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Chess tournaments in Wyoming: Where to look for the best ones?

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

Despite the chess community in Wyoming not being so big, there are still some great options you can join!

Below, we compiled a list of the best chess tournaments in Wyoming that happen every year/month/week, and of course, if you’d like to improve your skills before attending any of these tournaments, our coaches are more than happy to welcome you with a trial lesson

The Cheyenne Chess Club is a great place to learn and improve your chess skills. The club offers a variety of programs for players of all levels, including beginner classes, open play, and tournaments. The club also hosts a number of special events throughout the year, such as guest speakers and chess camps.

The Cheyenne Chess Club meets every Monday and Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the cafeteria of LCCC Community College at 1400 E. College Drive, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA.

Some of the opportunities to go and enjoy a good evening of competitive chess are

  • Cheyenne Open Chess Tournament: *Contact the organizers for dates*

  • Cheyenne Chess Club Meeting: Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM at the Cheyenne Public Library

  • Cheyenne Chess Club Tournament: Every Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Cheyenne Public Library

The Sheridan Chess Association is another great option for chess players in Wyoming. The association offers a variety of programs and events, including open play, tournaments, and chess camps. They recently broke a record with the 2023 Sheridan Wyoming FIDE Open Chess Tournament, where over 100 participants attended the event!

  • Sheridan Wyoming FIDE Open Chess Tournament: Held every year in May, it gathers players from all over the state, this tournament is an opportunity for all players to engage in a competitive event

The Wyoming Chess Association is a non-profit organization that promotes chess in the state of Wyoming. Founded in 1955, the association has grown to over 1,000 members. They offer a variety of programs and services for chess players of all ages, including:

  • Tournaments: The association hosts a number of tournaments throughout the year, including the Wyoming State Chess Championship.

  • Instruction: The association offers chess instruction for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

  • Clubs: The association has a number of clubs throughout the state where members can meet and play chess.

For more information, please visit the association's website.


In conclusion, there are many opportunities to test your skills over the board! You just have to look in the right places.

Talking about the right places. Are you looking for the right place to improve your skills? Learn from our Masters online either in private lessons or group lessons.

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