October 1, 2026 – October 8, 2026 EDT
In 2018, the Allegheny County Council declared October 1-8 Chess Week.
The designation of Chess Week not only recognizes the important role of chess education in our community, but it also recognizes the efforts from our local chess clubs, leagues, and coaches. This week should aim to improve friendly harmony among everyone in our community, and also to provide an important platform for chess awareness.
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Chess Week:
1) Play (or Learn to Play) the Game of Chess
2) Join a Chess Club
3) Celebrate with Food (ie. chess shaped cookies)
4) Watch a movie About Chess