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Upcoming Meetings: 2019-20 Spring Term

Thursday, 04.02.2020, 7:30-9pm PT ~ Club Meeting

(After 04.02.2020, weekly meetings will be every Tuesday from 7:30-9pm PT.)


How to participate in the meetings (must be on computer, not mobile!):

Since classes are being held off-campus during the spring term, there will be no in-person club meetings until the fall. The meetings this term will be 1.5-hour "arena"-style tournaments each week on Caltech's Chess.com club page in lieu of in-person meetings. These are open to anyone at Caltech or in the broader community with a Chess.com account who is a member of the online club page. The time control is fixed at 3 minutes per person + 2 second increment blitz.

1) Join the online club page: https://www.chess.com/club/caltech-beavers-chess-club

2) Any time between 6:30pm-9pm PT, you can join the meeting by logging into Chess.com, going into 'Live Chess', and clicking on the 'Tournaments' tab. From there, click on the 'Caltech Chess Club Meeting' tournament and hit 'Join'. The arena starts promptly at 7:30pm PT, but you can join after that if you wish and leave at any time as well.

The games are just for fun, but for more information on arena scoring and pairings, read here: https://www.chess.com/blog/News/welcome-to-the-arena-a-new-kind-of-chess-tournament

~ Caltech Chess Club Officers


2020 Caltech Blitz Championship:

Saturday, April 18, 2020 @ 12:30pm PT precisely (will last approx. 2 hrs)

$200 prize fund (breakdown will be posted shortly, definitely 1st & 2nd + some Under prizes)

8 rounds of G/3 + 2 sec increment (the 8 rounds is subject to change, might be 7 or 9)

Still deciding on which ratings will be used for prize purposes, likely highest of USCF/FIDE/Chess.com

(Important: Do not be late. Pairings are automated and the first game will start punctually at 12:30pm PT. You can still play, but will receive 0/1 for the first round.)


How to play (no need to advance register, just show up the day of):

1) Join the online club page: https://www.chess.com/club/caltech-beavers-chess-club

2) Up to an hour before 12:30pm PT, you can join the meeting by logging into Chess.com, going into 'Live Chess', and clicking on the 'Tournaments' tab. From there, click on the 'Caltech Blitz Championship' tournament and hit 'Join'. The first round will start at 12:30pm PT and you will be automatically paired. The next rounds will follow immediately upon completion of all the previous rounds' games.

~ Caltech Chess Club Officers




Past Meetings: 2019-20 Winter Term

Thursday, 01.09.2020 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 01.16.2020 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 01.23.2020 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 01.30.2020 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 02.13.2020 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 02.20.2020 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 02.27.2020 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 03.05.2020 ~ Club Meeting

          8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library


Past Meetings: 2019-20 Fall Term

Thursday, 10.10.2019 ~ First Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 10.17.2019 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 10.24.2019 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 10.31.2019 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 11.7.2019 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 11.14.2019 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 11.21.2019 ~ Club Meeting

           8:30 - 10 pm, Avery Library

Thursday, 12.05.2019 ~ Fall Tournament

           8 - 10 pm, Avery Dining Hall