Saturday Open is another long game tournament similar to the Wednesday Knights but all in a one-day time frame with three rounds of US Chess Federation-rated games. This tournament is held every Saturday unless otherwise noted. Please check our calendars for up-to-date schedules.


Three rounds (Four for beginners section) with round 1 starting at 10 AM for everyone.

Round times: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm (if players in a section finish early, we will start the next rounds earlier than times indicated.)

(Beginner section will have the following round times 10:00 am, ASAP, ASAP, and ASAP. If players finish the round early and the next opponent is ready, the next game may be played earlier than the time indicated.)

Time Control: 85 minutes with delay 5 seconds (Beginner section will have 4 rounds at game 45 minutes with 5-second delay.)

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

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

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

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

Saturday Tournament


Pay now

Face mask are highly recommended to be worn 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. 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 and clock if available.

Call 714- 643- 8828 if expecting to be late.