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 Aveā€¦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

May 2018 Issue of

Chess Chatter Available in Chess

Chatter 2018 Section


Lon Rutkofske   810-388-9219

Alan Gregg    810-679-3081 


                          Updated - 5/16/2018 by amg

2019 PHCC Championships - a new proposal


After the past few years of directing the PHCC Championships, I think that perhaps a new format might be in order. I am proposing that we run next year's championships on a single weekend in January with a 5 round swiss system format. Such a change could solve our weather issues, permit more participation from club members who just cannot make the demanding schedule on successive Thursdays and may even bring more participation from younger club players away at school who might be able to make a weekend tournament. Additionally, such a format should free up the winter Thursday schedule for more casual and challenge play, as well as shorter action and mini-Swiss events.


Please let me know your thoughts via email, I am very interested in soliciting member feedback! Lon

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 Annual Dues for 2018:

Adult: $20.00; Under 19: $10

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