NEW Gambito Location | Effective December 3rd

Effective December 3rd, the Gambito will move to National City. We still do not have a specific date on which the park location will reopen. Wednesday program continues at its temporary location.

New Gambito Temporary Location:
1341 E 8th St., Suite E
National City, CA 91950

NEW Gambito Location

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Consulate Hotel Raises Rent

With hopefully less than a few months to go in the wait to resume residency at 6th & Ivy, the Gambito's host has notified the club that the hotel has increased the Conference room pricing out of range of the chess club's budget. The agreement at $125 per Gambito was week to week. 


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 NEW alternate playing site for the weekly four round rapid Gambito tournament is an office located at 1341 E. 8th Street, Suite E, National City 91950. 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 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.

Registration and Hot Topics

Site Registration Process: Get 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.

Phone Number

The San Diego Chess Club's phone number is 619-75-CHESS or 619-752-4377. Please be sure to note in your address books and cell phones.

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