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COVID-19 Safety Measures

As Palm Beach Chess brings back over the board chess, these are the measures we will take to keep players safe at our events:

Comply with applicable laws and guidelines.


  • Anyone who is sick or has symptoms (cough, fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, body aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, headache, nausea or vomiting) may not attend our events.

  • You may be asked to submit a temperature check.

  • Masks will be required to attend our events. Masks can be replaced by face guards for people who have a medical condition that prevents masks usage.

  • We may ask there be no spectators in the playing rooms where space may be limited.

  • The boards will be spread out from each other as much as possible, up to 6 ft.

  • Provide wipes and cleaning supplies; encourage players regular cleaning of pieces, tables, etc.

  • Encourage social distancing guidelines.

  • Tournaments may be limited to a certain number of players.


If players or spectators do not adhere to these measures, it may lead to withdrawal from our tournament events. We want to build an environment where everyone feels safe. Please be considerate of others. If you do come to an event, you do so at your own risk. Anyone competing or participating in our tournaments waive liability of Palm Beach Chess and the host site of the tournament.

Tournament FAQ

New to chess competition? Don't know where to start?

Let us guide you through our tournament offerings, if your question isn’t here please email us at

1. Totally new to chess? Learn chess & basics with us!

Learn the moves, basic principles, how to checkmate, and play through a game.
Club information & registrations are through our enrichment course:
Palm Beach Chess After School Program

Palm Beach Chess proudly uses as an extension to our classroom component. You can use lichess on your computer or phone, accounts are free! Once you have an account, go to the learn tab and get started on the chess basics. All of our tournament players complete 100%, get 3 stars in every category.


Can you play through a game and checkmate? If yes, you are ready for your first tournament!

Palm Beach Chess offers a variety of tournaments around the West Palm Beach, Florida area.

All tournaments are rated, United States Chess Federation membership is required. We partner often with the Florida Chess Association, membership is sometimes required to compete in events like the Florida State Chess Championship.

2. Memberships

USCF (United States Chess Federation) membership - this is mandatory for all rated tournaments.

The USCF membership price depends on the age of the player and it's good for 12 months.

Under 12 - $17 
Under 15 - $22
Under 25 - $28
Age 25 & over - $40

Click HERE to Purchase or Renew

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