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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      
  IHOP Quick July Fifth Friday    July 31, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Pikes Peak Open    August 1 - 2, 2015    Manitou Springs  
  CSCC August Swiss Tuesdays    August 4 - 25, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  DCC August Tuesdays Tournament    August 4 - 25, 2015    Denver  
  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 Fall Classic    October 24 - 25, 2015    Denver  
  DCC Halloween Tournament    October 31, 2015    Denver  
  2015 Wyoming Open    November 7 - 8, 2015    Cheyenne, WY  
  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.

IHOP Quick July Fifth Friday, July 31, 2015

Time Control: G/24; d/5 Quick Rated Only
Site: IHOP 8065 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO near I25
Format: In order to finish earlier before a local weekend event, the organizer is considering a 3 round Swiss with sections or quads instead of the usual 4 round Swiss.
Entry fee: $4 CSCC supporting members, $5 non-members..., Free entry if your birthday is the week before or week after.
Prizes: Cash based on entries; USCF membership required
Registration: 6-6:40, Rounds: Start at 6:50 and each round one hour thereafter..
Entries: Earle Wikle
Phone: (937) 559-2502
Half point available any round. A bye for round 3 or 4 must be requested before round 2 begins. Two half-point byes are available for Rounds 1 & 2, but you will only be eligible for top two prizes.
If quad, no byes preferred.

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. Small PayPal fee added for online registration.
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.

DCC August Tuesdays Tournament, August 4 - 25, 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
U1600: Open to USCF members rated below 1600
Entry fee: DCC members, $6 per night or $20 per month. Non DCC members, $8 and $30.
Prizes: Based on entries, with Under prizes in each section.
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.
The DCC reserves the right to combine sections if there is insufficient entries.

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. Small PayPal fee added for online registration.
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.
Small
"Colorado Quick" Early Registration thru Sat., Aug. 29
Player Name/USCF ID/Unrated?
Contact Info (email/phone)

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. Small PayPal fee added for online registration.
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.
"Colorado Open" Early Registration thru Sat., Aug. 29
Player Name/USCF ID/Unrated?
Contact Info (email/phone)

DCC Fall Classic, October 24 - 25, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Saturday, G/90;d5 Sunday, G/90;inc30
Site: Embassy Suites Southeast. 7525 E. Hampden Ave. Denver, CO 80231. Phone: 303-696-6644
Directions: 1 mile east of 1-25 on Hampden. On the north side, behind a Chase bank.
Open: 1st, $700; 2nd, $400; 3rd, $250. U2200, $150. U2050, $150. U1900, $150.
U1800: 1st, $650; 2nd, $350; 3rd: $200. U1700, $150. U1600, $150
U1500: 1st, $600; 2nd, $300; 3rd, $200. U1400, $150. U1300, $150
Entry fee: $60 by 10/21/15, $65 at the door. DCC members; $50 at any time.
Prizes: $5000 based on 125 entries. Youth: Age 14, or younger, and rated <1200; $200 Upset Prize: $100, win only. Rating difference must be >200 points.
Registration: 8 - 9:30am, Rounds: Saturday; 10:00am, 2:30pm, 7:00pm. Sunday; 9:00am, 3:00pm..
Entries: Randolph G Schine 8101 E Dartmouth Ave # 15 Denver, Colorado 80231
Phone: 303-695-7839 or 720-300-7544
E-mail: randolphschine@comcast.net
Make checks payable to the Denver Chess Club. Preregister online at denverchess.com
A CSCA tour event. USCF and CSCA membership is required. Unrated players are eligible for any place prize in the Open Section but are not eligible for the Open under prizes. Unrated prize in U1800 section, will be restricted to $150, and in the U1500 section, $100. Only one half point bye will apply to a players final score with regards to prize money. Last round bye will be scored as a zero point but will not be considered a withdrawal. 10 Embassy Suites rooms available at the special rate of $115 per night, if reserved by 09/23/15. The price includes: 1.) a 2-room suite which comfortably sleeps 4, with a door between the rooms. 2.) a made-to-order gourmet breakfast for up to 4 people. 3.) a "happy-hour" from 5:30-7:30pm, serving drinks and snacks. Special rate is available for 10/23 thru 10/25. Phone: 303-696-6644, and mention chess tournament. Join the DCC on or before the day of the tournament and receive the discounted entry fee.

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

2015 Wyoming Open, November 7 - 8, 2015

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

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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