Tournament Events

August 19th & 20th , 2017 - Luna De Agosto

August 19 and 20, 2017

Albuquerque  Luna De Agosto

Tranquility Club

4-SS, G/90; inc 20, USCF rated

Site: 9119 Central Ave NE (by the Luna Lodge sign), Albuquerque,  NM 87123

Prizes:  $270 based on 16 entries:  $130 – 80. Top U 1600:  $60

EF:  $25 (cash only) on-site registration on Sat Aug 19 from 8:30 to 9:00 AM; no advance registrations

Reservations: Reserve your place (optional, encouraged) by emailing <>  until 6:00 PM, Fri Aug 18,  and pay your EF on site on Aug 19.

Requisites for registration: USCF rating equal to or above 1200 but less than or equal to 2100. Current USCF membership required; not available for purchase on site.

Limited space: only the first 16 reservations/ registrations play!

Rounds: 9: 15 AM and 2:00 PM on Sat Aug 19 and Sun Aug 20

Bye: Max one bye available. Request at reservation/ registration

Equipment: Bring your chess set, clock, writing instruments, and drinking water

Questions, Info, Reservations:

August 19th, 2017 - 2nd Annual Borderland Chess Workshop

August 26th & 27th, 2017 - Capital City Open and Sectional Tournament

The New Mexico Chess Organization presents

The 2017 Capital City Open and Sectional Tournament – August 26th, 27th 2017
The Rotunda, Santa Fe, NM – 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM  87501

Tournament Directors: Peter Lattimore, Willow LeTard

A. NM vs CO Match

Saturday features a two game match, ten per side, composed of 2 experts/masters, Class A, B, C, D, E champions, scholastic, women and senior champions from New Mexico and Colorado. Rounds at 10 am and 3 pm (G/90; d05). Participants in this match are eligible to receive a free entry in the Capital City tournament Sunday games while receiving a half-point bye and a zero-point bye for the Saturday games.

B. Capital City Tournament

Saturday and Sunday feature a 4 round swiss system tournament, open to everyone regardless of residence. There are rating minimums for some sections, but you can play up into any section for an additional payment of $15. Sections:

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

Rounds at 10 am and 3 pm Saturday and Sunday; G/90; d05. Prizes based on entries.

C. Scholastic Tournament

Sunday features a 4 round swiss system tournament open to all K – 12 players regardless of residence. Sections:

  1. High School (grades 9 – 12), entry fee $10
  2. Middle School (grades 6 – 8), entry fee $10
  3. Elementary School (grades K – 5), entry fee $10

Sections might be combined (into 1 or 2 sections) if not enough players. rounds at 10:00 am, 11:45 am, 2:30 pm, 4:15 pm; G/40; d0. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals will be awarded (based on tiebreaks) to each original section’s entrants even if sections are combined.


  • Entries received by midnight August 19th receive a $5 discount; Paypal entry deadline 7 pm August 25th; deadline for checks: received by August 17th.
  • USCF membership required (not available for purchase at tournament).
  • On-site registration will only be available between 10:30 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 before 8:45 am Saturday); 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.

Tournament Venue Parking:
Free parking will be available at the State Capitol Parking Facility.  The structure is directly across the street from the west side of the Roundhouse.
485 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM  87501

Hotel Accommodations:
The locations listed below are located within a 2 mile radius of the Roundhouse and parking structure. The rates quoted will apply to Friday and Saturday night

Sage Inn $139.00 Single/Double Occupancy (+ $5.00 parking fee) refer to Group 4753.
866-433-0335 or 505-982-5952 725 Cerrillos Road

Motel 6 $65.00 Single Occupancy & $70.00 Double Occupancy
Refer to NMCO rate / Jay Patel, General Manager
505-982-3551  646 Cerrillos Rd.

Sign up Form

Sign up Form over 2200

September 2nd, 2017 - Rumble on the Rio

Rumble on the Rio

FREE lunch to players registered by 8/26/2017

Online Registration

September 9th, 2017 - AIMS@UNM Open


September 9th at 933 Bradbury

K- 12 grade USCF rated

Sections K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12

Medals and Special prizes 1 st – 3 rd

Team trophies for HS, MS and ES

Entry $10, $5 more on site reg. 8-8:30

Non-USCF $20 (includes membership)

Rounds 9,11,2,4 G55d0

Lunch 1-2

Reg online with

or call 505-315- 8709

September 16th, 2017 - La Tienda Open

La Tienda Open

In Eldorado at the performance space. 2 sections Open and U 1700.  4 rounds G/60 with a 5 second delay. Rounds at 10   1   3:15   and   5:30    Entry is $20
Open:$120    U1900:$80
Reserve:$100  U1500:$60  U1300:$40

October 14th & 15th, 2017 - National Chess Day Event Socorro

National Chess Day Event Socorro

October 14-15, 2017 ************************************************************************************** Located at New Mexico TECH Joseph A. Fidel center. 801 Leroy Place Socorro, NM 87801 Advance Reg thru Empire Chess Affiliate thru Stripe by October 13 before 10 pm. On site reg at 10:00 until noon with Zero point bye first round. ************************************************************************************** Open entry $40 5 rounds Saturday 9:30, 2:00, 6:00 Sunday 10:00, 2:00 G90;d5 1st-$200 2nd-$150 3rd-$100 Masters and NMT students with current USCF membership play free ************************************************************************************** Reserve under 1700 entry $40 5 rounds Saturday 9:30, 2:00, 6:00 Sunday 10:00, 2:00 G90;d5 1st-$200 2nd-$150 3rd-$100 NMT students with current USCF membership play free ************************************************************************************** Booster U1300 entry $40 5 rounds Saturday 9:30, 2:00, 6:00 Sunday 10:00, 2:00 G90;d5 1st-$200 2nd-$150 3rd-$100 NMT students with current USCF membership play free ************************************************************************************** Scholastic K-12 under 1100 entry $15 4 rounds Saturday 9:30, 11:30, 2:30, 4:30 G45;d0 1st thru 3rd medals and other prizes Socorro K-12 students free. ************************************************************************************** Chief TD Steve Perea & Assistant TD’s based on entries.  Info Steve Perea 505-315-8709 or at

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

The New Mexico Chess Organization presents

The 2017 New Mexico Open Chess Tournament – November 10th, 11th & 12th 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
6 round SS (4 round SS for under 1000 on Saturday and also on Sunday)
More info to come…