Schedule of Events
September 2017 - August 2018

9-12>9-19 G/20 Swiss. Rated 6-round swiss, Game 20, in two sections: Open and Under 1600. USCF Quick Chess Rated, $5 entry fee. Registration 6:30-6:50 Games start at 6:55. Each section will have its own prize fund.  Note:  For those players who wish to play a slower time control, such as G/70, a rated or non-rated 3-round side event depending upon the participants' interests. Director to be determined. Entry fee $5. Prize fund based on entries.

9-26>11-14 Sacramento Chess Club Championship. Eight round Swiss, G/60 +15 sec increment, USCF rated, entry fee $5. Registration 6:30-6:50. Rounds at 7:00 PM each night. Prizes will be based on entries after the second round plus a trophy to the champion. Standard USCF tie-breaks will be used.

11-21 Club Awards Night G/10.  Six round Swiss with the presentation of Club Awards between rounds.  Registration 6:30-6:50, Round 1 at 6:55. Entry fee $5.  USCF Quick Chess rated.

11-28>12-12 G/30 Swiss.  Rated 6-round swiss, in three sections:  1800+, 1500-1799, U1500 (no playing up) based on entries.  Game 30. USCF rated, $5 entry fee. Registration 6:15-6:40. Games at 6:50 and 7:55 each night. Prizes will be based on entries after the second round.  Note:  For those players who wish to play a slower time control, such as G/70, a rated or non-rated 3-round side event depending upon the participants' interests. Director to be determined.  Entry fee $5. Prize fund based on entries.

12-4 Sacramento High School/Middle School Championship. The flyer may be found on the Weekend Events page of the Sacramento Chess Club website.

12-19 G/20 Octos. Eight player, 3-round swiss sections, Game 20. USCF Quick Chess Rated, $5 entry fee. Registration 6:30-6:50 Games start at 6:55. Sections will be ratings balanced and each section will have its own prize fund. Scholastic sections may be formed as needed.

12-26 New Years Week.  No event scheduled for this evening. Play blitz with your friends, visit, or try to come up with that new innovation to crush your favorite opponent!

1-2-18 Sacramento Chess Club Quick Chess Championship Qualifier. 5 round Swiss, G/11. This will be the qualifying round for the championship to be held on 1-10. The format: 21 or more entries, there will be three ratings balanced sections with the top two advancing to the finals from each section; if there are 20 or fewer entries, there will be two ratings balanced sections with the top three scores from each section advancing to the finals. Ties for advancement to the finals will be broken with a G/5 playoff. Registration 6:30-6:50. Games start at 6:55. Entry fee $5. USCF Quick Chess rated.

1-9 Sacramento Chess Club Quick Chess Championship. The title will be determined by a six-player round robin with the qualifiers from 1-3. Any ties for the title will be broken using a playoff. USCF Quick Chess rated. Games start at 7.

1-16>23 G/20 Swiss. Six-round swiss with Open and Under 1600 sections, Game 20. USCF Quick Chess Rated, $5 entry fee. Registration 6:30-6:50 Games start at 6:55 with three rounds each evening. Each section will have its own prize fund.  Prizes will be based on entries on 1/20.  Note:  For those players who wish to play a slower time control, such as G/70, a rated or non-rated 3-round side event depending upon the participants' interests. Director to be determined. Entry fee $5. Prize fund based on entries.

1-23 Sacramento Chess Club Team Championship: Captains and Organizational Meeting will be held between rounds 3 and 4 of the G/20 Swiss (approximately 7:40 pm). We need team captains to be there with the names of players on their team and individuals who would like to play but are not on teams. Team details below.

1-28 Sacramento Elementary Scholastic Championship. The flyer may be found on the Weekend Events page of the Sacramento Chess Club website.

