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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      
  CSCC August Swiss Tuesdays    August 2 - 30, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  DCC Blitz Madness    August 30, 2016    Denver  
  Denny's Grand Slam September Thursdays    September 1 - 29, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Colorado Open    September 2 - 4, 2016    Denver  
  CSCC September Swiss Tuesdays    September 6 - 27, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Denny's Quick Chess 9 Sept. Friday Night    September 9, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Denny's Quick Chess 23 Sept. Friday Night    September 23, 2016    Colorado Springs  
  Colorado Ironman Quick #3    September 24, 2016    Denver, CO  
  Colorado Ironman Open    September 24 - 25, 2016    Denver, CO  
  Colorado Ironman Blitz #3    September 25, 2016    Denver, CO  
  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  
  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  
  Boulder Open 2017    February 25 - 26, 2017    Boulder  

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.


CSCC August Swiss Tuesdays, August 2 - 30, 2016

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90; inc/30
Site: Ballroom in the Acacia Apartment Building, 104 E. Platte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Sections: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $10 includes 5 rounds over 5 weeks (1 game / week); $5 discount for CSCC Supporting Members. $4 for one night ($2 for CSCC Supporting Members).
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm each week, Rounds: 7:00pm.
Entries: Paul Anderson
Phone: (719) 459-9612 SMS available
E-mail: cschess@juno.com
Player responsibility: Players must check-in prior to 6:45pm on the day of the round to be paired (in person, by phone, by text, or by email).

DCC Blitz Madness, August 30, 2016

6 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/3;+2
Site: Third Christian Reform Church at 2400 S. Ash, Denver, CO 80222
Directions: One block East of S. Colorado Blvd. on Wesley. Please use rear entrance.
Open: Open to all players
Entry fee: DCC members, $6. Non DCC members, $8.
Prizes: 95% of the entry fees.
Registration: 6:15 - 7:15pm, Rounds: 7:30 - 10:30pm.
Entries: Dean Clow 9959 E Peakview Ave
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Double Swiss! You play each opponent twice, making 12 games of blitz!

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

USCF membership required.

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

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

Online registration available here


Denny's Grand Slam 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.

Colorado Open, September 2 - 4, 2016

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Championship: G/90 with 30 seconds increment. All Others: Rnds 1&2: G/90;d5, Rnds 3,4&5: G/90 With 30 Second Increment
Site: Denver Marriott South, 10345 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree CO 80124. Chess rate $105, phone (303) 925-0004, ask for reservations.
Championship Section: (for Colorado State Champion) will be FIDE-rated (as well as USCF) for the first time. 5-SS, open to all, G/90 with 30' increment. Registration Friday 5:30 – 6:30 PM; Schedule Friday 7:00 PM; Saturday 10:0 AM, 4:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM. (CSCA Membership Meeting at 2:00 PM). Game lost if player arrives more than 30 minutes after the round start time. (FIDE rule) EF $55 if received by August 31, $60 at site. 1st place $500, 2nd $350, other prizes per entries.
Other Sections: U 2000, U 1600, U 1300. Unrated players may play in sections. Entry fees $45 if received by August 31, $50 at site. Registration Friday evening and 8:00 – 9:15 AM Saturday. First prizes: U 2000 $250 b/30; U 1600 $200 b/30; U1300 $180 b/30. Other prizes per entries. These sections are 5-SS: Rds 1-2 G/90, d5; Rds 3-5 G/90 with 30' increment. Rounds Saturday 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 7:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM. Colorado State Chess Assn membership meeting will be Sunday at 2:00 PM
Registration: Friday evening and 8:00 – 9:15 AM Saturday
Entries: Richard Buchanan 1 Sutherland Rd, Manitou Springs CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685-1984
E-mail: buckpeace@pcisys.net
Colorado State Chess Assn membership meeting will be Sunday at 2:00 PM
All sections: CSCA membership required ($15, juniors or seniors $10). OSA
Make checks to Colorado State Chess Assn.
Byes for rounds 2-5 must be requested before Rd. 2.
Unrated players are eligible only for place prizes and designated unrated prizes.
Colorado Tour Event

Richard has provided a summary of the USCF vs FIDE rules here

Online registration available


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).

