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2020 San Francisco Scholastic Championship - Postponed

Thursday, December 31, 2020


Mechanics’ Institute has decided to postpone our Scholastic Chess Tournament scheduled for March 28, 2020, due to concerns regarding coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). This event was anticipated to draw approximately 500 people. Given the large anticipated attendance and the fact that the City and County of San Francisco declared a state of emergency, Mechanics’ Institute wanted to proceed with an abundance of caution and therefore decided to postpone this event. Our intention is to reschedule this event at a later date, once we have a better understanding of the impact COVID-19 has in the community. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please feel free to reach out to Mechanics’ Institute if you have any questions.

Annual, heritage event for KIDS!

FREE event with special commemorative T-shirt for everyone!


4SS G/30;d5

Venue: Golden Gate Park, County Fair Building
1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122

Parking: on the streets around the park.



Saturday: 9AM - 9:30AM


Rounds: Sat 10a, 11:30a, lunch & side event, 1:30p, 3p.
Time Control: G/30 d5 (Game in 30 minutes with 5 second delay each move.)


  • USCF rated: u800 & 800+.
  • Non-rated: Grade K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12.


Trophies to Top 10 players in each section, Top 5 overall teams, commemorative medals to all others.


USCF membership required for the USCF rated sections.



Simulatneous exhibition with TBA Special Guest.


Chief TDs: NTD Richard Koepcke, STD Reka Sztaray

Organziers: STD, FA Abel Talamantez, and STD, FA Dr. Judit Sztaray



Golden Gate Park, County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122