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LACC Schedule of activities

Founder & Director: Life Senior Master Mick Bighamian

The Los Angeles Chess Club (LACC) is currently one of the top 5 most active chess clubs in the country and the premier chess club in Southern California.

The first step towards improving your chess is to attend lectures by Masters of the game (we offer weekly lectures on various areas of the Royal Game such as Opening, Middle game, Ending, Tactics, Planning, etc.).

Operating on the premises of The Barrington Bridge Club, LACC offers Group Classes, Private (1:1) Lessons, and tournaments (with various time controls) every week!

CLUB HOURS
Saturdays  10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sundays  11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesdays  7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

United States Chess Federation (USCF) Categories
Category Rating Range
Senior Master  2400+
Master  2200-2399
Expert  2000-2199
Class A  1800-1999
Class B  1600-1799
Class C  1400-1599
Class D  1200-1399
Class E  1000-1199
Class F  800-999
Class G  600-799
Class H  400-599
Class I  200-399
Class J  Under 200

 

Club Membership Types PLATINUM (basic+24)  GOLD (basic+12) SILVER (basic+6) BASIC
(1 free annually)
Adult $715 $545 $445 $345/ $225/ 6 mo.
Junior/ Senior $695 $525 $425 $325/ $195/ 6 mo.
Family $1025 $845 $745 $645/ $375 6 mo.
Life $2,375 $2,195 $2,095 $2,000
Family Life $3,875 $3,695 $3,595 $3,500
Membership comparison
10 membership benefits - see club brochure V V V V
BASIC ==> Membership + 1 free tourney       V
SILVER==> Membership + 6 tourneys     V  
GOLD ==> Membership + 12 tourneys   V    
PLATINUM ==> Membership + 24 tourneys V      
Tournament Packages
  LACC members non-members
6 Tournaments $100 (LACC Memb) $160 (LACC Non-Memb)
12 Tournaments $200 (LACC Memb) $310 (LACC Non-Memb)
24 Tournaments $380 (LACC Memb) $600 (LACC Non-Memb)

LACC PAID-EF CLUB

For $1,500, you can play in any and all the LACC tournaments for a year - $1,300 LACC members.

10 LACC MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  1. FREE attendance to any or all 3 weekly classes
  2. FREE visitation rights ($10 per visit for non-tourney, non-LACC members)
  3. FREE casual games
  4. FREE first tournament with annual membership
  5. Right to borrow chess books and videos from the library
  6. Discount on EFs and equipment purchases
  7. Q&A in person or via text or email
  8. Play in 10 tournaments and the 11th is FREE
  9. Play for FREE on your birthday!
  10. Renew your USCF membership at discounted rates.
     

WEEKLY TOURNAMENTS

Saturday (G/60) (12-6 pm)

A weekly tournament for USCF players only (may join USCF at site, LACC membership optional). First tournament is free for new/renewing LACC members.

  • Registration: 11:30 am – 12 noon
  • 3 Rounds of Game/60 min
  • Rounds: 12, 2, 4 pm
  • Entry Fee: $30 / $20 LACC members, $10 off siblings, $10 EF/no prizes
  • Prizes: ½ Collections: Cash& books
  • Free grocery store parking; or in building basement ($3)

Saturday Night Blitzathon (G/3+2) (6:30 – 9:00 pm)

A weekly BLITZ-rated tournament for USCF players (LACC membership is optional)

  • Registration: 6 – 6:30 pm
  • 7 double rounds of Game/3+2 minutes (14 games)
  • Rounds: 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 8:10, 8:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: $20; $15 LACC members; Free for new LACC members
  • Prizes: ½ collections
  • Free BOA & Market parking; or in building basement.

Sunday (G/60) (12-6 pm)

A weekly tournament for USCF members only (may join USCF at site, LACC membership optional). First tournament is free for new/renewing LACC members.

  • Registration: 11:30 am - 12 noon
  • 3 Rounds of Game/60 min
  • Rounds: 12, 2, 4 pm
  • Entry Fee: $30 / $20 LACC members, $10 off siblings, $10 EF/no prizes
  • Prizes: ½ Collections: Cash& books
  • Free BOA and street parking; or building basement ($3)

Every Sunday Chess 4 Juniors (K-12, G/30) (1-5 pm)

A weekly tournament for USCF Scholastic players (may join USCF at site, LACC membership optional). First tournament is free for new/renewing LACC members.

  • Registration: 12-1 pm
  • 5 Rounds of Game/30 minutes
  • Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 pm
  • Entry Fee: $30 / $20 LACC members, $10 off siblings.
  • Prizes: Trophies (Top 3) and Medals (the rest) 
  • Free refreshments
  • Free BOA and street parking; or building basement ($3)

LACC Feature tournaments

The dates for these tournaments vary each month – check the USCF web site – below - for such events:

http://main.uschess.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=199

Upcoming Tournaments 

April

April 1&2, 8&9, 22&23, 29&30

Saturday & Sunday G/60

4 separate events

A weekly tournament (May join USCF at site, LACC membership is optional)

  • Format:  3 Rounds of Game/60/d5
  • Rounds: 12, 2, 4 pm each day
  • Reg: 11-12 pm.
  • Entry Fee: $30 / $20 LACC members, No prizes ½; siblings ½; Free new LACC members
  • Prizes: ½ collections
  • Info: (310/795-5710) or www.LAChessClub.com.
  • Parking: Free on streets & BoA. Free refreshments.

