The Chess Club Forchheim e.V. (registered association)...

... disposes of 120 members and is one of the most important chess associations of Upper Franconia. However, as it’s coming in useful we have been playing in the chess district of Middle Franconia since 1959. The Chess Club Forchheim has got 12 different teams (six adult teams, three juvenile teams, one U12 team, one U14 and one U16 team) and is thus playing at all German chess levels. We are known as a stronghold of the royal game even far behind the boundaries of Forchheim.

9th Sparkassen Open

Our 15th Sparkassen Open, dt. October 1st-3rd 2016, is already now casting its shadows. The respective information as well as an online registration form is available here.

As far as the history of the chess club is concerned please refer to the chronicle page of the chess club of Forchheim.

The club offers a forum for chess players of each level and age. No matter whether you have been playing in the national league or whether you just know how the different chess pieces are called. No matter whether you are eight or eighty-eight years old, whether you consider playing chess as your hobby or as a competitive sport, you are definitely at the right place in our chess club. We would be pleased to welcome you at any time, just drop by and have a look!

Juvie Chess

Juveniles who are fond of the chess game (also without already existing knowledge) are given the opportunity of a profound chess training, acquiring the rules of the game as well as getting well-prepared for tournaments. Our experienced chess pedagogues are pleased to pass on their knowledge!


Regularly recurring tournaments are our:

  • Club Championship
  • Cup Tournament
  • Blitz Tournament
  • Rapid Chess Tournament
  • Annafest Blitz Tournament
  • Helmut Bartsch Cup
  • Sparkassen Forchheim Open
  • Juvenile -Open
  • School Chess Tournament
  • Juvenile Club Championship
  • Carnival Blitz Tournament
  • Xmas Blitz Tournament

For further information please refer to our tournament page.

How to become a member:

The membership application form can be downloaded right here . You only need to print it and take it along - or you may send it to:

Udo Güldner
Lindenweg 22
91301 Forchheim