The West Coast Chess Alliance is a community based chess advocacy group dedicated to bring “Chess Awareness” to under represented groups and neighborhoods.

Our mission is to advocate, promote and support scholastic chess activities for youth living in at risk communities.

Our goal is to utilize the game of Chess to empower young minds, to enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills, to emphasize the importance of “thinking” before you make a Move.

Our motto is “Academic Excellence through Chess.”

For more information and to learn about our community events, contact TC Ball at

Check out these articles on The Richmond Standard about the West Coast Chess Alliance

Richmond chess tourney a spring classic
May 20, 2019

Richmond chess tourney draws over 70 participants
October 22, 2018