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a vibrant and active Chess Club
(and other games, too)

News and Information

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Membership Program starts August 1 – Join Now!
Effective August 1, SNVCC will start offering a Membership Program to our members. Membership will entitle paid members to receive $10.00 of any single tournament each month. If you play one tournament each month, you’ll receive a total of $120 discount. In addition, we’re going to start Casual Chess every Friday night on a weekly basis starting August 2. We also plan to hold a Casual Chess session on at least one weekend day each month. The cost will be $7 each week but the fee is included in Membership benefits for all Paid Members. The annual membership fee is $100.00. For two or more players in a household (e.g. siblings or parent/children), the annual membership fee is $150 for up to 4 household players. While paying the annual membership fee is optional, please consider that by becoming a paid member, you will be helping to ensure SNVCC continues to grow and expand. Join Now!


We are also teaming up with our friends at Vegas Chess Festivals to arrange this year’s Las Vegas Open to be held August 23-25 at the Rio. We will be having a 3-day or 2-day schedule for players in the main area along with kids tournaments in a separate area. There will be Blitz tournament and more. Kids, limited to players under age 14, will be playing for trophies in their tournaments and the primary Open tournament will have a $20,000 prize fund based on 200 paid entires.


Weekly Casual Chess at Southern Nevada Chess Club begins Friday August 2. Free for members!

Southern Nevada Chess Club and Vegas Chess Festivals (organizers of the National Open) are teaming up to host the 2024 Las Vegas Open to be held at The Rio August 23-25, 2024. FIDE Section and G90+30 for adults. A Saturday night blitz tournament, too! For the kids, we have a trophy tournament on Saturday with Quads and a Blitz tournament on Sunday. There’s a $20,000 prize pool with a minimum of 200 paid entries. Details and registration links are now available!

See Las Vegas Review Journal article featuring Bridgeopolis Chess


Bridgeopolis Chess found a new home

Our three-year lease at our Club space expired in May. On June 1, we moved to 6284 Spring Mountain Road in Las Vegas, NV 89146.

Our new name is the Southern Nevada Chess Club. This name is a DBA of Bridgeopolis LLC


Upcoming Tournaments at Southern Nevada Chess Club

The series appeals to our more advanced players with ratings between 900-2000. We play one round each night for a total of four rounds. Fee: $50 in advance. Add $2 for Venmo/Paypal


FREE! No registration required. Please do email us at chess@SNVChess.com if you plan to attend.

Weekly Casual Chess begins in August

Restarts in August. IM Andranik Matikozyan teaches a group class to youngsters and some adults every Tuesday. Send email to coach@lvchess.school or marv@snvchess.com with questions.


SNVCC is teaming up with Noble Collegiate Academy (NCA) to provide tournaments for kids ages 6-13 on Friday July 5 and Monday July 18. The second tournament will be Friday July 12 and Monday July 15. Tournaments are included for those in NCA’s Summer Chess Camp but we have some limited availability for other students. Please contact babyuniversity001@gmail.com for info about their Chess camp.


The monthly Beginner and 700+ tournament with two sections. Details are on the registration form.

We’ve compiled a short guide for new Southern Nevada Chess Club Players

The Southern Nevada Chess Club is a private club. Anyone may join but management reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to remove an individual deemed as rude, arrogant, or failing to exhibit good sportsmanship.