Tournament Events

December 8th - Rooks Action

Rooks Action

When: December 8th
Where: La Farge Library. 1730 Llano St, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Format: 5 Rounds, G/30; d5
Info: See santaferooks.blogspot.com for more info

December 17th - Community Lecture

Community Lecture

December 17th

Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow St NE, Albuquerque NM 87111

For the first time (probably) ever, NMCO is hosting a Community Lecture. Where NM Andrew Flores and Expert Douglas Thigpen are offering to go over your games.

This event is free and open to all.

If you would like your game to be reviewed please make sure your notation is accurate, complete and legible. We don’t know how many people will want their games to be reviewed, could be 0 or 100. So if you want to increase your chance of having your game analyzed, please email them to president@nmchess.org . If you want your game analyzed but you don’t want your name to be used during the lecture please say so in the email, but be sure to include the rating of the two players. If you just want to show up with a game in hand, that’s good too. It just means it’s less likely to be reviewed. We encourage players of all levels to submit their games.

As a note, we will be videotaping this event, but only a demonstration board and the two lecturers will be seen in the frame. If you say something, your voice will probably captured, but that will be the extent of it.

Come learn with us!

Check out the Facebook page for the event.

January 5th - Quad

Quad

When: January 5th
Where: TBD
Format: 3 Rounds G/60; d5
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes : Winner of each quad gets $30
Info: See santaferooks.blogspot.com for more info

February 9th-10th - 2019 Art Byers' Memorial and Senior Championship

2019 Art Byers’ Memorial and Senior Championship

February 9th – 10th

At the Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Ln SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Sections: Open, Reserve (U1700), Novice (U1200), Scholastic (K-12). 4/SS, Scholastic 2/9/19 only.

Prizes:
Open (B/30) 1st $300, 2nd $200, and 1st U1900 $100
Reserve (B/30) 1st $275, 2nd $175, and 1st U1400 $100
Novice (B/30) 1st $250, 2nd $150, and 1st U1000 $100
Scholastic 1-3rd medals for: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th grades
* Top finishing NM Resident (Over 50) in Open Section will be crowned 2019 Senior 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 finishers in open section. One to the tournament winner, and one to the Senior Champion.
* Unrated players are eligible for half of the sections prizes, except in the Open, where unrated players are eligible for the entire prize fund.

Entry Fees: Open, Reserve, Novice $40, Scholastic $15
Discount: $10 off entry for Open, Reserve, and Novice sections if sign up by 2/6/19.
Registration: USCF Membership required for all sections. Online registration via Paypal until 10:00 pm on 2/8/19.
On-site Registration: Open, Reserve, Novice 8:15-9:00am on 2/9/19. Scholastic 8-8:30am

Schedule:
Open, Reserve, and Novice Sat. 9:30am, 2:30pm, Sun. 9:30am, 2:30pm
Scholastic Sat. 9am, 10:10am, 1pm, 2:10pm
*Up to 2-half point byes available if requested prior to the start of the first round.
Time Control:
Open, Reserve, and Novice G/120 d10
Scholastic G/30 d5

Bring your own sets and clocks. None will be provided

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

March 9th - Quick And Blitz

Quick And Blitz

When: March 9th
Where: TBD
Format: 5 rounds G/15;d3 then 4 double rounds G/5
Info: See santaferooks.blogspot.com for more info

April 13th - 14th - The Utopian Open

The Utopian Open

When: April 13th – 14th
Where: La Tienda Mall in Eldorado
Format: 2 sections Open and U1600 5 rounds G/90;d5
Rounds: Sat 10, 1:30, 5 Sun 10 and 1:30
Entry Fee: $30
Prizes : Both sections have cash prizes for 1st, rating prizes AND a prize for the best scholastic player.
Info: See santaferooks.blogspot.com for more info