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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.


  2017 Colorado Correspondence Championship    January 2 - December 31, 2017      
  DCC December Quick    December 5 - 19, 2017    Denver  
  CSCC December Swiss 90    December 5 - 26, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Club Chess!! Classical Wednesdays    December 6 - 27, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Club Chess!! Friday Night Quick    December 8, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series    December 9, 2017    Arvada  
  Launch H. S. Fearless Ratings Tournament    December 9, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Club Chess!! Winter Blizzard    December 14, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Club Chess!! Friday Night Quick    December 15, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Club Chess!! Winter Blizzard    December 21, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Club Chess!! Friday Night Quick    December 22, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Club Chess!! Winter Blizzard    December 28, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Club Chess!! Friday Night Quick    December 29, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Candy Cane Classic    December 30, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  10th Annual Colorado Correspondence Championship    January 1 - December 31, 2018      
  DCC Tuesday Night Championship    January 2 - 30, 2018    Denver  
  DCC Tribute to Martin Luther King    January 13 - 14, 2018    Centennial  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series    January 27, 2018    Arvada  
  RMC - Lee's January Action    January 27, 2018    Colorado Springs  
  Loveland Open 2018    February 3 - 4, 2018    Loveland  
  Chess & Chocolates Valentine's Day Open    February 10, 2018    Colorado Springs  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series    February 24, 2018    Arvada  
  Colorado Springs Open    March 3 - 4, 2018    Manitou Springs  
  RMC - Lee's March Action    March 10, 2018    Colorado Springs  
  Shamrock Showdown    March 17, 2018    Colorado Springs  
  2018 Colorado Senior Championship    March 24 - 25, 2018    Colorado Springs  
  2018 Women's Closed Championship    March 24 - 25, 2018    Colorado Springs  
  Boulder Open 2018    March 30 - April 1, 2018    Boulder, CO  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series    March 31, 2018    Arvada  
  RMC - Lee's April Action    April 21, 2018    Colorado Springs  
  2018 Colorado Closed Championship    April 27 - 29, 2018    Denver  
  2018 Colorado Round Robin    April 28 - 29, 2018    Denver  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series    April 28, 2018    Arvada  
  2018 Colorado Class Championships    May 19 - 20, 2018    Loveland  
  2018 Colorado Day of Champions    May 26 - 26, 2018    Colorado Springs  
  Pikes Peak Open    August 11 - 12, 2018    Manitou Springs  
  2018 Colorado Open    September 1 - 2, 2018    Denver  

Scholastic Chess events are listed in the Scholastic Section.

2017 Colorado Correspondence Championship, January 2 - December 31, 2017

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 2018 Colorado Correspondence Championship for the winner of each section, $25 credit towards a correspondence tournament for winner of Championship Section.
Registration: Registration Deadline: December 15th
Entries: Jeff Cohen 1600 Broadway #1660 Denver, CO 80202
E-mail: cscaemailcc@gmail.com
Multiple sections if 10 or more entries.
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 2016 tournament, and at least two players who qualify by rating.


DCC December Quick, December 5 - 19, 2017

9 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G20;d3
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 $15 for all 9 rounds (Juniors $4/$8). Non DCC members $8 per night or $22 for all (Juniors $6/$15).
Prizes: Based on entries
Registration: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m, Rounds: 7:30 each Tuesday. 3 rounds per night. Rounds start as soon as possible after previous round completion.
Entries: Dean Clow 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: (312) 914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Secure online registration available here until the day of the tournament

Follow this tournament through CaissaLive

A DCC Tour Event. DCC tour points: Entry, 2. Win, 10. Draw, 5.

Bye Policy (Updated):
- A last round bye must be requested before the start of the penultimate round. Otherwise a last round bye will be recorded as zero.
- 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. No player can win a special prize and a place/class prize. 


CSCC December Swiss 90, December 5 - 26, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90+30
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Open: USCF Membership required
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: Cash prizes will be announced at event
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00pm.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 459-9612 SMS
E-mail: cschess@juno.com
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)

Club Chess!! Classical Wednesdays, December 6 - 27, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90+30
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required, free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry.
Entry fee: $25 includes all 4 Wednesday rounds in December (free entry 2200+ (paid by CC!!); 20% discount 1800+); or $8 per single round; up to 25% off for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 5:30pm until 6:30pm, Rounds: 6:45pm.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915; or online: clubchess.org/shop-1
Phone: (719) 600-9462
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Pairings 6:30pm;
One 1/2pt Bye available rounds 1-3 if requested before being paired;
Classical music outside tournament hall;
Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the library;
Great prepackaged food and refreshments available;
Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.


