Get your chess bag ready!

The 2017 American Open Chess Championship is coming up!

On November 23 – 26, 2017, ChessPalace is hosting this annual event, one of the longest running chess tournament in the United States. It was established in 1965 and has since attracted chess players from all over the world and from all levels, beginners to Grandmasters.

Regular entry fee for the 4-day or 3 -day sections of the Main Tournament is $185. (This rate ends at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.) Late registration is on Thursday, November 23 and after, is $220!

A Scholastic Tournament will also run simultaneously with the main tournament of the 2017 American Open Chess Championship.

Scholastic Entry Fees are:
Booster: $50*
Junior Varsity: $60*
Varsity: $70*
(*This regular rate ends 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Late registration, November 13 and after, is: $60 for Booster, $70 for Junior Varsity, and $90 for Varsity.)

This year’s American Open Chess Championship will be held at Hilton Hotel, 3050 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Don’t miss out! Register and reserve your place at http://americanopen.org/

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Plans this Weekend?

ChessPalace has 2 tournaments this weekend, September 30 and October 1, 2017!

On Saturday, the Saturday Quads will start at 11:30 AM for 3-rounds of G:30moves/90minutes then sudden death 30minutes; with 5-second delay. Players are grouped based on most updated rating (not monthly supplement). Prizes are based on number of players per group (quad, hex, octo). Cash Prizes. Entry fee is $27, ($20 members) . Call 714-899-3421 or email chesspalace2000@yahoo.com

On Sunday, Part 2 of the Regional Scholastic Chess Series is happening! It is open to kids in grades K-12, and will have four sections:

a. K-12 Open
b. K-12 under 1100
c. K-6 under 600
d. K-6 under 400

Time control is 30 minutes with 5-seconds delay per player, per round, and the entry fee is $35; $45 on-site. Discounts are also available for chess players signing up for part 2 and part 3 of the Regional Scholastic Chess Series at the same time.

Register now to save $10! Eventbrite - Regional Scholastic Chess Series Part 2

Start October Playing Chess

Part 2 of the Regional Scholastic Chess Series is here! It will be held at ChessPalace on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Open to kids in grades K-12, we will have four sections again:

a. K-12 Open
b. K-12 under 1100
c. K-6 under 600
d. K-6 under 400

Time control is 30 minutes with 5-seconds delay per player, per round, and the entry fee is $35; $45 on-site. Discounts are also available for chess players signing up for part 2 and part 3 of the Regional Scholastic Chess Series at the same time.

Register now to save $10! Eventbrite - Regional Scholastic Chess Series Part 2

Last Week to Sign Up!

co knight logo balloonsThe ChessPalace Anniversary Tournament is this Sunday, September 10, 2017 and this is the last week to sign up. Enjoy a fun rated tournament with friends starting at 11:00 AM. Registered players will also receive a free commemorative T-shirt! Appetizers and light refreshments will be served for chess players and their guests.

Advanced entry fee is only $45. Sign up now and save $10! (Onsite registration is $55). Ask us about our senior (60+) discount.  Eventbrite - ChessPalace Anniversary Tournament

Details:

  1. Time Control: G30 +10 (Sudden Death 30 minutes with 10 seconds increment each move.)
  2. Round Times: 11:00 am; 12:35 pm; 2:00 pm; 3:15 pm; 4:30 pm
  3. There will be one section only with class prizes plus a trophy for the first place finisher in each class.

Prizes:

  • 1st: $300, 2nd: $150 3rd: $75
  • U1900: $125
  • U1600: $100
  • U1300: $75
  • U1000: $50
  • Unrated: $40

Regional Scholastic Chess Series

Want to have an active start to the new school year? Sign up now for our Regional Scholastic Chess Series. The first tournament is on Sunday, September 3, 2017.

The Regional Scholastic Chess Series is a three-part scholastic tournament leading up to the American Open tournament. It will be held on the first Sunday of the month for three months on September 3, October 1, and November 5, 2017. It is open to students in grades Kindergarten to 12th grade.

Each tournament is a stand-alone tournament and players can register for 1, 2, or all 3 of the tournaments. (Please note for players with a combined score of 10 points or more in total from this tournament series will win an entry to the American Open for any section in the Scholastic Tournament.)

Sections, Time Control, & Entry Fees:

There will be 4 sections for each of the tournament in the Regional Scholastic Chess Series. These are:

a. K-12 under 1100
b. K-12 1100 and above
c. K-6 under 600
d. K-6 under 400

Time control is 30 minutes with 5-seconds delay per player, per round, and the entry fee is $35; $45 on-site for each of the tournament in this series. Discounts are available for players signing up for more than one tournament at the same time.

Eventbrite - Regional Championship

For more information, please contact us through our Contact Us page.