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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.


  2016 Colorado Correspondence Championship    January 2 - December 31, 2016      
  Denny's Grand Slam May Thursdays    May 5 - 26, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  2016 Colorado Closed / Scholastic Closed    May 27 - 29, 2016    Lone Tree  
  Randy Reynolds Presents the FM Joe Friedman Simul    May 31, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  DCC Blitz Madness    May 31, 2016    Denver  
  Denny's Grand Slam June Thursdays    June 2 - 30, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Denny's Quick Chess 03 June, 1st Friday    June 3, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  People's Fair    June 4 - 5, 2016    Denver  
  DCC June Tuesdays    June 7 - 28, 2016    Denver  
  CSCC June Swiss Tuesdays    June 7 - 28, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Colorado Ironman Classical #1 Day Two    June 11 - 11, 2016    Denver  
  Colorado Ironman Blitz #1    June 11, 2016    Denver, CO  
  First Colorado Fischerandom 960 tournament!!    June 18, 2016    Denver  
  Rocky Mountain Team Championships    June 25 - 26, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  July Mating Game    July 5 - 12, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Denny's Grand Slam July Thursdays    July 7 - 28, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  50-50    July 9 - 10, 2016    Highlands Ranch  
  Colorado Ironman Dual    July 16, 2016    Denver, CO  
  July Quick    July 19 - 26, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Clone Wars II    July 23, 2016    Denver  
  Brian's Barbecue Blitz    July 30, 2016    Thornton, CO  
  CSCC August Swiss Tuesdays    August 2 - 30, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Pikes Peak Open    August 13 - 14, 2016    Manitou Springs  
  Colorado Ironman Quick #2    August 20, 2016    Denver, CO  
  Colorado Ironman Classical #2 Day One    August 20 - September 17, 2016    Denver, CO  
  Colorado Chess Festival 2016 - Colorado Quick Championship, Friday Evening    September 2, 2016    Denver  
  Colorado Open    September 3 - 4, 2016    Denver  
  CSCC September Swiss Tuesdays    September 6 - 27, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Colorado Ironman Classical #2 Day Two    September 17, 2016    Denver, CO  
  Colorado Ironman Blitz #2    September 17, 2016    Denver, CO  
  Denver Chess Club Fall Classic    October 15 - 16, 2016    Englewood  
  Winter Springs Open    December 3 - 4, 2016    Manitou Springs  

Scholastic Chess events are listed in the Scholastic Section.

2016 Colorado Correspondence Championship, January 2 - December 31, 2016

Time Control: 10 moves in 30 days, time duplication after 20 days, 30 days vacation/yr.
Site: www.iccf-webchess.com
Entry fee: $20
Prizes: Free entry to 2017 Colorado Correspondence Championship for the winner of each section, $25 credit towards a correspondence tournament for winner of Championship Section.
Entries: Randolph Schine 8101 E Dartmouth Ave #15, Denver, CO 80231
E-mail: cscaemailcc@gmail.com
Registration Deadline: December 15th, 2015
Make the check out to CSCA.
CSCA membership required
A state championship tournament
For USCF correspondence rules, see http://www.uschess.org/content/view/7521/393/
Multiple sections if 10 or more entries.
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.


Denny's Grand Slam May Thursdays, May 5 - 26, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: 8125 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Directions: At the corner of N Academy Blvd and Voyager PKWY. Just off I-25 exit 150
Entry fee: $10 for all 4 rounds in May, Colorado Springs Chess Club supporting members $5 discount. Pay per round option: $4 per round ($2 per round for Colorado Springs Chess Club Supporting Members)
Prizes: Based on entries, will pay out 80% to prizes
Registration: 5:30pm to 6:00pm, Rounds: 6:15pm every Thursday.
Entries: Earle Wikle
Phone: 719-208-0909 sms available
E-mail: Earle.wikle@sbcglobal.net
One half point bye, if requested 5 min. before round time, is available for any round. Chief TD Earle Wikle assumes all financial responsibilities related to this tournament.

