Regulation Chess Sets for Schools and Chess Clubs

May 19, 2022 · George Henderson

A regulation-size chess set is perfect for players looking to play with the standard chess set used for scholastic and adult chess clubs. These plastic sets have a 3.75" King height fitting a 2.25” square on a 20” chessboard. They can either be weighted or solid plastic and are often patterned off a traditional Staunton set with a “French” knight. The board is typically composed of green and white squares due to its ease on the eyes during long games. Club Chess Sets are perfect for those who want to get serious about the game but are budget conscious.


Combo Sets come with everything you need to get started playing chess - a chessboard, 34 pieces including extra Queens, and even a storage bag! They're great for beginners or anyone who wants an all-in-one solution. Vinyl roll-up boards are often the default board option, but silicone and mousepad boards are also available. The carry-all storage bag also has room to store a clock!

Chess Clocks

Chess clocks are used in tournament play to time each player's moves. They're easy to use and help keep the game moving along at a steady pace. Some digital clocks even have features like "delay" and "bonus" time, which can be used to add more suspense to the game.

Digital Clocks

When shopping for a digital chess clock, look for one that is easy to read and has all the features you need. Many digital clocks come with built-in timers for other games like Go, so be sure to check that out if you're interested in playing those as well.



DGT makes an awesome line of clocks that range from simple game timers like the DGT 1001 Game Timer to the full-featured timers used in FIDE or USCF tournaments the DGT 3000 and DGT North American respectively.


Tournament club chess sets are a great way to get started in the game, play with a group of friends, and have the equipment needed to visit a local chess club. Club Como Sets come with everything you need, including a vinyl, mousepad, or silicone chessboard, 34 pieces including extra Queens, and a storage bag with room to store everything including a clock. Be sure to check out the different Combo Sets and Digital Clocks available so you can find one that fits your needs. Thanks for reading!