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 9:30 AM for everyone.

Round times: 9:30 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 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm. 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.

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.

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.