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Saturday Nite Blitzathon (G/3+2)

5 separate events

A weekly tournament (May join USCF at site, LACC membership is optional)

  • Format: 7 double rounds of G/3+2 (14 games)- USCF Blitz-rated
  • Rounds: 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 8:20, 8:50 pm
  • Reg: 6-6:30 pm.
  • Entry Fee: $20 / $15 LACC members; Free new LACC members; ½ no prizes.
  • Prizes: ½ collections
  • Info: (310/795-5710) or www.LAChessClub.com.
  • Parking: Free on streets & BoA; Free refreshments.

April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

Every Saturday & Sunday Chess 4 Juniors (K-12)

10 separate events

A weekly tournament (May join USCF at site, LACC membership is optional)

  • Format: 5 Rounds of Game/30
  • Rounds:  1 pm and ASAP thereafter… done around 4 pm.
  • Reg: 12-1 pm.
  • Entry Fee: $30 / $20 LACC members, siblings 1/2; Free for new LACC members.
  • Prizes: Trophies (top 3) & medals; each player receives a prize!
  • Info: (310/795-5710) or Mick@LAChessClub.com or www.LAChessClub.com.
  • Class: Class from 12-1 pm (LACC members only- 1st class is free for non-members)
  • Parking: Free on streets & BoA; Free refreshments.

April 15-16

2017 Alekhine Memorial

(Sponsor: Harold C. Valery, Inc.)

(May join USCF at site, LACC membership optional)

  • Format: 4 Sections. Open/U1800/U1400/U1000; 6SS, G/60 for top 2 sections and G/30 for bottom 2
  • Rounds: 12, 2, 4 pm each day
  • Reg: 11-11:45 am,
  • Byes:  Up to three ½ point byes available
  • 1-Day option I: Play 1 day- no 1/2 pt. byes- 1/2 EF.
  • 1-Day option II: Play 1 day & receive three 1/2 pt. byes- Full EF.
  • Entry Fee: $75; $55 LACC members; No prizes ½, spouses/siblings ½, new members ½, New LACC Life members free!
  • Prizes: $$1,500 (b/45) $1,000 Gtd. 1st-3rd $400-200-100 U2000: $100. U1800: $200-100-$50; U1600: $100-50; U1400: $100-50; U1200: Book prize. U700: Trophies& Medals Best attack: $25; Biggest upset: $25.
  • Info: (310/795-5710) or Mick@LAChessClub.com or www.LAChessClub.com.
  • Parking: Free on streets & BoA; Free refreshments.

May

May 20&21, 27&28,

Saturday & Sunday G/60

2 separate events

A weekly tournament (May join USCF at site, LACC membership is optional)

  • Format: 3 Rounds of Game/60/d5
  • Rounds: 12, 2, 4 pm each day
  • Reg: 11-12 pm.
  • Entry Fee: $30 / $20 LACC members, No prizes ½; siblings ½; Free new LACC members
  • Prizes: ½ collections
  • Info: (310/795-5710) or www.LAChessClub.com.
  • Parking: Free on streets & BoA. Free refreshments.

May 13, 20, 27

Saturday Nite Blitzathon (G/3+2)

3 separate events

A weekly tournament (May join USCF at site, LACC membership is optional)

  • Format: 7 double rounds of G/3+2 (14 games)- USCF Blitz-rated
  • Rounds: 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 8:20, 8:50 pm
  • Reg: 6-6:30 pm.
  • Entry Fee: $20 / $15 LACC members; Free new LACC members; ½ no prizes.
  • Prizes: ½ collections
  • Info: (310/795-5710) or www.LAChessClub.com.
  • Parking: Free on streets & BoA; Free refreshments.

May 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Every Saturday & Sunday Chess 4 Juniors (K-12)

6 separate events

A weekly tournament (May join USCF at site, LACC membership is optional)

  • Format: 5 Rounds of Game/30
  • Rounds: 1 pm and ASAP thereafter… done around 4 pm.
  • Reg: 12-1 pm.
  • Entry Fee: $30 / $20 LACC members, siblings 1/2; Free for new LACC members.
  • Prizes: Trophies (top 3) & medals; each player receives a prize!
  • Info: (310/795-5710) or Mick@LAChessClub.com or www.LAChessClub.com.
  • Class: Class from 12-1 pm (LACC members only- 1st class is free for non-members)
  • Parking: Free on streets & BoA; Free refreshments.

May 13-14

2017 Fischer Memorial

(A Sponsored event)

(May join USCF at site, LACC membership optional)

  • Format: 4 Sections. Open/U1800/U1400/U1000; 6SS, G/60/d5 for top 2 sections and G/30 for bottom 2
  • Rounds: 12, 2, 4 pm each day
  • Reg: 11-11:45 am,
  • Byes: Up to three ½ point byes available
  • 1-Day option I: Play 1 day- no 1/2 pt. byes- 1/2 EF.
  • 1-Day option II: Play 1 day & receive three 1/2 pt. byes- Full EF.
  •  Entry Fee: $75; $55 LACC members; No prizes ½, spouses/siblings ½, new members ½,
  •  Prizes: $$1,500 (b/45) $750 Gtd. 1st-3rd $400-200-100 U2000: $100. U1800: $200-100-$50; U1600: $100-50; U1400: $100-50; U1200: Book prize. U700: Trophies& Medals Best attack: $25; Biggest upset: $25.
  • Info: (310/795-5710) or Mick@LAChessClub.com or www.LAChessClub.com.
  • Parking: Free on streets & BoA; Free refreshments.


 

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11514 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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  • 4 blocks West of 405 – SW corner of Santa Monica & Butler
  • 2nd floor (Barrington Bridge& Chess Club)
  • Free BoA and basement parking – from alley by the pharmacy

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