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Colorado State Chess Association

Upcoming Colorado Area Chess Tournaments

The following event organizers have requested to be listed on the CSCA upcoming events list. CSCA is listing them as a service to the general public; however, it should be understood that this listing does not constitute an endorsement.

Notice: Pueblo Tournaments are on hold until further notice per Liz Wood.


  2015 Colorado Correspondence Championship    January 2 - December 31, 2015      
  CSCC March Swiss Tuesdays    March 3 - 31, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  DCC March Tuesdays Tournament    March 3 - 24, 2015    Denver  
  Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wednesday    March 4, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  IHOP Cinnamonster Thursdays    March 5 - 26, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  First Saturday Chess Tournament, Money March    March 7, 2015    Aurora  
  Colorado Springs Open    March 7 - 8, 2015    Manitou Springs  
  Zombie Apocalypse Tournament    March 14 - 15, 2015    Fort Collins  
  Boulder Open    March 27 - 29, 2015    Boulder  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #7    March 28, 2015    Arvada  
  Bishops or Knights!? Chigorin Chess Variant Tournament    March 31, 2015    Denver  
  First Saturday Chess Tournament, Fresh Spring    April 4, 2015    Aurora  
  Bughouse and Blitz #2    April 5, 2015    Denver  
  CSCC April Swiss Tuesdays    April 7 - 28, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Colorado Closed (Adult & Scholastic)    April 10 - 12, 2015    Denver (Tech Center)  
  NM Todd Bardwick Simultaneous Exhibitions    April 11, 2015    Highlands Ranch  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #8    April 25, 2015    Arvada  
  First Saturday Chess Tournament, Mango May    May 2, 2015    Aurora  
  CSCC May Swiss Tuesdays    May 5 - 26, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Attack of the Clones    May 16, 2015    Denver  
  Colorado Senior Chess Championship 2015    June 6 - 7, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  First Saturday Chess Tournament, Jumping Jacks    June 6, 2015    Aurora  
  June Mating Game    June 9 - 16, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Denver Open    June 13 - 14, 2015    Denver  
  Rocky Mountain Team Chess Challenge    June 20, 2015    Raton NM  
  First Saturday Chess Tournament. The Presidents Cup    July 4, 2015    Aurora  
  First Saturday Chess Tournament, Summer Slammer    August 1, 2015    Aurora  
  Pikes Peak Open    August 1 - 2, 2015    Manitou Springs  
  Colorado Chess Festival 2015    September 4 - 6, 2015    Denver (Tech Center)  
  First Saturday Chess Tournament, Sleepy Pawns    September 5, 2015    Aurora  
  First Saturday Chess Tournament, Peak Pie    October 3, 2015    Aurora  
  DCC Halloween Tournament    October 31, 2015    Denver  
  First Saturday Chess Tournament, Turkey Trough    November 7, 2015    Aurora  
  Winter Springs Open    December 5 - 6, 2015    Manitou Springs  
  First Saturday Chess Tournament, Winter Wonder    December 5, 2015    Aurora  

Scholastic Chess events are listed in the Scholastic Section.

2015 Colorado Correspondence Championship, January 2 - December 31, 2015

Time Control: 10 moves in 30 days, time duplication after 20 days, 30 days vacation/yr.
Site:
Sections: Multiple sections if 10 or more entries
Entry fee: $20
Prizes: Free entry to 2016 Colorado Correspondence Championship for the winner of each section, $25 credit towards a correspondence tournament for winner of Championship Section.
Round Times: Deadline: December 15th
Entries: Mail checks payable to "CSCA" to Shirley Herman 1450 Old North Gate Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921
E-mail: cscaemailcc@gmail.com
Site: www.iccf-webchess.com
CSCA membership required
A state championship tournament
For USCF correspondence rules, see http://www.uschess.org/content/view/7521/393/
If entries warrant multiple sections, there will be a championship section and reserve section(s). The championship section will be consisted of two former champions, up to three top finishers from the 2014 tournament, and at least two players who qualify by rating.