Denny's Quick Chess 9 Sept. Friday Night, September 9, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24; +5
Site: Denny's, 8125 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Directions: Just off exit 150 on I-25 near Voyager Parkway
Sections: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $5 and $4 for CSCC supporting members. Free if Birthday during week.
Prizes: Based on entries, will pay out 80% to prizes
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm, Rounds: Start at 6:50 and each round one hour thereafter..
Entries: Earle Wikle
Phone: 719-208-0909 sms available
E-mail: Earle.wikle@sbcglobal.net
Half point byes available for any round, if requested 5 min. before round time, but half point bye for round 4 must be requested before round 3 begins. Chief TD Earle Wikle assumes all financial responsibilities related to this tournament.

Denny's Quick Chess 23 Sept. Friday Night, September 23, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/24; +5
Site: Denny's, 8125 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Directions: Just off exit 150 on I-25 near Voyager Parkway
Sections: One section open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $5 and $4 for CSCC supporting members. Free if Birthday during week.
Prizes: Based on entries, will pay out 80% to prizes
Registration: About 6:00pm until 6:45pm, Rounds: Start at 6:50 and each round one hour thereafter..
Entries: Earle Wikle
Phone: 719-208-0909 sms available
E-mail: Earle.wikle@sbcglobal.net
Half point byes available for any round, if requested 5 min. before round time, but half point bye for round 4 must be requested before round 3 begins. Chief TD Earle Wikle assumes all financial responsibilities related to this tournament.

Colorado Ironman Quick #3, September 24, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/12 + 3i
Site: Marriott Denver Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qspWFKgGSM72
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1800 and unrated.
Entry fee: $20 if received by September 23, 2016. $25 on site.
Prizes: Based on entries: 70% of gross entries to tournament prizes 10% gross entries to ironman prizes.
Registration: Registrations accepted until 15 minutes prior to tournament start., Rounds: Tournament will begin 30 minutes after all open games are complete..
Entries: Christofer Peterson 1621 Long Bow Ct Lafayette CO, 80026
Phone: 720-340-7515
E-mail: christoferjpeterson@gmail.com
Colorado Ironman Event
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Highest of blitz, quick, and regular ratings used for sectioning, prizes, and ironman placement
16 points per win, 8 per draw


Colorado Ironman Open, September 24 - 25, 2016

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 + 30i
Site: Marriott Denver Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qspWFKgGSM72
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1800 and unrated.
Entry fee: $45 if received by 9/23, 2016. $50 on site.
Prizes: Based on entries: 70% of gross entries to tournament prizes 10% gross entries to ironman prizes.
Registration: 8:00-9:45am, Rounds: 10:00am, 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Entries: Christofer Peterson 1621 Long Bow Ct Lafayette CO, 80026
Phone: 720-340-7515
E-mail: christoferjpeterson@gmail.com
Colorado Ironman Event
Online Registration
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Highest of blitz, quick, and regular ratings used for sectioning, prizes, and ironman placement
Ironman Points: 24 per win, 12 per draw

Preregister for all tournaments this weekend and save up to $30 per entrant.


Colorado Ironman Blitz #3, September 25, 2016

6 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/3+2i
Site: Marriott Denver Tech Center 4900 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qspWFKgGSM72
Open: Open to all current USCF members (rated and unrated).
Reserve: Open to all USCF members rated under 1800 and unrated.
Entry fee: $20 if received by September 23, 2016. $25 on site.
Prizes: Based on entries: 70% of gross entries to tournament prizes 10% gross entries to ironman prizes.
Registration: Registration accepted until 15 minutes prior to first round., Rounds: Tournament will begin 30 minutes after all open games are complete..
Entries: Christofer Peterson 1621 Long Bow Ct Lafayette CO, 80026
Phone: 720-340-7515
E-mail: christoferjpeterson@gmail.com
Double round swiss, play with each color against your opponent every round.
Colorado Ironman Event
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Highest of blitz, quick, and regular ratings used for sectioning, prizes, and ironman placement
Ironman Points: 6 points per win, 3 per draw


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 2-5 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.


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).

Boulder Open 2017, February 25 - 26, 2017

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: 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 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, 1PM, 4PM; Sunday: 9AM, 3PM.
$9 discount for Juniors, Seniors, and Unrated.
USCF required.

Online registration available here


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