Play Up Challenge

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Event Format
Time Control
G/60 d5
Entry Fee
$125, BCF membership is required
Must register in advance online
Round Times
9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, and 5:30pm
Want to play strong opponents? Then this event is for you!

We have assembled a gang of strong players. Chess gladiators, all rated at least 2000, and some much higher. They're not playing each other, they're playing the challengers. They're playing YOU!

Can you score a point? Test your might!

Participation is limited to club members. The price for non-members in the registration menu below includes a one-year adult membership for the club. If you'd like a different membership tier, please head to our Membership page.

Participation is also currently limited to the first 10 players to sign up, but may expand depending on how many Gladiators we can recruit.

The fine print:
Challengers will play gladiators at least 3 out of 4 rounds. If challengers play each other, there will be no more than a 100 rating point difference or a difference of 2 places on the wallchart.

Pairings will be calculated and published in advance and include randomness as opposed to standard swiss pairings.

This event is USCF rated, and a current US Chess membership is required. Please visit the US Chess Membership site to join or renew.

Our confirmed gladiators include players rated:
1 x 2500+
2 x 2300+
2 x 2200+
1 x 2100+
1 x 2000+
Register Online Now
Entry List

Need to withdraw or take a bye? Email at least 30 minutes before the round.

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