Our Next Chess Tournament will be on  October 31, 2020 

           Two Sections (rated)

 2020 Tournament Dates (Saturdays);   New Schedule Soon

 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 Highly 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)
Section 1 (Rated Over 1000) (Open): Money based on 20 entries: $105-65-50. 
Section 2 (Rated Under 1000):  Trophies for 1st to 6th place. If we don’t have enough players for this section, they will be transferred to the Over 1000 section. There will be separate prizes for the Under 1000 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: Because no more than 50% of chess club capacity may attend (about 20-22 players) if you want to make sure you can play; you need to Pay ahead of time. You can pay with credit card on my website 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.


City Requires the following rules to play inside

1.   Require staff and players to wear a face covering when within 6′ of others.

2.   Players should also maintain social distancing when at the site.

3.   Players will be required to self-screen for fever or any COVID-19 symptoms prior to attendance.

4.   Building will be stocked with hand sanitizer and/or soap both in front of the front door and inside.

5.   Building will be sanitized daily — wiped down or fogged with disinfectant.

6.   Adults waiting on children must wait outside the Chess Club building with mask on or socially distant.

7.   There will be no sharing of food (ie; buffet, open snacks on a tray) (Refrigerator Available)

Saint Petersburg Chess Club will be reopen only for members on 11/30. We are going and….

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