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Mechanics' Institute remains closed during the extended Shelter in Place order. In the meantime, we have numerous resources available online including financial databases, eAudiobooks, chess tournaments, group meetings, and more. We have links to these and answers to some of the more common questions regarding the Institute's closure here.

Schedule of Daily Activities

The Club is open for casual play from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekdays and from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekends.

Day Event Time
Monday Monday Night Rapid 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday Nick de Firmian's Lecture

Tuesday Night Marathon
5:15 pm - 6:25 pm

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday Wednesday Night Blitz



Adult Beginner Chess Class with GM Nick de Firmian

Online Class with FM Paul Whitehead
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
(except every first Wednesday: 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm)

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday FM Paul Whitehead Chess Class

Young Professionals' Happy Hour
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday    
Weekend Saturday: Beginner and Intermediate Class

Sunday: Ewelina Krubnik's Class for Women

Saturday or Sunday: Scholastic Swiss
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Upcoming Events

2020

Spring Tuesday Night Marathon (Apr-Jun 2020) - postponed  — April 28 to June 16  — Registration coming soon.
57th Arthur Stamer Memorial  — June 6 to June 7  — Registration coming soon.
2020 US Cadet (Invitational) Championship  — June 11 to June 14  — Registration coming soon.
20th William Addison Memorial  — June 19 to June 21  — Registration coming soon.
Inaugural Celebrating Diversity Championship - Postponed  — June 27  — Registration coming soon.
Monday Night Rapid - Jun 2020 - POSTPONED  — June 29  — Registration coming soon.
Walter Browne Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon (Jun-Aug 2020)  — June 30 to August 11  — Registration coming soon.
Monday Night Rapid - Jul 2020  — July 27  — Registration coming soon.
Brandwein Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon (Aug-Oct 2020)  — August 25 to October 13  — Registration coming soon.
Monday Night Rapid - Aug 2020  — August 31  — Registration coming soon.
Monday Night Rapid - Sep 2020  — September 28  — Registration coming soon.
Monday Night Rapid - Oct 2020  — October 26  — Registration coming soon.
Fred and Pat Mayntz Memorial Tuesday Night Marathon (Oct-Dec 2020)  — October 27 to December 15  — Registration coming soon.
Monday Night Rapid - Nov 2020  — November 30  — Registration coming soon.
Monday Night Rapid - Dec 2020  — December 28  — Registration coming soon.
IM Vincent McCambridge Tournament (G/60) - Postponed  — December 31  — Registration coming soon.
2020 San Francisco Scholastic Championship - Postponed  — December 31  — Registration coming soon.
Think, Move, Play - Postponed  — December 31  — Registration coming soon.
2020 CalChess Senior State Championship - Postponed  — December 31  — Registration coming soon.