Tournament Events

July 21st - Saturday Double

Tranquility Chess Presents:

July 21st Saturday Double

Where: Special Collections Public Library, Center for the Book meeting room
423 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Format: Two Rounds, G/90; inc 5. USCF rated
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
Byes: One zero bye is available; redeems half the entry fee.
Rounds: 10:15 am, 2pm
Registration: Onsite 10:00 am – 10:15 am. (Library opens at 10:00am), or 1:45pm – 1:50pm.
Reserve via Email no later than July 20, 2:30 pm. Drop-ins are welcome, but risk silent no show.
Entry Fee: $2
Prizes: None
Info, Reservations: TranquilityClub@mail.com

July 24th, July 31st, and August 7th - Tuesday Swiss

Tranquility Chess Presents:

Weekly Tuesday Swiss

Where: Erna Fergusson Public Library, Meeting Room
3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
Format: Three Round Swiss, G/90; inc 5, USCF rated,
One round per week starts at 2:05 pm each Tuesday.
Byes: Two zero byes available any time, redeems one third of the entry fee per bye.
Registration: First Tuesday, June 24, from 1:45pm – 2pm. Reservations via email no later than July 23rd, 2:30pm. Drop-ins are welcome, but risk silent no show.
Entry Fee: $3 onsite
Prizes: None
Info: TranquilityClub@mail.com

July 28th - Saturday Double

Tranquility Chess Presents:

July 28th Saturday Double

Where: Special Collections Public Library, Center for the Book meeting room
423 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Format: Two Rounds, G/90; inc 5. USCF rated
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
Byes: One zero bye is available; redeems half the entry fee.
Rounds: 10:15 am, 2pm
Registration: Onsite 10:00 am – 10:15 am. (Library opens at 10:00am), or 1:45pm – 1:50pm.
Reserve via Email no later than July 27, 2:30 pm. Drop-ins are welcome, but risk silent no show.
Entry Fee: $2
Prizes: None
Info, Reservations: TranquilityClub@mail.com

July 28th - Older Than Chess

Older than Chess Tournament

July 28th Saturday
Special Event – Openings will be selected to play randomly!
West Mesa Community Center, 5500 Glenrio Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

Must be 50+ to play, free entry, open to first 16 players
Non-rated, no membership required
4 rounds game in 25 no delay
Be on site by 8:45 first round starts at 9!
Rounds 9, 10, 11 and 12
Rounds may start sooner if games end early
Register with Steve Perea chess.coach.steve@gmail.com
(Have your grandchildren help you with email)

August 4th - SFR Quick and Blitz

August 4th Quick and Blitz

Where: Sabor Peruano, 163 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Format: 5 rounds G/15; d3, 4 double rounds G/5; NOT rated
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: Cash prizes for best combined score based on entry
Info: Santa Fe Rooks

August 6th - 10th - Summer Chess Camps Top Gun

Summer Chess Camps Top Gun

  • Learn advance chess tactics and techniques</>
  • Understand opening ideas and theories
  • Be pushed to their chess ability

All participants will be given:
Instruction of endgame, midgame, opening and tactics
Snack for morning and afternoon, fruit and granola bars.
Wednesday is tournament USCF rated Game in 30 min.
Thurdays speed tournament USCF rated Game in 5 min.
Friday bughouse chess tournament and Battleship chess Game in 5 min

Non-campers can play for $5 for each tournament or $15 for all four events.

All Coaches are active USCF members!

Where: Hotel Wyndham Water Park!!!!
2500 Carlisle Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
When: August 6th thru the 10th
5 days at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 12 to 1 lunch break (please bring your lunch)
Friday lunch will be provided from Rudy’s BBQ

Class is limited to the first 25 students

Top Gun Classes – $160 for half day, $250 for all 5 days, 25% discount for siblings.
Swimming Friday after all events!
Email at chess.coach.steve@gmail.com for registration form or call 505-315-8709

August 8th - 10th - Got Rating?

Got Rating?

Four events to choose from!

One new event added Battleship Chess!

Wednesday Aug 8th a 6-8 round rated tournament Game in 30 min.
Open and Scholastic sections, play up for free
USCF rated Reg closes at 9:30 Rds 10:00, 11:10, 1:00, 2:10 more rounds every 70 minutes depending on entries

Thursday Aug 9th speed chess tournament Game in 10 min.
Open and Scholastic sections, play up for free
USCF rated Reg closes at 9:30 Rds 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 with more rounds every 30 minutes depending on entries

Friday Aug 10th Bughouse tournament Game in 10 min.
Open only, teams of 2 , play up for free
Reg closes at 9:30 Rds 10:00, 10:25, 10:50, 11:15, 11:40

Friday Aug 10th Battleship Chess! Game in 10 min.
Each player will select 13 points of material and place them on the board as desired behind a divider. (ask for more details and rules)
Open and Scholastic sections, play up for free
Reg closes at 12:30 Rds 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00
with more rounds every 30 minutes depending on entries

Entry Fee $5 for each event or play in all four events for $15!

