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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      
  North Gate Chess Avocado Club Smashburger July Wednesdays    July 1 - 29, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  CSCC July Swiss Tuesdays    July 7 - 28, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  DCC July Tuesdays Tournament    July 7 - 28, 2015    Denver  
  COLORADO STATE BUGHOUSE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT, Friday    July 10, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  2nd North Gate Open    July 11 - 12, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  2015 Kansas Open    July 17 - 19, 2015    Wichita, KS  
  Pikes Peak Open    August 1 - 2, 2015    Manitou Springs  
  CSCC August Swiss Tuesdays    August 4 - 25, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  CSCC September Swiss Tuesdays    September 1 - 22, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Colorado Chess Festival 2015 - COLORADO QUICK CHAMPIONSHIP, Friday Evening    September 4, 2015    Denver (Tech Center)  
  Colorado Chess Festival 2015 - COLORADO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP    September 5 - 6, 2015    Denver (Tech Center)  
  DCC Halloween Tournament    October 31, 2015    Denver  
  Winter Springs Open    December 5 - 6, 2015    Manitou Springs  
  Boulder Open    March 18 - 20, 2016    Boulder  

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.

North Gate Chess Avocado Club Smashburger July Wednesdays, July 1 - 29, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: Smashburger, 3604 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (near King Sooper's at Academy Blvd.)
OPEN: One section open to all USCF members
Special Conditions: Director has the right to adjudicate the game or declare draw in games going past 10:00 closing time.
Discount: $5 discount for Colorado Springs Chess Club supporting members.
Rebate: No bye rebates this month so use byes if you need them. It's summertime. June rebates redeemed. August is last chance to redeem June rebates.
Entry fee: $12 includes all 5 Wednesday rounds; Exact cash preferred. No checks.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: Until 5:45 at the door each Wednesday, Rounds: 6 p.m. each Wednesday in July.
Entries: Shirley Herman
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
Byes: Two half-point requested byes available. Late entrants over 1700 may take half-points for all missed rounds; under 1700 may take up to three. 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 5:30 including the last round and will NOT be considered withdraw. Prize eligibility retained.
Player responsibility: (1) Inform the TD if you are unable to make any round. You will be paired each Wednesday 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 Smashburger if you can and be kind to your server. Students with ID receive free drink with purchase. No outside food purchases.
Bring sets and clocks or borrow equipment before the round starts.

CSCC July Swiss Tuesdays, July 7 - 28, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 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. $4 for one night ($2 for CSCC Supporting Members). Exact cash preferred. No checks for entry fees.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00 p.m.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 310-9635 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@live.com
Player responsibility: 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. Forfeit results in $5 fee.

DCC July Tuesdays Tournament, July 7 - 28, 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, with regards to winning prize money. Last round bye must be requested before the start of the penultimate round. Causal players and spectators are welcome.

COLORADO STATE BUGHOUSE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT, Friday, July 10, 2015

12 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/5; d/0
Site: Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gods (719) 593-9119. 555 W. Garden of Gods Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907
Directions: Exit 146 off I-25 on the mountain side
Open Teams: Unrated event - no membership required. No team rating restrictions. No elimination. Win or lose - play all 12 rounds. Teams may face each other more than once if turn out is low or switch to round robin is possible. SCHOLASTIC bughouse lovers are encouraged to attend.
Bye Policy: 4 half-point requested byes allowed in first half if declared before round 1 or for late entrants.
Ratings: Team Rating will be the higher of the teammates ratings. USCF Blitz used if available; USCF Regular if no Blitz rating. Unrated players may be assigned a rating by the director based on interview or personal knowledge of play.
Entry fee: $10 per person $8 for Jrs<21 Srs65+
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries. Based on 40 players: G$100 1st prize. Under prizes if entries warrant.
Registration: 6:00 - 6:45, Rounds: Starting at 7:00 back-to-back till about 9:30.
Entries: Mail checks payable to CSCA, c/o Shirley Herman, 1450 Old North Gate Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921. Checks must be received by Wednesday, July 8. Thereafter, CASH ONLY.
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
LIMIT: 20 Teams of 2 people each. If you don't have a teammate, come and meet one.
Player responsibility: (1) No food/drink at the boards. (2) Bring sets and CLOCKS please if you have them. But don't let it keep you away if you don't. A few will be available.
Sponsored by the Colorado State Chess Association.