Club Chess!! Friday Night Quick, December 8, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24+5
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required; free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry;
Entry fee: $12 includes all 4 rounds; or $4 on site per single round; up to 25% discount for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the club or online, Rounds: Round 1 starts promptly at 6:45pm.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: (719) 600-9462
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Pairings 6:30pm; One 1/2pt Bye available per tournament if requested before round 2 pairings; Classical music outside tournament hall; Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the Library; Prepackaged food and refreshments available; Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series, December 9, 2017

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Game in 30 minutes: G/30 for all sections
Site: Trinity Presbyterian Church—7755 Vance Dr., Arvada, CO 80003
Broncos: Open/Adults can play!
Scholastic: K-3 (U800) 4-6 (U800) 7-12 (U800) Rockies (U1000) Avalanche (U1400)
Entry fee: Pre-Registration Fee: $20 if received one week prior to tournament date. Late Registration Fee: $25. Broncos (Open/Adult) Fee: $30; Late Registration Fee: $35
Prizes: Cash prizes for Broncos Division (80% of entry fees) School Team Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall. K-3, 4-6 and 7-12: Trophies for 1st - 5th place
Registration: 8:00-8:30 AM, Rounds: Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM.
Entries: Jesse Cohen
Phone: 720-243-1450(cell)
E-mail: jessercohen@gmail.com
Discounts: (Except Open/Adult Section) - Sign up for the entire series - $144 (Save 10%!!)
Players meeting is at 8:30 AM (all players must attend).
Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM. There is a 30 minute break for lunch from 12:00-12:30 PM.
Every player is responsible for providing their own lunches.
Online Payment Option (PayPal): https://sites.google.com/site/summitschoolofchess/tournaments


Launch H. S. Fearless Ratings Tournament, December 9, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G30 with 5 second delay
Site: Launch High School, 3115 Larkspur Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907
Open: Open to all players. USCF membership not required. Players grouped by rating, however, not a rated event! No rating worries.
Entry fee: $15.00 if received by 12-08-17. $20.00 at the door
Prizes: 95%-100% of entry fees returned as cash prizes!
Registration: 8:00 am-9:00am, Rounds: Players meeting 9:00. First round 9:30.
Entries: Launch High School 3115 Larkspur Drive, Colorado Springs, Co. 80907
Phone: Questions to Lee Simmons, 719-634-1144
E-mail: rockymountainchess@comcast.net
Register online at www.launchhigh.org/news/ Please provide registration info and use "Donation" button for payment.
Concessions available. Great location with ample parking. Come enjoy playing chess for great cash prizes without ratings worry at G30 time controls.


Club Chess!! Winter Blizzard, December 14, 2017

7 round Time Control: G/5
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required; free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry;
Entry fee: $12 includes all 7 rounds (14 games!!); or $2 on site per single round; up to 25% discount for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the club or online, Rounds: Round 1 starts promptly at 6:45pm.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: (719) 600-9462
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Pairings 6:30pm; Byes not available; Classical music outside tournament hall; Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the Library; Prepackaged food and refreshments available; Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.

Club Chess!! Friday Night Quick, December 15, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24+5
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required; free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry;
Entry fee: $12 includes all 4 rounds; or $4 on site per single round; up to 25% discount for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the club or online, Rounds: Round 1 starts promptly at 6:45pm.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: (719) 600-9462
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Pairings 6:30pm; One 1/2pt Bye available per tournament if requested before round 2 pairings; Classical music outside tournament hall; Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the Library; Prepackaged food and refreshments available; Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.

Club Chess!! Winter Blizzard, December 21, 2017

7 round Time Control: G/5
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required; free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry;
Entry fee: $12 includes all 7 rounds (14 games!!); or $2 on site per single round; up to 25% discount for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the club or online, Rounds: Round 1 starts promptly at 6:45pm.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: (719) 600-9462
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Pairings 6:30pm; Byes not available; Classical music outside tournament hall; Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the Library; Prepackaged food and refreshments available; Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.

