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 one can have three rated games completed in one day!

Click through our links below for details on our tournaments:

Wednesday Knights

One round per week for a month starting the first week of the month. Games are long but you’ll play your best games while having the time to think through them. It’s a great way to stretch those mind 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 starting at 9:30 AM. Come in 30 minutes before round 1 starts to sign up, get settled in, and meet the day’s competition. No early commitment necessary, on-site registration allowed.

More details at the Saturday Open page.

Scholastic Tournament

Usually on the last Sundays of the month. 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 USCF rated tournaments, amateur players can also join the Action and Amateur Open tournaments when available.

Our club tournaments are played in the style of the Swiss-system 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). Participants do not play the same opponent more than once in a given tournament. 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 below and eventbrite calendar for more information.