Tournament Events

January 12, 19 and 26, 2018 - Tranquility Friday Quads

Tranquility Club Presents Albuquerque Friday Quad

Dates: January 12, 19 and 26
Site: Erna Fergusson Public Library, 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, 87110
Format: Three Round Robin, G/90; inc 5, uscf rated, One round per week starts at 2:15 pm each Friday
Byes: Zero byes available any time
Registration: First Friday Jan 12 from 2 pm to 2:10pm.
EF: $15 on-site
Prizes: $25-1st, $15-2nd, and $5-3rd
Info: TranquilityClub@mail.com

February 3rd, 2018 - Action

  Santa Fe Rooks Present – Action

February 3rd
5 rounds G/30 ;d5
All are at the Sabor Peruano  restaurant in De Vargas Mall. All are $10 to enter.
Further info at santaferooks.blogspot.com.

February 10th, 2018 - The Scholarship Open Chess Tournament

  The Scholarship Open Chess Tournament

Currently over $200,000 in scholarships to give away!

Presented by Empire Chess

Empire Chess will be hosting a chess tournament where scholarships will be given away as prizes. Prizes will be given as follows: Winner gets first choice of scholarship, 2nd gets second choice and so forth until all are gone.

  • Event is open to any Senior with a 2.5 GPA (some require higher, ask for details)
  • Must be a NM resident
  • Must be full time enrolled 15 hours
  • It will be on February 10th at AIMS@UNM 933 Bradbury
  • There is no cost to play in the event
  • You must register by February 9th with NMAA Chess Director Steve Perea chess.coach.steve@gmail.com
  • Game in 90/d5, Rounds start Feb 10th at 9 am, 1pm and 4pm

Current scholarships:
Western New Mexico University (2) – 4 year scholarships. Each scholarship will cover tuition, student fees and housing costs. Books and meal plan are not covered. The value of each scholarship is approximately $13,000.00. Scholarships can be renewed for 8 semesters ($104,000 value). All the details will be included in the award letter and scholarship acceptance letter.

Looking for more scholarships to give away, check your alma maters to see if they could offer scholarships or financial aid for students.

February 24-25 - Senior/Memorial Tournament

New Mexico Senior/Memorial Tournament

February 24-25

At the Wyndham Hotel 2500 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

4 Sections: Open (over 1600), U/1700, U/1300, Scholastic K-12 (sections may be combined)
Senior 50+ years old playing in the Open Section with highest score will be Senior Champion

Senior/Memorial
  • 4 Rounds: Sat 9am, 2pm and Sunday 9am, 2pm (no 1/2 pt. byes, unplayed games are 0 pts)
  • Time control: G120;d05
  • Entry Fee: $40 (all sections)
  • $$: 1st ea. sec. guaranteed. Open $200, U/1700 $150, U/1300 $100 (additional $$ per section depending on entries)
Scholastic Saturday only
  • 4 Rounds: 9am, 10:10am, Lunch break, 1pm and 2:10pm
  • Time Control G30;d05
  • Entry Fee: $10
  • Medals awarded

Advance reg via PayPal or checks mailed to NMCO, PO Box 4215, Albuquerque NM 87196
Advance reg closes at 2/23 Friday at 11 pm

!! On site entries allowed and no late fee !!
Must bring copy of USCF web page with current month rating, USCF expiration, USCF ID and exact cash. This must be deposited with director no later than 8am on site Saturday morning. After 8am can still register onsite before 10am with a 0 point first round bye.

Discounts: Discount coupons earned from previous NMCO events will be applied separately.

New Mexico 2018 Senior Champion (USCF tie breaks) must be resident of state and 50+.  Name engraved on permanent display plaque. Tie breaks will be as follows: Median, Solkoff and Opponent’s Performance.

USCF approved electronic devices allowed
Rooms are at a chess discount $79.99, say chess discount when making reservation.

Steve Perea Chief TD

March 24th-25th, 2018 - The Utopian Open

  Santa Fe Rooks Present – The Utopian Open

March 24th -25th

The Utopian Open at the Performance Space in Eldorado near Santa Fe.
5 rounds G/90;d5    2 sections Open and U1600.  Rounds at Sat 10   1:30   5   Sun at 10 and 1:30.  Entry is $30  Big cash prizes for 1st in each section.  Many rating prizes and a prize for the best scholastic entrant in each section. Further info at santaferooks.blogspot.com.
April 19th and 20th, 2018 - 2018 NMAA State High School Team Chess Tournament

2018 NMAA State High School Team Chess Tournament

  • Date: April 19th and 20th
  • Location: Wyndham Hotel 2500 Carlisle, mention your with the chess tournament and receive a special discount for a room.
  • Registration: All Schools need to register by 5:45 PM on Thursday, April 19th.
  • Schedule: Thursday April 19th: 6:30pm.  Friday April 20th: 11:15, 2:30 (lunch at 1:30), with an awards ceremony after the end of the last round, depending on turn out some schools may not have to stay until 2:30 round. This schedule will be for all as well
    as the NM Team Challenge Tourney.
  • Format: There will be three categories of competition, made up of the Small School Division (1A-3A), the 4A School
    Division, and the large Schools Division (5A-6A).
  • Time Control: G/55 Delay 5 seconds
  • These tournaments will not be USCF rated but can be if both players are USCF, ask for details.
  • The NM Team Challenge Tourney, a side tournament that will be run parallel to the NMAA State tournament, space is limited, so send your reregistration early.

