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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 September Thursdays    September 1 - 29, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  DCC September Tuesdays    September 6 - 27, 2016    Denver  
  CSCC September Swiss Tuesdays    September 6 - 27, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  52nd Annual Colorado Springs City Championship    October 4 - November 1, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Denny's Grand Slam October Thursdays    October 6 - 27, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Denver Chess Club Fall Classic    October 15 - 16, 2016    Englewood  
  Wyoming Open    November 4 - 5, 2016    Cheyenne WY  
  Some Fall Action    November 5, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  CSCC November Swiss 90    November 8 - 29, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Winter Springs Open    December 3 - 4, 2016    Manitou Springs  
  CSCC December Swiss 90    December 6 - 27, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  A Bit of Holiday Action    December 17, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  DCC Tribute to Martin Luther King    January 14 - 15, 2017    Denver  
  A New Year of Action    January 28, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Boulder Open 2017    February 25 - 26, 2017    Boulder  
  Spring Into Action    March 18, 2017    Colorado 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 September Thursdays, September 1 - 29, 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 September, 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. Players must check in each week (via phone/text or in-person) by 6:10pm on the day of the round in order to be paired. No duplicate entries will be permitted; only one entry per person for the duration of the tournament. TD may elect to create two sections (rather than one) if there are 28 or more players registered by the beginning of Round 1. Chief TD Earle Wikle assumes all financial responsibilities related to this tournament.

DCC September Tuesdays, September 6 - 27, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G70;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.

Bye Policy (Updated):
- Byes for round 1 may be requested at the start of round 2.
- A last round bye must be requested before the start of the penultimate round. Otherwise a last round bye will be recorded as zero.
- Except for the last round, Players may call in a bye request for any round. Only 2 byes will be allowed for non prepaid players. The player will be charged $3 for each bye.
- Except for the last round, Players prepaid for the month will receive a bye automatically, if not in attendance at the close of registration.
- 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 or there is an Unrated prize.

Online registration available here


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 6:45pm on the day of the round to be paired (in person, by phone, by text, or by email).

52nd Annual Colorado Springs City Championship, October 4 - November 1, 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. The name of the winner will be inscribed on the club plaque.
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).

Denny's Grand Slam October Thursdays, October 6 - 27, 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: $12 for all 4 rounds in October, 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. Players must check in each week (via phone/text or in-person) by 6:10pm on the day of the round in order to be paired. No duplicate entries will be permitted; only one entry per person for the duration of the tournament. TD may elect to create two sections (rather than one) if there are 28 or more players registered by the beginning of Round 1. Chief TD Earle Wikle assumes all financial responsibilities related to this tournament.

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


Wyoming Open, November 4 - 5, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Friday, rd1 G/60 d5, Saturday, rds 2-4 35/90 d5 SD/1 d5.
Site: LCCC Conference Center, Room 112, training room, 1400 E. College Drive Cheyenne Wy 82001.
Open: Open to all.
Under 1700: Open to under 1700
Entry fee: $20 Pre-entry, $25 at door.
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm, Rounds: Fri 7:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am, 12:30 pm, 5:30 pm.
Entries: Brian Walker 2835 Forest Drive Cheyenne, WY 82001
E-mail: drtarrasch@yahoo.com
First Rd Byes Available.
NS, NC, W.


Some Fall Action, November 5, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/30 5 second delay (dual rated) or G/24 5 second delay (quick rated)
Site: MCM Elegante' Hotel 6450 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Sections: Players grouped by rating
Entry fee: $16 if received two days prior to event. $20 at the door cash only
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries.
Registration: Open to all USCF members. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 and ends at 8:30. Entries accepted after 8:30 only if odd number of players.
Entries: Lee Simmons 2513 Alexander Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Phone: rockymountainchess@comcast.net
E-mail: 719-634-1144
USCF membership required. Please bring proof of membership, memberships not available on-site.
Make checks payable to Lee Simmons, 2513 Alexander Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.
Name, USCF ID#


CSCC November Swiss 90, November 8 - 29, 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).


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.


CSCC December Swiss 90, December 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 6:45pm on the day of the round to be paired (in person, by phone, by text, or by email).

A Bit of Holiday Action, December 17, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/30 5 second delay (dual rated) or G/24 5 second delay (quick rated)
Site: MCM Elegante' Hotel 6450 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Sections: Players grouped by rating
Entry fee: $16 if received two days prior to event. $20 at the door cash only
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries
Registration: Open to all USCF members. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 and ends at 8:30. Entries accepted after 8:30 only if odd number of players.
Entries: Lee Simmons 2513 Alexander Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Phone: 719-634-1144
E-mail: rockymountainchess@comcast.net
USCF membership required. Please bring proof of membership, memberships not available on-site.
Make checks payable to Lee Simmons, 2513 Alexander Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.
Name, USCF ID#


DCC Tribute to Martin Luther King, January 14 - 15, 2017

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rds. 1-2, G/90;d5 Rds. 3-5, G90;+30
Site: Embassy Suites Hotel. Tamarac Shopping Center, 7525 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80231.
Directions: Click here for directions
Sections: Open, U1800, U1400
Entry fee: Non DCC members, $50 If received by 01/16. $65 at the site. DCC members, $45 at any time.
Prizes: Prizes based
Registration: 8:00 - 9:15am, Rounds: Saturday, 10:00am, 2:30pm, 7:00pm. Sunday, 10:00am, 4:00pm.
Entries: Dean Clow 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204
Phone: 3129143041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
No last round byes. All other rounds upon request. Only one bye may apply with regards to prize money winners.
Make checks payable to the Denver Chess Club
Preregister here
CSCA tour event. CSCA and USCF membership required.


A New Year of Action, January 28, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/30 5 second delay (dual rated) or G/24 5 second delay (quick rated)
Site: MCM Elegante' Hotel 6450 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Sections: Players grouped by rating
Entry fee: $16 if received two days prior to event. $20 at the door cash only
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries.
Registration: Open to all USCF members. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 and ends at 8:30. Entries accepted after 8:30 only if odd number of players.
Entries: Lee Simmons 2513 Alexander Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Phone: 719-634-1144
E-mail: rockymountainchess@comcast.net
USCF membership required. Please bring proof of membership, memberships not available on-site.
Name, USCF ID#


Boulder Open 2017, February 25 - 26, 2017

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rd. 1-2: G/90;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 2/24. $40 on site.
Prizes: Based on entries.
Entries: Dean Clow 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204
Phone: 3129143041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Registration: Sat. 8:30-9:30 AM, Rounds: Sat: 10AM, 2:30PM, 7PM; Sunday: 10AM, 4PM.
$9 discount for Juniors, Seniors, and Unrated.
USCF required.

Online registration available here


Spring Into Action, March 18, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/30 5 second delay (dual rated) or G/24 5 second delay (quick rated)
Site: MCM Elegante' Hotel 6450 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Sections: Players grouped by rating
Entry fee: $16 if received two days prior to event. $20 at the door cash only
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries.
Registration: Open to all USCF members. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 and ends at 8:30. Entries accepted after 8:30 only if odd number of players.
Entries: Lee Simmons 2513 Alexander Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Phone: 719-634-1144
E-mail: rockymountainchess@comcast.net
USCF membership required. Please bring proof of membership, memberships not available on-site.
Name, USCF ID#


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