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Sterling Chess is the place to play tournament games!

Beginner to master, young or old; in the chess world, race, gender and class are invisible. Eight-year-olds compete with senior citizens, and investment bankers fight it out with janitors.

Sterling Chess tournaments are one-day events, played at time controls ranging from less than half an hour to more than one hour for all your moves.

U.S. Chess Federation membership is required. Sterling Chess is an affiliate of the USCF, a non profit organization devoted to promoting chess in America. If you need to join the USCF or renew your membership, you can do it online at (click on Join/Renew).

If you're not ready to enter, please visit any of our tournaments; there is no fee for spectators.

There's more information about tournament chess under Pages --> About Sterling Chess.

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Recent Meetups

  • Jan 19, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    Sunday Quads

    4 Chess players | 5.00

    There will be a Sterling Chess tournament on Sunday, January 19. Sign up now! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. This tournament will be divided into... Learn more

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    January U1300

    6 Chess players

    This page is for the Under 1300 section. It is suitable for adult beginners, or players with low intermediate skills. This section is restricted to players with USCF... Learn more

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    January U1900

    13 Chess players

    This page is for the Under 1900 section. It is suitable for strong intermediate players. USCF title norms may be available. It is a Junior Grand Prix event, with points... Learn more

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    January Rated Beginners Open (U1000)

    7 Chess players

    This page is for the Rated Beginners Open (Under 1000) section. It is suitable for beginning players with basic playing skills. Prizes: Trophy to first place, medals to... Learn more

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    January U1600

    10 Chess players | 2.00

    This page is for the Under 1600 section. It is suitable for experienced intermediate players. USCF title norms may be available. This section is restricted to players... Learn more

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