Introducing Quad.

Quad Tournament at Fort Mill CHESS KLUB

Make your Weekend count.

What you do on a weekend night sets you apart. You could party at a friend’s place or compete in a quad tournament at CHESS KLUB.
Always make the right move!

Why Quad?

Similar Rating

Players play other players of a similar rating. Ensures fair opportunity.

Improve Quality

Serious chess games help you improve the quality of your game.

Classical Games

Time control of 30 minutes ensures enough time to play a great game of chess.

The Format

Round Robin format ensures players in the quad play each other.


  • One-Time

    Participate in any one of the Weekend Quads.

  • Monthly

    Participate in all the Weekend Quads in a month



Shawn Pealer

Shawn Pealer

Tournament Director

National Master and USCF Certified Tournament Director.


Archana Kolangara

Asst. Tournament Director

USCF Certified Tournament Director

Event Details

FORT MILL: 852 Gold Hill Rd, Ste 101, Fort Mill, SC 29708

BALLANTYNE: 14045 Ballantyne, Corporate Pl, Ste 101, Charlotte 28277

Every Friday at 7 PM EST

Every Saturday at 5 PM EST

Register for Quad

Sign up for Quad and improve your ratings


What is Quad?

A Quad Tournament in chess is a type of tournament format where four players compete in a round-robin style tournament. In a quad tournament, four players are paired up to play against each other in three rounds. Each player plays three games, one against each of the other players in their quad. The players are usually selected based on their rating or skill level to ensure a balanced competition.

The scoring system for a quad tournament is typically based on the number of points earned. A win is worth one point, a draw is worth a half point, and a loss is worth zero points. At the end of the tournament, the player with the most points in their quad is declared the winner.

The round-robin format ensures that each player gets to play against every other player, which can provide a more balanced competition and more games for each player.

How long does a Quad tournament last?

A quad tournament can last several hours, depending on the time control and the skill level of the players. At CHESS KLUB, the time control is 30 minutes per player per game. This means that the entire tournament can last up to 3 hours.

How are ties resolved in Quad tournament?

In the case of a tie between two or more players at the end of the tournament, tiebreakers are used to determine the final standings. The Tournament Director decides on the tie-breaker system to be followed. The most common tiebreaker is the Buchholz system, which adds up the scores of all the opponents each player faced during the tournament. TD might decide to do a manual tie-breaker too.

How can I participate in CHESS KLUB’s Quad tournament?

You can participate by signing up for CHESS KLUB’s Quad Tournament here.

What happens if a player makes an illegal move in Quad Tournament?

If a player makes an illegal move in Quad Tournament, the opponent has the option of forcing them to take back the move and make a legal move, or accepting the move and continuing the game with the illegal move in place.

Can a player resign from a game of Quad Tournament?

Yes, a player can resign from a game of Quad Tournament at any time just like regular tournament.

Are there any special rules for promoting pawns in Quad Tournament?

No, the rules for promoting pawns in Quad Tournament are the same as in regular chess.

What happens if a player is late for a game in a Quad Tournament?

If a player is late for a game in a Quad Tournament, they may be penalized by having their clock started when they arrive, and losing time as a result.

What happens if there is a dispute between players in Quad Tournament?

If there is a dispute between players in Quad Tournament, a Tournament Director or arbiter may be called upon to make a ruling.

How are the winners of Quad Tournaments determined?

The winner of a Quad Tournament is determined by the player with the most points at the end of the tournament. Points are awarded for wins and draws, as explained earlier.

Who is Quad champion of the month?

Quad champion of the month is the one who scores maximum points during the month. This will be tracked on CHESS KLUB’s Quad Leaderboard.

Where will the CHESS KLUB Quad Leaderboard be displayed?

CHESS KLUB’s Quad Leaderboard will be displayed every week at the center and online community.

Are all games in the Quad Tournament USCF rated?

Yes, all games in the Friday Quad tournaments are USCF rated. Results of the games will be submitted to USCF within 24-48 hours of the tournament.

Come, join us for an action packed Quad
on weekend evening at CHESS KLUB