Bangor's Queen City Chess Club is on the Scene

10.10.13 Maine's newest chess club is up and running at BAM! (Books-A-Million) at the Bangor Mall. The club meets Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. until close (10:00 p.m.) and attracts a wide variety of players from beginners to experts. While you are there you can check out both the cafe offerings and the ample selection of chess books on the stacks.

The home of Maine's newest chess club: BAM! bookstore in Bangor.


Queen City Chess Club
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
BAM! Bookstore
116 Bangor Mall Blvd.
Contact: Brian Hurst (

Plenty of room to spread out, great lighting and a cafe to boot: The Queen City Chess Club!

Two former John Bapst Memorial High School students: Gabe Borland (left) and Aaron Spencer have a go.

Current John Bapst junior Haley DeLuca Lowell (right) gives Queen City Chess Club manager Brian Hurst a game.

While you're there check out BAM!'s selection of chess titles.


Hi - I'll be visiting from CA end of July thru August 12 and was wondering if your club will be hosting some play during my stay. That is, are Wednesdays still chess club night BAM in Bangor? I'm around 1600 uscf and 1800 ICC. I have 133 wins in ICC (internet chess club) simuls vs titled players and just yesterday 6/23/18 I beat GM John Fedorowicz in a 13 board simul as black in a French Tarrasch.



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