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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.


  Panera Powers August Wednesdays    August 6 - 27, 2014    Colorado Springs  
  Panera Academy August Thursdays    August 7 - 28, 2014    Colorado Springs  
  2014 Colorado 10-minute Championship    August 29, 2014    Greenwood Village  
  2014 Colorado Open    August 30 - 31, 2014    Greenwood Village  
  Boulder 20/20    September 3, 2014    Boulder, CO  
  Presidents Cup    September 6, 2014    Aurora  
  Wednesday G/90 Quads    September 10 - 24, 2014    Boulder  
  SSC #1    September 27, 2014    Denver  
  Boulder 20/20    October 1, 2014    Boulder  
  Tri-Lakes Open    October 4 - 5, 2014    Palmer Lake  
  2014 (55th Annual) U.S. Armed Forces Open    October 11 - 13, 2014    Colorado Springs  
  2014 Colorado Springs City Championship    October 14 - November 4, 2014    Colorado Springs  
  SSC #2    October 25, 2014    Denver  
  Wyoming Open    November 1 - 2, 2014    Cheyenne Wy  
  SSC #3    November 22, 2014    Denver  
  Winter Springs Open    December 6 - 7, 2014    Manitou Springs  
  SSC #4    December 13, 2014    Denver  
  SSC #5    January 31, 2015    Denver  
  SSC #6    February 28, 2015    Denver  
  Boulder Open    March 27 - 29, 2015    Boulder  
  SSC #7    March 28, 2015    Denver  
  SSC #8    April 25, 2015    Denver  

Scholastic Chess events are listed in the Scholastic Section.

Panera Powers August Wednesdays, August 6 - 27, 2014

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; d/5
Site: Panera Bread (off Powers Blvd. to the east at South Carefree), 3120 New Center Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Open: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $10 for a month of Wednesday rounds; $5 discount for Supporting members of Colorado Springs Chess Club. Exact cash preferred. No checks.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: Until 5:45 at the door each Wednesday (except the last if you are rated over 1500), Rounds: start at 6 p.m..
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
Byes: One half-point requested bye available. For rounds 1-3, half-point bye requests are due by 5:45 on the day of the bye. Last round bye requests are due by 5:45 the Wednesday before the day of the bye and are irrevocable. Zero point byes may be taken for any round up to 5:45 except the last round. Unplayed last rounds will be considered withdraw with no prize eligibility.
Venue is not a private room and players understand they are subject to coffeehouse distractions. Players, however, should be respectful and considerate of their fellow players with games in progress even after theirs has finished. No analyzing within earshot of games in progress.
Bring sets and clocks. TD may have one available for newcomers.
Produced by the Colorado Springs Chess Club.

Panera Academy August Thursdays, August 7 - 28, 2014

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; d/5
Site: Panera Bread, 7344 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Open: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $10 for a month of Thursday rounds; Exact cash preferred. No checks.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: Until 5:45 at the door each Thursday (except the last if you are rated over 1500), Rounds: start at 6 p.m..
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
Byes: One half-point requested bye available. For rounds 1-3, half-point bye requests are due by 5:45 on the day of the bye. Last round bye requests are due by 5:45 the Wednesday before the day of the bye and are irrevocable. Zero point byes may be taken for any round up to 5:45 except the last round. Unplayed last rounds will be considered withdraw with no prize eligibility.
Venue is not a private room and players understand they are subject to coffeehouse distractions. Players, however, should be respectful and considerate of their fellow players with games in progress even after theirs has finished. No analyzing within earshot of games in progress.
Bring sets and clocks. TD may have one available for newcomers.
Produced by the North Gate Chess.

2014 Colorado 10-minute Championship, August 29, 2014

6 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/10, 2 second delay
Site: Doubletree Hotel, Denver Tech Center, 7801 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village CO 80111
Entry fee: $20 if received by 8/26, $25 at site
Prizes: Prizes per entries
Registration: 6:30 7:00 PM, Rounds: Rd 1 7:30.
Entries: Richard Buchanan 1 Sutherland Rd, Manitou Springs CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685-1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net

2014 Colorado Open, August 30 - 31, 2014

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rds 1-2 G/90, d5 and Rds 3-5 G/90, 30 second increment
Site: Doubletree Hotel, Denver Tech Center, 7801 E. Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village CO 80111
Championship Section: $400G, 200G, 125G, U2000 175, 125
U 1800 Section: $325, 175, 125, U1600 175, 125 Unrated prize limit $175
U1400 Section: $250, 175, 100; U1200 150, 100; U1000/Unr 75. Unrated prize limit $100
Entry fee: $45 if rec'd by 8/28; $34 for Juniors, Seniors, Unrated; fees $5 more at site.
Prizes: $2800 b/100
Registration: Sat 7:30 9:00 AM, Rounds: Sat 10AM, 2:30 PM, 7 PM; Sunday 9 AM, 3 PM..
Entries: Richard Buchanan 1 Sutherland Rd., Manitou Springs CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685-1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net
HR 99 if reserved by 8/14, mention tournament. Hotel phone (303) 779-6161. Rate good Fri, Sat and/or Sunday nights.
CSCA Membership meeting Sunday 2 PM
Colorado Tour Event
USCF Grand Prix Event
State Championship Tournament

