The Port Huron Chess Club meets Thursdays, except holidays, from 6:30-10:00 PM, at Palmer Park Recreation Center, 2829 Armour Street, (NE corner of Garfield  Street and Gratiot Ave…1 mile North of the Blue Water Bridge) Port Huron, Michigan. Everyone is welcome. Founded in 1969 the PHCC offers instruction, casual play, nationally rated and locally related tournaments. Membership is not required to play on Thursdays, but is required for tournament play. Membership fees are $20/yr for adults; $10/yr for those under 19. The PHCC publishes a monthly newsletter, Chess Chatter, which is available on its website, or directly by contacting Lon Rutkofske at 810-388-9219. Learn to play, improve your game, or just come in to enjoy the camaraderie. The club has a number of highly rated players including two state champions if you might be interested in serious play or even private lessons. All equipment provided. Website: 

2829 Armour Street
Port Huron, Michigan 48060

March 21st- PHCC Rated Action Quads

 (or Mini-Swiss depending on 


 March 21st- PHCC Rated Action Quads (or Mini-Swiss depending on registration) G/10 EF: $5.00 …Prizes based on entries.  A minimum of 4 participants will be necessary to hold the event. Please contact Lon via phone or email if you plan to register. Onsite registration 6:30-7:00PM - Play begins at 7:00 PM. Prizes: if Quad: 1st = $15; if Mini-Swiss: Based on entries! (Recording games is optional, for players that wish to keep score, neither player is required to keep score if either has 5 minutes or less on their clock.)



UPDATE!!!!!Temporary PHCC Entrance Protocol – March 28 thru 

May 2, 2019

Natacha Hayden, acting Palmer Park Director has indicated that due to School State Testing, that our meeting room will be unavailable from Thursday, March 28th, through Thursday, May 2, 2019 to maintain security of the testing site at Palmer Park. As a result, club members will be asked to enter at the southern basement door, closest to the secondary parking area to the southeast. As a result, our meeting site will be in this downstairs general meeting area (basement) during this time. Natacha assured me that we will have a secure storage area on this floor available during the duration of the testing. As a result, all entries and exits must occur at the door on the basement level, as the lobby will be closed. We will return to our regular meeting room as of Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Diane Rutkofske to offer new embroidered 50th Anniversary PHCC logo shirts for 2019!

Diane Rutkofske, obviously Lon’s talented, better half, is quick to get on the 50th anniversary bandwagon with a special deal! She plans to offer interested PHCC members embroidered polo shirts with a new 50th anniversary logo for the coming year. You have probably seen some of her wonderful work on shirts worn by many members of our club, and we already have orders from Avery JonesBill Wingrove,  Noel Bedy, and of course, Lon for this 2019 version.

The embroidery fee will be around $15 (…less than the going market rate for embroidered designs.), but  if Diane can purchase appropriate, quality polo shirts ( long or short sleeve) in a variety colors at a reasonable rate ($15-$20)that will of course be added to the total purchase price.  Shown below is the new logo design, but with the new version thread colors may vary, dependent on the color of the shirt (See choices below.)! Let Lon know if you are interested in ordering a shirt!


See the EVENTS Section for the latest 

information on upcoming events!

March 2019

 Issue of

Chess Chatter Available in Chess

Chatter 2019 Section


Lon Rutkofske   810-388-9219

Alan Gregg    810-679-3081   


                        Updated - 3/11/19 by LWR

 Annual Dues for 2018:

Adult: $20.00; Under 19: $10

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