D.C.ChessLeague
DirectionstoVariousAreaClubsandMatchSites


Short Cuts...

Arlington Chess Club
Big Chair Chess House
Connecticut Avenue Club
Kingstowne South Center
National Institutes of Health
University of Maryland
U.S. Chess Center


Arlington Chess Club:

Arlington Chess Club
Arlington Forest United Methodist Church
4701 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22203

Site on Google Maps

From Route 66 EAST (from the Beltway):
  • Take Exit 71 off Route 66 onto Fairfax Drive.
  • Within a couple of blocks you get to the first big intersection where you turn right onto N. Glebe Road. Follow this about 5 blocks and turn right onto N. Henderson Road (turning left would put you on N. Quincy Street).
  • Follow N. Henderson Road past N. George Mason Drive for three blocks. You are at the small 3-way intersection of N. 1st Street and N. Henderson Road. The fourth "way" lets you turn left into the parking lot for the church. A short block further is Arlington Blvd (and the side road: Frontage Road).
From Route 66 WEST (from DC):
  • Take Exit 71 off Route 66 up to N. Glebe Road where you turn left, back over Highway 66 where you come to the intersection with N. Washington Blvd.
  • Proceed 8 blocks and turn right onto N. Henderson Road (turning left would put you on N. Quincy Street).
  • Follow N. Henderson Road past N. George Mason Drive for three blocks. You are at the small 3-way intersection of N. 1st Street and N. Henderson Road.
  • The fourth "way" lets you turn left into the parking lot for the church. A short block further is Arlington Blvd (and the side road: Frontage Road).
From Seven Corners (and the Beltway/Interstate 495):
  • Take Route 50/Arlington Blvd east (through Seven Corners if coming from the Beltway) and then pass through the under pass for Carlin Springs Road and the intersections with N. Edison Street and N. Park Drive until you get to the intersection with N. Henderson Road.
  • Turn left onto N. Henderson Road. Turn right at the next little intersection into the parking lot for the church.
From Interstate 395:
  • Take the exit for Washington Blvd and follow it until you come to the exits for Arlington Blvd. (you will have passed exits for Columbia Pike and Fort Myers).
  • Take the second exit on the right for Arlington Blvd. headed west (the signs say: 50 West Falls Church - you have to pass under Arlington Blvd and then take this exit on the right which is a part of "clover leaf" loop that circles to the right and up onto Arlington Blvd leaving you headed west).
  • Pass through the intersections with N. Fillmore Street and S. Irving Street. Go through the underpasses for N. Glebe Road and N. George Mason Drive. After the second underpass (N. George Mason Drive) start looking for an exit lane to take you onto the side road (Frontage Road). This exit lane is also just before N. Henderson Road so if you miss it, you can turn on Henderson.
  • Right as you leave the exit lane onto Frontage Road, on the right there is a small entry lane into the Church parking lot. If you miss it, just turn right at the corner onto Henderson. Make the first right into the main parking lot entrance for the church.

Directions to the Big Chair Chess House:

4322 Sheriff Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20019
Phone: (202) 396-1780

From northern Virginia / Arlington:
  • Take 295 (BW Parkway) north (see large map below).
  • Take exit for Burroughs/Minnesota Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue.
  • At stoplight, turn left onto Sheriff Road/Minnesota Avenue (see detailed map below).
Note: The road is named Sheriff Road north of the Burroughs intersection and is named Minnesota Avenue south of this intersection.

Landmarks at the Burroughs/Sheriff intersection are a Wendy's restaurant (across Sheriff, to the left) and a McDonald's (across Sheriff, to the right).

Once on Sheriff, you will pass several rumble strips and the road will curve to the right. The club is on the left side, approximately 0.5 miles from the Burroughs/Sheriff intersection. Park in front of the building on the street.

From Baltimore:
  • Take 295 (BW Parkway) south (see large map below).
  • Take exit for Burroughs/Minnesota Avenue.
  • At stop sign, turn left onto Nannie Burroughs Avenue; cross under BW Parkway.
  • At second stoplight, turn left on Sheriff Road / Minnesota Avenue (see detailed map below).
Note: The road is named Sheriff Road north of the Burroughs intersection and is named Minnesota Avenue south of this intersection.

Landmarks at the Burroughs/Sheriff intersection are a Wendy's restaurant (across Sheriff, to the left) and a McDonald's (across Sheriff, to the right).

Once on Sheriff, you will pass several rumble strips and the road will curve to the right. The club is on the left side, approximately 0.5 miles from the Burroughs/Sheriff intersection. Park in front of the building on the street.


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Directions to Connecticut Avenue Club

3701 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC 20008

  • [Directions coming at some point...]

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Directions to Kingstowne South Center

8060 Kingstowne Village Parkway

From I-495, (northern Virginia), going toward 95 South (outer loop)
  • Take 495 south (outer loop of beltway)
  • Continue on ramp to I-95 (south)
  • Continue on ramp to Franconia Road (VA-644) and travel 1 mile
  • Turn right on Frontier Drive (VA-2677) and travel mile
  • Turn left on access road and go 60 feet
  • Continue on ramp to Franconia-Springfield Parkway (VA-7900) and go 1 mile
  • Bear right on Manchester Boulevard
  • Turn right on Hayfield Road (VA-635) and go mile
  • Turn left on Kingstowne Village Parkway
The club is located at the intersection of Kingstowne Village Parkway and Hayfield Road.

Directions to NIH, Building 10 Cafeteria

National Institutes of Health
Building 1
1 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

From Baltimore and all points North:
  • Take I-95 south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda.
  • From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34 which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike) and head south toward Washington/Bethesda.
  • At the third traffic light, turn right onto Cedar Lane; drive approximately 1/4 mile and turn left onto West Drive to enter the NIH campus.
OR

  • Take I-95 south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda.
  • From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 36 (Old Georgetown Road), heading south for about 2 miles. Turn left into the NIH campus at Center Drive.
From Virginia and all points South:
  • Take I-95 north toward Washington, DC.
  • At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head north toward Silver Spring/Bethesda.
  • From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34 which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike) and head south toward Washington/Bethesda.
  • At the second traffic light, turn right onto Cedar Lane; drive approximately 1/4 mile and turn left onto West Drive to the NIH campus.
OR

  • Take I-95 north toward Washington, DC.
  • At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head north toward Silver Spring/Bethesda.
  • From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 36 (Old Georgetown Road), heading south for about 2 miles.
  • Turn left into the NIH campus at Center Drive.

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Directions to University of Maryland - A.V. Williams Building:

From Baltimore/Laurel:
  • Take I-95 south to exit 27; follow signs to U.S. Route 1 South (Baltimore Avenue).
  • Continue two miles south on U.S. Route 1.
  • Turn right onto Campus Drive (see map).
From Virginia/Arlington:
  • Take 495 north (inner loop of Beltway).
  • Take exit 25 (U.S. Route 1) south.
  • Continue two miles south on U.S. Route 1
  • Turn right onto Campus Drive (see map).
Once you are on campus, (i.e. from Campus Drive):
  • Take immediate right onto Paint Branch Drive.
  • Park in Lot G3 (to your left as you drive); the A.V. Williams building is listed as Building #115 on the map.
  • Enter either from main entrance in center of building, or from side entrance closest to Lot G3.
The match (unless specified otherwise) is in Room 2224.


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Directions to the U.S. Chess Center:

U.S. Chess Center
1501 M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 857-4922

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