Registration Opens for Dave E. King Memorial Tournament

David E. King Memorial Tournament
Chess Tournaments

Please join us as we celebrate the life of Dave King, beloved Arcadia Chess Club President/Tournament Director. He assumed the mantle after Mel Clark’s passing in 2012, and continued until his own sudden death in early 2020. Dave was a wonderful man who continues to be missed and remembered by the local chess community. His tireless efforts for the Arcadia Chess Club will not be forgotten. This tournament will run July 26-August 30th. Register now for the tournament at:

Dave E. King, Past President / Tournament Director of Arcadia Chess Club

This will be a six-round event in two sections with games on Tuesdays. Don’t forget! An active membership in USCF is required of every player. This is important because we are licensed through USCF. To join or renew your membership, please visit All players in the Upper section will play one game at G85/d5 time control. The u1000 section be a Double Swiss where each player will play two games against the same opponent at G40/d5 time control. Club doors open at 6pm and each Round will start at 6:45 pm. Cell phones are allowed, but must be silenced and placed on vibrate. 

Two 1/2 point byes are available. Byes should be requested before Sunday at 4:00 pm. Last-round byes must be requested before the start of Round 4. Entry fee is $40, paid online. Advance registration is advised since there will be a 68-player limit. If you have trouble registering online, please use the contact form on the SGV Chess Club website and a team member will get you registered. Any player who does not register before the day of the tournament might not get a game in Round 1. 

Players must be a member of San Gabriel Valley Chess Club to compete. New members can pay the annual dues ($30 per year) in person at the door. Prizes TBD based on entries.