2016 Colorado Closed / Scholastic Closed, May 27 - 29, 2016

5 round Round Robin tournament.
Time Control: G/90 + a 30 second increment
Site: Hampden Inn & Suites, 10030 Trainstation Circle, Lone Tree CO 80124. $99 rooms for chess – Call Angelinah Ross at 303-790-4100.
Directions: near Lincoln Lightrail station
Sections: Four 6-player invitational round-robins.
Entry fee: Mail $30 checks payable to CSCA to Richard Buchanan
Registration: Players meeting Friday May 27 6:30 PM , Rounds: Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 10, 4.
Entries: Richard Buchanan 1 Sutherland Rd. Manitou Springs CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685-1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net
Lists of players will soon be published.

Randy Reynolds Presents the FM Joe Friedman Simul, May 31, 2016

Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
The Amazing Randy: One section open to all
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: $25 gift card to 1st opponent to win
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm, Rounds: 7:00pm.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 459-9612 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@juno.com
Come play FIDE Master and 34th Colorado Springs City Chess Champion!

DCC Blitz Madness, May 31, 2016

10 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/3;+2
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 players
Entry fee: DCC members, $6. Non DCC members, $8.
Prizes: 95% of the entry fees.
Registration: 6:15 - 7:15pm, Rounds: 7:30 - 10:30pm.
Entries: Dean Clow 9959 E Peakview Ave
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Double Swiss! You play each opponent twice, making 20 games of blitz!

The DCC reserves the right to change the format depending on entries.

USCF membership required.

A players regular rating will be used if without a blitz rating. Unrated players prize restricted to entry fee unless they qualify for a place prize.

Byes for each round must be requested before the penultimate round. No 1/2 point byes will be available for the final round. Only one bye will count towards prize money.

Online registration available here


Denny's Grand Slam June Thursdays, June 2 - 30, 2016

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: 8125 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Directions: At the corner of N Academy Blvd and Voyager PKWY. Just off I-25 exit 150
Entry fee: $12 for all 5 rounds in June, Colorado Springs Chess Club supporting members $5 discount. Pay per round option: $4 per round ($2 per round for Colorado Springs Chess Club Supporting Members)
Prizes: Based on entries, will pay out 80% to prizes
Registration: 5:30pm to 6:00pm, Rounds: 6:15pm every Thursday.
Entries: Earle Wikle
Phone: 719-208-0909 sms available
E-mail: earle.wikle@sbcglobal.net
Two half point byes, if requested 5 min. before round time, are available for any round. Chief TD Earle Wikle assumes all financial responsibilities related to this tournament.

Denny's Quick Chess 03 June, 1st Friday, June 3, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24; d/5
Site: DENNY'S, 8125 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Directions: Just off exit 150 on I-25 near Voyager Parkway
Sections: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $5 and $4 for CSCC supporting members. Free if Birthday during week.
Prizes: Based on entries, will pay out 80% to prizes
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm, Rounds: Start at 6:50 and each round one hour thereafter..
Entries: Peter Barlay
Phone: 719-684-5693 sms available
Half point byes available for any round, if requested 5 min. before round time, but half point bye for round 4 must be requested before round 3 begins. Chief TD Peter Barlay assumes all financial responsibilities related to this tournament.

People's Fair, June 4 - 5, 2016

Site: Denver
The CSCA and Denver Chess Club will be running a booth there. Come join us – promote chess, play games with the public.

DCC June Tuesdays, June 7 - 28, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G90;d5
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 for all 4 rounds, Non DCC members $8 or $30 for all, $2 per round discount for children under 12
Prizes: Based on entries. Paid the Tuesday following event by check at club meeting or mailed.
Registration: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m, Rounds: 7:30 each Tuesday.
Entries: Dean Clow 9959 E Peakview Ave
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
With sufficient 1st week registrations, an Under section will be added.

Byes for round 1 may be requested at the start of round 2. Byes for rounds 2 or 3 must be requested before the start of the previous round. No 1/2 point byes will be available for the final round. Only one bye will count towards prize money.

An unrated players prize money is restricted to $20, unless they qualify for a place prize in the Open section.

Online registration available here


CSCC June Swiss Tuesdays, June 7 - 28, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Sections: 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).
Prizes: Based on entries
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00pm.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 459-9612 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@juno.com
Player responsibility: Players must check-in prior to 6:45pm on the day of the round to be paired (in person, by phone, by text, or by email).