CSCC March Swiss Tuesdays, March 3 - 31, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/75 inc/30
Site: Spacious First Floor Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO
Open: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $10 includes 5 rounds over 5 weeks (1 game / week); $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members. Exact cash preferred. No checks for entry fees.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm, Rounds: 7:00 p.m..
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 310-9635 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@live.com
Player responsibility: (1) Inform the TD if you are unable to make any round. You will be paired each round once you have registered even if you haven't arrived at pairing time. Late players have an hour from the start time to show up and move before they forfeit. Keep TD contact information please. Help us avoid forfeit wins and players' not having a game. (2) Forfeit results in $5 fee and withdraw until fee is paid. No entry to other events by TD until fee is paid.

DCC March Tuesdays Tournament, March 3 - 24, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/70; d05
Site: Third Christian Reform Church at 2400 S. Ash, Denver, CO 80222
Directions: One block East of S. Colorado Blvd. on Wesley. Please use rear entrance.
Open: Open to all USCF members
Entry fee: DCC members, $6 per night or $20 per month. Non DCC members, $8 and $30.
Prizes: Based on entries
Registration: 6:30 - 7:15pm, Rounds: begins at 7:30pm.
Entries: At the door each Tuesday.
Phone: 303 883 2684
E-mail: liencam2 @yahoo.com
One round each Tuesday. Only one bye may apply to a players score. Last round bye must be requested before the start of the penultimate round. Causal players and spectators are welcome.
The 5th Tuesday of this month, March, 31st, we will be playing a chess variant tournament. Jeremy Good is giving a lecture regarding this special event each Tuesday this month. For details, email Jeremy at: chessvariants@gmail.com or Brian Wall at: brianwallchess3@taom.com

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wednesday, March 4, 2015

3 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/45, d/5
Site: Smashburgers, 3604 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (near King Sooper's at Academy Blvd.)
Open: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $10; Exact cash preferred. No checks.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: Until 5:00 at the door, Rounds: begin at 5:15, subsequent rounds follow immediately (approximately 6:45 and 8:15).
Entries: Shirley Herman
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
Byes: One half-point requested bye available for any round. Last round bye requests are due before round one and are irrevocable. Zero point byes may be taken for any round before pairings are made. They will NOT be considered withdraw and will retain prize eligibility.
Player responsibility: (1) Inform the TD if you withdraw. Help us avoid forfeit wins and players' not having a game. (2) Forfeit results in $5 fee and withdraw. No entry to other events by TD until fee is paid. (3) Patronize the venue if you will. No outside food purchases.
Bring sets and clocks or borrow equipment before the round starts. TD reserves the right to provide equipment and assign seating to conserve space and time and keep on schedule.
Produced by the North Gate Chess.

IHOP Cinnamonster Thursdays, March 5 - 26, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 inc/30
Site: IHOP Restaurant/Reserved Meeting Room, 5749 Stetson Hill Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917-4222
Open: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $10 includes all 4 Thursday rounds; Exact cash preferred. No checks.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: Until 6:00 at the door each Thursday, Rounds: 6:15.m..
Entries: Shirley Herman
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
Byes: One half-point requested bye available. Last round bye requests are due an hour before the penultimate round and are irrevocable. Requests for all other round byes are due an hour before the bye round. Zero point byes may be taken for any round up to 6:00 except the last round. Unplayed last rounds will be considered withdraw with no prize eligibility.
Player responsibility: (1) Inform the TD if you are unable to make any round. You will be paired each Thursday once you have registered even if you haven't arrived yet at pairing time. Late players have an hour from start time to show up and move before they forfeit. Keep TD contact information please. Help us avoid forfeit wins and players' not having a game. (2) Forfeit results in $5 fee and withdraw until fee is paid. No entry to other events by TD until fee is paid. (3) Patronize IHOP if you can. No outside food purchases.
Bring sets and clocks or borrow equipment before the round starts.
Produced by the North Gate Chess.

First Saturday Chess Tournament, Money March, March 7, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tally's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapaho Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 1:pm-1:20pm, Rounds: 1.45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 4pm.
Entries: Jeff Sullivan
Phone: (303) 885-7983
E-mail: FirstSaturdayChess@addons.biz
T.D: Obi Ikeako (720) 630-5638. Email; Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required.

