Chess tournaments are a competitive space where players are ranked, and mental acuity and psychological endurance are tested. Our chess club offers long games that can last six hours or shorter ones that can have three rated games completed in one day! (If you’re looking for casual or open play, check out our Thursday and Friday nights schedule.)

Amateur Tournament

For beginners and first time tournament players, this tournament is held once a month, on the second Sunday of the month at an offsite location. We offer rated and unrated sections. Space is limited to 30 players.

More details on the Eventbrite registration page.

Anniversary Tournament (Once a year)

Once a year, the chess club hosts our Anniversary tournament. US Chess Federation is required to play in this tournament. More information and to register: Click Here

Wednesday Knights

One round per week for a month, starting the first Wednesday of the month. Games are held in classical time controls (aka long) but you’ll play your best games while having the time to think through them. It’s a great way to stretch those mental muscles!

More details at Wednesday Knights page.

Saturday Open

Don’t have time during the weekdays? Then we got just the tournament for you. Saturday Open finishes in one day with 3-rounds of games. Come in 30 minutes before round 1 starts to sign up, get settled in, and meet other club members.

More details at the Saturday Open page.

Scholastic Tournament

Check our calendars for schedules.

See the Scholastic Page for more details.

About the Tournaments

ChessPalace offers over 100 tournaments a year! Tournament and advance players can take advantage of weekly rated tournaments. Our regular events include Wednesday Knights-Monthly Open and Saturday tournaments. In addition to those US Chess Federation rated tournaments, amateur players can also join the Action and Amateur tournaments when available.

Our club tournaments are played whereby there is a set number of rounds (at our club that could range from 3 to 5 rounds per tournament depending on the type of tournament and the length of each round). The tournament winner is the chess player with the most points.

Some of our tournaments offer cash prizes and some awards are with trophies. Please check our tournament pages and eventbrite calendar for more information.