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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.


  Boulder 20/20    October 1, 2014    Boulder  
  Panera Powers October Wednesdays    October 1 - 29, 2014    Colorado Springs  
  Panera Academy October Thursdays    October 2 - 30, 2014    Colorado Springs  
  Tri-Lakes Open    October 4 - 5, 2014    Palmer Lake  
  Denver Chess Club October Tuesdays    October 7 - 28, 2014    Denver  
  Wednesday G/90 Quads    October 8 - 22, 2014    Boulder  
  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  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #2    October 25, 2014    Denver  
  Wyoming Open    November 1 - 2, 2014    Cheyenne Wy  
  DCC Saturday Tournament #1    November 8, 2014    Denver  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #3    November 22, 2014    Denver  
  Family Chess Knight with the Denver Nuggets    November 28, 2014    Denver  
  Winter Springs Open    December 6 - 7, 2014    Manitou Springs  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #4    December 13, 2014    Denver  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #5    January 31, 2015    Denver  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #6    February 28, 2015    Denver  
  Boulder Open    March 27 - 29, 2015    Boulder  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #7    March 28, 2015    Denver  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #8    April 25, 2015    Denver  

Scholastic Chess events are listed in the Scholastic Section.

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/

Panera Powers October Wednesdays, October 1 - 29, 2014

5 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. Unrateds may be combined with under prizes.
Registration: Until 5:45 at the door each Wednesday (except the last if you are rated over 1500), Rounds: start at 6 p.m..
Entries: Shirley Herman
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
Byes: Two half-point requested byes available. For rounds 1-4, half-point bye requests are due by 5:45 before that round. Last round bye requests are due by 5:45, Oct 22, 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. $1 per player goes to support the club.

Panera Academy October Thursdays, October 2 - 30, 2014

5 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. Unrateds may be combined with under prizes.
Registration: Until 5:45 at the door each Thursday (except the last if you are rated over 1500), Rounds: start at 6 p.m...
Entries: Shirley Herman
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
Byes: Two half-point requested byes available. For rounds 1-4, half-point bye requests are due by 5:45 before that round. Last round bye requests are due by 5:45, Oct 23, 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 North Gate Chess.

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.

Denver Chess Club October Tuesdays, October 7 - 28, 2014

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/70; D/05
Site: Third Christian Reform Church. 2400 S. Ash (One block east of S. Colorado Blvd. on Wesley) Denver, CO 80222 Please use rear entrance.
One section: Open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $6 per night or $20 per month for DCC members. $8 or $30 for non DCC members
Prizes: Based on entries. Checks paid out the Tuesday following the end of the tournament, or mailed upon request.
Registration: 6:30 - 7:15 PM, each Tuesday, at the door, Rounds: 7:30 PM.
Phone: 303 883 2684
E-mail: liencam2@yahoo.com
Bye Policy: Only one bye may apply to a players score with regards to prize money. Last round bye must be requested before the start of the 3rd round.

Wednesday G/90 Quads, October 8 - 22, 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 $4.
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 (Oct 8th, 15th, 22nd).
Entries: Charles Swartz
E-mail: swartzc@gmail.com
Players can arrange with their opponent to play their weekly game on another day or at another time.

Visit this website for more information and to register: http://www.meetup.com/boulderchess/events/202170112/

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.

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #2, October 25, 2014

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

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

DCC Saturday Tournament #1, November 8, 2014

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/30 D/03
Site: MiCasa Resource Center, 360 Acoma St. Denver, CO. 80223
Directions: One block west of Broadway between 3rd and 4th Ave. on Acoma. Free parking at the site.
One Section: Open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $40 on or before November 6th. $45 at site. DCC members receive a $10 discount.
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: 8:30 - 9:30am, Rounds: 10:00am, 11:20am, 1:40pm, 3:00pm, 4:20pm.
Entries: Randolph Schine 8101 E Dartmouth Ave #15 Denver, CO 80231
Phone: 303-883-2684
E-mail: liencam2@yahoo.com
Make checks payable to the Denver Chess Club.
Join the DCC on or before the day of the tournament and receive the $10 entry fee discount.
DCC website to preregister using PayPal: https://denverchess.com/tournaments/tla/DCCSaturday1Nov2014

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #3, November 22, 2014

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

Family Chess Knight with the Denver Nuggets, November 28, 2014

Site: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204
Entry fee: $22 which includes Chess Lesson with NM Todd Bardwick, food voucher, Nuggets giveaway prizes for the kids, and ticket to Nuggets game against the Phoenix Suns. Family Chess Knight starts at 5:45 pm; Nuggets game starts at 7:00 pm.
Prizes: Nuggets Prizes
Entries: Trevor Cowan
Phone: 303-405-1693
E-mail: TCowan@pepsicenter.com
Registration: www.nuggetstix.com/chessknight2014 (starting October 6), see flyer at www.coloradomasterchess.com

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

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #4, December 13, 2014

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

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #5, January 31, 2015

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

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #6, February 28, 2015

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

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.

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #7, March 28, 2015

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

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #8, April 25, 2015

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

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