Hawaii Chess OTB Locations

The following is just a list of the places to play over the board in Hawaii, specifically the island of Oahu. If you know of other locations to play in Hawaii, please don't hesitate to send an email.

Ka Makana Alii

Two games of chess being played at Ka Makana Alii foodcourt.
Two games of chess being played at Ka Makana Alii foodcourt.

Every Tuesday from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. Meetups are currently at the food court area.

Check out some of the action going on there.


Kakaako South Shore Market

August 4th, 2022. Inaugural chess meetup at Kakaako South Shore Market.
August 4th, 2022. Inaugural chess meetup at Kakaako South Shore Market.

Every Thursday from 5:00PM until 9:00PM. There is talk of keeping the Friday meetups also.

Check out some of the action there.


Wahiawa Public Library

March 3, 2021. Chess meetup at Wahiawa Public Library.
March 3, 2021. Chess meetup at Wahiawa Public Library.

Every Thursday from 4:00PM until 6:00PM.

Not very active but they are just getting started.

Check out some of the action there.


Kailua Zippy's

Kailua Zippy's
Kailua Zippy's

Wednesday, 11/30/2022, starts at 6pm.

First meeting.

Check out some of the action there.


Honolulu Zoo

Honolulu Zoo chess action.
Honolulu Zoo chess action.

Random Saturdays from 2:00PM to 10:00PM. Meetups are on the corner of Kalakaua Ave and Kapahulu Ave.

The meetups have been discontinued in favor of the Kakaako Chess Club meetups.

Check out some of the action going on there.


Kapiolani Park

April 24, 2021. Chess meetup at Kapiolani Park.
April 24, 2021. Chess meetup at Kapiolani Park.

Everyday from mid-afternoon (2:00pm) to around 4:00pm. Meetups are usually across the street from the bandstand.

Check out some of the action going on there.


Pearlridge Shopping Center

July 31, 2018. Chess meetup at Pearlridge Center.
July 31, 2018. Chess meetup at Pearlridge Center.

Every Tuesday from 5:00PM to 8:30PM. Meetups are currently at Macy's side of the mall.

Check out some of the action going on there.

Note: Due to covid restrictions, the tables in the mall have been removed. Therefore, no meet up currently happening.


Kahala Mall

July 25, 2018. Chess meetup at Kahala Mall.
July 25, 2018. Chess meetup at Kahala Mall.

Every Wednesday from 6:30PM until 9:30PM.

Look at some of the action there.

Note: Due to covid restrictions, the tables in the mall have been removed. Therefore, no meet up currently happening.


McDonald's at Liliha

August 5, 2018. Chess meetup at Liliha McDonald's.
August 5, 2018. Chess meetup at Liliha McDonald's.

Every Sunday from 2:00PM until 8:00PM. Second floor.

Check out some of what goes on there.

Note: People are saying the action here have died down.


Mililani Shopping Center

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There seems to be games going at the shopping center on the weekends. This has not been confirmed. If you play there, please confirm with times and location. Thank you.


Windward Chess Club

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Locations vary. Consult their meetup page for weekly locations.

Note: The club is currently inactive. They are looking for someone to organize the meetups.


Waikiki Benches/Pavilion

Closed Waikiki pavilion.
Closed Waikiki pavilion.

Due to the city closing the pavilion and planning to commercial it, some of the regulars that frequented the location have moved their games to Kapiolani Park.


Kapolei Community Recreation Center

Villages of Kapolei - Recreation Center
Villages of Kapolei - Recreation Center

Every Thursday from 5:00PM to 7:30PM

The Kapolei Chess Club just started at the beginning of 2016, so the number of players attending is still small. Go and join them for a game or two.

Note: Chess action at the Kapolei Community Recreation Center is no longer active. Join us at Ka Makana Alii instead.