Colorado Springs Open, March 7 - 8, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rds 1-2 G/90, 5-second delay; Rds 3-5 G/90, 30 second increment
Site: Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.
Sections: One Open Section
Entry fee: $35 if rec'd by 3/4, $40 at site. $5 discount for juniors, seniors, unrateds. Additional $5 discount for Supporting Members of Colorado Springs Chess Club
Prizes: Cash prizes per entries
Registration: 8:30 9:30 AM., Rounds: 10 AM, 2:30 PM, 7:00 PM Saturday; 9 AM, 3 PM Sunday.
Entries: Richard Buchanan 1 Sutherland Rd., Manitou Springs CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685 1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net
CSCA membership required: $15, juniors & seniors $10. OSA
Colorado Tour Event

Zombie Apocalypse Tournament, March 14 - 15, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: CSU campus in Ft. Collins. Lory Student Center, CSU Campus Rooms, Grey Rock Room.
Directions: I-25 to Prospect Rd. exit (exit 268) Drive west to College Blvd, turn right (north) Left on Laurel. Left on Meldrum. Lory Student Center is at south end of this parking lot. Free parking.
Open: Open to all USCF members and "Zombies" (see notes)
Entry fee: $45. Preregistration: $40. $10 discount for club membership with Fort Collins Chess Club, Denver Chess Club, or Colorado Springs Chess Club. Third family member free, the Sara and Tara rule.
Prizes: Based on entries. Bonus for non-zombie results over zombies $10 for win, $5 for upset draw.
Registration: 8:30 - 9:30am, Rounds: Saturday, 10:00am, 3:00pm. Sunday, 11:30am and 4:00pm. Late Sunday round due to the building opening at 11 AM..
Entries: Randolph Schine 8101 E. Dartmouth Ave. #15, Denver CO. 80231
Phone: Brian Wall - 720-483-6768 or Chris Peterson - 720-383-0477
E-mail: brianwallchess3@taom.com
First round starts at 10 AM but free pie will be served at 3/14/2015 at 9:26:53 AM following the sequence of pi.
Shirley Herman has asked for Peach Pie ala mode and Philipp Ponomarev has asked for Key Lime Pie.
Details: A zombie is any USCF player that has been inactive for 5 years (1 year for juniors). An adult player who has played a single tournament in 5 years also qualifies. Every zombie gets free entry fee, a 1 year CSCA membership and a 1 year USCF membership.
Zombies can win prizes like anyone else. Just show up and win. 15 Zombies limit. Zombies, this is a once in an undead opportunity. Rise from the dead. Live in chess again. Preregister at denverchess.com. This may be one of the strongest Colorado Chess tournaments in 5 years.
Don't miss it!

T-shirts available at denverchessclub.spreadshirt.com

TD Randy Reynolds can also accept pre-registration money.
All Adult Zombies eligible for April 10-12, 2015 Colorado Closed/Challenger if they declare their desire to play by the end of February 2015. Inform CSCA President Paul Covington paul@covingtoncomputers.com or Brian Wall if you wish to do so.
CSCA tour event

Boulder Open, March 27 - 29, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: 3-day: G/90 30 sec inc; 2-day: Rd. 1-2: G/60 d5, Rd. 3-5: G/90 30 sec inc
Site: Flatirons Room, Best Western Plus Boulder Inn, 770 28th St, Boulder, CO 80303. Website at www.boulderinn.com
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1700 and unrated.
Entry fee: $35 by 3/25. $40 on site.
Prizes: Based on entries.
Entries: Jackson Chen 5653 Stoneybrook Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone: (303) 449-3800
E-mail: jackson@chenjackson.com
2-Day Schedule: Registration: Fri. 6-7 PM; Rounds: Fri: 7PM; Sat: 10AM, 4PM; Sun: 9AM, 3PM
3-Day Schedule: Registration: Sat. 8:30-9:30 AM, Rounds: Sat: 10AM, 1PM, 4PM; Sunday: 9AM, 3PM. (Note last three rounds are merged between the two schedules)
$9 discount for Juniors, Seniors, and Unrated.
Shirley Herman will be the main TD.
USCF and CSCA membership required. (Other state membership accepted)
Colorado Tour Event.
Call Ari Rubin at 303-499-3800 for a discounted room rate before 2/27

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #7, March 28, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/45
Site: Mile High Vineyard - 5445 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80002
Open: Open to all current USCF members
Entry fee: $30 prior to tournament date - $35 on site.
Prizes: 80% of all entry fees. 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall. Class prizes will be awarded based on available money for prizes.
Round Times: See flyer/registration form below
Entries: Jesse Cohen 68 E. 109th Pl. Northglenn, CO 80233
Phone: (720) 234-1450
E-mail: jessercohen@gmail.com
Or register online via PayPal at https://sites.google.com/site/summitschoolofchess/tournaments
USCF membership required.
Full details here.