2nd North Gate Open, July 11 - 12, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: Quality Inn & Suites Garden of the Gods (719) 593-9119 (chess rate expired one month before event) 555 W. Garden of Gods Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907 (exit 146 off I-25)
Three Sections: Open, Under 1800, Under 1500. Open to all USCF and CSCA members within rating range and Unrated (Right reserved to combine sections of fewer than 8.)
Join USCF: Copy and paste this link into browser url https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php Use your old ID to renew rather than starting a new one please. Or arrive early to join onsite.
Attention Unrateds: Unrated players may play in any section at -$20 discounted rate but are eligible for place prizes only in the Open Section only (no place prize eligibility in Under Sections). An adult unrated player could play in an Under Section for $10 if they register by July 1. A Jr/Sr unrated player could play for only $5! This discount helps to offset the cost of becoming USCF and CSCA members while encouraging players to get rated, get some tournament experience, and discouraging "sandbagging" by those who have played unrated or online for years increasing strength. Though there is no chance of a cash place prize in the Under Sections, players will establish a provisional rating for future months that will gain them more prize eligibility in upcoming tournaments after August 1 if they play all four rounds in this event. Strong unrated players wishing to play for cash place prizes should choose to play in the Open Section.
Entry fee: $50 Open Section and $40 Under Sections. ~Early Discounts~ Pay earlier; Save more. $10 off if paid by two Wednesdays in advance, July 1. $5 off if paid by the preceding Wednesday, July 8. ~Special Discounts~ $5 off if Junior(<21)/Senior(65+) for Under Sections Only. $20 off for Unrated (no place prize eligibility in Under Sections). A small Unrated only prize may be added to any section with at least two unrated players if one of them scores 2.5+.
Prizes: Cash (or check) based on entries
Registration: At the door: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, CASH ONLY. 9:50 All Players Meeting, Rounds: 10 a.m., 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Entries: Mail checks payable to: Shirley Herman, 1450 Old North Gate Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921 -- Must be received by early discount cutoff or difference will be due at the door before player is paired.
Phone: Cell 719-510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
USCF REGULAR RATED
USCF membership required and available onsite by cash or credit card for small PayPal fee.
CSCA Tour Event. CSCA membership required and accepted onsite (Year: $15 adult; $10 <20Jr, 65+Sr; $3 discount to additional family members. One event: $5 adult). Check to CSCA or cash. CSCA checks may be mailed to Shirley with entry fee checks. OSA (Other State Association membership accepted).
BYES/FORFEITS/WITHDRAWS: One ˝ point requested game bye allowed. Byes must be requested in writing at least 15 minutes before the round for rounds 1-3. Half-point byes for the last two rounds must be requested in writing before round 2 and are irrevocable. TD discretion for emergency. 0 point byes are available for any round but the last one before the pairings are made. Unplayed last round without a bye is considered withdraw with no prize eligibility. Forfeit fee is $10 to re-enter and retain previous score and prize eligibility and must be paid before the pairings are made for the re-entry round. Please be courteous and notify the TD before the pairings are made if you are withdrawing so unnecessary forfeit wins are avoided. Players causing a forfeit will not be entered in future North Gate Chess events without first paying a $10 forfeit fee. Please, get the TD contact information. Late entries may take ˝ point byes for all missed rounds if paying at the door price.
~Capacity Limited – The Earlier You Register the More You Save~
Brought to you by North Gate Chess Affiliate A6042805
REGISTER NOW with PayPal or your Credit Card. $1 per entry shared PayPal use fees.
Fill in the blanks and choose Open or Under Section with appropriate discount on dropdown menu. Players will be placed in section by July Supplement rating unless they contact and request to "play up."
"2nd North Gate Open" Entry Fee(s)
Player Name / USCF ID
Contact Info (email/phone)

2015 Kansas Open, July 17 - 19, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Game in 120 minutes, with 5 second delay
Site: oliday Inn, 549 South Rock Rd. Wichita, KS 67207
Entries: Laurence Coker 8013 W. 145th St, Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone: 913-851-1583
E-mail: wlcoker7@hotmail.com
Checks should be made out to "Kansas Chess Association"
For complete details click here.

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

CSCC August Swiss Tuesdays, August 4 - 25, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 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. $4 for one night ($2 for CSCC Supporting Members). Exact cash preferred. No checks for entry fees.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00 p.m.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 310-9635 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@live.com
Player responsibility: 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. Forfeit results in $5 fee.

