Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thursday Night Chess

The Thursday Night Chess schedule starts December 6th 2012 The Rated Chess Tournament G/65:d5 starts at 6pm. Please check the HCC EVENT CALENDAR

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Voted by Hemet Chess Club Members: The 2012 HCC Chess Player of the Year award went to JOAQUIN ENRIQUE GONZALEZ-SALGADO "only 6 years old with the heart of a champion and already an advanced chess player.

Monday, November 26, 2012


HEMET CHESS CLUB has a series of INTERATIVE CHESS LECTURES AND A TWO DAY CHESS TRAINING COURSE with INTERNATIONAL MASTERS for tournament chess players. These instructors are top level chess players and fantastic chess teachers. If interested there are sign-up sheets at HEMET CHESS CLUB for each of the chess activities / bootcamp. Don't miss out...or be left behind..... Marcos SR

Championship Results

HCC Champion 2012 – Jeff Arnold U2100 1st – Charles Gelinas U1600 1st – Marcos Montes U1400 1st – Miguel Rangel U1200 1st – Adion Hartfield U1000 1st – David Barrera U1000 2nd – Eli Rangel

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Saturday’s Schedule Nov. 3rd OPEN SECTION – Time Controls G/45; d5 Rd1: 10:30a.m Rd2: 12:30p.m Rd3: 2:30p.m (LUNCH) Rd4: 4:30p.m UN1400/UN1200/UN1000 MERGED – Time Controls G/30; d5 Rd1: 10:30a.m Rd2: 11:45a.m Rd3: 1p.m (LUNCH) Rd4: 3p.m Rd5: 4:15p.m Sunday’s Schedule Nov. 4th OPEN SECTION – Time Controls G/45; d5 Rd5: 2p.m Rd6: 3:45p.m Rd7: 5:30p.m UN1400/UN1200/UN1000 MERGED – Time Controls G/30; d5 Rd6: 2p.m Rd7: 3:15p.m Rd8: 4:30p.m AWARD PRESENTATION STARTS AT 7:15PM  Champion Trophy 1st  UN2100 1ST  UN1600 1ST  UN1400 1ST  UN1200 1ST & 2nd  UN1000 1st  Hemet Chess Club Player of the Year 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

This was our last tournament at Marie Calendars. This was a very busy evening for me. I had lots of club business to cover with the members in our meeting. Actually Thursday 10-11-12 is our first event at our new location (starts at 6pm) . The main event is still on Sunday's (this one starts at 3pm)
Today three new club members where added to our club roster, "Very nice"

Marcos Sr.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Starting Oct. 14, 2012 (doors open at 2pm. Tournament starts at 3pm G25;d5 SS3)
Hemet Chess Club will be moving to it's very own location. HCC now has increased to a 2400 sq.ft.
playing room. "Basically it's own building" Now that there is more room HCC will have more chess benefits to offer it's members. I'm also increasing our HCC Staff so more chess events can be ran on different days. We will have our last Sunday event at Marie Callendar's 9-7-12.

Marcos Montes Sr.

817 West 9th St.
San Jacinto, Ca. 92583

Club Phone 951-654-9200

Monday, September 24, 2012


Our weekly Sunday tournaments have been steady around 18 plus tournament chess players. This number could creep up to 25 quickly. There's still plenty of space for new members to play daily.

Marcos Sr.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hemet Chess Club Sunday Event

HCC has been very steady with our Sunday chess tournaments. It's nice to see new players walk in with their chess bags ready to play.  This tournament was in honor of Jorge Paz who is relocating for college and will be missed by HCC and we wish him the very BEST...
Jorge Paz

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Hemet Chess Club had more chess action than normal all in one night 41 rated smoking games. We had our traditional rated G/30 followed by a G/5 rated blitz tournament. HCC has two new Scholastic chess players ages 7 and 5 Ethan Bartel and Joaquin Gonzalez-Salgado. They are playing in our club open section and they are playing very well. I can clearly see them playing at a strong level of chess in the future. What a special night it was to see my good friend Frank Jones walk through the double doors ready to play. He said "I'm a little Rusty" But I know Frank is a solid A Class chess player and he'll have his "A" game ready.
Welcome back Frank!!

                                                                      Marcos Sr.

Jorge Paz vs. Frank Jones

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Honoring Our Past

    The Hemet Chess Club now meets at Marie Callender’s at 3969 W. Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA. 92545 on Sunday’s from 5-9pm. We hold G/25 +5sec delay tournaments and occasionally a blitz tourney.  I want to give a special thanks to Steve’s Burgers in Hemet for allowing us to play in their restaurant for several years.
    Our last chess tournament at Steve’s Burgers was held in honor of our 89 year old chess player, Paul Hinrichs. The tournament on 5-20-12, HCC VP-211-P-2 points to Paul’s World War II seaplane and the unit he served with. When Paul was younger, he served in the Navy on a VP-211 airplane that flew between the coasts of Africa/South America.  Paul is still a fighter on the chessboard! He has been with the Hemet Chess Club now for over 7 years. The Hemet Chess Club’s website is

Jeff Arnold

Monday, June 25, 2012

"Play the opening like a book, the middlegame like a magician, and the endgame like a machine."

                                                         Rudolf Spielmann   

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Starting June 3,2012 Hemet Chess Club will be Playing it's Sunday Chess Tournaments in the private closed door meeting room at Marie Callender's. 3969 W. Florida Ave. Hemet, Ca. 92545 HCC now has the room to expand it's memberships. We could accomadate 20 plus chess boards. So please join us on June 3rd,12 New members are very welcomed Marcos Sr.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hemet Chess Club Spotlight

Adion Hartfield has only been a HCC member for 6 months and is making some big improvements on his chess game. Recently has placed first at the Riverside Scholastic Tournament and has gained +497 uscf rated chess points. HCC proudly congradulates Adion on his great effort.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

HCC VS IECC "The Main Event"

Time controls for the Club Challenge Match
30/65, SD/30, d/5,
Two rated games - black and white with the same opponent. A toss will determine the player’s order of colors.
(Start time approximately 11am for both chess tournaments)
March Club Swiss Tournament
3SS, G/50, d/5, 3 rounds
On the Club Match a Player's seating will be based on their ratings. All events are USCF-rated. Please bring equipment (sets and clock) as none will be provided.
Valley Wide Recreation (building between tennis court and softball field)
901 West Esplanade Avenue
San Jacinto, Ca. 92582 (951) 654-1505 ‎
If you have questions please contact: Marcos Montes Sr. 951-252-5926

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Jeff Arnold Wins "Top Board one" 2nd year in a row. Jeff has also been awarded the USCF Senior Master Title


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