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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 October Tuesdays    October 3 - 24, 2017    Denver  
  53rd Annual Colorado Springs City Chess Championship    October 3 - 31, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Club Chess!! Classical Wednesdays    October 4 - 25, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  RCS Fall Chess Festival    October 21, 2017    Fort Collins  
  WGM Katerina Nemcova vs. Colorado    October 27, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series    October 28, 2017    Arvada  
  1st Annual Club Chess!! Medieval Costume Tournament    October 28 - 29, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Corner Bakery Open    October 28 - 29, 2017    Denver Downtown  
  Club Chess!! Classical Wednesdays    November 1 - 29, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  TicTac Fall Back, Saturday    November 4, 2017    Lone Tree, CO  
  CSCC November Swiss 90    November 7 - 28, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Wyoming Open    November 10 - 11, 2017    Cheyenne Wy  
  RMC - Lee's November Action    November 18, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series    November 25, 2017    Arvada  
  Winter Springs Open    December 2 - 3, 2017    Manitou Springs  
  CSCC December Swiss 90    December 5 - 26, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Club Chess!! Classical Wednesdays    December 6 - 27, 2017    Colorado Springs  
  Summit School of Chess Tournament Series    December 9, 2017    Arvada  
  10th Annual Colorado Correspondence Championship    January 1 - December 31, 2018      
  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  
  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  
  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 October Tuesdays, October 3 - 24, 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: (312) 914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com

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

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


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)

Club Chess!! Classical Wednesdays, October 4 - 25, 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
Entry fee: $25 includes all 4 Wednesday rounds in October (free entry 2200+ (paid by CC!!); 20% discount 1800+); or $8 per single round
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
Doors open at 5:30pm;
Pairings 6:30pm;
One 1/2pt Bye available per tournament if requested before being paired;
Classical music outside tournament hall;
Varying chess related free presentations 5:30-6:30;
Great prepackaged food and refreshments available;
Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.


RCS Fall Chess Festival, October 21, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Site: Ridgeview Classical Schools, 1800 South Lemay, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Open: Unrated
Entry fee: $85 includes GM camp, lunch & simul; $10 for morning tournament only, $20 for afternoon simul only
Prizes: Trophy prizes for the open portion of the tournament
E-mail: chessclub@ridgeviewclassical.com
FUN 3 round morning tournament or Chess Intensive Camp with GM Sam Shankland and Afternoon Simul with GM Sam Shankland.
Registration:https://www.ridgeviewclassical.com/support/events


WGM Katerina Nemcova vs. Colorado, October 27, 2017

Time Control: Challengers move when GM returns to their boards; each challenger allowed 2 passes
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership not required; Club Chess!! Membership required (free for this event)
Entry fee: $25; Discounts: $5 off online thru 10/25 for all CSCC, DCC and CSCA Members
Prizes: $100 win; $50 draw
Registration: 3pm - 6:30pm on site; or anytime online before 6:30pm, Rounds: Match starts 7:00pm.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: Jesse Williams (719) 600-9462
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Online Entries: clubchess.org
5pm Meet Katerina (bring your autograph board!);
6pm Lecture: WGM Nemcova
Classical music outside tournament hall;
Prepackaged food and refreshments available;
Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed


Summit School of Chess Tournament Series, October 28, 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


1st Annual Club Chess!! Medieval Costume Tournament, October 28 - 29, 2017

5 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/90 d/5
Site: Club Chess!! Main Tournament Hall, 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Open: USCF Membership required; Club Chess!! Membership required (free for this event)
Entry fee: $35 includes all 5 rounds; Discounts: $5 off online registration thru 10/25/17; $5 off for all CSCC, DCC and CSCA Members (online coupon code: COCHESS )
Prizes: Generous cash prizes announced at event (1st; 2nd; U1800; U1400, top senior, top scholastic)
Registration: 8-9:30am, Rounds: Saturday 10:00, 2:00, 6:30; Sunday 10:00, 2:00.
Entries: Club Chess!! 5625 Constitution Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: Jesse Williams (719) 600-9462
E-mail: missioncontrol@clubchess.org
Entries online: clubchess.org
One 1/2pt Bye available rounds 1-4 if requested before being paired; DCC Tour Event;
Classical music outside tournament hall;
Best Costume Prizes donated by Club Chess!! (determined by player vote)
All players in costume receive $5 ClubCash to spend at the concession bar;
Prepackaged foods and refreshments available;
Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.
Special Guest: WGM Katerina Nemcova
Saturday 8am Blitz Challenge To All Players (free), 10:30am on-going private analysis with players as they finish their rounds (free); Sunday 8am Blitz Challenge To All Players (free), 10:30am on-going private analysis with players as they finish their rounds (free), 7pm Lecture and Workshop (free).