Important Items:

  • The hotel will allow outside food to be brought into the Tournament rooms.
  • There will be a $40 entry fee for the tournament. Please have all checks and/or Money orders made out to Steve Perea and send to 2550 Isleta #36 Alb NM 87105. Payment for the Tournament must be received by April 18th by mail. Payment can also be made onsite. Be sure to bring the NMAA eligibility form for your players! This form needs to be filled out and signed by the appropriate school official.
  • We encourage you to bring extra players to the tourney. The TD will pair extra players with extras from other schools. The side tournament is free!
  • Hotel Wyndaham offers a special rate for the water park on Firday after 3p.m.!

If you have any questions or concerns, please drop me a line at nmaachess@gmail.com or give me a call 505-315- 8709. I’ll see you in Albuquerque!

Steve Perea
NMAA State Chess Director

April 27th, 2018 - 2018 NMAA State Middle School Team Chess Tournament

2018 NMAA State Middle School Team Chess Tournament

  • Date: April 27th
  • Location: Wyndham Hotel 2500 Carlisle, mention your with the chess tournament and receive a special discount for a room.
  • Registration: All Schools need to register by 8:45 AM on Friday, April 27th.
  • Schedule: Games at 11:15, 2:30 (lunch at 1:30), with an awards ceremony after the end of the last round, depending on turn out some schools may not have to stay until 2:30 round. This schedule will be for all as well as the NM Team Challenge Tourney.
  • Time Control: G/55 Delay 5 seconds
  • These tournaments will not be USCF rated but can be if both players are USCF, ask for details.
  • A side tournament that will be run parallel to the NMAA State tournament for your extra players, space is limited, so send your registration early.

Important Items:

  • The hotel will allow outside food to be brought into the Tournament rooms.
  • There will be a $30 entry fee for the tournament. Please have all checks and/or Money orders made out to Steve Perea and send to 2550 Isleta #36 Alb NM 87105. Payment for the Tournament must be received by April 25th by mail. Payment can also be made onsite. Be sure to bring the NMAA eligibility form for your players! This form needs to be filled out and signed by the appropriate school official.
  • We encourage you to bring extra players to the tourney. The TD will pair extra players with extras from other schools. The side tournament is free!
  • Hotel Wyndaham offers a special rate for the water park on Firday after 3p.m.!

If you have any questions or concerns, please drop me a line at nmaachess@gmail.com or give me a call 505-315- 8709. I’ll see you in Albuquerque!

Steve Perea
NMAA State Chess Director

May 4th, 2018 - NMAA State Elementary School Team Chess

2018 NMAA State Elementary School Team Chess

  • Date: May 4th, 2018
  • Location: Wyndham Hotel 2500 Carlisle, mention your with the chess tournament and receive a special discount for a room.
  • Registration: All Schools need to register by 8:45 am on Thursday, May 3rd Thursday.
  • Schedule: Games at 9:00, 11:15, and 2:30 (Lunch at 1:30). Awards ceremony after the end of the last round, depending on turn out some schools may not have to stay until 2:30 round.
  • Time Control: G/40 Delay 5 seconds
  • These tournaments will not be USCF rated but can be if both players are USCF, ask for details.
  • A side tournament that will be run parallel to the NMAA State tournament for your extra players, space is limited, so send your registration early.

Important Items:

  • The hotel will allow outside food to be brought into the Tournament rooms.
  • There will be a $30 entry fee for the tournament.
    Please have all checks and/or money orders made out to Steve Perea and send to 2550 Isleta #36 Alb NM 87105. Payment for the Tournament must be received by April 25th by mail. Payment can also be made onsite. Be sure to bring the NMAA eligibility form for your players! This form needs to be filled out and signed by the appropriate school official.
  • We encourage you to bring extra players to the tourney. The TD will pair extra players with extras from other schools. The side tournament is $2!
  • Hotel Wyndaham offers a special rate for the water park on Firday after 3p.m.!

If you have any questions or concerns, please drop me a line at nmaachess@gmail.com or give me a call 505-315- 8709. I’ll see you in Albuquerque!

Steve Perea
NMAA State Chess Director