Sharon Adult Chess Club!

The Sharon Adult Chess Club meets 7-9pm every Thursday at the Walpole Mall Barnes and Noble.


What is the Sharon Chess Club?

The Sharon Adult Chess Club is dedicated to a fun, relaxing weekly chess meet at the Walpole Mall's Barnes and Noble cafe.


Our games are unrated, our atmosphere encourages cheerful, quiet conversation, and our enthusiasm is infectious. We're graced by the presence of a National Master, as well as several members of the Martin clan and assorted other amazing, fun people.


This club is meant for enthusiasts looking for friendly games, not just grizzled tourny veterans, so anyone with an interest in the Game of Kings is encouraged to join us for our weekly meetings! Skill level (including total novice) is not a hindrance, all are enthusiastically welcomed!

I've has spent the last five years organizing children's chess programs for the Sharon area, and this club is part of an effort to begin organizing chess for the adults as well!

                                 - Joe Martin

Frequently asked questions

Is there an age limit?

All players 16+ are welcome!


Late Arrivals

Drop-ins are welcome, as are late arrivals, although those arriving late will likely wind up playing each other.


We have plenty of boards and sets ( we can seat about 30 players, more with a day's notice), but anyone who wants to bring in their personal set (or wants to play with a clock) is welcome to bring their own equipment. We don't emphasize timed games, although we certainly don't object if someone wants to have one, so clocks are available by request.

Is this a class?

This is not a class, although I will be on-hand to help any adults who are trying to get into the game get their sea-legs. This club is simply for the love of the game!

Are there dues?

Membership is free! We do not collect dues or fees of any kind. If the club ever becomes large enough, I may change that to finance special events and such, but even then dues would be purely nominal!                                                                                         - Joe Martin

Questions? Contact: 

Joe Martin


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