Winston-Salem Chess Club

The chess tournament scheduled for December 9 has been canceled.


The WSCC will host the 6th Camel City Open tournament on Saturday, December 9th at the Greentree Community Center at 930 S. Broad St. in Winston-Salem. The event will be USCF Regular-rated for both adult/scholastic players and will consist of 3 rounds. The time control will be TC: G/75 w/d3. Sections will be determined by the number of players participating. Registration consists of an entry fee of $25/USCF player and anyone interested can ask the Tournament Director(s) about registering for membership with the USCF. Registration at Greentree will be from 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. with Round #1 set to begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp ! The event should be completed no later than 6:30 p.m. — spectators are welcome and ALL players are encouraged to bring boards/pieces/clocks/scoresheets/pens or pencils for purposes of recording move notation per USCF rules. Good luck to all players !


There will be a short General Business meeting of the Winston-Salem Chess Club at 5:30 pm tonight, March 16. After the meeting, enter the USCF-rated monthly Quick (3SS;G/15;d3). Register by 6:45!


Our tournament director has fallen ill. Tonight’s Blitz tournament has been canceled.

Come out to play some casual chess this evening.

The Winston-Salem Chess Club sponsors two tournaments this week!

Note: These tournaments are USCF-rated. Entrants must have current USCF membership.

Thursday, February 16th: Winston Wars: Quick VII
Miller Park Community Center-400 Leisure Lane, Winston Salem NC, 27103
Entry: $1 for members, $3 for non-members ($10 per year for the annual membership)
Times: Register by 6:45 p.m. Round 1 starts at 7:00p.m. 3SS (3-round Swiss System), Game/15;d3 (15 minutes for each side with a 3-second delay)
Perfect Score Prize: Chess Book!

Saturday, February 18: CAMEL CITY OPEN I 
Greentree Church and Community Center
930 S Broad St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Registration: 8:15a.m. – 9:30a.m.

Format: 3 Round Swiss. Game/75; d3 (75 minutes for each side with a 3-second delay) Round 1 10:00 a.m. Round 2 1:00 p.m. Round 3 4:00 p.m. EF: $25 on site Sections: All sections are divided into 8-player groups. low numbers in the lowest section will result in the bottom two sections being combined. Exempli gratia: b;40 entrants, 5 sections of 8 entrants ** Top Section (8 entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Upper Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Middle Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Lower Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40 Bottom Section (8 Entrants) First Prize: $75 Second Prize: $40

There will be no meeting of the Winston-Salem Chess Club on Thursday, November 24. The Miller Park Recreation Center will be closed that day for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Meetings will resume on Thursday, December 1 with our monthly USCF-rated Blitz tournament.

The Winston-Salem Chess Club currently holds 7-round blitz (G/5;d0) and 3-round quick (G/15;d3) on the first Thursday (blitz) and third Thursday of each month. Entry fee is $1 for WSCC members, $3 for non-members. Entrants must be current USCF members. All tournaments are USCF-rated. Players are asked bring a tournament-class set and clock if available.

Next up is Winston Wars Blitz on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

For complete information on our Quick tournaments see this link.

See here for more information on our Blitz tournaments.

Thursday, August 11 is casual chess night. We begin play around 6:00 p.m. at Miller Park Recreation Center.

The Winston-Salem Chess Club currently hosts two USCF-rated tournaments each month:

  • Blitz – 7SS;G/5;d0 – first Thursday of each month – affects USCF “Blitz” Rating only (Next tournament: Thursday, September 1, 2016)
  • Quick – 3SS;G/15;d3 – third Thursday of each month – affects USCF “Quick” Rating (Next tournament: Thursday, September 15, 2016)

By vote of the board: Beginning September 1, entry fees for these tournaments will be:

  • $1 for members of the Winston-Salem Chess Club
  • $3 for non-members – everyone welcome!

Any chess player who wants to become a member of the Winston-Salem Chess Club may do so for an annual fee of $10.

For further information, contact us or come to any club meeting, 5:30pm to 9:45 pm every Thursday at the Miller Park Recreation Center.