SJGS Chess Tournament Registration

November 19th SJGS Chess Tournament

The SJGS Chess Club in South Bend will be hosting a chess tournament on Sunday, November 19, open to both kids and adults. The tournament is $10 (payment on site by cash or check) and the deadline for registration is Friday, November 17. Limited to the first 60 sign-ups!

Register online now! Early entries can be found here.

Location: Ackles Parish Life Center, across the street from the Saint Joseph Grade School gymnasium in South Bend. The address is 711 E Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46617. Please use the Founders Hall entrance on the east side of the building.

Time: round 1 at 12pm; all rounds as soon as possible after that. We will conclude around 4pm. For those coming straight from the 10am Mass at St. Joseph parish or others who want to come a bit early, we will have a pizza lunch starting at 11:30am.

3 USCF Rated Sections

1. Beginners: U400; 5-6 games, G25/5
2. Intermediate U800; 4-5 games, G25/5
3. Advanced: Open; 4 games, G30/5

[above is the projected sections and time controls, but these may be adjusted based upon sign-ups; we expect to play 4-5 rounds in each section, but will add a round if it can be completed by 4pm].


Prizes: trophies for top finishers in the lower sections; open section winner and runner up will split 60% of open section sign-up fees [$40/$20 based upon 10 registrants]

USCF Membership: this is a rated tournament so all participants need a USCF membership, which can be purchased at the USCF website:

Food: pizza lunch and small snacks will be provided; other food can be brought by players but please no nuts or peanuts.