NorCal House of Chess helps organize scholastic and adult tournaments. In 2012, NHC conducted the most prestigious tournament in Northern California. For many years, NHC has organized around 200 rated tournaments in the US. http://www.uschess.org/msa/AffDtlTnmtHst.php?A6031214.4
We held many FIDE-rated tournaments, norm-events, adult tournaments, 1-day swiss, 2-day swiss and many scholastic tournaments. Our most popular tournament is the scholastic quads which we host once or twice a month. We usually average around 28-36 players. Sometimes we even had 60 players in our quads. Hence, we have a good amount of kids for their rating range.
The Scholastic Quads are now run either by Califia Chess Club, SHAF (Shafieen Helping a Friend) or GIFT EDUCATION SERVICES, INC. or XCellChess Club. All of these chess clubs are founded by former students of NorCal House of Chess and are now raising funds for various good causes. XCellChess Club is created by WIM Ashritha Eswaran together with her dad. SHAF on the other hand is created by another former student Shafieen Ibrahim who goes to Harker High School. GIFT EDUCATION SERVICES, INC. is also run by another former student, CM Pranav Senthilkumar. CALIFIA Chess Club is ran by Seth Orpheus!
NEW: QUADS for high rated kids/adults!
For anyone rated: 1000-1900! This is open to both high rated kids and adults. The person who has the highest points in each quad will win cash prize instead of trophy. Even if you don’t win, you will also get a special prize!
Tentative Dates: September 29, October 27, November 23 and December 21.
Time control: G/45; d5
Round times: 1:15 pm; 3:00 pm; 4:45 pm
Entry Fee: $30.00 (same day sign-ups $35.oo)
Special Quad Prizes:
1) Scenario 1 – 1 Winner (wins $70 cash); 3 other players get free chess set or chess book or hard-bound chess notation.
2) Scenario 2 – 2 people tied (each winner wins $ 40 cash); 2 other players get free chess set or chess book or hard-bound chess notation
3) Scenario 3 – 3 people tied (wins $ 30 each); 1 player gets free chess set or chess book or hard-bound chess notation.
4) Scenario 4 – 4 people tied (wins $20 each or free entry to the next quad)
tournament organized/directed by Califia Chess Club/GIFT Education Services, Inc.
QUADS in Fremont*
(Quads are usually organized and run by Califia Chess Club, SHAF, GIFT EDUCATION SERVICES, INC or XCellChessClub)
Oct 6 (Sunday), Oct 19 (Saturday),
Nov 3 (Sunday), Nov 16 (Saturday),
Dec 1 (Sunday), Dec 14 (Saturday),
Kids are grouped into 4 based on their ratings.
Time-control: game in 30 mins with 5-second delay
Rounds 1:15 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm
To register, please click the dates.
(Tournament fees are non-refundable. However, credit can be given for a future quad but must be requested within 30 days of purchase.)
Presented by S.H.A.F – www.shafieenhelpingafriend.com
*Proceeds from the event will go directly towards the Gaunaddog Girls’ School in Comilla, Bangladesh. S.H.A.F Inc. is assisting this rural school by providing newer, more advanced technological equipment and instruction on computers and computer science to develop the IT department for these high school girls.
EF: $25, same-day registrants will be charged $30
- Rounds 1:15 pm, 2:30 pm and 2:30 pm
- Kids are grouped into 4 based on their ratings.
- Time-control: game in 30 mins with 5-second delay
- ALL Proceeds from S.H.A.F Inc. go towards helping those in need in Bangladesh and areas hit by disasters.
Recommended for kids who are unrated up to 1300 USCF rating. We congratulate top winners with trophies and medals for every participant!
***USCF membership required. We can help you sign up!***
Click the date to register!