A one day, US Chess rated tournament, at the chess club is the Saturday Tournament; it is similar to the Wednesday Knights but with a shorter time control that fits all the rounds in a single day. This tournament is open to all ages and levels. It is held weekly unless otherwise noted. Please check our calendars for up-to-date schedules.


  • Three rounds (four rounds for beginners section – unrated and under 1200 players)
  • Schedule: Onsite Registration at 9:30 – 9:45 am; Round 1 starts at 10 AM
  • Time Control: 85 minutes with delay 5 seconds (Beginner section will have 4 rounds at game 45 minutes with 5-seconds delay.)

Current US Chess Federation membership is required.

Sign up or renewals can be made in person prior to the start of the tournament.

Entry fee: $30 ($40 for same day/on-site registration)

(Promotional rates for ChessPalace members, speak with staff for more info.)

Saturday Tournament



Registered Players Page

Items to Know, Prepare, or Bring:

  1. Bring your own tournament regulation-sized chess set and clock if available.
  2. It would be good to know, ahead of the tournament, how to notate chess moves and to play over-the-board with a chess clock.
  3. Byes: if your know ahead of time that you’ll be missing a round, let us know and there is half-point (bye) for the tournament if tournament director (TD) is notified before round one. Zero-point (bye) is given if TD is notified after round 1 has started. (Only one half-point bye is allowed per tournament.

Venue: ChessPalace 5246 Lampson Ave. Garden Grove, CA 92845. Parking is free.

Call 1- 714- 643- 8828 if expecting to be late and leave a voicemail.