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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 Swap - North Academy Wednesdays    April 1 - 29, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  CSCC April Swiss Tuesdays    April 7 - 28, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  DCC April Tuesdays Tournament    April 7 - 28, 2015    Denver  
  April Accelerated Swiss Thursdays    April 16 - 30, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #8    April 25, 2015    Arvada  
  IHOP Quick May's First Friday    May 1, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  CSCC May Swiss Tuesdays    May 5 - 26, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Colorado Blitz Championships 2015    May 9, 2015    Denver (Tech Center)  
  2015 Colorado Class Championships    May 9 - 10, 2015    Denver (Tech Center)  
  IHOP Quick May's Third Friday    May 15, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Attack of the Clones    May 16, 2015    Denver  
  Bobbie Brown Memorial    May 23, 2015    Fountain, Colorado  
  IHOP Quick June's First Friday    June 5, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Colorado Senior Chess Championship 2015 & Battle of the Ages    June 6 - 7, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  June Mating Game    June 9 - 16, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Denver Open    June 13 - 14, 2015    Denver  
  IHOP Quick June's Third Friday    June 19, 2015    Colorado Springs  
  Rocky Mountain Team Chess Challenge    June 20, 2015    Raton NM  
  2015 Kansas Open    July 17 - 19, 2015    Wichita, KS  
  Pikes Peak Open    August 1 - 2, 2015    Manitou Springs  
  Colorado Chess Festival 2015    September 4 - 6, 2015    Denver (Tech Center)  
  DCC Halloween Tournament    October 31, 2015    Denver  
  Winter Springs Open    December 5 - 6, 2015    Manitou Springs  

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 Swap - North Academy Wednesdays, April 1 - 29, 2015

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: IHOP, 8065 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Directions: Near I25, Intersection of 83 and Academy
Open: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $10 includes all 5 Wednesday rounds; Exact cash preferred. No checks.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: Until 6:00 at the door each Wednesday, Rounds: 6:15 p.m.
Entries: Shirley Herman
Phone: (719) 510-0169
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
Byes: Two half-point requested byes 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 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 IHOP if you can and be generous and kind to your server. No outside food purchases.
Bring sets and clocks or borrow equipment before the round starts.
Produced by the North Gate Chess.

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.

DCC April Tuesdays Tournament, April 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.

April Accelerated Swiss Thursdays, April 16 - 30, 2015

3 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/100; inc/5
Site: Smashburgers, 3604 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (near King Sooper's at Academy Blvd.)
Open: Open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $1
Prizes: None
Registration: 5:50-6:05, Rounds: 6:15 p.m..
Entries: Shirley Herman
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
Accelerated or double accelerated pairings will be used in the first round at least.
Games still being played at closing time, 10:00, may be declared a draw by TD.

Byes
U1700 players: Half-point requested byes available for any round. Zero point byes may be taken for any round before pairings are made.
1700+ players: One full-point requested bye available for any round. One half-point requested bye available if the first full point bye has been used. No zero point byes.
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.

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.

IHOP Quick May's First Friday, May 1, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24; d/5 Quick Rated Only
Site: IHOP 8065 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO Near I25
Entry fee: $4 CSCC supporting members, $5 non-members.
Prizes: Cash based on entries
Registration: 6-6:30, Rounds: Start at 6:45 and following..
Entries: Earle Wikle
Phone: (937) 559-2502
USCF membership required.
Half point bye available for any round if requested before round 3. Last round bye requests are irrevocable.

CSCC May Swiss Tuesdays, May 5 - 26, 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. 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 Blitz Championships 2015, May 9, 2015

6 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Blitz only G3/d2s
Site: Sheraton DTC 7007 S Clinton St Greenwood Village, CO 80112
Directions: Exit I25 at 197, go east, turn right onto S. Clinton St, hotel about 1/4 mile on right.
Blitz: USCF Blitz Rules apply
Entry fee: $10
Prizes: 70 % of entry fees. Number of prizes determined by entries.
Registration: 5- 6:30 PM Saturday May 9, Rounds: Starting 7 PM or shortly afterwards.
Entries: Paul Covington 748 Cardinal Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Phone: 719-310-7542 (cell)
E-mail: Checkmate@CovingtonComputers.com
This is a State Championship Event and requires USCF and CSCA membership.