Colorado Ironman Classical #1 Day Two, June 11 - 11, 2016

2 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/75 + 30i
Site: Marriott Denver Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qspWFKgGSM72
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1800 and unrated.
Entry fee: $35 if received by May 13, 2016. $40 on site. Play on just one day for half the price.
Prizes: 70% of gross entries to tournament prizes 10% gross entries to ironman prizes
Registration: 8:00-9:15am, Rounds: Round 3: 9:30am, Round 4: 1:00pm (first two rounds on May 14th).
Entries: Christofer Peterson 1621 Long Bow Ct Lafayette CO, 80026
Phone: 720-340-7515
E-mail: christoferjpeterson@gmail.com
Second half of this event will be played on June 11th.
Be sure to check out the blitz event in the evening.
Colorado Ironman Event
Online Registration
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Highest of blitz, quick, and regular ratings used for sectioning, prizes, and ironman placement
Ironman Points: 24 per win, 12 per draw


Colorado Ironman Blitz #1, June 11, 2016

8 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Double G/5
Site: Marriott Denver Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qspWFKgGSM72
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1800 and unrated.
Entry fee: $30 if received by June 10, 2016, $35 on-site
Prizes: Based on entries, 70% of gross entries to tournament prizes 10% gross entries to ironman prizes
Registration: 3:00pm-4:15pm, Rounds: 4:30pm, 5:05pm, 5:40pm, 6:45pm, 7:20pm, 7:55pm, 8:30pm, 9:05pm*.
Entries: Christofer Peterson 1621 Long Bow Ct Lafayette CO, 80026
Phone: 720-340-7515
E-mail: christoferjpeterson@gmail.com
Be sure to check out the slow games happening prior to this event.
USCF Blitz rules will be used.
Colorado Ironman Event
Online Registration
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Highest of blitz, quick, and regular ratings used for sectioning, prizes, and ironman placement
Ironman Points: 6 per win, 3 per draw

*round times are estimations


First Colorado Fischerandom 960 tournament!!, June 18, 2016

3 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Game/45 minutes + a 5 second delay
Site: Corner Bakery 1147 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
Directions: under the clock tower at 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe
Entry fee: $25, $20 DCC members
Prizes: 85% of entries, The other 15% goes to Corner Bakery, TD and DCC.
Registration: 8:30 AM to 9:30 am, Rounds: Round 1 - 10 AM, Round 2 - Noon, Round 3 - 2 PM.
Entries: Brian Wall
Phone: Brian Wall 720-646-9259
E-mail: BrianWallChess3@taom.com
TD J.C. MacNeil

Pieces on the bank rank are randomly jumbled into any of 960 possible positions.

Both sides have the same piece placement.

Bishops must be on opposite colors

King must be between both Rooks and castling looks normal after completed although they may start off on different squares than regular Chess.

King and Rook must not have moved, no pieces in between, King cannot travel into, through or out of check.

Throw those opening books away,
they won't help you today!!

Participate in the future of Chess.
registration on site.

Tournament specifically requested by Kevin McConnell

There will be the regular $5 G/5 normal Chess blitz tournament at 1 PM
and probably another one when the 960 is over.


Rocky Mountain Team Championships, June 25 - 26, 2016

2 round Time Control: G90/30s
Site: J & J Gaming,
Directions: https://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Fountain-CO-80817/045551/ Address:6324 S US Hwy 85-87 Fountain, CO 80817
RMTCC: Team event with teams tbd by qualifying events
RMTCC Saturday Swiss: 3 rd Swiss G45/d10
RMTCC Sunday Fund Raiser: Raising funds for Scholastic. Donations are tax exempt and will be placed in CSCA account this purpose. 5 rds G24/d5: Prizes based on entries.
Entry fee: RMTCC Team members NO Entry fee. Side event EF: $10 3 Games G45/d10. Sunday:$20 5 Games G24/d5
Prizes: RMTCC Bragging rights/Rotating Trophy;Saturday Side Event boe. Sunday event boe. I will be accepting donations for International Travel.
Registration: 9-9:30 AM Saturday & Sunday, Rounds: RMTCC 10 & 3 (may start earlier) with lunch provided. Sat Swiss 10. Sunday Quick 10..
Entries: Paul Covington 748 Cardinal Street
Phone: 7193107542
E-mail: paul@covingtoncomputers.com
RMTCC is an annual match NM vs CO Champions in various categories. 2 games vs same opponent, Team with most points wins! Side events on Sat and Sun fun for all.

