Calendar

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.

Schedule

Feb
15
Sat
Quick G/25 tournament
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am

Format: 5-Round Swiss. Every third Saturday except when it conflicts with Junior Joust and then its on the 3rd Sunday.

Time Control: G/25.

Registration: 10:30 a.m.

Rounds: Round 1 starts at 11:00 a.m.  Lunch will begin as your second round finishes and last until 1:30 p.m. which is the start of round 3.

Entry Fee: $15.

Prizes: 1st Place overall will receive 50 percent of the entry fees.  Under 1600 rated highest scoring player will receive a prize of 30 percent of the entry fees.  Prize category based on USCF quick rating.

Feb
22
Sat
Junior Joust Tournament
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am

United States Chess Federation rated event. Children’s scholactic chess tournament. Age 14 and under. Time controls are 15 minutes for each side. 4 rounds. Prizes!!! 1st place receives 20 dollars, 10 dollars for 2nd, and 5 dollars for 3rd. Players qualify for season finals each 3 months by placing 1st or 2nd place in a regular event or scoring 5 points total throughout the regular season. Entry Fee is 10 dollars. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Round 1 begins at 11 a.m.

Mar
14
Sat
Junior Joust Tournament
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am

United States Chess Federation rated event. Children’s scholactic chess tournament. Age 14 and under. Time controls are 15 minutes for each side. 4 rounds. Prizes!!! 1st place receives 20 dollars, 10 dollars for 2nd, and 5 dollars for 3rd. Players qualify for season finals each 3 months by placing 1st or 2nd place in a regular event or scoring 5 points total throughout the regular season. Entry Fee is 10 dollars. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Round 1 begins at 11 a.m.

Mar
28
Sat
Junior Joust Finals
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am

Our final Junior Joust of the Winter 2020 season will decide who we will crown as Junior champion. There is no entry fee and it is by invite only through qualifying in one of the previous tournaments. Dress code of business casual applies. 4 rounds of G/20 USCF quick rated chess. 1st prize is 30$ and Fall 2018 trophy and title. 2nd place is $20 and medal, 3rd place is $10 and medal.

Apr
18
Sat
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.

Jun
5
Fri
Friday private lessons by appointment
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
12
Fri
Friday private lessons by appointment
Jun 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
15
Mon
Free Casual Play
Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
16
Tue
Group Lesson: Chess 101 4pm
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This class develops young students to become better overall players and is intended to prepare them for growth and tournament play. Curriculum covers a wide variety of tools and topics, covering everything from openings and endgames to psychology and tactics.

Classes are every Tuesday and Wednesday. Class One starts at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Class Two starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.

Registration is $65 for one student or $100 for two siblings per month. Attend as many classes as you like during the month!

Tuesday G/45
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Classic Weekly Chess Tournament

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!