Ready for some fun in the sun? ChessPalace will be taking the Scholastic tournament to Santa Monica beach on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
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There are five Sections:
Time Control: game 30 minutes.
Schedule: 4 rounds
10 AM, 11:15 AM, 1 PM, 2:15 PM
Chess sets are included. Bring notation booklets, pencils, and clocks if applicable. Come prepared with hats, caps, sunscreen, sunglasses, and drinking water.
Registration fee is $35. Register by July 7 to save $5.
The club will be hosting not one, but two tournaments this weekend, Saturday Quad and a Scholastic Tournament on Sunday.
There will be 3-rounds for the Saturday quad for a game time of 90 minutes/30 moves then sudden death with additional 30minutes; with 5-second delay. Players are grouped based on most updated rating (not monthly supplement). Award prize monies are based on number of players. First round starts at 11:30 AM.
Entry fee is only $22 (non-members $27; first-time club player $32).
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I. Entry Fee – Non-member
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II. Club Member Entry Fee
III. Entry Fee – First Time player
Non-member tournament entry fee plus $5 for one-time club registration.
Scholastic Tournament – Sunday
The Scholastic Tournament is open only to children in Kindergarten to 12th grade. Trophies are awarded for the top 3 in each section.
The Details: Round 1 starts at 11:30 AM and game time is 60 minutes for the Open section, and game 30 minutes for the other sections. Entry fee is $35 ($40 for same day/on-site).
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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.
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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*