Boulder 20/20, September 3, 2014

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20 (20 minutes per player for the game)
Site: CU Boulder UMC (see our our meetup.com tournament page for more info.)
Directions: Visit our meetup.com tournament page for directions. If you are driving, the best place to park is in the Euclid Avenue AutoPark located directly adjacent to the UMC. Anyone can park in this lot after 5pm for a fixed fee of $3.
Entry fee: $5 if you register ahead of time on our meetup.com tournament page. (select that you will "attend" the event). $10 on site.
Prizes: TBD based on number of entries.
Registration: On Site Registration: 6:20pm to 6:35pm (not necessary if you register online), Rounds: 6:45; 7:30; 8:15; 9:00.
Entries: Charles Swartz
E-mail: swartzc@gmail.com
Visit this website for more information and to register: http://www.meetup.com/boulderchess/events/191433342/

Presidents Cup, September 6, 2014

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20
Site: Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E Arapahoe Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Sections: Open, U-1700, U-1400/Unrated
Entry fee: $10 for the first 60 entries.
Prizes: Prizes (Guaranteed): Open Section: $50, $30, $20, $20, $20, $10, $10 U 1700 Section: $40, $30, $20, $20, $20, $10, $10 U 1400/Unrated Section: $40, $30, $20, $20, $20, $10, $10 Additional prizes for best K-12 players as decided by organizers.
Registration: Starts 1- 1:45pm, Saturday September 6, Rounds: 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4pm..
Entries: Obi Ikeako
Phone: (720) 630-5638
E-mail: Nicefolks@yahoo.com
USCF membership required and may be obtained during registration.

Wednesday G/90 Quads, September 10 - 24, 2014

3 round Quads system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 d5 (90 minutes per player, 5 second delay per move)
Site: CU Boulder UMC (see our our meetup.com tournament page for more info.)
Directions: Visit our meetup.com tournament page for directions. If you are driving, the best place to park is in the Euclid Avenue AutoPark located directly adjacent to the UMC. Anyone can park in this lot after 5pm for a fixed fee of $3.
Entry fee: $15 if you register ahead of time on our meetup.com tournament page (select that you will "attend" the event). $20 entry fee on-site.
Prizes: $50 for the winner of each quad
Registration: On Site Registration: 6:20pm to 6:40pm (not necessary if you register online), Rounds: One game every Wednesday at 6:45pm for 3 weeks (Sept 10th, 17th, 24th).
Entries: Charles Swartz
E-mail: swartzc@gmail.com
Players can arrange with their opponent to pay their weekly game on another day or at another time. The first Wednesday in October (October 1st) is a make-up day for anyone who could not play one of their games on its scheduled night.

Visit this website for more information and to register: http://www.meetup.com/boulderchess/events/192904892/

SSC #1, September 27, 2014

Site: Ramada Plaza North - 10 East 120th Avenue Denver, CO 80233
Click here for full details.

Boulder 20/20, October 1, 2014

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/20 (20 minutes per player for the game)
Site: CU Boulder UMC (see our our meetup.com tournament page for more info.)
Directions: Visit our meetup.com tournament page for directions. If you are driving, the best place to park is in the Euclid Avenue AutoPark located directly adjacent to the UMC. Anyone can park in this lot after 5pm for a fixed fee of $3.
Entry fee: $5 if you register ahead of time on our meetup.com tournament page. (select that you will "attend" the event). $10 on site.
Prizes: TBD based on number of entries.
Registration: On Site Registration: 6:20pm to 6:35pm (not necessary if you register online), Rounds: 6:45; 7:30; 8:15; 9:00..
Entries: Charles Swartz
E-mail: swartzc@gmail.com
Visit this website for more information and to register: http://www.meetup.com/boulderchess/events/202134752/

Tri-Lakes Open, October 4 - 5, 2014

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: 40/90, G/30; inc/30 (from move 1).
Site: The Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 State Highway 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
Sections: Open
Entry fee: $45; Pre-registration entry fee: $40, which must be paid at the time of pre-registration. Send pre-registration with check payable to Fred Spell, 5546 Wilkerson Pass Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80917. Pre-registration must be received and paid in full by October 1st in order to qualify for the reduced entry fee. Go to www.GentlemensChessClub.com & click on "Upcoming Tournaments" for pre-registration form.
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entry fees will be distributed at the conclusion of the event.
Registration: Sat. Oct. 4th: 8:30-9:30am, Rounds: Sat. Oct. 4th: 10:00am, 4:00pm; Sun. Oct. 5th: 9:00am, 3:00pm..
Entries: Fred Spell
Phone: 719-491-1040
E-mail: GentlemensChessClub@hotmail.com
USCF membership required.
Presented by the Gentlemen's Chess Club.

