The Secret Dark Knight Society

Chess Club in Columbus, OH

Chess. In Columbus.

Founded by Eric Gittrich and Daryl Skinner in 2019, The Secret Dark Knight Chess Society is a chess club hosting monthly tournaments in Columbus, Ohio. The Club meets on the third story of Eric's giant house, in a room that has been described as "the most incredible chess atmosphere in the f***** universe." Seriously. We aren't joking. Check out the pictures below.

Tournaments are open to the public. Coffee and Lunch often provided.

Next Tournament

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Entry Fee: $20 onsite (cash)

Format: 4 round swiss, G/45 d5


1st Round Starts 10:30 am, Registration 10:00 - 10:25 onsite

Games are USCF rated (dual classical/quick). USCF Membership is required

Lunch is provided

Prizes for 1st and 2nd, 1st under-section (at least 70% returned in prizes)

Blitz Tournament to Follow!

Entry Fee: $10

Format: 5 rounds, G/3+2

The Club

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The Club has space for over 20 people to comfortably play chess in a quiet atmosphere. Eric has worked hard to cultivate a unique and inviting space to play chess - Located on the third floor of his gigantic house!


Host: Eric Gittrich

Tournament Director: Darryl Skinner

Webmaster: Scott Harkema