1 Week Away!

We’re one week away from our February Scholastic tournament. Don’t miss out and sign up your child!

The Details:

Open to all grades Kindergarten to 12th grade, this tournament is a great way to start playing chess competitively.

This month’s tournament is on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Details for the scholastic tournament:

Sections

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

Awards: Trophies to top 3 winners in each section. Participation medals to non-place finishers.

Entry Fee: $35 ($40 onsite) with discount available for registering simultaneously in more than one tournament. Pre-register online to save!

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

Nicholas Scarda clinched first place on tie-breaks at Chess Palace’s first scholastic tournament for 2019. Starting at 6th seed, Scarda topped the open section by beating two higher rated opponents and drawing his last game to co-Champion Maxwell Chu.
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A total of 44 players in four sections competed.

First place finishers for the sections are:
1. Open: Nicholas Scarda and Maxwell Chu
2. U1200: Three-way tie among Serhat Salik, Brayden Zarefsky, and Darsh Maheshwari
3. U600: Ian Chan
4. U400: Awishkar Shrestha swept the section with a perfect score, 4-0!

The next scholastic tournament will be held on the last Sunday of the month on February 24th.

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CP Scholastic Tournaments

Registration for the ChessPalace Scholastic Tournament is now open.

Open to all grades Kindergarten to 12th grade, the tournaments are a great way to start playing chess competitively.

Save the Date! There will be three tournaments for the first quarter of 2019: Sundays on January 27, February 24, and March 31.

Details on each tournament:

Sections

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

Awards: Trophies to top 3 winners in each section. Participation medals to non-place finishers.

Entry Fee: $35 ($40 onsite) with discount available for registering simultaneously in more than one tournament. Pre-register online to save!

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

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Happy New Year!

Have a great start with your chess games this year starting with this month’s January tournaments:

Every Wednesdays – 1 game per night starting at 7:30 pm

Saturdays, January 12th, 19th, and 26th – 3 games per day, cash prize!

Scholastic Tournament Sunday, January 27 – students K – 12th grade only. Trophies to Top 3.

To register for any of these tournaments, email us at chesspalace2000@yahoo.com

See you there!

Blitz is Back @ the American Open!

Looking for something to do this Thanksgiving weekend? Look no further! ChessPalace will be sponsoring our annual Blitz tournament again at the 2018 American Open in Costa Mesa.

Join us for this fun event of speed chess on Saturday evening, November 24, 2018. We will have five rounds of double-swiss games at a time control of 5 minutes. That’s 10 exciting games! Additionally, the Blitz Prize Fund is up to $1500!

Click Here to Buy Tickets

(If you’re interested in the Action Tournament instead on Sunday at a Time Control of 30 Minutes, please click on the link for details: http://americanopen.org/SideEvents )

Blitz Tournament Details:

Location: Hilton Costa Mesa 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Rounds: 9:30 pm -10:00 pm – 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Blitz Prizes

Open
1st $400
2nd $200
3rd $100
Top U2200 $100
Top U2000 $100
U1900
1st $250
2nd $150
Top U1600 $100
Top U1400 $100

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.

$32.00

Entry Fee – Club member

$22.00

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

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