Club Chess!! Friday Night Quick, December 22, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24+5
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required; free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry;
Entry fee: $12 includes all 4 rounds; or $4 on site per single round; up to 25% discount for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the club or online, Rounds: Round 1 starts promptly at 6:45pm.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: (719) 600-9462
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Pairings 6:30pm; One 1/2pt Bye available per tournament if requested before round 2 pairings; Classical music outside tournament hall; Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the Library; Prepackaged food and refreshments available; Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.

Club Chess!! Winter Blizzard, December 28, 2017

7 round Time Control: G/5
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required; free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry;
Entry fee: $12 includes all 7 rounds (14 games!!); or $2 on site per single round; up to 25% discount for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the club or online, Rounds: Round 1 starts promptly at 6:45pm.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: (719) 600-9462
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Pairings 6:30pm; Byes not available; Classical music outside tournament hall; Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the Library; Prepackaged food and refreshments available; Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.

Club Chess!! Friday Night Quick, December 29, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24+5
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required; free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry;
Entry fee: $12 includes all 4 rounds; or $4 on site per single round; up to 25% discount for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the club or online, Rounds: Round 1 starts promptly at 6:45pm.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: (719) 600-9462
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Pairings 6:30pm; One 1/2pt Bye available per tournament if requested before round 2 pairings; Classical music outside tournament hall; Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the Library; Prepackaged food and refreshments available; Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.

Candy Cane Classic, December 30, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/70+30
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required; Free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry
Entry fee: $30 includes all 4 rounds; $8 per single round; up to 25% off for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 8-8:30am, Rounds: Saturday 9:00, 12:30, 4;00, 7:30..
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Entries online: clubchess.org
One 1/2pt Bye available rounds 1-3 if requested before being paired;
Doors open at 8:00am;
Pairings 8:45am;
Bring a wacky, funny, weird, or otherwise entertaining wrapped present (used or new) for a White Elephant Gift Exchange in between rounds 3 and 4;
Classical music outside tournament hall;
Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the Library;
Prepackaged foods and refreshments available;
Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.


10th Annual Colorado Correspondence Championship, January 1 - December 31, 2018

Time Control: 10 moves in 30 days, time duplication after 20 days, 30 days excused time per calendar year
Site:
Sections: Multiple sections if needed
Entry fee: $20
Prizes: 1st place of the championship section receives a $25 stipend to a correspondence tournament of their choice. 1st place of every section receives a free entry to a future colorado correspondence championship.
Registration: Deadline: December 15th 2017
Entries: Jeff Cohen 1600 Broadway # 1660, Denver CO 80202
E-mail: cscaemailcc@gmail.com
Games will not start before January 1st 2018
CSCA membership required.
If there are 10 or more entries, then there will be multiple sections.
The following players are guaranteed a spot in the championship (top) section.
1) The current champion
2) The immediate previous champion
3) The top three players in the 2017 Colorado Correspondence Championship.
The remaining spot(s) will be filled by players who have the highest US Chess correspondence rating.


DCC Tuesday Night Championship, January 2 - 30, 2018

5 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 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: (312) 914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com

Click here to see LIVE pairings, results, and standings throughout the tournament

Online registration available

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. No player can win a special prize and a place/class prize.


DCC Tribute to Martin Luther King, January 13 - 14, 2018

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rds. 1: G/90;d5 Rds. 2-5: G90;+30
Site: Holiday Inn & Suites; Denver Tech Center; 6638 South Nome Street; Centennial; CO.
Sections: Open, U1800, U1400
Entry fee: Open: DCC Members: $55 by 1/12 or /$60 on site. Non DCC members $65 by 1/12 or $75 at the door. U1800/U1400: DCC members $50 by 1/12 or $55 on site. Non DCC members $60 by 1/12 or $70 at the door. Juniors (U14) pay DCC member rates at all times
Prizes: Will be based on number of entries in each category. Total prize pool is projected to be $2,200 based on 80 entries. Unrated prize is limited to $100 if playing in the U1800 or U1400 category.
Registration: 8:15 - 9:15am, Rounds: Saturday, 10:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm. Sunday, 9:00am, 2:00pm.
Entries: Dean Clow 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: (312) 914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Click here to see LIVE pairings, results, and standings throughout the tournament

TD: Todd Bardwick
Computer/Pairings Assistant: Dean Clow

No last round byes. All other rounds upon request. Byes for rounds 4 must be requested before the end of Saturday. Only one bye may apply with regards to prize money winners.

