Welcome to the Seattle Chess Club

Send an email to administrator@seattlechess.club to request to join our mailing list or join our discord server.

For membership dues and donations via PayPal see our Membership and Donations Page.

Currently scheduled in-person events at our temporary location 7212 Woodlawn Ave. NE, Seattle (Green Lake premises) :

  • Our Policy for All In-Person Events is that masks are required (even if vaccinated) and we will require everyone eligible for the vaccine to be vaccinated, but will allow children under 12 to participate unvaccinated, with tentative plans to require vaccines for ages 5-12 in February. We will closely monitor the situation and update our policy as needed.
  • Every Monday – Casual Chess Mondays: Must sign up via email as we have limited capacity! (administrator@seattlechess.club) Play with whoever is there. Chat during and between games. Come and go as you like. Hours: 7:00-10:30pm. No fee, vaccination and masks required.
  • Every Friday (Closed 12/25 for Christmas) – Rated Tournament Game Fridays: Must sign up via email as we have limited capacity! (administrator@seattlechess.club) Start time: 8:00pm sharp; please arrive by 7:45pm and check in with the TD to be paired. Time control: 40 moves in 90 minutes, with an additional 60 minutes every 30 moves. Opponents assigned by tournament director; sets, clocks and score sheets provided by the club.
  • Sat. 1/8 – January Quads: 3-round round-robin @ 10am, 2pm, 6pm at the club. 4-player sections by rating. Time control: Game120 + 5sec. delay. Prizes: free entry to next Quad played. Entry fee: $9 SCC members, $16 others. Send an email to administrator@seattlechess.club to sign up!
  • Sun. 1/9 – Novice: 4-round Swiss @ 10am, 12:45, 3:30, 6pm at the club. Time control: Game75 + 5sec. delay. Prizes: SCC memberships. Entry fee: $13 SCC members, $15 others by 1/3, +$5 after 1/3. Byes available. Send an email to administrator@seattlechess.club to sign up!
  • Sat./Sun. 1/15-16 – Seattle City Championship: 5-round Swiss @ Sat. 10am, 2:45, 7:30pm; Sun. 11am, 4pm at the club. Time control: Game100 + 30sec increment. $585 prize fund based on 22 paid entries. Entry fee: $33 SCC members, $44 others by 1/10; $44 SCC members, $56 others after 1/10. Byes available. Send an email to administrator@seattlechess.club to sign up!
  • Sun. 1/23 – Tornado: 4-round Swiss @ 11:30am, 1:50, 4:10, 6:30pm at the club. TC: Game60 + 5sec delay. Prize fund = $10/paid entry fee. Entry fee: $18 SCC members, $25 others. Send an email to administrator@seattlechess.club to sign up!
  • Sat./Sun. 1/29-30 – Ron Kirsch Memorial Adult Swiss: 4-round Swiss @11am & 4:30pm both days. TC: Game120 + 30sec increment. Guaranteed prize fund of $350. Entry fee: SCC members free, others $12. Byes available. Sponsored by Henry Yan.

Currently scheduled in-person events on lichess.org:

  • Tuesdays 7-11pm: Classical arena, Time control: 30+30 or 30+20.
  • Wednesdays 7-11pm (no change): Rapid arena, TC 10+10.
  • Thursdays 7-9pm: Blitz arena, TC 5+3. 9-11pm: Blitz arena, TC 3+0.
  • To participate see our team page here: https://lichess.org/team/the-seattle-chess-club