Monday nights at 6:00pm
405 S. Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA, 91006

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Tournament Schedule 2018


We run chess tournaments throughout the year. Most tournaments last for five or six weeks and attract anywhere from forty to sixty players. We have a good blend of promising youngsters, experienced experts and masters, and many players in-between. Whatever your rating or ability, you will find people to play at Arcadia Chess Club.

Tournament Rules & Etiquette Guide


Download 2018 schedule: PDF PDF



Tournament 2018 Date(s) Club Dues
Winter Open
6 rounds, 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400)
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12

Closed January 1
$20.00
Mel Clark Club Championship
6 rounds, 1 section
February 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
$20.00
Held at the Boys & Girls Club, 3230 E. Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena. Start time: 7:15pm.
Spring Open
6 rounds, 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400)
April 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21

Closed May 28
$15.00
Arcadia Quickplay Championship
4 rounds, G/20 d5
June 4 $15.00
Fred Brock Open
6 rounds, 1 section
June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16
$15.00
Summer Open
6 rounds, 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400)
July 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27

Closed September 3
$10.00
Arcadia Blitz Championship
8 double rounds (16 games total), G/5
September 10 $10.00
Thurlo Mishler Memorial
6 rounds, 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400)
September 17, 24
October 1, 15, 22, 29

Closed October 8
$5.00
Richard Morris Memorial
6 rounds, 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400)
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10
$5.00
Holiday Rapid Open
6 rounds, G/10 d5
December 17

Closed December 24 & 31
NA


All games are 30/75, SD 30 with 5 sec delay (or 40/80, SD 30 without delay) unless otherwise specified. Delay is always preferred. Your opponent may be re-paired if you have not shown up by 7:00 P.M. Please see the etiquette guide for a complete list of club rules. Players will be placed in sections according to their rating but may play up one section if within 50 rating points. Time control and sections may be changed at Tournament Director's discretion.