Our Club

The Oakville Chess Club is a Not-For-Profit (NFP) club incorporated on September 20, 2017 under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. As a NFP club, all resources of the club are used for the benefit of the club members.

We meet each week at the following address:

When: Every Thursday from 6:30pm

Where: St. Luke’s Anglican Church Community Centre, 3114 Dundas Street West, Oakville, ON L6M 4J3

The club is member-based and membership is open to the public. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced player, the Oakville Chess Club has a program suited for you. Our goal as a club is to promote chess as a recreational activity of choice for all members of our community from the young to the elderly. Learn More…

Membership experience that is tailored to your rating and chess playing experience. If you desire to improve your game and elevate your chess to the next level, we welcome you to join our club and benefit from the experience of our coaches and partners, some of whom are Chess Grand Masters who have played at the very top level in chess.

We believe that participation in chess tournaments is one of the best ways to elevate your chess experience. We sponsor, promote and organize several tournaments during the year. Our tournaments are one of the ways we interact with our members and those in our chess community. We put together some of the best tournaments in the country and we invite you to register for one of our upcoming tournaments and experience the difference for yourself

Our Coaches

CM Eugene Hua

Eugene is a Candidate Master (CM) and a National Master (NM). He was the Canadian Champion for U14 in 2016 and will be representing Canada in the World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad in India in 2017. Eugene has several years of experience providing both individual and group lessons.

Ferdinand Supsup

Ferdinand is an experienced chess instructor and coach with several years of experience teaching both individual and group lessons. Ferdinand is also an active chess player with great tournament record over the last decade.

Jelvis Arandela Calvelo

Jelvis is a successful Head Coach and trainer and has led many chess programs at various colleges to top place finishes in various chess championships.

Our Directors

Gary Hua

Director

Gary is an experienced chess organizer and a chess enthusiast. Gary has been involved in chess organization here in Canada for several years. In 2016/2017, Gary was the Chess Federation of Canada Youth Coordinator. He was the Chief organizer of the 2017 Canadian Junior Championship. Gary was awarded a recognition plaque by the Amateur Chess Association of Western New York in 2015 and he is the founder of Waterdown Chess Club, a not-for-profit chess club in the community. Gary is an accounting professional for the last 25 years.Gary lives in Waterdown, Ontario with his wife and two kids who are both strong chess players.

Ken Green

Executive Director

Ken is a chess lover since he got exposure to the game over 30 years ago. Ken played actively during his university days and continues to pursue his passion for the game by playing, coaching and following world chess events. Ken is a director at the Waterdown Chess Club and one of the coaches on team at the club. Ken is a Chartered Professional Accountant and an entrepreneur. Ken is married with three children who all play chess.