Tournament Events

February 24th-25th - Senior/Memorial Tournament

Senior/Memorial Tournament

February 24th-25th

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

4 Sections: John Baca (over 1600), Dave Ingram (U/1700), Art Byers (U/1300), Scholastic K-12 (sections may be combined)
Senior 50+ years old playing in the Open Section with highest score will be Senior Champion

Senior/Memorial
  • 4 Rounds: Sat 9am, 2pm and Sunday 9am, 2pm (no 1/2 pt. byes, unplayed games are 0 pts)
  • Time control: G120;d05
  • Entry Fee: $40 (all sections)
  • $$: 1st ea. sec. guaranteed. Open $200, U/1700 $150, U/1300 $100 (additional $$ per section depending on entries)
Scholastic Saturday only
  • 4 Rounds: 9am, 10:10am, Lunch break, 1pm and 2:10pm
  • Time Control G30;d05
  • Entry Fee: $10
  • Medals awarded

Advance reg via PayPal or checks mailed to NMCO, PO Box 4215, Albuquerque NM 87196
Advance reg closes at 2/23 Friday at 11 pm

!! On site entries allowed and no late fee !!
Must bring copy of USCF web page with current month rating, USCF expiration, USCF ID and exact cash. This must be deposited with director no later than 8am on site Saturday morning. After 8am can still register onsite before 10am with a 0 point first round bye.

Discounts: Discount coupons earned from previous NMCO events will be applied separately.

New Mexico 2018 Senior Champion (USCF tie breaks) must be resident of state and 50+.  Name engraved on permanent display plaque. 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

March 3rd - Older Than Chess Tournament

 

Older Than Chess Tournament

                       
March 3 Saturday

West Mesa Community Center
5500 Glenrio Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

Must be 50+ to play , Free entry
Open to the first 16 players
Non-rated, no membership required
4 rounds game in 30 no delay
Be on site by 8:45 first round starts at 9!
Rounds 9, 10, 11 and 12

Register with Steve Perea
chess.coach.steve@gmail.com
(have your grandchildren help you with email)

March 3rd - Saturday Double

Tranquility Chess Presents:

March 3rd 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.
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.
Rounds: 10:15 am, 2:15 pm
Registration: Onsite 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Entry Fee: $2
Prizes: None
Info: TranquilityClub@mail.com

March 3rd - 39th Annual NM Grades K-9 Championship

Chief TD: Martin Cooper

March 10th - Central New Mexico Regionals

 

Empire Chess Presents

Central New Mexico Regionals

March 10

At AIM@UNM 933 Bradbury

All high school, middle school, and elementary school students are invited to play.
$20 Entry fee per team, 5 kids per team, two teams per school allowed.

Register online at chess.coach.steve@gmail.com
Register onsite 8:00 – 8:45 with $5 late fee.

G45d, 4 Rounds: 9am, 10:45am, Lunch, 1pm, 2:45pm. Awards at 4:30.

Memberships can be purchased from Empire Chess for $13, direct from USCF is $17 – $22.

Contact TD Steve Perea for registration, memberships, or questions.
505-315-8709 or chess.coach.steve@gmail.com

March 24th-25th - 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.
April 19th and 20th - 2018 NMAA State High School Team Chess Tournament

2018 NMAA State High School Team Chess Tournament

  • Date: April 19th and 20th
  • Location: 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 8 PM, April 18th. No onsite registration
  • Schedule: Thursday April 19th: 6:30pm.  Friday April 20th: 11:15, 2:30 (lunch at 1:30), 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.
  • Format: 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).
  • 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 entry fee for the tournament. 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 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!
  • Hotel Wyndaham offers a special rate for the water park on Firday after 3p.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 21st - 22nd - Springtime in Socoroo

Springtime in Socorro!

Over $1300 in cash prizes guaranteed!

April 21st and 22nd Chess Day!
Advance reg thru Empire Chess Affiliate by April 20th before 10 pm.
Onsite registration after 10am thru noon with a zero point bye for round one.

New Mexico Tech
Fidel Building
801 Leroy Pl, Socorro, NM 87801

Open Section
Masters given entry rebate if all games are completed!

Reserve under 1700

Booster under 1300

All Sections entry fee $40
NMT students are free
Prizes for all sections 1st – $200, 2nd – $150, 3rd $100
All Sections will play 5 rounds
Saturday 9:30, 2:00, 6:00 Sunday 10:00, 2:00 G90/d5
Prize funds increase as entries increase in a section after expenses.

Scholastic K-12 under 1100 entry $15
4 rounds Saturday April 21st 9:30, 11:30, 2:30, 4:30
G/45d0
1st thru 3rd medals and other prizes
Socorro K-12 students free

Chief TD Steve Perea

Info
Steve Perea 505-315-8709
chess.coach.steve@gmail.com, willbarela@yahoo.com

April 27th - 2018 NMAA State Middle School Team Chess Tournament

2018 NMAA State Middle School Team Chess Tournament

  • Date: April 27th
  • Location: 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 8 PM, April 26th. No onsite registration
  • Schedule: Games at 11:15, 2:30 (lunch at 1:30), 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.
  • A side tournament that will be run parallel to the NMAA State tournament for your extra players, space is limited, so send your registration early.

Important Items:

  • The hotel will allow outside food to be brought into the Tournament rooms.
  • There will be a $30 entry fee for the tournament. 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 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!
  • Hotel Wyndaham offers a special rate for the water park on Firday after 3p.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 4th - 2018 NMAA State Elementary School Team Chess

2018 NMAA State Elementary School Team Chess

  • Date: May 4th, 2018
  • Location: 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 8 PM, May 3rd via email.  No onsite registration.
  • Schedule: Games at 9:00, 11:15, and 2:30 (Lunch at 1:30). Awards ceremony after the end of the last round, depending on turn out some schools may not have to stay until 2:30 round.
  • Time Control: G/40 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 registration early.

Important Items:

  • The hotel will allow outside food to be brought into the Tournament rooms.
  • There will be a $30 entry fee for the tournament.
    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 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!
  • Hotel Wyndaham offers a special rate for the water park on Firday after 3p.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

June 9th-10th - Albuquerque Open

Albuquerque Open

June 9th – 10th

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

Details coming soon.

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.

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.