Blackstone Chess Club & Academy

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Blackstone Chess Club & Academy is a membership organization for chess enthusiasts at every level. Club meetings, chess tournaments, and special events take place at the Blackstone Chess Center at 250 Main Street, in downtown Pawtucket RI.

Members receive discounts to all Blackstone Chess events, and discounts on books and equipment. We offer adult, youth, and family memberships.

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Introductory membership is $20 for the first six months. Inquire at the club about membership plans and benefits. Come during Open House hours, so we can best answer any questions you might have.

  • Adult membership: $80/yr.
  • Youth membership: $60/yr.Family membership: $100/yr.Supporting membership: $120/yr.

    Youth membership is for anyone 19 or under, and in school. Lend extra support to the Blackstone Chess Center with a Supporting membership.

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    Email: email to director at blackstone chess dot com

    The center is just a minute or two off of interstate 95 (exit RI-27*), and just a few minutes from the East Side of Providence. It is about 15 minutes from Warwick, Barrington, or Attleboro, and about 30 minutes from Woonsocket, Franklin, Dedham or Fall River.

    Please check our online calendar for upcoming events, and our news page for announcements.

Driving Directions

250 Main Street, Suite B3,
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

From Providence East Side: Follow Hope St. or Blackstone Blvd. to Pawtucket. Continue on East Ave., which becomes George St., and crosses over Route 95. Take a right at the end of the road, enter the parking garage on the right.

From the North: Take Route 95 South to exit RI-27, Pawtucket-North Providence, Rt. 1-15-114. Take a right off the exit onto George Street. Continue on George to the end of the road, then take a right. The parking garage is on the right.

From the South: Take Route 95 North to exit RI-27, Downtown Pawtucket. Take a left at the first light, then take a right at the 3rd light (Main St.). The parking lot is just past the next light.

From Pawtucket/Central Falls: Main Street in downtown Pawtucket is one way. Come in from George St/Park Place as directed above, or from Exchange St. or Central Falls by taking Broad Street into downtown. The parking garage will be on the right, just past China Inn.

Mass Transit: The RIPTA bus stop in downtown Pawtucket is just a block away. From the Boston area, take the bus or MBTA to downtown Providence, and connect to RIPTA bus 99, Pawtucket.

We are in The Grant Building, which is connected to the parking garage. Parking is free. Directly across the street, is the Cup & Saucer, an inexpensive diner-style restaurant.

Leave a message, send a FAX, or get recorded information at 1.877.747.6464.

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