Our Next Chess Tournament will be on  May 18, 2020 

           OPEN (rated) “See Online Tournaments Below”

 2020 Tournament Dates (Saturdays);   5/16; 6/20; 7/18; 8/15; 9/19; 10/17; 11/21; 12/19

 Please add these dates to your Calendar

LOCATION: Saint Petersburg Chess Club, 540 4th Avenue North. Saint Petersburg, FL  33701 (and is located in between Mirror Lake and the Coliseum, next to the Sunshine Center.) We are in Google Maps!

Registration: 10:00-11:00 a.m. We recommend preregistering.
Entry Fee: $25.00 - $30 if you come without pre-registration. USCF membership is required; and may be acquired on site.
Rounds: Four Rounds-First starts at approx. 11:00 a.m. Bring your clock!
Time ControlGame 40 minute with 5 second delay digital (Game 45 min. for each player with analog clocks)
PRIZESOpen SectionMoney based on 20 entries: $110-70-55.  U1700 -$50; U1200-$50.
Scholastic Section:        Cash prizes like Open section.
 Every tournament, we will have a raffle between players after the second round. The winner (three winners) can choose between many chess items, such as a Chess T-shirt, Chess set combo, mouse pads, chess mugs, hats, key chain flash lights, chess calendars all with chess signatures on them and/or discounts for future tournaments.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to space limitation, please reserve ahead of time to guarantee your spot by sending an email to timotey_gospodinov@yahoo.com or call (727) 776-5583 after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays for more questions.
Website & Facebook group:  Visit our new website- chessclubjoy.webs.com   for more info, pre-registration and prepay. Join Facebook group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/385692191510406/
The Discounts:
1. Bring a Friend who has never played before at the St.Petersburg Chess Club ( SPCC ) and you will pay $5 less for the current tournament.
2. If you are a member of the SPCC, you always pay $5 less for the entry fee (Membership card required) .
3. If you pay in advance for 4 tournaments in a row, your fifth will be free plus you will receive a gift from the SPCC.
4. For groups of players (5 or more), everyone pays $5 less.
5. Any coach who bring at least 4 students will play at our tournament for free.

SEE YOU THERE!! and PLEASE, Bring your Clocks!


Every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. we have Online chess tournaments 

To play in the tournament you need to have a free account at chess.com. You don’t need to have USCF ID to play in these tournaments. It is just Chess.com rated only, not USCF rated.              Search for the club with the name “SAINT PETERSBURG ONLINE CHESS CLUB”   https://www.chess.com/club/saint-petersburg-online-chess-clubYou need to join the club to play at this tournament. To join this club (from main page press connect, after that clubs, and Search for SAINT PETERSBURG ONLINE CHESS CLUB and join it!

Click on the link for the tournament:   https://www.chess.com/live#t=1197244

 Also please note that regardless of when I set the tournament start date, members will not be able to join until 1 hour before the tournament starts (join from 4:00 pm to 4:59 pm)

ENTRY FEE: $15 if you pay to Friday.  $20 if you pay Saturday.

Pay online with Pay Pal or Credit card at my website: https://chessclubjoy.webs.com/ or If you have Pay Pal you can pay to my email-timotey_gospodinov@yahoo.com.You can pay also on Venmo to Timotey Gospodinov .  You need to pay before you join the tournament. You can pay any time from now. Just go to my website and look for “PAY FOR ONLINE TOURNAMENT”-it is down on the right corner. Please include your chess.com ID when you pay.

ROUNDS: 5 rounds, 1st one start at 5:00 p.m.

Each round will start five seconds after the end of the last game of the previous rounds. There is no way to “pause” a round. If a player is disconnected from Live Chess at the start of the round, they will receive a 0-point bye. Players can follow live games in the games tab of the tournament page (next to the Standings tab).

TIME CONTROL: G20 – 20 min. for each player

PRIZES: NEW!!! If 20 players-1st-$70, 2nd -$40, Under 1800-$30

Under 1400-$30, Under 1000-$30.More players, more money will be paid out in every section!!!

Every Game will be reviewed by Chess.com for cheating, if caught, you will be banned!