2020 Tournaments to Start

And we’re back! Let’s start the new decade off with good habits and join a tournament on a regular basis.

Wednesday Knights

It’s not too late to join, round 1 starts on January 8, 2020. Sign up on site before the round starts at 7:30 pm. There will be four rounds in January, one round each Wednesday.

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 11:30 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.

Upcoming set tournaments for quarter 1 of 2020 are: January 26, February 23, and March 29. Sign up for all 3 and save!

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.