Club Information

The Greater Knoxville Chess Club — Founded 1978

The GKCC meets at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
2931 Kingston Pike -- Room C

We meet every Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or level of playing skill

  • East TN's Premier Chess Club
  • Nationally Rated tournaments

  • Speed Chess tournaments

  • Free chess lectures

  • Casual games

  • More

Club Officers 2019

President — John Anthony

Secretary-Treasurer — LM Leonard Dickerson

Vice President — Kipp Bynum

  • Club elections are held annually.

  • All members are eligible to vote and to run for club office.


Club Volunteers

Cody Heath Weeter

Douglas M. Forsythe

FM Peter Bereolos

Zack Garner

Patricia Smith (Knight)

Dr. Laura Nodit

NM David E. Burris (Postal Senior Master, 1995 USA Absolute Postal Champion)


Club Membership 2019

Adult— $20 / year

Under 12 — $10 / year

Family Junior Membership (two or more children under 18 from the same household, joining the club on the same day) — $10 / year each child

  • Only members are eligible to play in our Rated club tournaments.
  • Memberships can be renewed when less than three months remain before their expiration.
  • Multi-year memberships are not available.


Click here for a list of the Highest Rated players in Tennessee


Former Club Officers

Ron Easter (President).

Richard E. Igou (Secretary/Treasurer).

Richard Bennett (Events Director).

FM David C. Sprenkle (Secretary/Treasurer).

Our Founder, Emanuel Tsitseklis (1933-2018), was never an officer of the club. But in the 1960s he was the President and Founder of the old Knoxville Chess Club.



Bulletin of the 2001 Knoxville Chess Championship (PDF)

A zipped PGN database of some chess games played by our members

Click here for flyers that you can print and use to advertise the GKCC (PDF)

Click here for our Facebook Page

For further information about the club, contact Club Secretary Leonard Dickerson.

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