Colorado State Chess Association

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DCC Nearly Normal Tournament ** Saturday, June 19th, 2021June 19, 2021Denver
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2020-2021 Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #4

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5 Round Swiss Tournament
DateJanuary 9, 2021
Time ControlGame in 24 minutes + 5 second increment
CityTornelo website
SiteOnline via Tornelo website


Entry FeeAll registrations and fees will be submitted directly via the Torenlo website. Early Fee (received on or before 01/02/2020) - $35 Late Fee (received after 01/02/2020 - $40
PrizesOpen - 80% of entry fees!! Late fee charges not included in the prizes (based on 20 participants) 1st Place - $224 2nd Place - $168 3rd Place - $112 U1500 - $56 An under rating prize (e.g. U1500) will be in place as long if the number of participants is 10 or greater.
RegistrationAnytime before the tournament begins at 9 AM. Late joins are also allowed.
Round Times9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM
EntriesJesse Cohen
Address2430 W 82ND PL Unit 1F Westminster, CO 80031
Bye Policy

A half-point bye may be requested for any round prior to the start of a tournament. After the tournament has begun a player may only request half-point byes for Rounds 1-3 and zero-point byes for Rounds 4 & 5.

You can find a list of all upcoming Summit School of Chess Tournaments at

Here's a list of all 2020-2021 Summit School of Chess Tournament Series dates:

October 24th, 2020 - SSC #1
November 7th, 2020 - SSC #2
December 5th, 2020 - SSC #3
January 9th, 2021 - SSC #4
February 6th, 2021 - SSC #5
March 6th, 2021 - SSC #6
April 10th, 2021 - SSC #7
May 29th, 2021 - SSC #8

Cheat Detection/Prevention
1) All participants must be on Zoom with video turned on at all times. This will allow us to ensure that each participant is actually playing as themselves and not receiving advice from other people.
2) The Tornelo website has an automatic cheating detection program built in that will scan every game played. I will review this information every tournament prior to the distribution of prizes.
3) The number one reason players cheat is anonymity. The wonderful thing about Tornelo is that all participants are listed by their actual names and not aliases. Furthermore, this is a tight nit community of players. We know each other. 
4) Anyone caught cheating will be banned from Summit School of Chess Tournaments for a minimum of one year (both online & in-person) and not receive prize monies.

Fair Play: (taken from the website)

  • No chess programs or engines (e.g. Chessmaster, Fritz, Komodo, Houdini, Stockfish, Chessbase with any active UCI engine, etc.) can be used to analyze positions in ongoing games at any time.  
  • No outside assistance OF ANY KIND is permitted.
  • Fixing game results by arranging games, playing with multiple accounts, or losing intentionally is also against the rules.
  • Do not let anyone else play on your account! This is strictly against the rules! 

Look out for an additional email regarding details of the weekly blitz tournament series.