Congrats to the following NHC members: Ahyan Zaman for winning at the u-8 National Junior Congress; winning 3 Team Championships out of 5 at the National Junior Congress; NM Pranav Nagarajan for becoming a National Master and co-champion at the National Junior Congress (16-under).  

Congratulations to NORCAL HOUSE OF CHESS for becoming a 3-peat West Coast champions at the  the US Amateur Team Championships held in Irvine, CA. They’re going to compete at the National Championships on March 28 to defend their title. Currently, they’re back-to-back National Champions! This year, the team is composed of GM Enrico Sevillano, IM Ricardo De Guzman, FM Ronald Cusi, Ronit Pattanayak and Evan Vallens. Team Captain & Coach is Ted Castro. 


NorCal House of Chess will continue its tradition of breeding State/National & International Champions! We are about to pen up some new classes this coming Fall in our center.

 Welcome to NorCal House of Chess!

44802 Osgood Road Fremont, CA 94538

NorCal House of Chess is a chess center for both kids and adults. We conduct weekly adult/scholastic tournaments. In January 2012, we conducted the most elite chess tournament in Northern California, attended by Grandmasters, International Masters, and several masters from different countries. We’ve also organized Invitational tournaments (norm-events), Open tournaments (Cash prizes), and quality scholastic tournaments.

Previously called Newark Chess Club, where we started in a small room inside the Newark Public Library, our chess club became really popular and has attracted lots of kids from all over NorCal. For the past 9 years, our chess center has been visited by several chess celebrities: Former Women World Champion & Grandmaster Susan Polgar conducted a lecture and simultaneous exhibition; Famous writer/CLO Editor & International Master Jennifer Shahade conducted a chess camp/simul; #1 ranked chess player in California and Chess Olympiad member/coach, GM Varuzhan Akobian frequently conducts chess camps/simuls/lectures; top Bulgarian Chess player and in-house coach, GM Dejan Bojkov is also a staple at the club; top Australian GM Ian Rogers has also conducted lectures; youngest GM in the US, GM Ray Robson also did a simul/lecture at the club. And many more.

NHC headquarter is centrally located in South Fremont has more space to provide a better playing atmosphere for kids and adults. Whether for both fun and serious play, being a member of NorCal House of Chess has tons of benefits: discounts in tournaments, free lectures from time to time with Grand Masters and International Masters, Wi-Fi on site, access to collections of books/CDs/DVDs, coach referrals, and much more. You can also be a part of our team when we compete in national tournaments! NHC has produced several top players who have made it into the Top 100 Nationwide List, State Champions, National Champions, Silver/Gold Medalists in North American Chess Championship, Silver/Gold medalists in World Youth Chess Championship & Pan American Youth, and also the youngest FIDE master in the world.

If you want more information about our membership. tournament and other events, please email us at norcalhouseofchess@gmail.com or call us at 415-756-1204.

Please come and visit us!

Webmasters: Ted Castro & Tirgran Darbinyan

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