2015 Colorado Class Championships, May 9 - 10, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G90/ +30 Sec increment
Site: Sheraton DTC 7007 S Clinton St Greenwood Village, CO 80112
Directions: Exit I25 at 197, go east, turn right onto S. Clinton St, hotel about 1/4 mile on right.
Class Event: Master/Expert, Class A, B, C, D, and E
Entry fee: $30 by May 1-Early Bird Special. Afterwards $40 with $5 discount for Jr and Senior CSCA Members
Prizes: 70% of Entries will be returned as prize fund. Number of entries will determine the exact prizes.
Registration: 8:30-9:30 Saturday May 9, Rounds: 10 am, 3 pm Saturday; 10 am 3 pm Sunday.
Entries: Paul Covington 748 Cardinal Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Phone: 719-310-7542 (cell)
E-mail: Checkmate@CovingtonComputers.com
We are planning a Blitz event for Saturday evening after round 2 about 7 PM.
Tour Event, CSCA and USCF membership required

IHOP Quick May's Third Friday, May 15, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24; d/5 Quick Rated Only
Site: IHOP 8065 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO Near I25
Entry fee: $4 CSCC supporting members, $5 non-members.
Prizes: Cash based on entries
Registration: 6-6:30, Rounds: Start at 6:45 and following..
Entries: Earle Wikle
Phone: (937) 559-2502
USCF membership required.
Half point bye available for any round if requested before round 3. Last round bye requests are irrevocable.

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.

Bobbie Brown Memorial, May 23, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/45; inc/30
Site: The Salvation Army, 901 N. Santa Fe Ave. Ste. 2, Fountain, CO 80817
Directions: Coming soon.
One Section: Open to all USCF and CSCA members
Entry fee: $25 Pre-Registration if received by Thursday, May 21. $5 Additional discount for Jr<21/Sr 65+/Unrated early or atd. $35 CASH ONLY at the door. Checks not accepted after Thursday. Mail early or bring CASH. No one will be paired till entry fee is fully paid.
Prizes: $1,100G Prize Fund; 90% of entries. 1st $300G; 2nd $200G; U2000 $100G; U1800 $100G; U1600 $100G; U1400 $100G; U1200 $100G; Unrated $100G. Cumulative Upset Prize possible.
Registration: 9:15 - 9:45 a.m., Rounds: Start at 10 a.m. with a half hour break after finish of Round 2.
Entries: Mail checks payable to Shirley Herman. CSCA dues checks payable to CSCA. Checks must be received by Thursday, May 21. Thereafter, CASH ONLY. Suggest mail by Monday to: 1450 Old North Gate Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
***Roberta (Bobbie) Hitchens Brown, 1923-2015, mother of Dean Brown passed away on 15 April 2015. Come celebrate the memory and life of our dear chess friend Dean's mom with us.***
CSCA tour event. CSCA membership as well as USCF membership required.
Byes: One irretractable half-point requested bye available for any round if declared before Round 1. Late entrants may take half-point byes for up to two missed rounds.
Produced by North Gate Chess and sponsored by Dean Brown in loving memory of his mother.

IHOP Quick June's First Friday, June 5, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24; d/5 Quick Rated Only
Site: IHOP 8065 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO Near I25
Entry fee: $4 CSCC supporting members, $5 non-members.
Prizes: Cash based on entries
Registration: 6-6:30, Rounds: Start at 6:45 and following..
Entries: Earle Wikle
Phone: (937) 559-2502
USCF membership required.
Half point bye available for any round if requested before round 3. Last round bye requests are irrevocable.

Colorado Senior Chess Championship 2015 & Battle of the Ages, 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
Senior State Championship: This section is for all who are 50 (during 20150 and up
Tweeners: This section is for all 21 to 49 years of age
Under 21 State Championship: This section is for everyone under 21.
Entry fee: $30 until May 30,then $40; $5 discount if 65 and over or Junior under 21.
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
CSCA and USCF membership required
Now a Tour Event. May use accelerated pairing in some sections.


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.

IHOP Quick June's Third Friday, June 19, 2015

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24; d/5 Quick Rated Only
Site: IHOP 8065 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO Near I25
Entry fee: $4 CSCC supporting members, $5 non-members.
Prizes: Cash based on entries
Registration: 6-6:30, Rounds: Start at 6:45 and following..
Entries: Earle Wikle
Phone: (937) 559-2502
USCF membership required.
Half point bye available for any round if requested before round 3. Last round bye requests are irrevocable.

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

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

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.

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

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