July Mating Game, July 5 - 12, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/30; d/10
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Sections: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $5 includes 4 rounds over 2 weeks (2 game / week); $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members (club donates $5 to prize fund for each CSCC Supporting Member entry).
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00pm.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 459-9612 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@juno.com


Denny's Grand Slam July Thursdays, July 7 - 28, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: 8125 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Directions: At the corner of N Academy Blvd and Voyager PKWY. Just off I-25 exit 150
Entry fee: $10 for all 4 rounds in July, Colorado Springs Chess Club supporting members $5 discount. Pay per round option: $4 per round ($2 per round for Colorado Springs Chess Club Supporting Members)
Prizes: Based on entries, will pay out 80% to prizes
Registration: 5:30pm to 6:00pm, Rounds: 6:15pm every Thursday.
Entries: Earle Wikle
Phone: 719-208-0909 sms available
E-mail: earle.wikle@sbcglobal.net
One half point bye, if requested 5 min. before round time, is available for any round. Chief TD Earle Wikle assumes all financial responsibilities related to this tournament.


50-50, July 9 - 10, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 + 30 second increment
Site: Hilton Garden Inn - Highlands Ranch, 1050 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. Telephone: (303) 683-4100. Group Block Booking Instructions- July 8th10th- Rate $119 Friday- Sunday 1. Call the hotel directly at 303-683-4100 and ask for the “Colorado State Chess Assoc.” group block. OR 2. Visit denverhighlandsranch.stayhgi.com and make reservations using the group code “CSCA”. *All reservations must be made by the cutoff date of June 11th, 2016. Anyone requesting to make reservations after this date will need to contact the sales office. Please note, after cut-off date rooms and rates will be based on hotel’s availability; group rate not guaranteed.
Directions: Broadway exit off C-470, go south to Plaza Drive, head west. From Colfax and Broadway downtown Denver Zero bus goes south on Broadway and stops outside the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in one hour. From Light Rail or #12 bus go to Englewood Station and then Zero bus to Hilton. From D Train go to Mineral station then take 402L or 403 buses
Over 50 (years old): Winner of Over 50 years old section earns title of 2016 Colorado Senior Champion and can represent Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Team Championship vs New Mexico. Two G/15 playoff in case of tie, then Armageddon game if necessary.
Under 50 (years old): separate section
Exactly 50 (years old): Exactly 50 years old may choose to play in either section but not both!
Entry fee: $40 if pre-registered by the 4th of July, otherwise $45 at tournament site.
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries. Unrated: (no established or provisional USCF Rating) prize money limited to $75.
Registration: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Rounds: Rounds: 10 a.m. 3 p.m. both days.
Entries: Dean Clow 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204, Englewood, CO. 80111
Phone: (312) 914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
USCF Membership required.
CSCA Membership required, other states OK.
Colorado Tour Event.

Bye policy: Byes for round 2 must be submitted at least 1 hour before the beginning of the round. Byes for round 3 must be noted before end of Saturday. Any byes for round 4 will be treated as a 0 point.

Online registration available here


Colorado Ironman Dual, July 16, 2016

6 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/30 + 15i
Site: Marriott Denver Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qspWFKgGSM72
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1800 and unrated.
Entry fee: $40 if received by July 15, 2016, $45 on-site
Prizes: Based on entries. 70% of gross entries to tournament prizes 10% gross entries to ironman prizes
Registration: 8:30-9:45am, Rounds: 10:00am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm.
Entries: Christofer Peterson 1621 Long Bow Ct Lafayette CO, 80026
Phone: 720-340-7515
E-mail: christoferjpeterson@gmail.com
For details about the Colorado Chess Ironman
Online Registration
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Colorado Ironman Event
Highest of blitz, quick, and regular ratings used for sectioning, prizes, and ironman placement
Ironman Points: 16 per win, 8 per draw


July Quick, July 19 - 26, 2016

6 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24; d/5
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Sections: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $10 includes 6 rounds over 2 weeks (3 game / week); $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members.
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00pm.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 459-9612 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@juno.com


Clone Wars II, July 23, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/60 + 30 increment
Site: Third Christian Reform Church 2400 s Ash st. Denver, CO 80222
Directions: One block southeast of Colorado Blvd and Iliff Avenue
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: Pre-Entries: send check to Randolph Schine 8101 E. Dartmouth Ave . #15 Denver CO. 80231,
Phone: Brian Wall - 720-646-9259 or Chris Peterson - 720-383-0477
E-mail: BrianWallChess3@taom.com

Online registration available here

A new, exciting, innovative tournament from the DCC. Original idea by Kevin Seidler, developed by Brian Wall and Chris Peterson.

