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 three sections, Open, Under, and Scholastic.