2018 Q1 Scholastic Tournaments

The 2018 Scholastic Tournaments for the first quarter is here! It will be held at ChessPalace on the last Sunday of January, February, and March. The first of the series will be on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Details are below:

4 sections:

  1. K – 12th grade with rating over 1200
  2. K – 12th grade under 1200
  3. K –  6th grade under 600
  4. K – 6th grade under 400

Time Control: Game 30 min with 5 seconds delay
Rounds (3 or 4 rounds): 11:30 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Awards: 4:00 pm (Trophies to top 3 finishers in each section)
Entry Fee: $35 advance entry/$40 onsite
Lunch: $5 for pizza and juice

*US Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required and can be registered on-site*
Register Here

$1500 Fun-d!

The 2017 American Open Blitz Tournament this Saturday, November 25, 2017 has a $1,500 prize fund, guaranteed!

Here are the details:Blitz clock pic
1st – $250, 2nd – $150, 3rd – 100,
U2300 1st – $115, 2nd – $60,
U2100 1st – $110, 2nd – $55,
U1900 1st – $200, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $50,
U1700 1st – $110, 2nd – $55,
U1500 1st – $70, 2nd – $35,
U1300 – $40

Rounds: 5 round double swiss , G/5; d0.
Site: Hilton Costa Mesa. 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Registration ends on Saturday 9 pm.
EF: $35 by Nov. 22. $50 11/23 and after including onsite.
Rounds: 9:30 pm -10-10:30-11-11:30.
Info: 714-899-3421, play@americanopen.org.
Register online to reserve your spot to play for a chance to win! http://americanopen.org/sideevents/registration

See 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

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.