foremost, have fun! Treat all members, club guests and our host location's staff with respect, courtesy, fairness and friendship. Adhere to rules of play as set forth in USCF regulations. Honesty, integrity and ethics are required of all members at all times.

DCC Director: Dr. R. David Brown, Ph.D., ELO 2203, USCF Certified Tournament Director, ID #17202571, USCF Registered Voting Member. 

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