Make checks payable to the Denver Chess Club
Register online here

CSCA and USCF membership required.
Look up/Update CSCA membership online


Summit School of Chess Tournament Series, January 27, 2018

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Game in 30 minutes: G/30 for all sections
Site: Trinity Presbyterian Church—7755 Vance Dr., Arvada, CO 80003
Broncos: Open/Adults can play!
Scholastic: K-3 (U800) 4-6 (U800) 7-12 (U800) Rockies (U1000) Avalanche (U1400)
Entry fee: Pre-Registration Fee: $20 if received one week prior to tournament date. Late Registration Fee: $25. Broncos (Open/Adult) Fee: $30; Late Registration Fee: $35
Prizes: Cash prizes for Broncos Division (80% of entry fees) School Team Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall. K-3, 4-6 and 7-12: Trophies for 1st - 5th place
Registration: 8:00-8:30 AM, Rounds: Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM.
Entries: Jesse Cohen
Phone: 720-243-1450(cell)
E-mail: jessercohen@gmail.com
Discounts: (Except Open/Adult Section) - Sign up for the entire series - $144 (Save 10%!!)
Players meeting is at 8:30 AM (all players must attend).
Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM. There is a 30 minute break for lunch from 12:00-12:30 PM.
Every player is responsible for providing their own lunches.
Online Payment Option (PayPal): https://sites.google.com/site/summitschoolofchess/tournaments


RMC - Lee's January Action, January 27, 2018

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G30 :d5
Site: MCM Elegante' Hotel, Banquet Room. 6450 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, Co. 80918
Rated: Open to all USCF members. Players grouped by rating.
Unrated Scholastic: K-3, 4-6, and 7-12 divisions.
Entry fee: $16 if received by Thursday, January 25, $20 cash only at door.
Prizes: Rated sections- Good cash prizes based on entries. Unrated Scholastic Sections- Trophies to top 3 in each ( K-3, 4-6, 7-12)
Registration: 7:30-8:30a.m, Rounds: First Round at 9:00 a.m.
Entries: Lee Simmons 2513 Alexander Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Phone: (719) 634-1144
E-mail: rockymountainchess@comcast.net
Make checks payable to Lee Simmons and include information on section(s) registering for. Online registration available below.
Sections
Player Name, USCF ID, or Grade


Loveland Open 2018, February 3 - 4, 2018

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: 40/120, SD/60, d/5
Site: Larimer County Fairgrounds, McKee Community Building, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO 80538
Directions: I-25 to exit 259. Head East to Fairgrounds Ave. light and turn left. Watch for the arched entrance on the left.
Sections: Open, Loveland, Santa Fe
Entry fee: Details forming
Registration: 8:20 - 9:05 a.m., Rounds: 9:30 and 3:30 Saturday and Sunday.
Entries: Shirley Herman 1450 Old North Gate Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Phone: (719) 510-0169 cell, text
E-mail: Shirley@northgatechess.com
Links to be provided
Online registration available here
Follow this tournament using CaissaLive
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Byes:


Chess & Chocolates Valentine's Day Open, February 10, 2018

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/70+30
Site:
Open: USCF Membership required; Free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry
Entry fee: $30 includes all 4 rounds; $8 per single round; up to 25% off for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 8-8:30am, Rounds: Saturday 9:00, 12:30, 4;00, 7:30.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Entries online: clubchess.org
One 1/2pt Bye available rounds 1-3 if requested before being paired;
Doors open at 8:00am;
Pairings 8:45am;
Chocolates will be provided compliments of Club Chess!!;
Classical music outside tournament hall;
Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the Library;
Prepackaged foods and refreshments available;
Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.


Summit School of Chess Tournament Series, February 24, 2018

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Game in 30 minutes: G/30 for all sections
Site: Trinity Presbyterian Church—7755 Vance Dr., Arvada, CO 80003
Broncos: Open/Adults can play!
Scholastic: K-3 (U800) 4-6 (U800) 7-12 (U800) Rockies (U1000) Avalanche (U1400)
Entry fee: Pre-Registration Fee: $20 if received one week prior to tournament date. Late Registration Fee: $25. Broncos (Open/Adult) Fee: $30; Late Registration Fee: $35
Prizes: Cash prizes for Broncos Division (80% of entry fees) School Team Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall. K-3, 4-6 and 7-12: Trophies for 1st - 5th place
Registration: 8:00-8:30 AM, Rounds: Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM.
Entries: Jesse Cohen
Phone: 720-243-1450(cell)
E-mail: jessercohen@gmail.com
Discounts: (Except Open/Adult Section) - Sign up for the entire series - $144 (Save 10%!!)
Players meeting is at 8:30 AM (all players must attend).
Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM. There is a 30 minute break for lunch from 12:00-12:30 PM.
Every player is responsible for providing their own lunches.
Online Payment Option (PayPal): https://sites.google.com/site/summitschoolofchess/tournaments


