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.

There will be three rounds G/85 with delay of 5 seconds. Check in for first time chess club players is from 8:50 to 9 AM with round 1 starting at 9:30 AM.

(Beginner section will have 4 rounds at game 45 minutes/5 seconds delay. )

Please register early so that we can have the headcount by Friday of that week to make sure we arrange enough tables. 

Half point byes are available for any rounds (maximum one), but those for round 3 must be selected before round one starts (if after the round 1 has started, the bye will be 0 point). Number of rounds in tourney: 3

Participants are highly encourage to continue to wear masks while indoors. 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 4:00 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 ($40 for same day/on-site registration)

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

Face mask are highly recommended while we are playing indoors as we will have a full house and a number of children playing. We also recommend players 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.

Call 714- 913- 8146 if expecting to be late.