Skip to content

History

A brief history . . .

In 1935, in the basement of a private house, five to seven people played chess every Friday.  Charles Rehberg, Morrie Shreier and Schuyler Jackson decided to formalize these meetings and name it “The Queens Chess Club”.

A home was found at the YMCA, Northern Boulevard Branch.  Soon the membership grew to twenty-five members.  When the YMCA was expanding and needed the space, the club moved to a Veteran’s Club and, then later, to the Unitarian Church of Flushing.

Over the years the Queens Chess Club outgrew it’s hospitable home at the Unitarian Church as larger quarters were needed.  The search committee, headed by Marvin Glasser found a home in the Margaret Tietz Care Center.  After many years there, under the auspices of long-time President Ed Frumkin, VP/Treasurer Joseph Felber and Secretary Jay Kleinman, we are now located at the All Saints Lutheran Church in Jamaica.

We continue to run USCF-rated tournaments, lectures and exhibitions.  The level of play in the club has grown to new heights.

I hope to see you at the club soon!