TD Dean Clow
deanrclow@gmail.com

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.

Since byes do not count toward money, any number of byes in any round are allowed.

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.


Brian's Barbecue Blitz, July 30, 2016

Site: Pavilions in park at Eppinger Blvd & Gaylord, Thornton, CO
Entry fee: DCC or CSCA members free Anyone else $10
Entries: Brian Douglas Wall 9320 Gaylord St, Thornton, CO, 80229
Phone: 720-646-9259
E-mail: BrianWallChess3@Taom.com
All day, all night event

Hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, potato salad, etc
Rec center
Water park
plenty of room for the whole family including dogs

I will bring some food.

Call me at 720-646-9259 if you want to bring more food potluck style

The park is a half block from my house so I'll be handy all day.

Blitz tournaments will probably break out when enough people show.

Gary Craig professional chef will be grillmaster and also I am doing throw 10 tomatoes at the insulting Chessmaster for $5, $3 for 10 water balloons Sara Herman fundraiser


CSCC August Swiss Tuesdays, August 2 - 30, 2016

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Sections: 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. $4 for one night ($2 for CSCC Supporting Members).
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00pm.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 459-9612 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@juno.com
Player responsibility: Players must check-in prior to 7:00pm on the day of the round to be paired (in person, by phone, by text, or by email).

Pikes Peak Open, August 13 - 14, 2016

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rds 1-2 G/90 with 5 second delay; Rds 3-5 G/90 with 30 seconds increment
Site: Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
Open: One open section
Entry fee: $35 if rec'd by 8/10, $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: buckpeace@pcisys.net
E-mail: (719) 685 1984
Second day Byes must be requested before Round 1.
CSCA membership required: $15, juniors & seniors $10. OSA
Colorado Tour Event
Richard Buchanan is the chief TD and organizer and assumes all financial responsibilities related to this tournament.


Colorado Ironman Quick #2, August 20, 2016

6 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/12 + 3i
Site: Marriott Denver Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qspWFKgGSM72
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1800 and unrated.
Entry fee: $35 if received by May 13, 2016, $40 on-site
Prizes: Based on entries. 70% of gross entries to tournament prizes 10% gross entries to ironman prizes
Registration: 3:00pm-4:15pm, Rounds: 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9:00pm.
Entries: Christofer Peterson 1621 Long Bow Ct Lafayette CO, 80026
Phone: 720-340-7515
E-mail: christoferjpeterson@gmail.com
Be sure to check out the slow games happening prior to this event.
Colorado Ironman Event
Online Registration
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Highest of blitz, quick, and regular ratings used for sectioning, prizes, and ironman placement
Ironman Points: 16 per win, 8 per draw


Colorado Ironman Classical #2 Day One, August 20 - September 17, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/75 + 30i
Site: Marriott Denver Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qspWFKgGSM72
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1800 and unrated.
Entry fee: $35 if received by August 19, 2016. $40 on site. Play just one day and at half price.
Prizes: Based on entries: 70% of gross entries to tournament prizes 10% gross entries to ironman prizes.
Registration: 8:00-9:15am, Rounds: Round 1: 9:30am Round 2: 1:00pm.
Entries: Christofer Peterson 1621 Long Bow Ct Lafayette CO, 80026
Phone: 720-340-7515
E-mail: christoferjpeterson@gmail.com
Second half of this tournament played on September 17th.
Be sure to check out the quick event in the evening.
Colorado Ironman Event
Online Registration
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Highest of blitz, quick, and regular ratings used for sectioning, prizes, and ironman placement
Ironman Points: 24 per win, 12 per draw


Colorado Chess Festival 2016 - Colorado Quick Championship, Friday Evening, September 2, 2016

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/15, d/3
Site: Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124
Open to all USCF and CSCA members: 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.
Registration: 6-7 p.m., Rounds: Start at 7:15 p.m..
Entries: Brian Wall
Phone: 720-646-9359
E-mail: BrianWallChess3@Taom.com
USCF Quick Rated only. CSCA membership required.

Colorado Open, September 3 - 4, 2016

Site: Denver Marriott South
Directions: End of light rail near Park Meadows – Address 10345 Park Meadows Dr., Lonetree CO 80124
Entries: Richard Buchanan
Phone: (719) 685-1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net
Quick chess championship Friday evening.
Details will be published later.


