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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 June Tuesdays    June 6 - 27, 2017    Englewood  
  CSCC June Swiss 90    June 6 - 27, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  CO Springs June Wednesdays    June 7 - 28, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  July Mating Game    July 4 - 11, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Colorado FIDE Team Championship    July 15 - 16, 2017      
  2017 CSCA Bughouse Championship    July 15, 2017    Golden  
  CSCC July Quick    July 18 - 25, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  2017 Kansas Open    July 22 - 23, 2017    Wichita  
  CSCC August Swiss 90    August 1 - 29, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  8888 Birthday Celebration Tournament for Imre Barlay    August 5 - 6, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Pikes Peak Open    August 12 - 13, 2017    Manitou Springs  
  Colorado Open    September 2 - 3, 2017    Englewood  
  CSCC September Swiss 90    September 5 - 26, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  53rd Annual Colorado Springs City Chess Championship    October 3 - 31, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  CSCC November Swiss 90    November 7 - 28, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Winter Springs Open    December 2 - 3, 2017    Manitou Springs  
  CSCC December Swiss 90    December 5 - 26, 2017    Colorado Springs  

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 June Tuesdays, June 6 - 27, 2017

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
U1600: Open to all USCF members rated under 1600
Entry fee: DCC members $6 per night or $20 for all 5 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 - 7:00 p.m, Rounds: 7:30 each Tuesday.
Entries: Dean Clow 9959 E.Peakview Ave., #204
Phone: 3129143041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com

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

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

Tour Points: Entry: 3, Win: 16, Draw: 8


CSCC June Swiss 90, June 6 - 27, 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: 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: Cash prizes announced at event
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
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).

CO Springs June Wednesdays, June 7 - 28, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; +30 (increment)
Site: Smashburgerr, 3604 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (near King Sooper's at Academy Blvd.)
Open: All USCF members. ID may be required for newcomers. Join or renew at https://new.uschess.org/join-uschess/
Entry fee: $4 per round or $10 pay at registration for all 4 rounds over 4 weeks (1 game a Wednesday)
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: 5:25 - 5:45 p.m., Rounds: 6:00 Sharp.
Entries: Shirley Herman
Phone: (719) 510-0169 SMS available
E-mail: shirley@northgatechess.com
Please notify director if you cannot play any Wednesday to avoid causing a forfeit to someone who came to play. Check-in not required.
One half-point bye allowed for any round with a 4-round entry fee. Request before pairings are final.
No free half-bye for missed round when only paying round by round. You may pay $4 for a half bye for a missed round to try and pair up.
Games going past 10:00 closing time may be adjourned to nearby location at the discretion of director.

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


July Mating Game, July 4 - 11, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/45;d/10
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 2 weeks (2 games / week); $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members
Prizes: Cash prizes 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


Colorado FIDE Team Championship, July 15 - 16, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 + 30 second increment
Site: American Mountaineering Center 710 10th Street Golden, CO 80401
Open: The first team is the first 20 established FIDE rated players to sign up (suggested name "Eurotrash". The second team is the first 20 non-FIDE or provisional rated FIDE players to sign up (suggested team name "Gallipoli"). FIDE team captain may recruit non-FIDE players if he cannot get 20 FIDE players. Captain is the highest rated player on each team that wants the job.
Entry fee: $50 $10 Discount if you have a FIDE rating. $5 discount for preregistration and $5 discount for CSCA. Third Family member free.
Prizes: Class prizes
Round Times: 10am and 3pm each day
Entries: Brian Wall
Phone: 720-646-9359
E-mail: BrianWallChess4@Yahoo.com
TD Tom Nelson
Concept by Brian Wall
FIDE Team Captain Brian Wall
Organizer Brian Wall
USCF Affiliate TBD


Register online here


2017 CSCA Bughouse Championship, July 15, 2017

8 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: g/5 no delay no increment
Site: American Mountaineering Center 710 10th Street Golden, CO 80401
Entry fee: $20 per person
Round Times: first round at 6:30PM and thereafter
Entries: Brian Wall
Phone: 720-646-9359
E-mail: BrianWallChess4@Yahoo.com
First 4 rounds Swiss uscf rules, then last 4 rounds Swiss Jeffco rules.
Concept by Brian Wall
Organized by Brian Wall
TD TBD
Colorado Springs bye rules in effect. Byes can be requested within 1 minute after pairings are posted in any round.


CSCC July Quick, July 18 - 25, 2017

6 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24+5
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Open: USCF Membership required
Entry fee: $10 includes 6 rounds over 2 weeks (3 games / week); $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members
Prizes: Cash prizes 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


2017 Kansas Open, July 22 - 23, 2017

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Game in 120 minutes, with 5 second delay
Site: Holiday Inn, 549 South Rock Rd. Wichita, KS 67207
Open Section: 1st = $350, 2nd = $250, and 3rd = $150. U1900 & unrated: 1st = $120. Bonus prize of $25 and trophy to top player from Kansas (State Champion)
Reserve Section: 1799 and below. 1st = $300, 2nd = $200, 3rd = $100. 1599 and below & unrated: 1st = $75. Bonus prize of $25 and trophy for top player from Kansas
Amateur Section: 1399 and below. 1st = $250, 2nd = $150, 3rd = $75. 1199 and below & unrated- $50. Bonus prize of $25 and trophy to top player from Kansas
Entry fee: $45 advance, must be postmarked by July 15th, $55 thereafter, including onsite
Prizes: Prizes based on 80 total non-scholastic rate entries in three sections (Open + Reserve + Amateur)
Registration: 6:00-7:00pm on 7/21 or 8:30am–9:30am on 7/22, Rounds: 7/22 - 10:00, 2:30, 7:00; 7/23 – 9:30, 2:00 (last round could start earlier)..
Entries: Laurence Coker
E-mail: wlcoker7@hotmail.com
Click here for full details.

