Last Spring Scholastic Tournament for 2018

Get your child a scholastic tournament experience before the 2018 school year is over. This Sunday, May 20, 2018, join us at ChessPalace for a Scholastic Tournament, a one-day chess tournament for children in grades Kindergarten to 12th grade.

There will be 4 sections: 1. K-12 Open (3 rounds) 2. K-12 U1200 (4 rounds) 3. K-6 U600 (4 rounds) 4. K-6 U400(4 rounds)

Chess players must have US Chess Federation (USCF) membership to play (membership sign-up or renewal is available on-site at the chess club).

Round 1 will start at 11:30 AM. Awards will start at approximately 4 pm.

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

Trophies will be awarded to the Top 3 winners in each section.

Online registration is $35 and will end on 11:59 pm on May 19th, 2018. Lunch (pizza, chips, and juice) is available for $5.

Register Here through Eventbrite.

April Scholastic Tournament

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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Upcoming March Tournaments

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 minut​es 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 minut​es 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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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.

2018 Q1 Scholastic Tournaments

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:

4 sections:

  1. K – 12th grade with rating over 1200
  2. K – 12th grade under 1200
  3. K –  6th grade under 600
  4. 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*
Register Here

$1500 Fun-d!

The 2017 American Open Blitz Tournament this Saturday, November 25, 2017 has a $1,500 prize fund, guaranteed!

Here are the details:Blitz clock pic
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, play@americanopen.org.
Register online to reserve your spot to play for a chance to win! http://americanopen.org/sideevents/registration

See you there!

Plans this Weekend?

ChessPalace has 2 tournaments this weekend, September 30 and October 1, 2017!

On Saturday, the Saturday Quads will start at 11:30 AM for 3-rounds of G:30moves/90minutes then sudden death 30minutes; with 5-second delay. Players are grouped based on most updated rating (not monthly supplement). Prizes are based on number of players per group (quad, hex, octo). Cash Prizes. Entry fee is $27, ($20 members) . Call 714-899-3421 or email chesspalace2000@yahoo.com

On Sunday, Part 2 of the Regional Scholastic Chess Series is happening! It is open to kids in grades K-12, and will have four sections:

a. K-12 Open
b. K-12 under 1100
c. K-6 under 600
d. K-6 under 400

Time control is 30 minutes with 5-seconds delay per player, per round, and the entry fee is $35; $45 on-site. Discounts are also available for chess players signing up for part 2 and part 3 of the Regional Scholastic Chess Series at the same time.

Register now to save $10! Eventbrite - Regional Scholastic Chess Series Part 2