CHESS CLUB REOPENS AFTER LOCKDOWN

Old Playing Schedule Resumes

The Wednesday Night and Gambito Open rapid tournaments have resumed AT THE CLUB at 2225 Sixth Ave starting August 4th & 7th, respectively.

Gambito Registration will be from 9:45 AM to 10:25 and the four rounds of G/45,d5 will be at 10:30 AM, 12:30, 3 PM and 4:30, it is all over around 6 PM.

Entry fee is $25 and your USCF must be current. If you plan to play and are not current with the USCF, please let Chuck know (858-432-8006) so you can be current before the event (expired memberships slow down the rating process).

Wednesday Registration will start at 6:30. Round starts at 7:00.

Masks are required, tables will be 8 feet apart and numerous fans will provide good air circulation. Forehead temperatures will be checked at the door.

Please check this site periodically for updates.

The December Scholastic Tournament was a huge success. 63 players aged 4 to 14 tested their skills playing 5 rounds at the club.

The unrated tournament introduced many to competitive play. Clocks were not used, and writing moves was optional. Most games were finished within 30 minutes.

Kids and parents had a great time, and many expressed interest in upcoming events which indicates renewed interest in scholastic play at the club.

Everyone got a medal, and 7 trophies were awarded. Koroush Asadi finished with a perfect score of 5 points to win the golden trophy.

Lorenzo Antonio and Wynn Marple battled in blitz chess for second and third place, both with 4.5 points.

David Nersisyan, Abhiram Kasireddi, Aaron Wu and Ren Chan also received trophies with 4 points each.

Congratulations to all the kids who played! We are excited to resume scholastic chess at the club and look forward to 2022.


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

CHESS RESUMES AT THE CLUB

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 Scholastic Program has been resumed.

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.