CSCC August Swiss 90, August 1 - 29, 2017

5 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 5 rounds over 5 weeks (1 game / week); $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members. $4 for one night ($2 for CSCC Supporting Members)
Prizes: Cash prizes 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)

8888 Birthday Celebration Tournament for Imre Barlay, August 5 - 6, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: Club Chess!! Colorado Springs:  https://www.clubchess.org/contact Located: 5625 Constitution Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Directions: Near N. Powers and Constitution Ave. by Walgreens. https://www.google.com/maps/place/5625+Constitution+Ave,+Colorado+Springs,+CO+80915/@38.8710106,-104.7252676,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x871346237e5d8ff7:0x98fa3ab693169aaa!2s5625+Constitution+Ave,+Colorado+Springs,+CO+80915!3b1!8m2!3d38.8710106!4d-104.7230789!3m4!1s0x871346237e5d8ff7:0x98fa3ab693169aaa!8m2!3d38.8710106!4d-104.7230789?hl=en
One section open to all USCF members and Club Chess members: USCF Membership required; Club Chess!! Membership (request a complimentary Weekend Pass for this event: https://www.clubchess.org/contact )or when you visit the club on event day.
Entry fee: $35 if rec by 8/2, $40 at site. $5 discount if under 18 or over 65; additional $5 discount for Paid Club Chess!! Members (request a free tour of the new Club Chess!! facility to learn about membership: https://www.clubchess.org/contact ) Online Entries: https://www.clubchess.org/shop Mail Entries: Make check to, Club Chess, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Prizes: Cash prizes based on 75% of entries.
Registration: 8:30 - 9:30 AM, Rounds: 10 AM, 3PM Saturday, 10 AM, 3:30 PM Sunday .
Entries: In person Bill or Earle, Mail check and Pay to: Club Chess!!, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: (719) 600-9462; (719) 208-0909
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Second day Byes must be requested before Round 2.
This tournament is dedicated to National Master Imre Barlay who will be 88 years old on 8/8. That is the reason to call the tournament 8888 Birthday Celebration for Imre Barlay. Imre rose above 2400 USCF rating some 35 years ago and is well known in Colorado and California. Imre, imigrated to the US from Hungary and has known GM's such as Pal Benko and Laszlo Szabo. Imre is very passionate about chess and still plays and studies every day. Come celebrate Imre's coming 88th Birthday at the brand new chess center, Club Chess!!, right here in Colorado Springs . We will have cake before starting Round 4 and honor one of the best chess players in Colorado Springs.


Pikes Peak Open, August 12 - 13, 2017

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.
Open: One open section
Entry fee: $40 if rec'd by 8/10, $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.
Colorado Tour Event


Colorado Open, September 2 - 3, 2017

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Rds. 1-2 G/90, 5 sec delay; Rds. 3-5 G/90, 30 sec increment
Site: Ramada Englewood Hotel at Centennial Airport, 7770 S. Peoria, Englewood, CO 80112. Hotel phone (303) 790-7770
Sections: Championship Section, U1900, U1600, U1300
Entry fee: $50 at site, $45 in advance. CSCA membership required, OSA. $15, $10 juniors, seniors
Prizes: Championship Section: $$ 400G, 200G, 125G, other prizes per entries. U1900: $250, other prizes per entries. U1600 and U1300: prizes per entries.
Registration: 7:30 – 9:00 AM, Rounds: Rounds Saturday 10:00, 2:30. 7:00; Sunday 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM. CSCA Membership Meeting Sunday 2:00 PM..
Entries: Richard Buchanan 1 Sutherland Rd., Manitou Springs, CO 80829.
Phone: (719) 685-1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net
Make checks to CSCA.
Colorado Tour event; USCF Grand Prix event. Byes for Rds. 4-5 must be requested before Rd. 1.


CSCC September Swiss 90, September 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 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)

53rd Annual Colorado Springs City Chess Championship, October 3 - 31, 2017

5 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: $15 includes 5 rounds over 5 weeks (1 game / week); $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members. $6 for one night ($3 for CSCC Supporting Members)
Prizes: Cash prizes will be announced at event. The tournament winner will be added to the club plaques.
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)

CSCC November Swiss 90, November 7 - 28, 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)

Winter Springs Open, December 2 - 3, 2017

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: U 1800 & Unrated
August: U1400 and Unrated
Entry fee: $40 if rec'd by 12/2, $45 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


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)

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