Colorado Springs Open, March 3 - 4, 2018

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rds 1-2 G/90 with 5 seconds delay; Rds 3-5 G/90 with 30 seconds increment
Site: Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.
Open: One open section
Entry fee: $40 if rec'd by 3/1, $45 at site. $5 discount for paid CSCA members (OSA). 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
Second day Byes must be requested before Round 1.

RMC - Lee's March Action, March 10, 2018

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G30 :d5
Site: MCM Elegante' Hotel, Banquet Room. 6450 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, Co. 80918
Rated: Open to all USCF members. Players grouped by rating.
Unrated Scholastic: K-3, 4-6, and 7-12 divisions.
Entry fee: $16 if received by Thursday, March 8, $20 cash only at door.
Prizes: Rated sections- Good cash prizes based on entries. Unrated Scholastic Sections- Trophies to top 3 in each ( K-3, 4-6, 7-12)
Registration: 7:30-8:30a.m, Rounds: First Round at 9:00 a.m.
Entries: Lee Simmons 2513 Alexander Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Phone: (719) 634-1144
E-mail: rockymountainchess@comcast.net
Make checks payable to Lee Simmons and include information on section(s) registering for. Online registration available below.
Sections
Player Name, USCF ID, or Grade


Shamrock Showdown, March 17, 2018

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/70+30
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required; Free Club Chess!! Day Pass included with entry
Entry fee: $30 includes all 4 rounds; $8 per single round; up to 25% off for Club Chess!! Members
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 8-8:30am, Rounds: Saturday 9:00, 12:30, 4;00, 7:30.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Entries online: clubchess.org
One 1/2pt Bye available rounds 1-3 if requested before being paired;
Doors open at 8:00am;
Pairings 8:45am;
It's St. Patrick's Day--the round-1 player wearing the most articles of green clothing receives $25 ClubCash compliments of Club Chess!! (underwear doesn't count);
Classical music outside tournament hall;
Varying chess related free presentations ongoing in the Library;
Prepackaged foods and refreshments available;
Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.


2018 Colorado Senior Championship, March 24 - 25, 2018

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 + 30 second increment
Site: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave, Colorado Springs, CO. 80915
Open: Open to anyone turning 50 in 2018 or older.
Entry fee: $35 online, $40 on-site
Prizes: based on entries
Registration: 8:30-9:30 AM Saturday, Rounds: 10am and 3pm each day.
Entries: Dean Clow 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: 312-914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Follow pairings/results using CaissaLive
Secure Online Registration available here

Winner is the Official Colorado Senior Champion, and represents Colorado in the next Rocky Mountain team championship against New Mexico.

CSCA required (click to renew online)

In case of tie two G/25 + 5 sec increment then 4 G/3 + 2 sec increment then 6 4 Armageddon game, White determined by coin flip . In case of multi-tie for title, Rapid games will be skipped

Round 3 byes must be requested before round 2. No byes available for Round 4.


2018 Women's Closed Championship, March 24 - 25, 2018

5 round Round Robin tournament.
Time Control: Rnd 1-2: G90/d5. Other: G/90;+30
Site: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave, Colorado Springs, CO. 80915
Closed Championship: Invitations to players decided by the CSCA board
Entry fee: $25
Prizes: TBD
Round Times: Sat. 10, 2 & 7; Sun. 10 & 3.
Entries: Dean Clow 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: 312-914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Players eligible for the closed championship will be contacted shortly by the CSCA board

Boulder Open 2018, March 30 - April 1, 2018

Time Control: Regular Rated
Site: Boulder Inn/Best Western Inn Plus
Entries: Shirley Herman 1450 Old North Gate Road
Phone: (719) 510-0169 cell, text
E-mail: Shirley@northgatechess.com
Details forming. Notice early date change to avoid Easter weekend.

