I have created a group on chess.com for our club! This is the place that we are using as a gathering spot until we are able to resume physical meetings.
If you have a chess.com account, you are welcome to join by clicking the link below!
If that link doesn’t work, log on to chess.com. Go to Clubs > Find Clubs > type in “Thousand Oaks Chess Club.” Alternatively, you can email me your chess.com username and I’ll send you an invite.
Once you are there, click the “Join” button and submit. Please let me know who you are for verification purposes. I will then approve you, giving you access to the group.
This group is used by our club members to chat and keep in contact with each other. We hold events such as vote chess, daily matches, live tournaments, live matches and more!
Note that Teams/Clubs on chess.com don’t work as well in the app version. It is preferable to be logged into the full desktop version.
If you don’t have a chess.com account, it is free and easy to create one.
**Note that I do NOT announce chess.com tournaments/events on this website. They are exclusively posted to the chess.com group.
Email me if you have any issues/questions: ThousandOaksChess@att.net
Looking forward to seeing you all online!
Mar 23, 2020
Hope everyone is doing alright! What a crazy time this is.
Here is an update on what is going on with the club.
Unfortunately, it does not appear that we will be able to resume our meetings for some time. Of course, it will depend on when the threat from the virus is under control, the stay-at-home order is lifted and the Goebel Center is reopened. Right now, that is very tentatively set for the beginning of May, but the closure will likely last into the summer and possibly beyond.
I know it is a disappointment and definitely unprecedented to have to call a tournament off without finishing it, but this situation is obviously out of our control.
If you came in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, we will distribute the prizes at the club when we resume.
When the club reopens we will begin a new tournament, which will likely be our 2020 Club Championship (the Club Championship tournament normally runs about April-June).
I will continue to post updates if we gain any new information.
In the meantime, join our new Chess.com club!
We have just added a Photo Gallery. Check it out here!