Club Information

The goal of Valley Chess is to provide locations around the city of Phoenix, where tournament chess players can play United States Chess Federation (USCF) rated games. Membership in the United States Chess Federation is required (see www.uschess.org to join).

Valley Chess runs weekly events on both Thursdays and Sundays.

Sundays: 2:00PM – 7:00PM

Valley Chess Gameday

Borders Bookstore (back of store)
4555 East Cactus Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

USCF rated G/30 every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month. Players are paired by the Tournament Director (Michael Oldehoff and/or Joel Johnson).  Players may come and go as they please.  Cost to play: $10/month or $5 for the day.


Thursdays: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Valley Chess Thursday Swiss 

Carl's Jr. Restaurant
9111 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

3/4SS, G/30 Loc: Carl's Jr. Restaurant, 9111 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020. Reg: 5:00-5:25 pm. Rds: 5:30-6:40-7:45-8:55 pm. Byes: Half-point bye available first and second rounds; all others zero points. Prizes (90% of EF, pay-outs rounded to nearest dollar): 1st: 50%, 2nd: 24%, U2000: 16%.  EF (cash only at the door): $20; $10 for 1800+.  Current Published Rating used.