2014 (55th Annual) U.S. Armed Forces Open , October 11 - 13, 2014

6 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rds. 1-2 G/90 d5, Rds. 3-4 G/120 d5, Rds. 5-6 30/90, SD/60 d5
Site: Lawrence Paul Pavillion, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.
Open: Open to all Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Military Retirees, Cadets, Midshipmen, and ROTC who have a USCF Membership.
Entry fee: Free! Entry form here: http://www.hrchessclub.org/Tournaments/14_AFO/entry-form.php
Prizes: Trophies/Plaques to Top 3 overall players, Top player of each DoD service on Active Duty, Top Reservist, Top Retiree, Top three Cadets/Midshipmen/ROTC, Top two each class A-D and below, Highest Upset, and USAFA Champion (top USAFA player), and other Trophies/Plaques and lots of special prizes.
Registration: 8:00-8:45, Rounds: Sat 0900-1230-1600, Sun 0900-1400, Mon 0900..
Military ID not required for access to USAFA, but all players must have an ID card (active or retiree). Two 1/2 point byes available. The 11th Armed Forces Cadet/Midshipmen Championship will be conducted in conjunction with the Armed Forces Open. AFOCC Awards ceremony to be held upon completion of tournament. The Annual Armed Forces Chess committee meeting will be held on Saturday, 10/11 at 2000 along with the 5th U.S. Armed Forces Bughouse Championship. The G/5 d0 Armed Forces Open Blitz Championship will be held Sunday 10/12 at 2000. USCF Rules. HR: $56-62, Rampart Lodge, 3130 Academy Drive, USAFA, CO 80841 www.dodlodging.net (719)333-1940. Midshipmen/cadets desiring lodging in dorms at USAFA should contact Ms Kelly Cantu at Kelly.Cantu@usafa.edu or (719)333-3230. Entries: Ernie Schlich,1370 S. Braden Cres. Norfolk, VA 23502 or preferably by e-mail to ernest.schlich@gmail.com (757)853-5296. Please include: Rank, Name, USCF ID #, current rating, and branch of service when registering for the tournament. Info: For all other (non-berthing/non-entry) questions contact Lt Col Edward Kaplan, USAF at edward.kaplan@usafa.edu. Additional details for the tournaments can be found on the 2014 AFOCC website at http://www.hrchessclub.org/. Bring clocks! FIDE. NC. NS. W.

2014 Colorado Springs City Championship, October 14 - November 4, 2014

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G90 d5
Site: 104 E. Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO map
Entry fee: $5
Prizes: Based on entries.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Weekly on Tuesday, until November 4, 2014
4 week event, 1 round per night.

SSC #2, October 25, 2014

Site: Ramada Plaza North - 10 East 120th Avenue Denver, CO 80233
Click here for full details.

Wyoming Open, November 1 - 2, 2014

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: rd1 G/60 d5, rds 2-5 35/90 d5 SD/1 d0
Site: LCCC Conference Center, Room 124, 1400 E. College Drive Cheyenne Wy 82001
Open: Open to all
Entry fee: $20 Pre-entry, $25 at door
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 8:30-9:00 am, Rounds: Sat 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 5:30 pm, Sun 9:00 am, 2:30 pm.
Entries: Brian Walker 2835 Forest Drive Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-640-2349
E-mail: drtarrasch@yahoo.com
NS, NC, W

SSC #3, November 22, 2014

Site: Ramada Plaza North - 10 East 120th Avenue Denver, CO 80233
Click here for full details.

Winter Springs Open, December 6 - 7, 2014

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 with 30 seconds increment
Site: Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.
June: Open
July: U1800
August: U1400
Entry fee: $35 if rec'd by 12/3, $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

SSC #4, December 13, 2014

Site: Ramada Plaza North - 10 East 120th Avenue Denver, CO 80233
Click here for full details.

SSC #5, January 31, 2015

Site: Ramada Plaza North - 10 East 120th Avenue Denver, CO 80233
Click here for full details.

SSC #6, February 28, 2015

Site: Ramada Plaza North - 10 East 120th Avenue Denver, CO 80233
Click here for full details.

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.
Registration: 3-day: Fri. 6-7 PM; 2-day: Sat. 8:30-9:30 AM, Rounds: 3-day: 7PM; 10AM, 4PM; 2-day: 10AM, 1PM, 4PM; Sunday: 9AM, 3PM all.
Entries: Jackson Chen 5653 Stoneybrook Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone: (720) 234-1186
E-mail: jackson@chenjackson.com
$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.
Group rate available soon.
Call 303-499-3800 for group rate info.

SSC #7, March 28, 2015

Site: Ramada Plaza North - 10 East 120th Avenue Denver, CO 80233
Click here for full details.

SSC #8, April 25, 2015

Site: Ramada Plaza North - 10 East 120th Avenue Denver, CO 80233
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