Places to Play Chess in Montreal

Chess Specialist/Montreal Chess Club, 3423 St-Denis (metro Sherbrooke)
Open: Mon,Tue,Wed,Sat 10-6, Thu,Fri 10-midnight. Sun 1-6.
(call in advance to check if it's open)
Table rental: $3/day/player.
Blitz tournaments: Fridays 7:30 pm. Regular weekend and one-day events.
(no blitz tournaments since Jan. 2007)
Info: (514) 522-3927

Café PI , 4127 St-Laurent (near Rachel)
The most popular gathering place for chess players in the city.
Open: noon-midnight. Licensed. Light meals and desserts.
No table fee, but please buy something!
About a dozen sets and boards available and some clocks.
Blitz tournaments the 1st Sunday of every month at 1:30 pm.
Other games: backgammon, go, poker, mah-jong, etc.
Info: (514) 286-4828

Lakeshore Chess Club, 310 Brookhaven, Dorval.
Open: Fri 7:30-11 (Sept-June).
Info: Stuart Corbett (514) 631-3368, (514) 234-0751

Ahuntsic Chess Club 10007 Parthenais (near Sauvé metro station)
Open Saturday afternoons. Several open (active) events annually.
Info: Pierre Hébert

Longueuil Chess Club CEGEP Edouard-Montpetit, 945 Ch. Chambly, Longueuil.
Open: Tuesday and Friday nights; Saturday afternoons.
Meets either in room B-105A or F-002. Regular "active" events.
Info: Martin Landry

Café YOY, 4526 St. Denis. (metro Mont-Royal)
Open: 24/7 (most chess activity after midnight).
No table fee, but please buy something!
Limited equipment available.

Complexe Desjardins, Ste-Catherine W., between Jeanne-Mance and St-Urbain.
Food court near escalators.
Open: Mon-Fri evenings; Sat-Sun afternoons and evenings.
Bring sets, boards, and clocks. Chinese chess also.

Café Cine Express, 1926 Ste-Catherine W.
Open: Mon-Sun 24 hours. Licensed.
Table rental: $1/hour.
Limited number of boards and sets. Bring clock. Backgammon also.
Info: (514) 939-2463

Second Cup
(1) 900 Mont-Royal E.
(2) St.Catherine & Guy
Open: 24 hours, 7 days/week. No smoking.
Bring sets, boards, and clocks.

Lafontaine Park, (weather permitting)
Picnic tables near school at south-east end of park.
Most active on warm, sunny weekend afternoons.
Bring sets, boards, and clocks.

Kent Park, (weather permitting)
Tables on the west side.
Bring sets, boards, and clocks.