Seattle Chess Club

Established 1879

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Seattle Chess Club Mission

      Ever since the Seattle Chess Club (SCC) was founded in 1879, it has been a prominent feature on the vibrant cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of the SCC has been, and will remain, to provide an intellectually stimulating recreational activity to the citizens of our region.

      Children, adults, and seniors are all equals over the sixty-four squares of the chessboard. They draw alike the many positive benefits to be derived from the pursuit of this challenging game: mental acuity, sportsmanship, and social interaction in an egalitarian atmosphere. Played at the competitive level, the game reaches the level of art for some and, certainly, fun for all.

     The SCC will continue its tradition of casual and sanctioned U. S. Chess Federation-rated play, community outreach, international competition with our Canadian friends,Grandmaster appearances, and simultaneous and blindfold exhibitions.

Recent news

8/9/2014      Saturday Quads 8-9 & 9-6

Format: 3-RR, 4-plyr sections by rating. TC: G/120; d5. EF: $9 (+$7

fee for non-SCC). Prizes: Free entry for future quad. Reg: 9:00-9:45

a.m. Rds: 10:00-2:15-ASAP. Misc: USCF, WCF/OCF memb. req’d,


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7/27/2014      Sunday Tornado July 27th & Aug. 24th

Format: 4-SS. TC: G/60; d5 (or G/64; d0). EF: $18 (+$7 fee for non-

SCC). Prizes: 1st 35%, 2nd 27%, Bottom Half 1st 22%, 2nd 16% ($10

from each EF goes to prize fund). Reg: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Rds: 11:30-

1:50-4:10-6:30. Misc: USCF, WCF/OCF memb. req’d, OSA. read more »

7/4/2014      SCC Fridays

 SCC Fridays

Typical Friday fare is one round of an ongoing tournament (free to SCC mem­bers, no prizes) played at a rate of 40/90 followed by 30/60. Drop in for any round!

Hot as Hades: 7/4, 11, 18, 25.

Dog Days: 8/1, 8, 15, 22.

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1/1/2012      Short-Term Rentals at SCC

The SCC has a spacious and attractive facility that it would like to offer to the community.  Rentals can be arranged at reasonable rates; check our events page for availabiity and see the contact page to reach us.

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Upcoming Events

7/27/2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday TornadoSeattle Chess Club
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