Tournament Events

November 10th, 11th & 12th, 2017 - New Mexico Open

The New Mexico Chess Organization presents

The 2017 NM Open Chess Festival – November 10th , 11th and 12th 2017

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown, 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM

A. NM Open: November 10th to 12th
First Prize Guaranteed $500!! Other prizes based on entries. Open to all regardless of residence – winner (on tiebreaks) will be declared the 2017 NM State Champion. 6 round swiss system (G/90; +30); rounds at 10:00 am, 3:30 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Entry fee $60 (free entry to anyone rated 2200 or above, entry fee deducted from any prize awarded)
Minimum rating: 1900 (within the last two years or ever over 2000), but lower rated players (you must have a rating to play) may enter for an additional $40.

B. Duke City Tournament: November 11th and 12th
5 round swiss system (G/90; d05), open to all regardless of residence. There are rating minimums for some sections, but you can play up into any section for an additional payment of $20.

Sections:

CANCELED FISCHER Fischer (rating at least 1800), entry fee $50 (free entry to anyone rated 2200 or above, entry fee deducted from any prize awarded)
1. Lasker (rating 1500 – 1799 or unrated), entry fee $45
2. Fine (rating 1200 – 1499 or unrated), entry fee $40
3. Browne (rating less than 1200 or unrated), entry fee $40

Rounds at 9:30 am, 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm Saturday; Sunday rounds at 10 am and 2 pm. Prizes based on entries. 1st , 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each section. Unrated players eligible for a maximum of 50% of a prize in the Lasker, Fine and Browne sections. Remainder will be proportionally distributed to the other winners in that section. Anyone with a positive score (3.0 or higher) who plays all five games and does not win any other prize will receive a $10 coupon that can be applied to their entry fee in the NM Senior Open in January. The person (or persons) with the lowest score in each section who plays all five games (or four games and has a forced bye in one game) will receive a $10 coupon that can be applied to the NM Senior Open in January.

CANCELED SCHOLASTIC 
C. Scholastic Tournament: November 12th
4 round swiss system (G/40; d0) tournament open to all K – 12 players regardless of residence. Sections:
1. High School (grades 9 – 12), entry fee $15
2. Middle School (grades 6 – 8), entry fee $15
3. Elementary School (grades K – 5), entry fee $15
Sections might be combined (into 1 or 2 sections) if not enough players. Rounds at 10:00 am, 11:45 am, 2:00 pm, 3:45pm. 1st , 2nd and 3rd place medals will be awarded (based on tiebreaks) to each original section’s entrants even if sections are combined.

Miscellaneous:
•Tournament directors: Peter Lattimore, William Barela, Willow LeTard
•Entries received by midnight October 28th receive a $10 discount; entries received by midnight November 4th receive a $5 discount; Paypal entry deadline 7pm November 9th ; checks must be received by November 7th.
•USCF membership required (not available for purchase at tournament).
•On-site registration for the Duke City Tournament will only be available between 10 am and noon Saturday, and includes a $15 late fee and first round ½ point bye.
•Checks payable to NMCO, P.O. Box 4215, Albuquerque NM 87196.
•One ½ pt. bye available to each player (declared 1 hour before tournament starts); zero pt. byes available whenever needed.

Bring your own chess pieces, board, clock and writing instrument(s); none supplied.

Call tournament organizer Peter Lattimore at (505) 710-3420 if any questions or assistance needed.

Accommodations:
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Room Rates: $79/single, $89/double (3 – 4 persons)
‎(505) 881-0000

Entry Form Information

Registered Players

November 18, 2017 - Albuquerque Autumn Doubles Open

Tranquility Club presents:

November 18 Albuquerque Autumn Doubles Open

Site: Special Collections Public Library,Center for the Book meeting room, 423 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Format: Two rounds, G/90;+5, USCF rated, 10:15 am 2:15 pm
Players are grouped by sequential rating rank into 4-player sections.
Round one: players are paired by sequential ranking order.
Round two: players of equal/ closest score in each section play each other without playing the same opponent of round 1. No byes available.
Prizes: Players scoring 2 points (2 wins): $25 each. Players scoring 1.5 point: $10 each
EF: $10
Registration: on-site: 9:45 – 10:00 am outside the library.
The library itself opens at 10:00 am.
Advance registration: via PayPal to the email below accepted until Fri Nov 17, 11:00 pm.
Info: TranquilityClub@mail.com

November 24th-26th, 2017 - Endgame Open
December 2nd, 2017 - Quick and Blitz

Santa Fe Rooks Present – Quick and Blitz

Quick and Blitz  At the Sabor Peruano restaurant in De Vargas Mall in Santa Fe.  Play 5 rounds of G/15;d3 then a separate tourney with 4 double rounds of G/5  NOT rated.  You can play even if your uscf has expired.  Entry is $10 and cash prizes go to the players with the best combined scores.
Further info at santaferooks.blogspot.com.