Bishops or Knights!? Chigorin Chess Variant Tournament, March 31, 2015

Time Control: G/5
Site: Third Christian Reform Church at 2400 S. Ash, Denver, CO 80222
Directions: One block East of S. Colorado Blvd. on Wesley. Please use rear entrance.
Sections: One unrated open section, open to all
Entry fee: Free, optional $10 to beef up prizes
Prizes: $300 first, $200 second, $100 third Prizes donated by Chess History and Chess Variant lover Jeremy Good
Registration: 6:30-7:15pm, Rounds: Starts 7:30pm.
Phone: JC MacNeil, 303-883-2684
E-mail:liencam2 @yahoo.com
Phone: Brian Wall, 720-483-6768
E-mail:BrianWallChess3@Taom.com
Phone: Jeremy Good, 703-915-1235
E-mail:chessvariants@gmail.com

As many rounds as time allows
Each person plays the opponent once with Black Bishops, once with White Knights

Special rules:
Black's Knights become Bishops, Black has 4 Bishops
Black has 5 diagonal pieces if you include the Queen
White's Bishops become Knights, White has 4 Knights.
White's Queen becomes a Chancelor which moves like a Rook and Knight
White has 5 pieces that move like a Knight if you include the Chancelor

Special pieces and souvenirs provided by Jeremy Good

The White Knight Army is called the Chigorin side because the Chigorin defense 1 d4 d5 2 c4 Nc6 often features Knights over Bishops

The Black Bishop side is called the Larry Kaufman side because Larry did extensive database analysis proving that Two Bishops are worth half a pawn advantage.

The Evaluation of Material Impabalnce by GM Larry Kaufman

That's why the Knights move first, to offset this advantage

First Saturday Chess Tournament, Fresh Spring, April 4, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tally's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapaho Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 1:pm-1:20pm, Rounds: 1.45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 4pm.
Entries: Jeff Sullivan
Phone: (303) 885-7983
E-mail: FirstSaturdayChess@addons.biz
T.D: Obi Ikeako (720) 630-5638. Email; Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required.

Bughouse and Blitz #2, April 5, 2015

Time Control: G/5; no delay, no increment.
Site: Corner Bakery Cafe, 1147 16th ST. , Denver, CO. 80205
Directions: Downtown Denver, near the clock tower on the 16th street mall.
Open: Unrated and open to all.
Entry fee: Non DCC members, $12; DCC members $10, for each 5 round Bughouse tournament. $5 for the Blitz.
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries.
Registration: 8:00 - 9:30am, Rounds: 5 rounds before lunch. 5 rounds after lunch. .
Entries: Cash only at the site.
Phone: 720-483-6768
E-mail: brianwallchess3@taom.com
2 back to back 5 round Bughouse tournaments, followed by a round robin Blitz tournament.
Enter as a team with your favorite bughouse partner for the first 5 rounds using USCF rules. For the second 5 rounds, players will be paired randomly and North Jeffco rules will be in affect. Enter both or either tournament. Depending on entries, double or single rounds. There will be a few practice rounds if there are any inexperienced bughouse players in attendance. Tournaments will be directed by Chris Peterson. 2% of the entry fees will be donated to the Corner Bakery tip jar. The usual Corner Bakery Blitz will follow the Bughouse tournaments. Another fun day of chess in downtown Denver.

CSCC April Swiss Tuesdays, April 7 - 28, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/75 inc/30
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO
Open: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $10 includes 4 rounds over 4 weeks (1 game / week); $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members. Exact cash preferred. No checks for entry fees.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm, Rounds: 7:00 p.m..
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 310-9635 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@live.com
Player responsibility: (1) Inform the TD if you are unable to make any round. You will be paired each round once you have registered even if you haven't arrived at pairing time. Late players have an hour from the start time to show up and move before they forfeit. Keep TD contact information please. Help us avoid forfeit wins and players' not having a game. (2) Forfeit results in $5 fee and withdraw until fee is paid. No entry to other events by TD until fee is paid.

