Tournament Play Resumes | Alternate Location

Saturday Gambito tournaments have resumed 

The TEMPORARY LOCATION is 1485 Sixth Avenue, 92101 (at Beech St. in downtown S.D.)

Parking here is metered. Consider parking near the club and walking about south seven blocks.

The Chess Club remains closed. Wednesday tournaments are NOT resuming at this time.

Gambito registration is from 9:45 to 10:25. 

As before, the format is four rounds of G45, D5. 

Entry fee $25 to offset extra costs.

Masks are MANDATORY, so bring one. Expect temperature checks. There will be hand sanitizer provided.

Contact Chuck on Facebook or by text (858) 432-8006 BEFORE SHOWING UP.

Free Weekly Online Classes

USCF Master Ming Lu is offering free online classes using Zoom (for kids only) on Fridays from 4 to 5 PM.

To participate, please feel free to contact him at

Free Weekly Online Simul

USCF Master Kevin Yang is offering a weekly free online chess simultaneous exhibition on Fridays from 5 to 7 PM. 

To play you'll need a "" account. Access their "live chess" area and challenge "pooh2012" to a standard time control (30 minute, or 20 minute, unrated or rated)

Kevin can be contacted at with simul or lesson questions.

Temporary Closure (last updated July 8th)

The Chess Club is closed indefinitely as ordered by the City of San Diego (many other Balboa Park facilities are also closed). 

Current tournaments will resume when the club re-opens. 

Please periodically check this space for updates.



Facility Operating Hours: All playing sessions are at 2225 6th Avenue @ Ivy. The club is only open during scheduled playing sessions.

Wednesday Night: Rounds start at 7:00 PM

Saturday: Gambitos (the weekly four round rapid event) will be at the club. 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 (if you arrive after 10:25 and want to play in round one there is an additional $5 fee). First round is at 10:30. Call the club's number 619-75-CHESS to register early. 

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The club's phone number is 619-752-4377.

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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