Colorado State Chess Association

Name Date City View
2021 New Mexico Championship OpenDecember 10 - 12, 2021Santa Fe, New Mexico
2021-2022 Summit School of Chess Series #4 December 11, 2021Denver
IHOP Chess Dec 2021, (2) SaturdaysDecember 11 - 18, 2021Colorado Springs
IHOP Quick Chess Dec 2021December 19, 2021Colorado Springs
DCC 2022 MLK Jr. MemorialJanuary 15 - 16, 2022Denver
IHOP Chess Jan 2022, (2) SaturdaysJanuary 22 - 29, 2022Colorado Springs
2021-2022 Summit School of Chess Series #5January 22, 2022Denver
IHOP Quick Chess Jan 2022January 23, 2022Colorado Springs
CSU Chess - Rocky Mountain ChampionshipJanuary 29, 2022Fort Collins
2021-2022 Summit School of Chess Series #6February 26, 2022Denver
2022 Colorado Closed and Scholastic Closed Championship -- more information to followMarch 11 - 13, 2022Denver
2021-2022 Summit School of Chess Series #7March 19, 2022Denver
2022 Colorado Senior Championship -- more information to followApril 2 - 3, 2022Loveland
2022 Colorado Class Championship -- more information to followJune 4 - 5, 2022Colorado Springs
2022 Colorado Open Blitz ChampionshipSeptember 2, 2022Denver

2020-2021 Summit School of Chess Tournament Series #1

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5 Round Swiss Tournament
DateOctober 24, 2020
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 10/17/2020) - $35 Late Fee (received on or after 10/18/2020 - $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.