Colorado Closed (Adult & Scholastic), April 10 - 12, 2015

5 round Round Robin system tournament.
Time Control: G90 +30s
Site: TBD
Details coming soon

NM Todd Bardwick Simultaneous Exhibitions, April 11, 2015

Site: Highlands Ranch Recreation Center, 9568 So. University Blvd.; Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Entry fee: $6 if preregistered, $8 at the door
Prizes: Signed certificate if you win or draw
Phone: 303-791-2500
E-mail: tbardwick@yahoo.com
Registration: www.HRCAonline.org/Tickets
Website: www.ColoradoMasterChess.com/simul.htm
Two different Simultaneous Exhibitions starting at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. With the exception of the past couple years, Todd has been giving a Simultaneous Exhibition once a year for around 15+ years. Adults and children are welcome. Todd is a strong simul player and has beaten experts and A players in the past and even drawn with a master in a simul he was giving. Players are encouraged to come at 9:00, but if you can't make it, seats will open up around 1:00 for new players to join in. In the past players were used to showing up the day of the event, it is better this time to preregister.

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #8, April 25, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/45
Site: Mile High Vineyard - 5445 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80002
Open: Open to all current USCF members
Entry fee: $30 prior to tournament date - $35 on site.
Prizes: 80% of all entry fees. 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall. Class prizes will be awarded based on available money for prizes.
Round Times: See flyer/registration form below
Entries: Jesse Cohen 68 E. 109th Pl. Northglenn, CO 80233
Phone: (720) 234-1450
E-mail: jessercohen@gmail.com
Or register online via PayPal at https://sites.google.com/site/summitschoolofchess/tournaments
USCF membership required.
Full details here.

First Saturday Chess Tournament, Mango May, May 2, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapaho Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 1:pm-1:20pm, Rounds: 1.45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 4pm.
Entries: Jeff Sullivan
Phone: (303) 885-7983
E-mail: FirstSaturdayChess@addons.biz
T.D: Obi Ikeako (720) 630-5638. Email; Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required.

CSCC May Swiss Tuesdays, May 5 - 26, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/75 inc/30
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO
Open: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $10 includes 4 rounds over 4 weeks (1 game / week); $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members. Exact cash preferred. No checks for entry fees.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm, Rounds: 7:00 p.m..
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 310-9635 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@live.com
Player responsibility: (1) Inform the TD if you are unable to make any round. You will be paired each round once you have registered even if you haven't arrived at pairing time. Late players have an hour from the start time to show up and move before they forfeit. Keep TD contact information please. Help us avoid forfeit wins and players' not having a game. (2) Forfeit results in $5 fee and withdraw until fee is paid. No entry to other events by TD until fee is paid.

Attack of the Clones, May 16, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/60 + 30i
Site: MiCasa Resource Center, 360 Acoma St. Denver CO, 80223
Directions: One block west of Broadway on 4th Ave. Site is at the S.E. corner of 4th and Acoma.
Entry fee: Solo ($45 at site, $40 pre-registration price, or $30 DCC member any time), one clone ($65 at site, $60 pre-registration price or $45 DCC anytime), two clones ($75 at site, $70 pre-registration price, or $50 DCC anytime)
Prizes: Modified humble pie. Win = 3x Draw = x where x equals two times the average entry fee (each clone counts as an entry) minus expenses divided by 3 times the number of rounds. Example, if the average entry minus expenses is $30 and there are 4 rounds, a win is worth $15 and a draw is worth $5.
Registration: 8:15-9:30am, Rounds: 10:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm.
Entries: Randolph Schine 8101 E. Dartmouth Ave . #15 Denver CO. 80231,
Phone: Brian Wall - 720-483-6768 or Chris Peterson - 720-383-0477
E-mail: brianwallchess3@taom.com
A new, exciting, innovative tournament from the DCC. Original idea by Kevin Seidler, developed by Brian Wall and Chris Peterson.

Every entrant registers as himself but can also register up to two "clones", with a maximum of three entries. No one plays themselves.

Clones play simultaneously, so each round a player with two clones will get three pairings. All games are rated as normal.

