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National Chess Day Festivities

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Join us on National Chess Day!

Festivities for everyone throughout the day.

Date & Location -- Schedule of Events & Registration links -- Side Activities

Wearing a mask is optional.
Tournament capacity: 80 players.

In 1976, by presidential proclamation, President Gerald Ford declared October 9 (the second Saturday of the month) to be National Chess Day: a day to celebrate the royal game. National Chess Day takes place every second Saturday in October. Mechanics’ Institute will celebrate National Chess Day on Saturday, October 14 with tournaments, casual play, a Kibitz Korner, and more. All are welcome for a fun celebration of chess.


1. Date & Location

  • Saturday, October 14, 2023
  • Location: Mechanics' Institute Chess Room
    57 Post Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 (click here to map)


2. Schedule of Events

Time Event      Format            Entry Fee     Information Registration Link
10:00AM - 1:30PM Scholastic Swiss Tournament 4SS G/25;d5 $30 / $35 More Information Register here
10:00AM - 1:30PM Womens’/Girls’/Gender Expansive Individuals Tournament 4SS G/25;d5 $15 / $20 More Information Register here
1:30PM - 3:00PM Blitz 4DSS G/3+2 $20 / $30 More Information Register here
3:30PM - 6:30PM Quads 3RR G/25;d5 $30 / $35 More Information Register here

3. Side Activities

  • Kibitz Korner with FM Paul Whitehead
  • Casual Bughouse
  • Art Corner




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