Summit School of Chess Tournament Series, March 31, 2018

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Game in 30 minutes: G/30 for all sections
Site: Trinity Presbyterian Church—7755 Vance Dr., Arvada, CO 80003
Broncos: Open/Adults can play!
Scholastic: K-3 (U800) 4-6 (U800) 7-12 (U800) Rockies (U1000) Avalanche (U1400)
Entry fee: Pre-Registration Fee: $20 if received one week prior to tournament date. Late Registration Fee: $25. Broncos (Open/Adult) Fee: $30; Late Registration Fee: $35
Prizes: Cash prizes for Broncos Division (80% of entry fees) School Team Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall. K-3, 4-6 and 7-12: Trophies for 1st - 5th place
Registration: 8:00-8:30 AM, Rounds: Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM.
Entries: Jesse Cohen
Phone: 720-243-1450(cell)
E-mail: jessercohen@gmail.com
Discounts: (Except Open/Adult Section) - Sign up for the entire series - $144 (Save 10%!!)
Players meeting is at 8:30 AM (all players must attend).
Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM. There is a 30 minute break for lunch from 12:00-12:30 PM.
Every player is responsible for providing their own lunches.
Online Payment Option (PayPal): https://sites.google.com/site/summitschoolofchess/tournaments


RMC - Lee's April Action, April 21, 2018

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G30 :d5
Site: MCM Elegante' Hotel, Banquet Room. 6450 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, Co. 80918
Rated: Open to all USCF members. Players grouped by rating.
Unrated Scholastic: K-3, 4-6, and 7-12 divisions.
Entry fee: $16 if received by Thursday, April 19, $20 cash only at door.
Prizes: Rated sections- Good cash prizes based on entries. Unrated Scholastic Sections- Trophies to top 3 in each ( K-3, 4-6, 7-12)
Registration: 7:30-8:30a.m, Rounds: First Round at 9:00 a.m.
Entries: Lee Simmons 2513 Alexander Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Phone: (719) 634-1144
E-mail: rockymountainchess@comcast.net
Make checks payable to Lee Simmons and include information on section(s) registering for. Online registration available below.
Sections
Player Name, USCF ID, or Grade


2018 Colorado Closed Championship, April 27 - 29, 2018

5 round Round Robin tournament.
Time Control: G/90 + a 30 second increment
Site: TBD
Closed Championship: Invitation only
Scholastic Closed Championship:
Entry fee: TBD
Registration: Player's meeting 6:30 PM Friday, Rounds: Round 1 7 PM Friday Rounds 2-5 10 & 3 Sat, Sunday.
More details to follow.
USCF rated only


2018 Colorado Round Robin , April 28 - 29, 2018

5 round Round Robin tournament.
Time Control: Rnd 1: G90/d5. Other: G/90;+30
Site: TBD
Sections: 6 player Round Robin groups
Entry fee: TBD
Entries: Dean Clow 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: 312-914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
New concept by the 2017/2018 CSCA board.
Round Robin groups will be formed based on USCF ratings. 6 players per group.

More information to come


Summit School of Chess Tournament Series, April 28, 2018

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Game in 30 minutes: G/30 for all sections
Site: Trinity Presbyterian Church—7755 Vance Dr., Arvada, CO 80003
Broncos: Open/Adults can play!
Scholastic: K-3 (U800) 4-6 (U800) 7-12 (U800) Rockies (U1000) Avalanche (U1400)
Entry fee: Pre-Registration Fee: $20 if received one week prior to tournament date. Late Registration Fee: $25. Broncos (Open/Adult) Fee: $30; Late Registration Fee: $35
Prizes: Cash prizes for Broncos Division (80% of entry fees) School Team Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall. K-3, 4-6 and 7-12: Trophies for 1st - 5th place
Registration: 8:00-8:30 AM, Rounds: Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM.
Entries: Jesse Cohen
Phone: 720-243-1450(cell)
E-mail: jessercohen@gmail.com
Discounts: (Except Open/Adult Section) - Sign up for the entire series - $144 (Save 10%!!)
Players meeting is at 8:30 AM (all players must attend).
Round 1 starts at 9:00 AM. There is a 30 minute break for lunch from 12:00-12:30 PM.
Every player is responsible for providing their own lunches.
Online Payment Option (PayPal): https://sites.google.com/site/summitschoolofchess/tournaments


2018 Colorado Class Championships, May 19 - 20, 2018

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rnd 1: G90/d5. Other: G/90;+30
Site: 5280 Arena Circle, Suite 100 Loveland, CO 80538
Directions: Directions
Master/Expert: 2000 and above
Class A: 1800-1999 or unrated
Class B: 1600-1799
Class C: 1400-1599
Class D: 1200-1399
Class E: (under 1200)
Unrated: (no establish or provisional USCF Rating)

