Chess at Gatekeeper Games

3961 Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072

Gatekeeper Games in Berkley, Michigan is a game store with a large area of free playing space….and a bar.

On Monday nights, Chess is played. Come on in. Play some Chess. Have a beer or cider or soft drink. Enjoy. Chess at 6:30 – 9:00...ish.

Chess sets, and a few clocks, are available, but if you have a travel/tournament set, it couldn’t hurt to bring it.

No fee. Just fun.

We will be starting a ladder tournament after the New Year, January 2023.

USCF Blitz Night

January 16, 2023

Rated Round Robin Blitz Tournament. Quads or Sexts by rating

(Format may be adjusted depending on attendance. One way or another, there will be plenty of Chess.) USCF membership required for rated section.

Unrated section also available. No membership required.

Plenty of tables available for skittles games.

No Fee. No prize. Just Chess. (And rating points in the rated section.) Official rounds begin at 7:00 pm.

Other Games

Did you know there are games other than Chess?

Ok. I’m making fun of Chess players a bit there. We tend to take our game very seriously, and sometimes think it’s the only game worth playing. However, on Chess night you will also find other games such as Chess variants like Shogi (Japanese Chess), Chess960, historic games like Hnefatafl, and modern games like Hive. If you’re interested, come on in. Dave, your friendly neighborhood tournament director (and author of these words) holds an interest in Chess variants, abstract strategy games, and generally “perfect information games”, i.e. games with no random or hidden information. If you want to try something different, just ask. I always have a few different games on hand available for play.