Hours of operation

We are open every Monday from 3-6 p.m. for casual play and questions; every Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. for group classes, and 7-10 p.m. for tournaments; every Wednesday from 1:30-6 p.m. for group classes; and Every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. for group classes. On Fridays we have an instructor on site for private lessons from around 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. We normally hold events almost every Saturday but start times and duration vary, so check the event calendar.


March of Queens
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am

Format: USCF rated tournament for girls age 12 and under. Four rounds of G/15 in swiss format.

Prizes: $30 and trophy for 1st, $20 and medal for 2nd, $10 and medal for 3rd.

USCF: USCF membership required, which can be purchased on-site before the tournament.

Entry fee: $10.

Junior club match
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am

Four rounds of rated G/30 games vs. a rival junior club from the San Diego area. It will consist of three quads and be played for a trophy. Our roster has been set and the match will begin at 11 a.m. All participants will be age 14 or under. Event will be continued every three months to renew the friendly competition.

Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Classic Weekly Chess Tournament

Re-scheduled this month only due to house cleaning on Monday and Tuesday.

Time Controls: G/45 +3 seconds increment. Games normally last about three hours.

Entry Fee: $20

Prizes: 1st place overall 50% of entry fees; 1st Under 1600 wins 30% of entry fees.

Format: Two rounds will be held on each Tuesday. Round one starts at 7:00 p.m. and round two starts 8:45 p.m. Tournaments last for one month each.

Ratings: Dual rated i.e. standard and quick ratings will be affected.

Players: These events are for adults and kids alike. Players of all levels participate — master to beginner.

Please show up before the start time so we can start the rounds on time!

Junior club match @ Temecula Chess Club
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A scholastic match between TCC and the SDCC. Unrated squad mini match followed by main event.

EF: $25 each for squads A, B, and C. No charge for Unrated squad or visiting players.

Unrated section: 1 round G/10 unrated mini match to start event. Winning team of unrated mini match gains 1 point for their team. 0.5 each in result of a draw.

Main section: The 4 rounds G/15 main match 12 vs. 12 rated playing opposing squad only. Each game scores individually towards match points.

Rounds: Play starts at 2 p.m.

Site: Temecula Chess Club, 27403 Ynez Road, Suite #213, Temecula CA 92591

Donations welcomed and accepted.