March Tournament Schedule!

Image result for calendar clipart1. Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, and 27 starts at 7:30PM

Wednesday Knights: One USCF-rated game per day.

To register, email us at chesspalace2000(@) 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 more discount!

Also welcome to play for one or couple of rounds. Please email us at chesspalace2000 (@) or text to 310-594-3475 for more information. (subject: To play on Wednesday night)

2. Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 1st round starts at 11:30AM

Saturday Open: Three USCF-rated game per day, every Saturday

To register, email us at chesspalace2000(@) 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 pay less. Inquire onsite.

Registration on-site only or call 310-594-3475 if expected to be late.

3. Sunday, March 31.

Scholastic Tournament: 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).

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Upcoming Fall Events to Note

1. Amateur Night Thursdays on 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, and 11/8.
Open to all chess levels at any age. Sign up on-site.

2. Saturday Open – Every Saturdays

Entry Fee – First Time player

Non-member tournament entry fee plus $5 for one-time club registration.


Entry Fee – Club member


3. Scholastic Tournament on Sunday, September 30.
Regional Scholastic Chess Series Part 2 will be a great way to start preparing for the American Open!
Eventbrite - 2018 Regional Scholastic Chess Series Part 2AO 2018 Logo

4. Scholastic Tournament on Sunday, October 28.
Register for Halloween Tournament

5. 2018 American Open Chess Championship
Click Here for more info.


Chess Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors in High School

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

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

Awarding Criteria:

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 with any questions.