Corner Bakery Open, October 28 - 29, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: G/70 d/5 like DCC Tuesdays
Site: Corner Bakery (Tabor Center), 1147 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Directions: Downtown near the clock tower and Skyline Park. Independence Plaza garage parking off Curtis is good deal. $6 all day or $3 with validation from Rock Bottom. Present ticket at bar.
Open: Open to all USCF members
Entry fee: $20 checks received by 10/24; online or cash by 10/27. $25 at site. Cash preferred. No checks onsite.
Prizes: Cash based on entries.
Registration: 9:45 - 10:15 a.m., Rounds: 10:30 and 2:00 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 coming soon
Online registration available here
Follow this tournament using CaissaLive
USCF membership required: renew or join here
Byes: Half bye any round if declared before 1:30 Saturday.
Not a DCC Tour Event.


Club Chess!! Classical Wednesdays, November 1 - 29, 2017

5 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
Entry fee: $30 includes all 5 Wednesday rounds in November (free entry 2200+ (paid by CC!!); 20% discount 1800+); or $8 per single round
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
Doors open at 5:30pm;
Pairings 6:30pm;
One 1/2pt Bye available per tournament if requested before being paired;
Classical music outside tournament hall;
Varying chess related free presentations 5:30-6:30;
Great prepackaged food and refreshments available;
Spectators and casual players warmly welcomed.


TicTac Fall Back, Saturday, November 4, 2017

3 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Regular Rated
Site: Hampton Inn & Suites Denver/South-RidgeGate, 10030 Trainstation Cir, Lone Tree, CO 80124
Knight Time Section: Rated 1800 and over
Afternoon Surge Section: Rated 1400 through 1900 or unrated
Early Bird Section: Rated 1500 and under. Unrated players allowed at director discretion. Arrive early for interview/evaluation and placement.
Entries: Shirley Herman, 1450 Old North Gate Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Phone: (719) 510-0169 cell, text
E-mail: Shirley@northgatechess.com
Details forming

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)

Wyoming Open, November 10 - 11, 2017

4 round Swiss system tournament.
Time Control: Friday, rd1 G/90 d5, Saturday, rds 2-5 35/90 d5 SD/1 d5.
Site: LCCC Center for Conferences and Institutes , Room 124, 1400 E. College Drive, Cheyenne Wy 82001.
Open: Open to all
Under 1700: Open to under 1700
Entry fee: $25 Pre-entry, $30 at door
Prizes: Based on entries.
Registration: Fri 5:00pm-6:00pm, Rounds: Fri 7:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am, 14:00 pm, 7:30 pm..
Entries: Brian Walker 2835 Forest Drive Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-640-2349
E-mail: drtarrasch@yahoo.com
First Rd Byes Available.
NS, NC, W


RMC - Lee's November Action, November 18, 2017

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, November 16, $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


Summit School of Chess Tournament Series, November 25, 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


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)

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
Entry fee: $25 includes all 4 Wednesday rounds in December (free entry 2200+ (paid by CC!!); 20% discount 1800+); or $8 per single round
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
Doors open at 5:30pm;
Pairings 6:30pm;
One 1/2pt Bye available per tournament if requested before being paired;
Classical music outside tournament hall;
Varying chess related free presentations 5:30-6:30;
Great 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


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.


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, McFee 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:


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


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 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204, Englewood, CO. 80111
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 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204, Englewood, CO. 80111
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

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 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204, Englewood, CO. 80111
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 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204, Englewood, CO. 80111
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: Dean Clow 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204, Englewood, CO. 80111
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: Dean Clow 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204, Englewood, CO. 80111
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: Dean Clow 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204, Englewood, CO. 80111
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, Juniors/Seniors $10), 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 9959 E Peakview Ave, S204, Englewood, CO. 80111
Phone: 312-914-3041
E-mail: deanrclow@gmail.com
Follow pairings/results using CaissaLive
Online Registration Available

TD TBD
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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