Tournament Play Again Temporarily Stops as of December 6th, 2020

Tournament play has stopped temporarily

Due to the governor's lockdown order, Saturday tournament play at the alternate location (at 1485 6th Ave.) has temporarily stopped again for at least three weeks.

As such, we hope to resume play in early 2021. 

Please check this site periodically for updates.

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 sdcclessons@gmail.com

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 "Chess.com" 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 kevinshenyang@gmail.com 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.

Announcements

CLUB IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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 Jedi Knights Scholastics program has been suspended.

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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