Special Use Permit has been signed !!

The club's legal document with the City of San Diego which allows us to use the park facility has been signed. So it looks like we will be able to take custody of the building sometime in the next few weeks.

Please allow club officials time to prepare the facility for occupancy before coming to visit the interior of the new facility. This Website will be updated when the facility is ready for resume our regularly scheduled events. We believe this will occur sometime in the middle of March.

Please adhere to the Gambito (Saturday) schedule as posted on this site. Several rounds of the Lakdawala Championships will be at the Musician's Association (Wednesday schedule). Club management believes the new champion will be crowned at home in the park. 

Gambito Location Schedule

Feb 11 - National City
Feb 18 - National City
Feb 25 - Rancho Bernardo
March 4 – National City
March 11 – National City
March 18 – Rancho Bernardo
March 25 – National City
April 1 – Rancho Bernardo
April 8 – National City
April 15 – Rancho Bernardo
April 22 – Rancho Bernardo
April 29 – National City

Gambito Alternate Locations

The Gambito has two temporary locations. One is in National City, the other is in Rancho Bernardo. Please see the Gambito playing schedule.

Addresses of Gambito Temporary Locations:
J B Income Tax
1341 E 8th St., Suite E
National City, CA 91950

The Radisson Hotel
11520 West Bernardo Court
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92129

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Club Facility Temporary Closure: The Balboa Park location at 6th & Ivy is temporarily closed so the City can improve the facility. Check this website for updates on the facility's status.

You can call the club at 619-75-CHESS and listen to the outgoing phone message in addition to checking this website for updates.

Wednesday Night: Tournament play will continue at the Musician's Association of San Diego County, 1717 Morena Blvd. San Diego, 92110. 

Saturday: There are two alternate playing sites for the weekly four round rapid Gambito tournament. Those locations and their dates are listed above. Entry fee for most Saturdays is $25 (Including $5 to cover the cost of the room). However, the first Saturday of the month is $30 (the Super Gambito). 

Registration is from 10:00 to 10:25. First round is at 10:30. Call the club's number 619-75-CHESS to register early. 

Friday Night: Jedi Knights is an excellent program for kids. Its temporary location is the Redwood Bridge Club in Balboa Park. 3111 6th Avenue San Diego, CA 92103. This scholastic program runs from 6:30pm-9:00pm and costs $10 per student per session.

Registration and Hot Topics

Site Registration Process: 

Get periodic event notifications by email. See the Contact Us page for registration process steps. 

See the Calendar page for a complete list of scheduled events. 

See the Resources page for the Wednesday night schedule and selected event details.

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