About Us

JP Chess was founded in July 2021 to bring together players who live in or near Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA. We welcome players from all backgrounds, ratings, and ages. 


New members are always welcome! We meet in person at various spots in Jamaica Plain, outside when weather permits during the summer months. Look at our Events page for details of club nights, tournaments and special events. At present we are meeting every Thursday 5:45pm to 8:45pm at J.P. Licks on Centre Street, Jamaica Plain.


We ask attendees to respect COVID-19 safety guidelines and practice mask wearing and hand sanitizing during play. From Jan 15, 2022 players are also required to comply with Boston's vaccine requirements for any JP Chess indoor event.

We do not charge any fees but rely on donations to pay for expenses such as chess equipment, website fees and USCF affiliate membership. Further details on our financials and donors can be found on our Donate page. 

To sign up for email alerts refer to our Join US page. You will also find us on Facebook and JP Chess clubs on-line at Chess.com and LiChess.org

For further information you can email us at JamaicaPlainChess@gmail.com