About ORCA

The purpose of ORCA is to promote the game of chess within Ozaukee County, Wisconsin and surrounding areas. ORCA is a United States Chess Federation (“USCF”) affiliate and is a non-profit organization.

ORCA was founded in 2010 as a joint effort of the leaders of the Port Washington Chess Night and the Thursday Knights Chess Group, both located in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.

As part of its mission to promote chess, ORCA sponsors free, open chess play in two different locations in Ozaukee County!  Every Monday night in Port Washington at Java Dock Cafe, and the second Thursday of every month at the Thursday Knights group in Mequon.

ORCA also sponsors several chess tournaments throughout the year in various formats.