Tournament Events

November 9th-11th - NM Open

New Mexico Open

November 9th – 11th

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

Sections: Open, Reserved (U1800), Novice (U1200), Scholastic (K-12).
Format: 6/SS, 2 or 3 day schedules available for each section except scholastic. Scholastic 4/SS 11/10 only.

Prizes:
Open: (B/30) 1st $500, 2nd $200, and 1st U2000 $150
Reserve: (B/20) 1st $300, 2nd $100, and 1st U1500 $75
Novice: (B/20) 1st $300, 2nd $150
Scholastic: 1st-3rd medals for: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th grades

USCF Membership required for all sections
Top finishing NM resident will be crowned 2018 NM State Champion, if there is a tie they will be named co-champions
Prize money will be awarded based on finishing placement regardless of residency
Plaques will be awarded to 1st place in each section
Unrated players are eligible for half of the sections prizes, except in open where unrated players are eligible for entire prize fund

Entry Fees: Open, Reserved, Novice $40, Scholastic $15
Late Fee: $10 if received after 11/7 or on site.

Registration: Online registration via PayPal.
Registration at site: 9:00 – 9:30am on 11/9, 8:00 – 8:30am on 11/10.

Schedules:
3-Day: Friday 10am, 3pm, Saturday 10am, 3pm, Sunday 9am, 3pm
2-Day: Saturday 9am, 10:45am, 12:30pm, 3pm (merged), Sunday 9am, 3pm
Scholastic: Saturday 9am, 10:10am, 1pm, 2:10pm
Time Controls:
3-Day: G/120 d10
2-Day: Rounds 1-3 G/40 d10, Rounds 4-6 G/120 d10
Scholastic: G/30 d5

Up to 2 half-point byes available if requested prior to the start of the first round

Annual NMCO membership meeting will be held from 2:00-3:00pm on Sunday November 11th

November 17th - Saturday Double

Tranquility Chess Presents:

November 17th Saturday Double

Where:Special Collections Public Library, Center for the Book meeting room
423 Central Ave NE (and Edith Blvd), Albuquerque, NM 87102
Format: Two Rounds, G/90; inc 30. 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: 10:05 am, 2pm
Registration: Onsite 10:00 am – 10:05 am. (Library opens at 10:00am), or 1:45pm – 1:50pm.
Reserve via Email no later than 36 hours before start of Round 1. Drop-ins are welcome, but risk silent no show.
Entry Fee: $2
Prizes: None
Info, Reservations: TranquilityClub@mail.com

February 21st - 22nd - NMAA State High School Team Chess Tournament

High School Coaches,

This is your official invitation to the 2019 NMAA State High School Team Chess Tournament!

  • Date: The tournament will take place on the 21st and 22nd Of February.  There will be two categories of competition, made up of the Small School Division (1A-3A)and the large Schools Division (4A-6A).  The first round will take place on Thursday evening , followed by two to three more rounds depending of number of entries the next day.
  • Location: The Location of the tournament is at the 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 February 21st  Thursday afternoon. The first round will begin at 6:30 PM, Thursday evening.
  • Schedule:  The first round will begin at 6:30 PM, Thursday evening, for Friday games at 9:00, 11:15, lunch at 1:30 and 2:30 for the final round, 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, 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 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 18th 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.  $2 entry fee.

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

March 1st - NMAA State Middle School Team Chess Tournament

Middle School Coaches,

This is your official invitation to the 2019 NMAA State Middle School Team Chess Tournament!

  • Date: The tournament will take place on the March 1st .  
  • Location: The Location of the tournament is at the 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 8pm on February 28th , no onsite reg.
  • Schedule:  The schedule for Friday, March 1  is for games at round 1 at 9:15, rounds 2 at 10:45, lunch between rounds, round 3 at 1:30 and round 4 at 3:00 with an awards ceremony after the end of the last round.
  • Time Control : G/45 Delay 5 seconds
  • These tournaments will not be USCF rated but can be if both players are USCF, ask for details.
  • There will be two sections, they will decided on number of total entries.
  • A side tournament that will be run parallel to the NMAA State tournament for your extra players, 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 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 25th 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 $2!

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

March 8th - NMAA State Elementary School Team Chess Tournament

Elementary School Coaches,

This is your official invitation to the 2019 NMAA State Elementary School Team Chess Tournament!

  • Date: The tournament will take place on March 8th .  
  • Location: The Location of the tournament is at the 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 8pm on March 7th via email, no onsite reg.
  • Schedule:  The schedule for Friday, March 8th  is for games at round 1 at 9:15, rounds 2 at 10:45, lunch between rounds, round 3 at 1:30 and round 4 at 3:00 with an awards ceremony after the end of the last round.
  • Time Control : G/45 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 reregistration early.
  • Important Items:
    • The hotel will allow outside food to be brought into the Tournament rooms.
    • 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 March 1st by mail.  Payment can also be made onsite.
    • 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!

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