Tournament Events

April 20th and 21st, 2017 - NMAA State Team Chess Tournament

High School Coaches,

This is your official invitation to the 2017 NMAA State Team Chess Tournament!

  • Date: The tournament will take place on the 20th and 21st of April. 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). The first round will take place on Thursday evening , followed three rounds depending of number of entries the next day.
  • Location: The Location of the tournament is at the Hotel Cascada 2500 Carlisle, mention your with the chess tournament and receive a special discount for a room, breakfast is included.
  • Registration: All Schools need to register by 5:45 PM on April 20th Thursday afternoon. The first round will begin at 6:30 PM, Thursday evening.
  • Friday Schedule: The schedule for Friday, April 21st is for games at 9:00, 11:15, lunch at 1:30 and 2:30, 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.
  • The NM Team Challenge Tourney, a side tournament that will be run parallel to the
  • NMAA State tournament, this tournament will have no more than eight teams. Space is limited, so send your reregistration early.

Important Items:

  • There will be a 40 dollar entry fee for the tournament. Cash or checks, please. 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 11th by mail. Payment can also be made onsite. Be sure to bring the NMAA eligibility form for your players! This form, attached, 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!
  • Special room rates for the tournament, just mention its for the chess
  • We encourage you to bring extra players to the tourney. The TD will pair extra players with extras from other schools. This side tournament is $2 per person.tournament.
  • Hotel Cascada offers a special rate for the water park on Friday after 3 p.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 22 & 23, 2017 - Spring Time in Socorro

SPRING TIME IN SOCORRO APRIL 22-23 FIDEL BUILDING

Advance registration through Empire Chess Affiliate through Pay Pal by April 21 before 10 pm. On site registration at 10:00 until noon with first round bye, no late fees!

Open entry $25
5 rounds Saturday 9:30, 2:00, 6:00 Sunday 10:00, 2:00 G90/d5
prize money 1st through 4th possible class prizes
upset prize highest over 200 points
masters and NMT students given free entry

Reserve under 1700 entry $20
5 rounds Saturday 9:30, 2:00, 6:00 Sunday 10:00, 2:00 G90/d5
prize money 1st through 4th possible class prizes based on number of entries
NMT students given free entry

Booster under 1300 entry $20
5 rounds Saturday 9:30, 2:00, 6:00 Sunday 10:00, 2:00 G90/d5
prize money 1st through 4th possible class prizes based on number of entries
NMT students given free entry

Scholastic K-12 under 1100 entry $15
4 rounds Saturday 9:30, 11:30, 2:30, 4:30 G/45d0
1st through 3rd medals and other prizes
Socorro K-12 students free

Free section – no fee just play chess!
4 rounds Saturday 9:30, 11:30, 2:30, 4:30 G/45d0
USCF vouchers prizes and more based on entries
If large enough will have adult and kids sections

Chief TD Steve Perea
Assistant TD’s based on entries

Info
Steve Perea 505-315-8709 – chess.coach steve@gmail.com cdjaquish@gmail.com

SPRING TIME IN SOCORRO 2017 – FLYER

SPRING TIME ONLINE REGISTRATION

April 29th & 30th - NMSU Chess Open

NMSU Chess Open Presented by Endgame Chess

Simply click the image to be taken to the registration page

April 28th, 2017 - NMAA State Middle School Team Chess Tournament

Middle School Coaches,

This is your official invitation to the 2017 NMAA State Middle School Team Chess Tournament!

  • Date: The tournament will take place on the April 28th .
  • Location: The Location of the tournament is at the Hotel Cascada 2500 Carlisle, mention your with the chess tournament and receive a special discount for a room, breakfast is included.
  • Registration: All Schools need to register by 8:30 AM on Friday morning. The first round will begin at 9:00. Five Player teams, One section, four rounds
  • Team Check In: 8:00-8:45 AM
  • Round Schedule: 9:00, 10:45, 12:30, 2:15 followed by Awards Ceremony.
  • Time Control: G/45
  • These tournaments will not be USCF rated but can be if both players are USCF, ask for details.

Important Items:

  • The hotel will allow outside food to be brought in!
  • There will be a 30 dollar entry fee for the tournament. Cash or checks, please. 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 20th by mail. Payment can be made on site.
  • A school may play two teams for state but can only win one trophy.
  • We encourage you to bring extra players to the tourney. The TD will pair extra players with extras from other schools. This side tournament is $2 per person.
  • Hotel Cascada offers a special rate for the water park on Friday after 3 p.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 5th, 2017 - NMAA State Elementary School Team Chess Tournament

Elementary School Coaches,

This is your official invitation to the 2017 NMAA State Elementary School Team Chess Tournament! Here are the details…

  • Date: The tournament will take place on the May 5th .
  • Location: The Location of the tournament is the Hotel Cascada 2500 Carlisle, mention your with the chess tournament and receive a special discount.
  • Registration: All Schools need to register by 8:30 AM on Friday morning. The first round will begin at 9:30. Five Player teams, One section, four rounds
  • Team Check In: 8:00-9:15 AM
  • Round Schedule: 9:30, 10:45, 12:00, lunch 1:00, 2:15 followed by Awards Ceremony.
  • Time Control: G30
  • These tournaments will not be USCF rated rated but can be if both players are USCF, ask for details.

Important Items:

  • The hotel will allow outside food to be brought in!
  • There will be a 30 dollar entry fee per team. Cash or checks, please. 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 27th by mail. Fee can be paid onsite.
  • A school may play two teams for state but can only win one trophy.
  • We encourage you to bring extra players to the tourney. The TD will pair extra players with extras from other schools, this side tournament is $2 per person.
  • Hotel Cascada offers a special rate for the water park on Firday after 3 p.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 6th - Chess Con Sabor Quad

Chess con Sabor Quad on May 6th

at the Sabor Peruano restauant in De Vargas Mall in Santa Fe
Players in groups of 4 by ratings play a round robin.
Check in by 9:15.  Rounds at    9:30     1   and 3:15
G/60 with a 5 second delay.
Entry is $10   1st in each quad wins $30
May 27th & 28th, 2017 - Class Championships

More info to come…

June 3rd & 4th - Borderland Abyss

Borderland Abyss Presented by Endgame Chess

Simply click the image to be taken to the registration page

June 3rd - Blitz and Quick

Blitz and Quick at the mall on June 3rd.

Sponsored by the Sabor Peruano restaurant.  NOT rated.  Play even if your uscf membership has lapsed and I promise you will not lose any rating points.
Morning   Check in at 9:15 then play  4 double rounds of G/5
After lunch   5 rounds G/15 with a 3 second delay
These are run as separate tournaments and then prizes are given for the best combined scores. $10 to enter.  Cash prizes based on entries more info at santaferooks.blogspot.com
June 24 & 25, 2017 - ABQ Open

More info to come…