Save the Date!

ChessPalace is proud to once again host the American Open Chess Championship. This year, it will be on November 28 – December 1, 2019 at the same location as last year, the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa.
Watch the video below of our 2018 tournament!
Click on the links below to register:

Scholastic Tournament

Three divisions to choose from:
I. Booster* – Saturday
II. Junior Varsity – Sunday
III. Varsity – Saturday AND Sunday

*The Booster division is NOT a rated tournament. Students are grouped by grade levels.

Side Events

There are two side events: Blitz and Action.

The Blitz tournament will be on Saturday evening and will have five rounds double-swiss of speed chess. Time control is 5 minutes.
5 round double swiss, Game/5.
Schedule: Registration ends 9 PM.
Rounds: 9:30 pm -10:00 pm – 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm.

The Action tournament is for those interested in quicker games to be completed in just a day. This side event is held on Sunday of the Thanksgiving weekend. There will be five rounds with 30 minutes for each player for each round.
5-rounds SS, Game/30.
Schedule: Registration ends 10:30 AM.
Rounds: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm