2024 West Orange Chess Club Summer Spectacular Round Three July 16th.

Congratulations to 2024 West Orange Chess Club Champion Bilgen Sazci!

Extended Club Hours: Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM!

Home of the 2011 United States Amateur Team East Champions!

Home of the 2020-21 Garden State Chess League Champions!

Club meets every Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (view Calendar (under the Events tab) for our schedule).


Toby Katz Community Center 

650 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052

Please also check out our Member page, Club page (Group) and Blog on Chess.com. Below are the links to those pages:




We also have a Facebook page which can be viewed by clicking on the link below:


Please note that you need a Facebook account in order to access the club’s Facebook page.

And finally please check out our page on Lichess linked below and join the team:


This page/team will hold game events and analysis on occasion, likely on nights when the club is unexpectedly closed or maybe even on non club meeting weeknights or weekends. And in addition a Zoom chatroom may be set up to make it more like an in person club meeting. Click https://westorangechessclub.com/west-orange-chess-club-page-team-on-free-website-lichess/ for more information.

For more club information please contact Club President John Hagerty via email at buickchess@gmail.com or by landline phone at 973-736-3433 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM.

For tournament information please contact Chief Tournament Director Steve Lorimor via email at sdlorimor@comcast.net or by phone at 908-286-0720 (voice or text).

The club can be contacted via email at wochessclub@gmail.com.

Club Yearly Membership Dues Structure

Regular Membership: $10

West Orange Resident Membership: $5

Junior Membership (under age 18): $5

Senior Membership (age 50+): $5

Club Officers (all re-elected for 2024)

President – John Hagerty

Vice President – Lev Zilbermintz

Treasurer – Andy Chan

Secretary – Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay

Officer at Large – Bryan Cohen

Other Club Positions

Chief Tournament Director – Steve Lorimor

Director of Player Development – Andy Chan

Webmaster – Rutul Patel

The Tournament Results page (under the Events tab) will contain the results of whatever slow time control tournament the club has running at the time. These results will remain on that page until the next slow time control tournament.