CSCC September Swiss Tuesdays, September 6 - 27, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Sections: 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).
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00pm.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 459-9612 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@juno.com
Player responsibility: Players must check-in prior to 7:00pm on the day of the round to be paired (in person, by phone, by text, or by email).

Colorado Ironman Classical #2 Day Two, September 17, 2016

2 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/75 + 30i
Site: Marriott Denver Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qspWFKgGSM72
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1800 and unrated.
Entry fee: $35 if received by August 19, 2016. $40 on site. Play just one day and at half price.
Prizes: Based on entries: 70% of gross entries to tournament prizes 10% gross entries to ironman prizes.
Registration: 8:00-9:15am, Rounds: Round 1: 9:30am Round 2: 1:00pm.
Entries: Christofer Peterson 1621 Long Bow Ct Lafayette CO, 80026
Phone: 720-340-7515
E-mail: christoferjpeterson@gmail.com
First half of this tournament played on September 17th.
Be sure to check out the blitz event in the evening.
Colorado Ironman Event
Online Registration
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Highest of blitz, quick, and regular ratings used for sectioning, prizes, and ironman placement
Ironman Points: 24 per win, 12 per draw


Colorado Ironman Blitz #2, September 17, 2016

8 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/3 + 2i
Site: Marriott Denver Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qspWFKgGSM72
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1800 and unrated.
Entry fee: $30 if received by 9/17, 2016, $35 on-site
Prizes: Based on entries, 70% of gross entries to tournament prizes 10% gross entries to ironman prizes
Registration: 3:00pm-4:15pm, Rounds: 4:30pm, 5:05pm, 5:40pm, 6:45pm, 7:20pm, 7:55pm, 8:30pm, 9:05pm*.
Entries: Christofer Peterson 1621 Long Bow Ct Lafayette CO, 80026
Phone: 720-340-7515
E-mail: christoferjpeterson@gmail.com
Be sure to check out the slow games happening prior to this event.
USCF Blitz rules will be used.
Colorado Ironman Event
Online Registration
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Highest of blitz, quick, and regular ratings used for sectioning, prizes, and ironman placement
Ironman Points: 6 per win, 3 per draw

*round times are estimations


Denver Chess Club Fall Classic, October 15 - 16, 2016

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90;d5 Rounds 1 and 2, G/90;+30 Rounds 3-5
Site: Hilton Garden Inn Highlands Ranch, 1050 Plaza Drive, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. Telephone: (303) 683-4100. Hotel room rate $119 if reserved before 9/15/16. Call (303) 683-4100 and mention chess tournament Group Block Booking Instructions- October 14th-16th Rate $119 Friday- Sunday 1. Call the hotel directly at 303-683-4100 and ask for the Denver Chess Club group block. 2. Visit denverhighlandsranch.stayhgi.com and make reservations using the group code "DCC". *All reservations must be made by the cutoff date of September 16th, 2016. Anyone requesting to make reservations after this date will need to contact the sales office. Please note, after cut-off date rooms and rates will be based on hotel’s availability; group rate not guaranteed.
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/Aih3XkhCoqR2
Sections: Open, U1800, U1400
Entry fee: Non DCC members $45 if received by 10/14/16, $50 at the door. DCC members $40 at any time
Prizes: Open: $500, $200, $100 U1800: $500, $200, $100 U1400: $300, $200, $100 Unrated prize limited to $50 if they don't play in Open section. Prizes based on 80 entries.
Registration: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Rounds: Rounds 1-3: 10am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm Saturday Rounds 4,5: 9am, 2pm Sunday.
Entries: Dean Clow 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204, Englewood, CO. 80111
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Chief TD: Todd Bardwick
Assistant TD: Dean Clow
CSCA membership required
Only one half point bye will apply to a players score with regards to winning prize money. A last round bye will be scored as zero, but will not be considered a withdrawal.

Online registration available here


Winter Springs Open, December 3 - 4, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 with 30 seconds increment
Site: Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
June: Open
July: U1800 and Unrated
August: U1400 and Unrated
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
Second day Byes must be requested before Round 1.
CSCA membership required: $15, juniors & seniors $10. OSA
Colorado Tour Event
Richard Buchanan is the chief TD and organizer and assumes all financial responsibilities related to this tournament.


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