Spring is Here!

Time to add a little “spring” into your chess activities this quarter by joining not one, but two (or three!) of our tournaments this April. Below is a list of our regular tournaments.
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We are also planning special events this coming quarter so keep a look out for announcements on our site or join our mailing list.

1. Wednesday Knights:

When: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17,  and 24 starting at 7:30 PM
What: One USCF-rated game per day.

To register, email us at chesspalace2000(@)yahoo.com and pay on site.

The Details: All players will be in one section paired using the Swiss-pairing system. Time control for each player, for each round, is 30 moves/90 minutes + sudden death 30 minutes ( 5-second delay starting move one).

Entry fee for the tournament is $27/month for regular attendee ($30 for non-members +$5 for first time club player). Yearly members get additional discounts! Inquire with staff for more info.

Also, chess players are welcome to play for one or two rounds only if they’re not able to make it for the whole month. Please email us at chesspalace2000 (@) yahoo.com  (subject: Wednesday Knights) for more info.

2. Saturday Open

When: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, or 27 with 1st round starting at 11:30 AM
What: Three USCF-rated game per day, every Saturday

To register, email us at chesspalace2000(@)yahoo.com or come early to register onsite. Please arrive at 11 AM for first-time players.

The Details: Three-round USCF-rated chess tournament Round 1 starting at 11:30 AM. Players will be grouped based on ratings. 30 moves/90 minut​es, then sudden death 30 minutes, with 5-second delay.

Entry fee is $27 for regular attendee ($30 for non-members + $5 for first-time club player). Yearly members receive additional discounts. Inquire onsite.

3. Scholastic Tournament

When: Sunday, April 28
What: Open to all grades Kindergarten to 12th grade. Practice and play USCF rated games.

The Details: Four sections

  1. K-12th grade Open rating 1200 and above(3 rounds)
  2. K-12th grade rated Under 1200 (4 rounds)
  3. K-6th grade rated under 600 (4 rounds)
  4. K-6th grade U400 (4 rounds)

Rounds 1 starts 11:30 AM with awards estimated at around 4:30 pm.

Time control: Game 60 minutes in K-12th Open section, and Game 30 minutes in all other sections.

Entry Fee: $35 ($40 onsite)  Pre-register online to save!

Lunch is available for an additional $5 (pizza, chips, and juice).

Eventbrite - ChessPalace Scholastic Chess Tournament - Apr, May, Jun

Are you in for the long game?

February is upon us which means you can start a new tournament at our Wednesday Knights, which is our month-long tournament.

How it works:

There will be 4 rounds to play this month, one game for each Wednesday of February (yes, including Valentine’s Day).

The time control for each player, for each round, is 30moves/90minutes + sudden death 30minutes ( 5-second delay starting move one). This means a player has 90 minutes (with a 5-second delay) to make 30 moves; if that 30 moves are done within that 90 minutes then the player gets another 30 minutes added to their time.

This tournament is USCF-rated event (submitted after the last round), which means your US Chess Federation (USCF) membership has to be current. All players will be in one section only paired using the Swiss-pairing system. So there is an opportunity for a good challenge, a good game for anyone.

If you would like to play, contact us by 7 pm on the first Wednesday by phone at 714-899-3421 or by email at chesspalace2000@yahoo.com.