top of page

Des Moines Area Chess

Smokey Row Chess Club

Smokey Row Coffee Co.

1910 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314


6:00pm - 9:00pm

Java Joe's Chess Club

Java Joe's

4944 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50323


9:00am - 12:00pm

Drake University Chess Club

Cowles Library

2507 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311

Room 201 (fishbowl)

Wednesday when Drake is in session

7:00pm - 10:00pm

For more information contact Ty Kroells at

Ankeny Chess Club

Kirkendall Public Library

1210 NW Prairie Ridge Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021

(On the right, next to the computers)


6:30pm - 9:00pm

For more information contact Austin Scharosch at

Where do you Chess?

Do you know of a chess club that isn't listed on our site? Please submit the info to have it added. You must have at a minimum the location and time for the club. Please include the name of the building with the address if applicable. A Contact is very helpful in getting new people to attend, but it is not required to submit the club. If you do not have a contact, please include your email in the contact box so we can contact you if we have any questions about getting the information on the website.

Thanks! Message sent.

Urbandale Recreational Chess Club

Urbandale Public Library

3520 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322

ICN Room (Enter through front door, turn right immediately. 1st door on the left)


1:00pm - 4:00pm

For more information contact Carl Peters at

bottom of page