United States Chess Federation

All tournament players must have current USCF Memberships. Follow this link to join/renew your membership.  Do it before tournament day to avoid unnecessary registration delays and confusion.

This site is the clearing house for chess tournaments in Northern California. If my two tournaments are not enough chess for you, check out the tournaments page here for more tournaments.

 Algebraic Notation

To play in a tournament, it is useful to know how to record the chess game you are playing.  This link provides a pretty good tutorial if you are new to tournament chess.

ChessPad – freeware PGN file viewer and editor

Stockfish – Open source Chess Engine

Configure ChessPad to use Stockfish for analysis