All events no prize fund for Open section, medals for Scholastic
Snacks for morning and afternoon, fruit and granola bars.

Where: Hotel Wyndham (old Cascada)
2500 Carlisle Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

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

August 11th - Saturday Double

Tranquility Chess Presents:

August 11th Saturday Double

Where: Special Collections Public Library, Center for the Book meeting room
423 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Format: Two Rounds, G/90; inc 5. USCF rated
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
Byes: One zero bye is available; redeems half the entry fee.
Rounds: 10:15 am, 2pm
Registration: Onsite 10:00 am – 10:15 am. (Library opens at 10:00am), or 1:45pm – 1:50pm.
Reserve via Email no later than August 10th, 2:30 pm. Drop-ins are welcome, but risk silent no show.
Entry Fee: $2
Prizes: None
Info, Reservations: TranquilityClub@mail.com

August 11th - Boy Scouts of America Tournament

Boy Scout of America Open Tournament

Quick rated event!
Fund Raiser for Pack 417
August 11, 2018
At the Wyndham Hotel 2500 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Presented by Empire Chess

The event is to help any boy scout to earn their chess badge and fund raise.
4 Sections: Open (over 1600), Reserve U/1700, Booster U/1300, Scholastic K-12
Rounds are Saturday 9:30, 10:40, 11:50, Lunch betweens round, 2:00, 3:40 G/29:d0
Ent: $10 all sections except for active Boy Scout seeking a chess badge $5
1st thru 3rd place in each section, certificates will be given
USCF membership required – youth special $13 for 20 years and younger
Advance entries emailed to chess.coach.steve@gmail.com

Advance reg closes at 8/10 Friday at 11 pm
!! On site entries allowed and no late fee !!

Onsite reg will be until 10:00 am and will receive a 0 point bye for the first round, must bring copy of USCF web page which has current month rating, USCF expiration, and ID no. Also bring exact cash and indicate section. This must be deposited with director no later than 8am on site Saturday morning.
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
505-315-8709

August 18th - Saturday Double

Tranquility Chess Presents:

August 18th Saturday Double

Where: Special Collections Public Library, Center for the Book meeting room
423 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Format: Two Rounds, G/90; inc 5. USCF rated
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
Byes: One zero bye is available; redeems half the entry fee.
Rounds: 10:15 am, 2pm
Registration: Onsite 10:00 am – 10:15 am. (Library opens at 10:00am), or 1:45pm – 1:50pm.
Reserve via Email no later than August 17th, 2:30 pm. Drop-ins are welcome, but risk silent no show.
Entry Fee: $2
Prizes: None
Info, Reservations: TranquilityClub@mail.com

August 25th-26th - NM Class Championship

NM Class Championship

August 25th – 26th

At the AIMS@UNM 933 Bradbury Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Details coming soon.

September 1st - Saturday Double

Tranquility Chess Presents:

September 1st Saturday Double

Where: Special Collections Public Library, Center for the Book meeting room
423 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Format: Two Rounds, G/90; inc 5. USCF rated
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
Byes: One zero bye is available; redeems half the entry fee.
Rounds: 10:15 am, 2pm
Registration: Onsite 10:00 am – 10:15 am. (Library opens at 10:00am), or 1:45pm – 1:50pm.
Reserve via Email no later than August 31st, 2:30 pm. Drop-ins are welcome, but risk silent no show.
Entry Fee: $2
Prizes: None
Info, Reservations: TranquilityClub@mail.com

September 8th - La Tienda Open

La Tienda Open

Where:  La Tienda Mall in Eldorado
When: September 8th
Format: 4 Rounds, G/45;d5
2 Sections: Open and U1600
Entry Fee: $20
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entry
Info: Santa Fe Rooks

September 15th - Saturday Double

Tranquility Chess Presents:

September 15th Saturday Double

Where: Special Collections Public Library, Center for the Book meeting room
423 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Format: Two Rounds, G/90; inc 5. USCF rated
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
Byes: One zero bye is available; redeems half the entry fee.
Rounds: 10:15 am, 2pm
Registration: Onsite 10:00 am – 10:15 am. (Library opens at 10:00am), or 1:45pm – 1:50pm.
Reserve via Email no later than September 14th, 2:30 pm. Drop-ins are welcome, but risk silent no show.
Entry Fee: $2
Prizes: None
Info, Reservations: TranquilityClub@mail.com

November 9th-11th - NM Open

New Mexico Open

November 9th – 11th

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

Details coming soon.