Are you in for the long game?

February is upon us which means you can start a new tournament at our Wednesday Knights, which is our month-long tournament.

How it works:

There will be 4 rounds to play this month, one game for each Wednesday of February (yes, including Valentine’s Day).

The time control for each player, for each round, is 30moves/90minutes + sudden death 30minutes ( 5-second delay starting move one). This means a player has 90 minutes (with a 5-second delay) to make 30 moves; if that 30 moves are done within that 90 minutes then the player gets another 30 minutes added to their time.

This tournament is USCF-rated event (submitted after the last round), which means your US Chess Federation (USCF) membership has to be current. All players will be in one section only paired using the Swiss-pairing system. So there is an opportunity for a good challenge, a good game for anyone.

If you would like to play, contact us by 7 pm on the first Wednesday by phone at 714-899-3421 or by email at chesspalace2000@yahoo.com.

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; (Open Section – 60 minutes/player)
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.