CSCC September Swiss Tuesdays, September 1 - 22, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 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. $4 for one night ($2 for CSCC Supporting Members). Exact cash preferred. No checks for entry fees.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00 p.m.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 310-9635 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@live.com
Player responsibility: 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. Forfeit results in $5 fee.

Colorado Chess Festival 2015 - COLORADO QUICK CHAMPIONSHIP, Friday Evening, September 4, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/15, d/3
Site: Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel, 7007 South Clinton Street, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80112
Directions: From I-25 exit 197, go east, turn right onto S. Clinton St., Sheraton on right.
One Open Section: Open to all USCF and CSCA members
Bye Policy: 1/2-point bye available for any round, request before Rd. 2. Rds. 4&5 1/2-point bye requests are irrevocable. 0 pt. byes any rd up to 30 mins. before round time except the last.
Entry fee: $15, $12 if postmarked by August 29.
Prizes: Minimum 70% of entries w/1st G$100.
Registration: 6-7 p.m., Rounds: Start at 7:15 p.m..
Entries: Payable to CSCA c/o Shirley Herman 1450 Old North Gate Rd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921
Phone: (719) 310-9635 SMS available. Paul Covington
E-mail: Checkmate@CovingtonComputers.com
USCF Quick Rated only. CSCA membership required. $15 Adults, $10 Jr<20 Sr65+, $5 one event. OSA.
Sept. 4, Colorado Chess Hall of Fame Ceremony, Fri. 6 p.m.

Colorado Chess Festival 2015 - COLORADO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, September 5 - 6, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rd 1&2 G/100, d/5; Rd 3-5 G/90, +30s
Site: Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel, 7007 South Clinton Street, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80112, (303) 799-6200, Room Reservations: (888) 627-7813, ask for $79 chess rate including free WiFi and parking.
Directions: From I-25 exit 197, go east, turn right onto S. Clinton St., Sheraton on right.
4 Sections: Open State Championship, Under 1900, Under 1600, Under 1300: Unrateds may play in any section but are eligible only for place prizes in the Open and special Unrated prize in any section where there are at least two unrated players in section and one scores 2 points.
Bye Policy: Bye Policy: 1/2-point bye available for any round, request before Rd. 2. Rds. 4&5 1/2-point bye requests are irrevocable. 0 pt. byes any rd up to 30 mins. before round time except the last.
Entry fee: Early bird if postmarked by Saturday, August 29: Open $55; Under Sections $45 – Both $10 higher at site. Unrated players (Sept Supplement) - $10 discount on early or at the site entry fee.
Prizes: 70% of entries with self-supporting sections. $5550 based on 160 entries. Open b/50: G$700 G$400 $250 $225, U2100 1st $225, 2nd $200. Under 1900 b/40 $500 $250 $200, U1750 1st $200, 2nd $150. Under 1600 b/40 $500 $250 $200, U1450 1st $200, 2nd $150. Under 1300 b/30: $400 $250, U1200 $100, U1100 $100, U1000 $100.
Registration: 5:45-9:30 p.m. Friday and 8:00-9:15 a.m. Saturday. Arrivals after 9:00 a.m. may receive ˝-point bye in the first round so that rounds may start on time., Rounds: Sat 10:00, 2:30, 7:00, Sun 9:30, 4:00. (All CSCA Members Meeting: 2 p.m. Sunday).
Entries: Payable to CSCA c/o Shirley Herman 1450 Old North Gate Rd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921
Phone: (719) 310-9635 SMS available. Paul Covington
E-mail: Checkmate@CovingtonComputers.com
Please register early and save or arrive early and avoid a last minute line.
Colorado Tour Event. USCF & CSCA ($15 Adults, $10 Jr<20 Sr65+) required, OSA.
Don't miss Colorado Quick Championship, Sept. 4, Friday evening, and Colorado Chess Hall of Fame Ceremony, Fri. 6 p.m.

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

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

Boulder Open, March 18 - 20, 2016

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 3/16. $40 on site.
Prizes: Based on entries.
Entries: Jackson Chen 5653 Stoneybrook Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020
E-mail: jackson@chenjackson.com
3-Day Schedule: Registration: Fri. 6-7 PM; Rounds: Fri: 7PM; Sat: 10AM, 4PM; Sun: 9AM, 3PM?
2-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.
USCF and CSCA membership required. (Other state membership accepted)
Colorado Tour Event.
Discounted room rate to be announced.

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