Established in the early 1940’s, the Westfield Chess Club is New Jersey’s most prestigious chess club,
with several Grandmasters & NJ State Champions among its alumni.
Address: YMCA building, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ 07090.



*** All Tournament Prizes Paid Via Zelle Only ***

*** Important Changes Starting June 2023 ***

Below changes are directly from YMCA and out of Chess Club control.

As of June 4th 2023, anyone entering YMCA building will need to have an annual Chess Club Basic YMCA Program Membership or an active YMCA membership (membership from another Y can use the National YMCA reciprocity Program to get inside the building).

The fees YMCA will charge:

  • Chess Club Basic YMCA Program Membership annual fee $45/per player over 18
  • Chess Club Basic YMCA Program Membership annual fee $55 for one parent or guardian and player under 18.
  • None of these fees go to Westfield Chess Club, you are directly purchasing a program from YMCA
  • If you are a YMCA member currently in another location, you can YMCA reciprocity Program to come inside the YMCA building