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Chess Tournaments in Seattle, Tacoma, and the South Sound!

Looking for free chess tournaments near Seattle? Here are our chess club’s upcoming events!

Remember, for all events that have a Rating of USCF, you need a valid and current USCF membership. It is not always possible to process membership at the South Sound Chess Club, so please ensure you have this taken care of before showing up! If the Rating is “None,” then feel free to show up and play! No USCF membership required.

Events at Des Moines Gospel Chapel:

  • Plenty of parking in the adjacent lot or on the street!
  • See the Street View below for which door to enter and locations of the parking lot and street parking.
Des Moines Gospel Chapel
Des Moines Gospel Chapel

What’s the difference between regular, quick, and blitz ratings? We wrote a blog post on USCF Time Controls.

September 2023

  • Thursday, September 21st // Click Here to Register
    • Event: Rapid Quads (Rated)
    • Time: Registration starts at 6:00 PM, Arrive by 6:20 PM, Clocks start at ~6:30 PM
      • Casual play starts at 5:30 PM! Come early for some fun games.
    • Location: Des Moines Gospel Chapel, 21914 7th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198 (Google Maps Link)
    • Rating: USCF Quick Rating
    • Max # Players: 24, 3 games per player
    • Time Control: G/15 + 10; 15 minutes base, 10 seconds increment
    • Read This: Club Rules and Reminders Blog Post
    • Signup Form: Register by Clicking Here
  • September 28th: Dual-Rated Games (G/30; d15)

We typically rotate between the following time controls:

  • Rapid (G/15+10)
  • Blitz (G/5+5)
  • Classical (G/60+15)
  • Dual-Rated (G/30; d15)
  • ….and something fun and different every so often!

Thanks for considering our chess club that services the Seattle, Tacoma, Des Moines, and Western Washington region!

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