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The SW Florida Chess Club, originally located in Naples, was started in July 2009.  Founder and President Greg Gordon has been a USCF member and chess player since the 1980's, and has participated in local and state tournaments in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Florida.  He is a certified USCF Local Tournament Director.

Over the years, other local chess clubs aligned with the SW Florida Chess Club, further strengthening and extending our membership from Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Lehigh Acres, North Port, Port Charlotte, and Sarasota.

In September 2013 a Scholastic Section was added to the SWFCC for scholastic aged children 7 to 18.  The Scholastic Section meets Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:30 pm for chess instruction and casual games, and is for scholastic members USCF 1150 and below, including non-rated.

Beginning adults are encouraged to "sit in" with the scholastic section to get lessons and proper instruction.

We offer FREE chess instruction and FREE entry to all our monthly USCF rated tournaments.  An Estero Rec Center membership is required. ($10 one-time fee)

USCF rated tournaments are held on the first Saturday of every month.  Typically two sections, Open and Scholastic.


       The SW Florida Chess Club Meets Saturdays:
          
          Saturdays: 12:00 to 4:00 pm
                               Estero Recreation Center
                               9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
                               Estero, FL. 33928

                 Scholastic Section:  Saturdays from 10:00 to 12:30 pm.

             Note: There is a one-time $10.00 fee ($25.00 family) to join the
                       Estero Recreation Center
                                                                                  
                        All players Welcome!
                       - Scholastic - ages 7 to 13
                                - Youth - ages 14 to 25
                                -  Adults and seniors 
   - Novice, intermediate or expert
       - USCF members & non-members
                                - Casual play & USCF rated events                         
                 

                        For more information:                                          
                           Contact: Greg Gordon
                               mobile: 239-218-2116                                                                              email: swflchess@yahoo.com
SW Florida Chess Club
             Serving the SW Florida Chess Community                                                             Since 2009
            The SW Florida Chess Club serves the Chess Community of SWFL from Marco Island, Ft.Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres,     Port Charlotte, North Port, Sarasota and Tampa.
    The SW Florida Chess Club is an affiliate of the USCF & Florida Chess Association!
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