No Gambito

No Gambito October 29th due to the Orange Pumpkin Open


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: The alternate playing site for the weekly four round rapid Gambito tournament is the Consulate Hotel at 2901 Nimitz Blvd. near Rosecrans. 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). 

Underground parking is free and food is nearby. Free Wifi is available. 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 will continue at 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.

Special Event

Meet and Greet the San Diego Surfers Fundraiser Saturday November 12th around 7:00 at the Consulate (2901 Nimitz Blvd near Rosecrans)

  • Lectures by International Masters Keaton Kiewra and John Watson
  • Time odds blitz matches by blitz specialist Stevan Djordjevic
  • Food, drinks, and chess Saturday, November 12th after the Gambito
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Join us at the Consulate Hotel (2901 Nimitz Blvd near Rosecrans) Saturday November 12th after the Gambito (around 7pm) for a few hours of food, drinks (non-alcoholic), and chess fun. You will have a chance to meet, play and learn from International Masters Keaton Kiewra and John Watson, as well as FIDE Master Ali Morshedi and National Master Stevan Djordjevic. 

Please bring a donation to help fund your local team, the San Diego Surfers, as we join the brand new Pro Chess League. 100% of the money donated will go to the SD Surfers team.

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New Phone Number

The San Diego Chess Club's new phone number is 619-75-CHESS or 619-752-4377. Please be sure to update your address books and devices.

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