Welcome to Dragon Knight Chess!

Dragon Knight Chess is dedicated to promoting general chess instruction, scholastic programs, and tournament opportunities in the North Carolina Triangle area.

We provide instruction for players of all levels and all ages. Whether you just want to improve your chess knowledge to play with friends or are a serious tournament player, we can help advance your chess skills!

Our Services

Dragon Knight Chess offers weekly tournaments and lessons, in addition to many special events throughout the year, including day and summer camps, Grand Prix tournaments, and simultaneous exhibitions.

Find out more about events and tournaments by subscribing to our DKC Calendar!

Tournaments and Events

We offer many events and tournaments for both children and adults of all levels. Join us for our weekly weekend tournaments and be sure to check out our special events.

Not only will you gain valuable experience from playing in these events, but you can also enjoy cash prizes, trophies, and other goodies!

Weekly Tournaments

Scholastic (K-12) tournaments are held on Saturdays. Sunday tournaments are open to all ages. Free blitz tournaments are offered immediately following tournament play on both Saturdays and Sundays. Registration forms include two months of tournaments at a time.

Grand Prix Event

Open to adults and children, our first annual Grand Prix Event offers an opportunity to compete in a nationwide chess event.

Doubles Tournaments

Join us for our new “First Saturday” Scholastic (K-12) Doubles Tournaments on the first Saturday of each month between 1pm and 4pm.

Day Camps and Programs

Looking for a day camp during school holidays and summer? Our camps include individualized and group chess instruction and tournament play, in addition to a wide variety of other fun activities such as Minecraft, chess variant games, and more!

Camp Schedules

Half Day Morning: 9am to 12pm
Half Day Afternoon: Noon to 4pm
Full Day: 9am to 4pm

Thanksgiving Camps

We are thankful for all of our DKC chess families and look forward to hosting chess day camps on November 22nd and 24th!

Winter Day Camps

Back by popular demand, we will be offering a series of tournaments and day camps over the winter holidays. We invite you to join us for a series of festive and engaging holiday camps and tournaments!

Chess campers are welcome to join during any of the dates listed below.

Dec 18-22
Dec 26-29
Jan 2 (2024)

Click to below to register for any number of days during our Thanksgiving or winter camps!

School Programs

We offer after-school programs and instruction at several local schools.

Davis Drive Elementary logo
New School Montessori Center Logo

Program and Event Registrations

Click on the links below to register for our events and tournaments.




Fall Weekend Tournaments Nov 11 to Dec 23 (2023) REGISTER
Grand Prix Tournaments Dec 17, 2023 to Jan 14, 2024 REGISTER
Fall 2023 Day Camps Thanksgiving & Winter Break REGISTER
Doubles Tournament First Saturday of each month REGISTER
Spring 2024 Chess Day Camps Days between Jan 24 and April 26 REGISTER
Summer 2024 Chess Camp June 10 – August 26 REGISTER

Our Coaches

Our coaches are experienced in working with a wide range of skill levels and ages.