Normal score keeping rules apply except players with clones may stop keeping score when under 10 minutes if they have multiple games going on. A clone may get help from another person to continue keeping score.

Join the DCC on or before the day of the tournament to receive discounted entry fees.

Colorado Senior Chess Championship 2015, June 6 - 7, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G90 +30s
Site: Library 21C
Directions: 1175 Chapel Hills Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Sections: Open
Entry fee: $30 until May 30, $40; $5 discount if 65 and over.
Prizes: Prizes based on Attendance with at least 70% of entries in prize fund
Registration: 9:30 - 10 AM , Rounds: Sat 10:15; 2:45 Sun 10; 2:30.
Entries: Paul Covington 748 Cardinal Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Phone: 719-310-7542
E-mail: Checkmate@CovingtonComputers.com
This is a State Championship Event
CSCA and USCF membership required
Not a Tour Event


First Saturday Chess Tournament, Jumping Jacks, June 6, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tally's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapaho Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 1:pm-1:20pm, Rounds: 1.45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 4pm.
Entries: Jeff Sullivan
Phone: (303) 885-7983
E-mail: FirstSaturdayChess@addons.biz
T.D: Obi Ikeako (720) 630-5638. Email; Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required.

June Mating Game, June 9 - 16, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/30 d/10
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO
Open: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $5 includes 4 rounds over 2 weeks (2 rounds per week); Exact cash preferred. No checks. FREE for CSCC Supporting Members.
Prizes: Cash based on entries. CSCC donates $5 for each Supporting Member entry.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00 p.m..
Entries: Buck Buchanan
Phone: (719) 685-1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net
Byes: One 1/2 point bye available. Must be requested prior to the start of Round 3.

Denver Open, June 13 - 14, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Saturday, G/90; d/5. Sunday, G/90; inc/30
Site: Marriott Hotel, Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse St. Denver CO. 80237
Directions: East side of I-25, off Belleview. Light Rail station at Belleview is directly across from the hotel by using the Union street bridge.
Sections: Open, U1800, U1500
Entry fee: $55 before 6/11/15. $65 at the site. DCC members, $45 at any time
Prizes: $4800 based on 140 entries. Open: $650, $400, $200. u2000, $200. u1900, $150. U1800: $600, $350, $200. u1700, $200. u1600, $150. U1500: $550, $300, $200. u1400, $200. u1300, $150. Youth: Under 15 years old and rated u1200, $200 Upset: Win only, with the highest rating point differential, $100
Registration: 8:00 - 9:30am, Rounds: Saturday, 10:00am, 2:30pm, 7:00pm. Sunday, 9:00am, 3:00pm.
Entries: Randolph Schine 8101 E. Dartmouth Ave. #15, Denver CO. 80231
Phone: 303-695-7839 or 720-300-7544
E-mail: randolphschine@comcast.net
Preregister with PayPal at denverchess.com
A CSCA tour event. USCF and CSCA membership required. CSCA not required for out of state players. Tournament will be directed by USCF Senior TD, Bob Crume. Marriott provides free parking and WiFi. Discounted room rate for chess players, $79 if reserved by 5/20/15. Phone: 1-888-611-4134 and mention Denver Open chess tournament. Last round byes will not be considered withdrawals but will be recorded as zero points. Only one half point bye may apply to a players score, with regards to prize money. Make entry checks payable to the Denver Chess Club. The DCC brings back the Denver Open at last. Join the DCC on or before the day of the tournament and receive the discounted entry fee. Prize money will be increased if we exceed 140 players or secure additional funding.

Rocky Mountain Team Chess Challenge, June 20, 2015

2 round Round Robin system tournament.
Time Control: G90 d/5
Site: Raton Convention Center Dining Room

First Saturday Chess Tournament. The Presidents Cup, July 4, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tally's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapaho Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 1:pm-1:20pm, Rounds: 1.45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 4pm.
Entries: Jeff Sullivan
Phone: (303) 885-7983
E-mail: FirstSaturdayChess@addons.biz
T.D: Obi Ikeako (720) 630-5638. Email; Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required.