Entry fee: $35 if pre-registered by May 18 or $40 at tournament site. Junior/Senior/Unrated $5 discount.
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries.
Registration: 8:00 - 9:15 a.m. at site, Rounds: Sat. 10, 2 & 7; Sun. 10 & 3.
Entries: Dean Clow 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: (312) 914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Follow pairings/results using CaissaLive

Online Registration Available

TD Dean Clow
Players must play in section, but Unrated players may play in Unrated or Class A section.
Winners of Class A-E sections will be asked to represent CO in Team match against NM in the Rocky Mountain Team Chess Challenge in Colorado in 2018, regardless of rating.
First tiebreak will be head-to-head, followed by Modified Median, Solkoff, and Cumulative
May USCF supplement used for rating/section placement.
4th round half point byes must be requested before end of Saturday.
No 5th round half point byes available.
CSCA Membership required for all rated sections, other states OK.
Colorado Tour Event


2018 Colorado Day of Champions, May 26 - 26, 2018

Time Control: Variable
Site: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Sections: Colorado Blitz Championship, Colorado Quick Championship, Colorado Bughouse Championship
Prizes: Based on entries. Expected 70% of entries.
Colorado Blitz Championship

Online registration available
7 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G5;d0
1 Open Section. CSCA reserves the right to add another section based on attendance.
Entry fee: $10 if pre-registered by May 25th or $15 at tournament site.
Prizes: Based on entries. Expected 70% of entries/
Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at site, Rounds start @ 9:30 a.m and will continue until complete. Approx end time 11:30 a.m.
Entries: 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: (312) 914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
TD Dean Clow
Blitz State Championship Trophy will be awarded to tournament winner. In case of a tie for 1st, head to head tiebreak will be used first, followed by a playoff if still tied.
Colorado Tour Event

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Colorado Quick Championship

Online registration available
5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/15,+5
1 Open Section. CSCA reserves the right to add another section based on attendance.
Entry fee: $10 if pre-registered by May 25th or $15 at tournament site.
Prizes: Based on entries. Expected 70% of entries/
Registration: Noon - 1pm, Rounds: Start at 1:30pm and each round 40-45 mins thereafter..
Entries: 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: (312) 914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
TD Earle Wikle
Half point byes available for any round, if requested 5 min. before round time, but half point bye for round 4 and after must be requested before round 3 begins
Colorado Tour Event

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Colorado Bughouse Championship

Online registration available
6 round Double Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G5;d0
1 Open Section. CSCA reserves the right to add another section based on attendance.
Entry fee: $10 if pre-registered by May 25th or $15 at tournament site.
Prizes: Based on entries. Expected 70% of entries/
Registration: 6:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m, Rounds start @ 7 p.m and will continue until complete. Approx end time 9:30 p.m.
Entries: 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: (312) 914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
TD Dean Clow
Bug House State Championship Trophy will be awarded to tournament winner. In case of a tie for 1st, a playoff will decide the winners.

CSCA Membership required, other States OK


Pikes Peak Open, August 11 - 12, 2018

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: $40 if rec'd by 8/8, $45 at site. $5 discount for paid CSCA members (OSA). 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
Second day Byes must be requested before Round 1.

2018 Colorado Open, September 1 - 2, 2018

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rds 1: G/90;d5. Rds 2-5 G/90;+30
Site: TBD
Sections: Championship Section, U1900, U1600, U1300
Entry fee: Regular $50 at site, $45 in advance. CSCA membership required ($15 discount Juniors/$10 discount Seniors), other states acceptable.
Prizes: TBD
Registration: 7:45 – 9:00 AM, Rounds: Rounds Saturday 10:00, 2:00. 7:00; Sunday 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM. CSCA Membership Meeting Sunday 2:00 PM..
Entries: Dean Clow 10200 Park Meadows Dr, #1131, Littleton, CO. 80124
Phone: 312-914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Follow pairings/results using CaissaLive
Online Registration Available

TD Todd Bardwick
Make checks to CSCA.
Colorado Tour event; USCF Grand Prix event. USCF Grand Prix event. Byes for Rnd 4 must be requested before Rnd. 1. Byes for Rnd 5 recorded as a 0 but not withdrawal.


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