December 9th, 2017 - Blackburne’s Revenge!

Blackburne’s Revenge!

G10;+30  4 rounds USCF Quick rated
December 9th at AIMS@UNM 933 Bradbury

Entry fee $5 for pre-registration and $10 on site
No prize fund

2 sections upper and lower by rating
Can play up to challenge yourself, no charge!

Pre-regiestration via email at chess.coach.steve@gmail.com
or on site Registration 8:30-9 for $10

Rounds 9, 10:30, 1, 2:30
Lunch 12-1

Clocks not provided, bring your own clocks!

TD Steve Perea
505-315-8709

Joseph Blackburne is an icon of Romantic chess because of his wide open and highly tactical style of play. His large black beard and aggressive style earned him the nickname of “der Schwarze Tod” (“the Black Death”) after his performance in the 1873 Vienna tournament. In 1881, according to one retrospective rating calculation, he was the second most successful player in the world. He was especially strong at endgames and had a great combinative ability which enabled him to win many brilliancy prizes, but he will be best remembered for his popular simultaneous and blindfold displays which captured the imagination of the general public who flocked to watch him.

December 27th-28th, 2017 - Got Rating?

Got Rating?

3 events to choose from!

Wednesday Dec 27th a 6-8 round rated tournament Game in 30 min.
Open and Scholastic sections $5 entry fee, play up for free
No prize fund for Open section, medals for Scholastic
USCF rated Reg closes at 9:30 Rds 10:00, 11:10, 1:00, 2:10
more rounds every 70 minutes depending on entries
Snacks for morning and afternoon, fruit and granola bars.

Thursday Dec 28th speed chess tournament Game in 10 min.
Open and Scholastic sections $5 entry fee, play up for free
No prize fund for Open section, medals for Scholastic
USCF rated Reg closes at 9:30 Rds 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 1
with more rounds every 30 minutes depending on entries
Snacks for morning and afternoon, fruit and granola bars.

Friday Dec 29th Bughouse tournament Game in 10 min.
Open and Scholastic sections $5 entry fee, play up for free
Reg closes at 9:30 Rds 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 1
with more rounds every 30 minutes depending on entries
No prize fund for Open section, medals for Scholastic
Snacks for morning and afternoon, fruit and granola bars.

Where: Hotel Wyndham (old Cascada)
2500 Calisle Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
When: December 27 thru 29

Email at chess.coach.steve@gmail for registration or call 505-315-8709

December 27th - 29th, 2017 - Mini Winter Chess Camp

Mini Winter Chess Camp

 Learn advance chess tactics and techniques
 Understand opening ideas and theories
 Be pushed to their chess ability
All participants will be given:
Three days of instruction plus rated tournaments.
Snack for morning and afternoon, fruit and granola bars.
Wednesday a 6-8 round rated tournament Game in 30 min.
Thursday speed chess tournament Game in 5 min.
Friday Bughouse tournament and water park in the afternoon.

All Coaches are active USCF members!

Where: Hotel Wyndham (old Cascada) Water Park!!!!
2500 Calisle Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
When: December 27 thru 29
3 days at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 12 to 1 lunch break (please bring your lunch)
Bring swimwear for December 29 ! Water Park and BBQ Friday!

Class is limited to the first 20 students

Top Gun Classes – $120 for all 3 days, 25% discount for siblings.

Email at chess.coach.steve@gmail for registration form or call 505-315- 8709

January 6th, 2018 - Octos

Santa Fe Rooks Present – Octos

January 6th
3 rounds G/60 ;d5
All are at the Sabor Peruano  restaurant in De Vargas Mall. All are $10 to enter.
Further info at santaferooks.blogspot.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.

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.
February 17th & 18th, 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 2.0 GPA (some require 2.5 ask for details)
  • Must be a NM resident
  • Must be full time enrolled 15 hours
  • It will be on February 17th thru 18th 2500 Carlisle Blvd NE
  • There is no cost to play in the event
  • You must register by February 15th with NMAA Chess Director Steve Perea chess.coach.steve@gmail.com
  • Game in 90/d5, Rounds start Feb 17th at 9 am, 1pm and 4pm and 10am on Feb 18th .

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.

Other scholars are pending.