First Saturday Chess Tournament, Summer Slammer, August 1, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapaho Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 1:pm-1:20pm, Rounds: 1.45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 4pm.
Entries: Jeff Sullivan
Phone: (303) 885-7983
E-mail: FirstSaturdayChess@addons.biz
T.D: Obi Ikeako (720) 630-5638. Email; Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required.

Pikes Peak Open, August 1 - 2, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rds 1-2 G/90, 5-second delay; Rds 3-5 G/90, 30 second increment
Site: Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.
Sections: One Open Section
Entry fee: $35 if rec'd by 7/28, $40 at site. $5 discount for juniors, seniors, unrateds. Additional $5 discount for Supporting Members of Colorado Springs Chess Club
Prizes: Cash prizes per entries
Registration: 8:30 9:30 AM., Rounds: 10 AM, 2:30 PM, 7:00 PM Saturday; 9 AM, 3 PM Sunday.
Entries: Richard Buchanan 1 Sutherland Rd, Manitou Springs CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685 1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net
CSCA membership required: $15, juniors & seniors $10. OSA
Colorado Tour Event

Colorado Chess Festival 2015, September 4 - 6, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rd 1 G60 + 30s; Rd 2-5 G90 +30s
Site: TBD
Friday night: Special Event;
Colorado Open Sep 5 & 6.

First Saturday Chess Tournament, Sleepy Pawns, September 5, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tally's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapaho Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 1:pm-1:20pm, Rounds: 1.45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 4pm.
Entries: Jeff Sullivan
Phone: (303) 885-7983
E-mail: FirstSaturdayChess@addons.biz
T.D: Obi Ikeako (720) 630-5638. Email; Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required.

First Saturday Chess Tournament, Peak Pie, October 3, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tally's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapaho Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 1:pm-1:20pm, Rounds: 1.45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 4pm.
Entries: Jeff Sullivan
Phone: (303) 885-7983
E-mail: FirstSaturdayChess@addons.biz
T.D: Obi Ikeako (720) 630-5638. Email; Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required.

DCC Halloween Tournament, October 31, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/60; d/5
Site: Corner Bakery Cafe, 1147 16th St. Denver CO. 80202
Directions: Downtown Denver, on the 16th ST. mall, near the clock tower at 16th and Arapahoe.
Open: Open to all USCF members
Entry fee: Non DCC members, $30 before 10/29/15. $35 at site. DCC members, $20 at any time.
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 8:00-9:15am, Rounds: 9:30am, 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm.
Entries: Randolph Schine 8101 E. Dartmouth Ave. #15, Denver CO. 80231
Phone: 303-695-7839
E-mail: brianwallchess3@taom.com
All entry fees half price, if in costume. Best costume, entry fee refunded. Enjoy Halloween night life in downtown Denver after the tournament. Join the DCC on the day of the tournament, and receive the discounted entry. Only one bye may apply with regards to prize money. Last round bye must be requested before the penultimate round. Make checks payable to the Denver Chess Club or preregister at denverchess.com

First Saturday Chess Tournament, Turkey Trough, November 7, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tally's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapaho Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 1:pm-1:20pm, Rounds: 1.45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 4pm.
Entries: Jeff Sullivan
Phone: (303) 885-7983
E-mail: FirstSaturdayChess@addons.biz
T.D: Obi Ikeako (720) 630-5638. Email; Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required.

Winter Springs Open, December 5 - 6, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 with 30 seconds increment
Site: Manitou Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs CO
June: Open
July: Under 1800
August: Under 1400
Entry fee: $35 if rec'd by 12/2, $40 at site. $5 discount for juniors, seniors, unrateds. Additional $5 discount for Supporting Members of Colorado Springs Chess Club.
Prizes: Cash prizes per entries
Registration: 8:30 9:30 AM, Rounds: 10 AM, 4 PM Saturday; 9 AM, 3 PM Sunday.
Entries: Richard Buchanan 1 Sutherland Rd., Manitou Springs CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685 1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net
CSCA membership required: $15, juniors & seniors $10. OSA
Colorado Tour Event

First Saturday Chess Tournament, Winter Wonder, December 5, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tally's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapaho Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 1:pm-1:20pm, Rounds: 1.45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, and 4pm.
Entries: Jeff Sullivan
Phone: (303) 885-7983
E-mail: FirstSaturdayChess@addons.biz
T.D: Obi Ikeako (720) 630-5638. Email; Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required.

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