Chess at the Silver Bean Cafe

Summer Chess at the Silver Bean Cafe begins today (Monday, June 4th) at 7pm and will run every Monday at the same time.

Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Please bring your own chess board if you have one, just in case there are not enough to go around.


Sergio Quesada is Peterborough’s New Chess King

Sergio Quesada defeated Ken Craig on May 9th to become the new Peterborough Chess Club champion!  This is the first time in a decade that the club has a new champion–Brandon Hannah has been #1 for a record-setting nine consecutive years and lost to Sergio in a close match earlier in the tournament.  Congrats to Sergio!

Club Championship Underway!

The annual Club Championship of the Peterborough Chess Club is currently underway.  Games take place every Wednesday evening beginning at 7pm at the Rotary Building at the Riverview Park and Zoo.  There are twelve players competing in two groups.  The players who earn the most points in their groups will face off against each other in a Championship match.

After four rounds of play, a clear leader has emerged in Group 1: Sergio Quesada has won every one of his matches thus far and therefore has 4 points!  Group 2 is anyone’s to win at the moment.  Updates to follow and spectators welcome!

Directions to Chess at Trent

If your child is enrolled in Kids Chess at Trent, or you are a member of the Peterborough Chess Club interested in playing chess at Trent on Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm, then you may find these directions useful.  I will assume you are travelling to Trent from downtown Peterborough:

  1. Head north on Water Street.
  2. Turn right on Nassau Mills Road (just after you pass the Tim Hortons and Ultramar)
  3. Take an immediate left onto West Bank Drive (leading into Trent’s Symons campus)
  4. After you pass the athletics field, turn left onto the road that leads to Lady Eaton College (this road is just after the little parking lot for the Trent Day Care Centre).
  5.  You can park FREE in the Lady Eaton College lot on Saturdays.
  6. There will be signs posted that will lead you from the parking lot to the chess rooms.

If you are taking a bus to Trent, you can take either the 1 George St North bus or the Trent Express West Bank bus.  Both of these will drop you off at Bata Library, which is directly across the street (i.e. West Bank Drive) from Lady Eaton College.  If you walk to the Lady Eaton parking lot, you will find signs to lead you to the chess rooms.

Kids Chess at Trent: Where and When?

I am please to announce that Kids Chess at Trent will begin on Saturday, January 13th, at 2pm.  The first session will last 10 weeks.


From 2pm to 4pm on the following dates:

January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17 (no chess on Saturday, February 24, because Trent is closed)
March 3, 10, 17, 24


All meetings will take place in Lady Eaton College in Rooms 207 and 208 (across from the dining hall, where drinks, snacks, and meals can be purchased).  See the map below and look for building number 8–that’s Lady Eaton College.  Parking is available free of charge right next to the building.

Trent Map