The Community Chess Club of Rochester (CCCR)

This is the Official web site of CCCR - The Community Chess Club of Rochester in New York. CCCR has been hosting chess players for over 50 years. During this time, thousands of USCF-rated chess games have been played, and countless unrated chess games have been played (e.g. blitz, chess simultaneous exhibitions, etc.). Weekly club meetings are held at the Rochester Chess Center located at 221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610; Phone: (585) 442-2430. We welcome all chess players & curious visitors. Currently, we have chess players of all ages with USCF ratings from beginner to Master strength. Everyone is welcome. Thanks for visiting!

The Community Chess Club meets every Wednesday Night (except holidays) at the Rochester Chess Center located at 221 Norris Drive Rochester New York: 1 USCF-Rated Game, G/80 d5 (Game in 80 minutes per player with 5-second delay on clock). New players welcome. *EF: $6 for visiting players; CCCR members $4. Register on-site: 6:30-7:15 pm. Rd.: 7:30pm.

*US Chess Membership is required and can be purchased on-site during registration. Payments: Entry Fee: Cash only; US Chess Membership: Pay with cash, card or check. Chess sets and clocks provided. There is an on-site chess store and cash only snackbar available. Come visit to watch or to play.

Visit or stop by the Rochester Chess Center to find out about upcomming chess tournaments, chess camps for children, opportunities to take chess lessons, and see the latest cool merchandise from the chess store.

You will find Events, Tournaments, Games and News in our Chess Club's Blog

The content will be a great source of chess information to help you keep up with chess around town. We also have a daily chess puzzle on this page. from GameKnot

CCCR's News and Events Blog

Each day has three puzzles of increasing difficulty (D1, D2, D3), courtesy of

Play Computer


Welcome to the CCCR's Worldwide Internet Site. The mission of this web site is to inform you about our chess club, invite you to visit our club and to promote chess in our community. We hope you will stop by the Rochester Chess Center to say hello. Feel free to contact the Rochester Chess Center at 585-442-2430 for more information about our chess club and the many other events taking place at the Chess Center and around Rochester, New York.

It's easy to find the Rochester Chess Center. We are just down the road from Cobbs Hill Park and the I-490 expressway. Get directions:

CCCR Organization: President: Ken McBride    Vice President: Jamshed Ahmed    Treasurer, Organizer & Webmaster: Mike Lionti    Officers: John Strazzabosco & David Worl

An introduction to our chess club

        Club Members and Ratings  


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More Chess Articles



  • Two Chess Poems by our friend Kenn Scullin
  • Chess Ambassador Mc Duffie's excellent Buffalo Niagara Chess Corner blog

  • The Gates Library Chess Club was founded by "Mr. Chess" Adam DeSantis and now is directed by Adam's friend Fred Mellender. Fred is doing a fantastic job. Fred co-directed with Adam, and now Fred continues the legacy of introducing new players to chess and teaching the fundamentals along with directing chess games and tournaments. View the Gates Library's web site using the link provided above to see the calendar which lists Events and Programs including the library's chess club.

  • - Interactive chess lessons, quizzes, videos, games and puzzles for kids

  • - A great site for online chess

  • For current chess events in Rochester, New York, please visit the Community Chess Club of Rochester's News & Events Blog


Chess Equipment at the Rochester Chess Center and Online Store

The Rochester Chess Center - 30+ years of business serving the Chess Community. Offerings include a wide selection of Chess Equipment: Chess Sets, Chess Boards, Folding Chess Boards w/ Sets, Chess Awards, Chess DVD's, Chess Software, Chess Books, Chess Clocks, Plastic Playing Cards, Cribbage, Chess Clubs & Schools. The Rochester Chess Center's trained instructors teach on site & in schools around the greater Rochester area.

Their knowledge gained from teaching chess helps to provide the best selection of chess equipment possible. The Rochester Chess Center run Chess tournaments during the year & are one of the leading tournament sellers in the Nation (both Scholastic and Adult). The Rochester Chess Center is an active USCF affiliate. This web store is used to promote Chess & traditional gaming play around the world. Store located at 221 Norris Drive, Rochester, NY 14610. Also, 1-800-on-chess. Visit the online store at the link below.

The Community Chess Club of Rochester (CCCR)

To contact us, call the Rochester Chess Center at (585) 442-2430