1-30>3-13 Sacramento Chess Club Team Championship. Round Robin. 4 person teams. No team may have more than 3 alternates. The average rating for any given night may not exceed 1800.00. For purposes of calculating the adjusted ratings, any player rated over 2200 will count as 2200; any player provisionally rated under 1300 and unrated players will count as 1300; any rated; any player with an established (non-provisional rating) below 1200 will count as 1200. Ratings will be based on the January 2018 Supplement.  Trophies for the members of the winning team and plaques to the best board score. (To win a board prize, a player must play 60% of the available games on that board. For example, if there are 5 games in the event, a player must play 3 games on a board to win the board prize.) All rounds start at 6:55 pm. Entry fee $20 per team.  See the Sacramento Chess Club Rules page for more information.

2-24 Sacramento Scholastic Chess Championship. The flyer may be found on the Weekend Events page of the Sacramento Chess Club website.

3-20 Quick Chess (Handicapped Times). Unrated and open to all players. 5 round Quick Chess tournament. Time controls are based on the difference in players’ quick chess ratings. $5 entry fee. Registration from 6:30-6:50. Games start at 6:55.

3-27 G/20 Quads. Four person round-robin quads, Game 20. Rated and open to all players. $5 entry fee. Registration 6:30-6:50. Games start at 6:55. Quads will be ratings balanced – three games with similarly rated opponents!  Section Prizes:  1st Place $10, 2nd Place $5.

4-28>29 CalChess Senior Championship. The flyer for this event will be posted on the Weekend Events page of the Sacramento Chess Club website when available.

4-3>5-29 Spring Swiss. Nine round Swiss, G/60 +15 sec increment, USCF rated, entry fee $5. Registration 6:30-6:50. Rounds at 7:00 PM each night. Prizes will be based on entries after the second round.

4-3>5-29 Sacramento Chess Club Closed Championship. Nine round round robin, G/60 +15 sec increment, USCF rated, entry fee $25.  Open to the ten highest rated players in the Sacramento Chess Club who enter the event.  Rules for the event, including prize fund distribution, may be found on the Sacramento Chess Club Closed Championship Rules page.  This event will run concurrently with the Spring Swiss.

6-5>6-19 G/30 Swiss.  Rated 6 round swiss, Game 30 delay 5, in two sections: Open and Under 1500. USCF rated, $5 entry fee. Registration 6:15-6:40. Games at 6:50 and 7:55 each night. Each section will have its own prize fund.  Prizes will be based on entries after the fourth round.  Note:  For those players who wish to play a slower time control, such as G/70, a rated or non-rated 3-round side event depending upon the participants' interests. Director to be determined. Entry fee $5. Prize fund based on entries.

6-26-17 Sacramento Chess Club G/5 Championship Qualifier. A USCF Blitz rated 7 round Swiss or round robin (with 7 or fewer players per section). This will be the qualifying round for the championship to be held on 7-5. The format: three ratings balanced sections with the top three advancing to the finals from each section. Ties for advancement to the finals will be broken with a G/5 playoff. Registration 6:30-6:50. Games start at 6:55. Entry fee $5.

7-3 Sacramento Chess Club Speed Chess Championship Finals. A USCF Blitz rated ten-player round-robin with the qualifiers from June 25th and defending champion Nicholas Karas. Games start at 7:00. If there is enough interest, a G/5 side event may be run during the finals.

7-6>7-8 Sacramento Chess Championship. The flyer for this event will be posted on the Weekend Events page of the Sacramento Chess Club website when available. Two and three day schedules are available for the tournament.

7-10>8-28 It's Hot Out There Marathon. Eight round Swiss, G/60 +15 sec increment, USCF rated, entry fee $5. Registration 6:30-6:50. Rounds at 7:00 PM each night. Prizes will be based on entries after the fourth round.

9-4 Club Elections. The Sacramento Chess Club will be selecting its officers for 2017-2018. Nominations and the election will be held between rounds two and three of the Quick Chess event.

9-4 Election Day Quick Chess (Handicapped Times). Unrated and open to all players. 5 round Quick Chess tournament. Time controls are based on the difference in players’ quick chess ratings. $5 entry fee. Registration from 6:30-6:50. Games start at 6:55. Club Elections will be held between rounds two and three.