Saturday Open is another long game tournament similar to the Wednesday Knights but all in a one-day time frame with three rounds of USCF (US Chess Federation)-rated games. This tournament is held every Saturday unless otherwise noted. Please check our calendars.
COVID- related update:
Saturday Open is currently being held at SteelCraft Garden Grove just a few minutes away from ChessPalace. It is an outdoor space that allows for spacing between boards.
There will be three rounds G/85 with delay of 5 seconds. Checkin is at 9 AM with round 1 starting at 9:30 AM so that we can start early and possibly end early too.
Please do register early if possible so that we can have the headcount by Friday of that week to make sure we reserve enough tables.
Participants will be asked to sign a waiver release form prior to joining and to wear masks at all times while playing and in the playing area. Hand sanitizers are provided at each board, for each player, and disposable gloves and wipes are available on site. Bring your own tournament-regulation plastic set if available.
Round times: 9:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:30 pm (if rounds finish early, we will start the next rounds earlier than times indicated.)
Time Control: 85 minutes with delay 5 seconds
Entry fee: $30. Click Here to Register (Prizes will depend on the number of entries.)
Venue: SteelCraft Garden Grove at 12900 S Euclid St, Garden Grove, CA 92840. Parking is free.
Masks must be worn at ALL TIMES while playing and in the playing area. We also ask for players to wash their hands before and after each round and to wipe down the pieces after their game.
If you experience any sickness on the day of the tournament, please DO NOT come in. Send us an email and we will issue a full refund.
PLEASE NOTE: SteelCraft has a strict no outside food and drinks policy except for water bottles. We encourage supporting the vendors at the venue by purchasing food and drinks on site.
Call 310- 594- 3475 if expecting to be late.