Welcome to the Kolty Chess Club! We invite people of all ages and skill levels for instruction, social play, or tournament level competitions – formal and informal.
For those of you familiar with the Kolty Chess Club and are just wanting to RSVP for a tournament, please go to our online RSVP Form.
We meet most every Thursday. View our schedule for specific dates & times. Lectures/lessons are presented by Mike Splane from 7:15pm - 7:45pm. He is a USCF Life Master, has won over fifty tournaments, including multiple Kolty Club Championships. Tournaments run from 7:45pm-11:45pm. We also offer Open Play from 8pm - 12pm on tournament days.
Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Boulevard
Campbell, CA 95008-1004
(Note: There is no religious affiliation nor association with the church)
Tournaments: (USCF Rated) Tournaments are usually 5 or 6 rounds. The Club offers ongoing USCF rated tournaments with people of ratings from beginner to expert.
Skittles: Chess for fun – there are usually 10-15 people with which to play for fun, un-timed and/or 5 minute blitz chess.
Special Events: Simul exhibition matches are usually available at least once a year from a master.
The club has ample chess sets, boards, and clocks which are available for anyone to use.
USCF membership is required in order to play in the USCF rated tournament. USCF membership information is available at: secure.uschess.org/webstore/.
Learn more about the United States Chess Federation (USCF) at: www.uschess.org
and more about buying books, chess stuff, and ordering memberships at: www.uscfsales.com
In addition, players must either pay for an individual tournament or be a member for the entire year. Membership is tax deducible.
KOLTY CHESS CLUB FEES
Annual membership fee in The Foundation of Family Values (FOFV) could save you $189 or more per year in the Kolty Chess Club!
Annual FOFV Adult Membership:
Participation in all Tournaments per yr., members:
Total for members:
Total for non-members (all Tournaments per yr.):
Junior players (15 years of age and under) and Senior players (65 years of age and older) who are members, get additional discounts on membership and tournament fees. See our easy-reference price chart below for more information:
Jr. (15 & younger)
Sr. (65 & older)
Annual FOFV Membership Fee
Tournament Fee (Members) All
Tournament Fee (Non-Members) All
Memberships and pre-paid yearly tournament fees cover the calendar year. If you join after January, your fees will be prorated based on the month you join and/or pay, rounded up to the nearest dollar.
When renewing your membership or paying your annual fees, please pay at the beginning of each January.
The average Tournament is 5 rounds, but some can be 7 or 8.
Only USCF members can play in USCF Tournaments. To become a USCF member, go to: http://www.uschess.org
Annual membership fees also entitle the member to discounts on other FOFV services.
We respectively ask that non tournament players using the facility make a donation. Fees and donations are used to help defray the cost of renting the community center and purchasing supplies.
Normally a tournament will be a Swiss system with players grouped into 2, 3, or 4 groups by rating. Byes are available for any round if made in advance. Pairings are created on Wednesday evenings. Please notify us by Wednesday if you are unable to attend. Contacting us prior to the event is helpful.