Winston-Salem Chess Club

The next edition of the USCF-rated Camel City Open will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017. 

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Camel City Open

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.

Tony Sanders
Chess Coach and Scholastic Director, Tony Sanders, will be giving a lecture on the creation, identification, and psychology of sharp positions!

The lecture will be on September 15, and will start at 7:00 p.m.

UPDATE: Due to the sudden unavailability of a Tournament Director, the September 8 Blitz Tournament has been canceled.

Kick off your Labor Day weekend early with some nice casual chess games this evening, 5:30 – 9:45 pm at the Winston-Salem Chess Club!

September’s monthly Blitz tournament will take place next Thursday, September 8.

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.