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. We will closely monitor the situation and update our policy as needed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Saturday Quads (September 11th): Three rated tournament games at 10am, 2:15pm, 6:30pm. 4-player sections determined by rating. Time control: Game 120, 5sec. delay. Fee: $9 (paid-up SCC members) or $16 (non-SCC members). Prizes: free entry to next quad. Register in person on Mon. or Fri. evening or by mail (2420 S. 137th St., Seattle, WA 98168) Online registration coming soon, in the meantime send an email to administrator@seattlechess.club.
  • Sunday Tornado (August 22nd and September 19th): Four rated tournament games at 11:30am, 1:50pm, 4:10pm, 6:30pm. Time control: Game 60, 5sec. delay. Fee: $18 (paid-up SCC members) or $26 (non-SCC members). Prizes: $10/entry goes to prize fund. 1st prize=35%; 2nd=27%; bottom half 1st=22%; 2nd=16%. Byes: 1 for round 3 or 4 – commit at registration Register in person on Mon. or Fri. evening or by mail (2420 S. 137th St., Seattle, WA 98168)  Online registration coming soon, in the meantime send an email to administrator@seattlechess.club. On-the-day registration is possible, but we cannot guarantee entry due to 20-person space limitation.
  • Seattle Fall Open (Sept. 25-26): A 1-section, 4-round Swiss tournament on . TC: 40/120, sudden death 60, 5sec delay. Prize fund of $400 based on 20 paid entries, 4 per prize group: $120 (First); $80 (Second); $60 (U2100); $55 (U1800); $50 (U1500); $35 (U1200/unr). Entry fee: $36 by 9/20, $48 at site. SCC members subtract $10. Unrated players free with purchase of 1-year USCF, WCF & SCC. Paypal the club at seattlechess@protonmail.com or send check (payable to SCC) to SCC Tournament Dir., 2420 S. 137th St., Seattle 98168. Rounds: Sat. & Sun. 10am & 4:30pm. Location: 7212 Woodlawn Ave. NE, Seattle (our Green Lake premises). Limited to 20 players.

Currently scheduled free online events on lichess.org, see our team page here: https://lichess.org/team/the-seattle-chess-club

  • Wednesday Rapid Arena at 7:00pm-9:30pm: Time control is 10+10 and the tournament is in the arena format which allows joining and leaving at any time between games. See our team page to apply to join the team, and a link to the tournament will be on that page, usually a few hours prior to the tournament start.
  • Sunday Classical Arena at 7:00pm-10:30pm: Time control is 20+20 and the tournament is in the arena format which allows joining and leaving at any time between games. See our team page to apply to join the team, and a link to the tournament will be on that page, usually a few hours prior to the tournament start.