Interested in playing chess?
Join us at ChessPalace on Thursday, May 10, 2018 and play chess for fun. From 7 pm to 9:30 pm, the club will be open for chess players at any level. Chess sets and boards will be provided.
Free for club members. (non-members – $5)
We hope to see you there!
Join us this Sunday, April 29, 2018 for the Scholastic Tournament of the month.
Open to children in Kindergarten to 12th grade, scholastic players can test their skills and see where they stand with their peers. They can also start familiarizing themselves playing in a tournament setting.
Trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 players in each section.
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The US Chess Federation is offering a 2018 Scholar-Chessplayer scholarship. Application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2018. Full details and applications at https://new.uschess.org/administration/2018-scholar-chessplayer-applications/
Award info: A total of five awards of $1,500.00 each will be presented for a total of $7,500.00 in scholarship money. They recognize outstanding high school students who promote a positive image of chess.
Requirements: a US Chess member, and a high school junior or senior, who has the following chess experiences:
- Played in at least 25 Regular-rated US Chess or FIDE games during calendar year 2017. Games that are not regular rated do not count towards the 25 game requirement.
- Have shown outstanding achievement both in academics and chess
- Completed at least one year of chess-related community service since the beginning of 9th Grade
- Articulate in an essay (of 500 words or less) how your selection as a 2018 Scholar-Chessplayer will enable you to further your education, and continue your chess activities in the future
Applications are scored equally in four areas: Academics, Chess Playing, Community Contributions, and the Personal Essay. Contact Susan Kantor, Scholastics Associate, at the US Chess Office, (931) 787-1234 x136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Want to play rated games? Join us this March at ChessPalace.
Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2018
Wednesday Knights Tournament: One USCF-rated game each Wednesday.
The Details: All players will be in one section paired using the Swiss-pairing system. Time control for each player, for each round, is 30moves/90minutes + sudden death 30minutes ( 5-second delay starting move one). Entry fee for the tournament is $20/month ($25 for non-members +$5 for first time club player). A la carte game(s) are available for $8/round ($10 non-members +$5 for first-time club player).
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Super Saturday Tournament: Three-round USCF-rated chess tournament starting with Round 1 at 11:30 AM.
The Details: Players will be grouped based on ratings. 30 moves/90 minutes then sudden death 30 minutes, with 5-second delay. Entry fee is $30 for members ($35 for non-members+ $5 for first-time club player). Registration on-site only, and can be on the same day.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Saturday Open: Also a three-round USCF-rated chess tournament starting with Round 1 at 11:30 AM.
The Details: Players will be grouped based on ratings. 30 moves/90 minutes then sudden death 30 minutes, with 5-second delay. Entry fee is $22 for members ($27 for non-members+ $5 for first-time club player). Registration on-site only, and can be on the same day.
Sunday, March 25, 2018
March Scholastic Tournament: Open only to grades Kindergarten to 12th grade. Trophies are awarded for top 3 in each section.
The Details: Round 1 starts at 11:30 AM. Game 60 minutes for K-12 Open section, and Game 30 minutes in all other sections. Entry fee is $35 ($40 same day/on-site).
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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 email@example.com.
The 2018 Scholastic Tournaments for the first quarter is here! It will be held at ChessPalace on the last Sunday of January, February, and March. The first of the series will be on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Details are below:
- K – 12th grade with rating over 1200
- K – 12th grade under 1200
- K – 6th grade under 600
- K – 6th grade under 400
Time Control: Game 30 min with 5 seconds delay; (Open Section – 60 minutes/player)
Rounds (3 or 4 rounds): 11:30 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Awards: 4:00 pm (Trophies to top 3 finishers in each section)
Entry Fee: $35 advance entry/$40 onsite
Lunch: $5 for pizza and juice
*US Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required and can be registered on-site*
The 2017 American Open Blitz Tournament this Saturday, November 25, 2017 has a $1,500 prize fund, guaranteed!
Here are the details:
1st – $250, 2nd – $150, 3rd – 100,
U2300 1st – $115, 2nd – $60,
U2100 1st – $110, 2nd – $55,
U1900 1st – $200, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $50,
U1700 1st – $110, 2nd – $55,
U1500 1st – $70, 2nd – $35,
U1300 – $40
Rounds: 5 round double swiss , G/5; d0.
Site: Hilton Costa Mesa. 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Registration ends on Saturday 9 pm.
EF: $35 by Nov. 22. $50 11/23 and after including onsite.
Rounds: 9:30 pm -10-10:30-11-11:30.
Info: 714-899-3421, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register online to reserve your spot to play for a chance to win! http://americanopen.org/sideevents/registration
See you there!