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Tournament Schedule 2017


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 2017 schedule: PDF PDF    Download Timur Gareyev simul info: PDF PDF



Tournament 2017 Date(s) Club Dues
Winter Open
5 rounds, 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400)
January 9, 23, 30
February 6, 13

Closed January 16 & February 20
$10.00
Simul by Grandmaster Timur Gareyev
$10 entry fee. Arrive promptly because number of boards will be limited to 30 and it is first come first serve.
February 27 $10.00
Mel Clark Club Championship
6 rounds, 1 section
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10
$10.00
Spring Open
6 rounds, 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400)
April 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22

Closed May 29
$9.00
Arcadia Quickplay Championship
4 rounds, G/20 d5
June 5 $9.00
Fred Brock Open
6 rounds, 1 section
June 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17
$8.00
Summer Open
6 rounds, 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400)
July 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Closed September 4
$7.00
Arcadia Blitz Championship
8 double rounds (16 games total), G/5
September 11 $7.00
Thurlo Mishler Memorial
6 rounds, 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400)
September 18, 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30

Closed October 9
$6.00
Richard Morris Memorial
6 rounds, 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1400)
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4, 11
$5.00
Holiday Rapid Open
6 rounds, G/10 d5
December 18

Closed December 25 & January 1
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.