Tournament Events

May 16th- Santa Fe Rooks Quads

Santa Fe Rooks Quads

When: May 16th
Where: A Santa Fe Library (More Details Soon)
Format: Quad, 3 rounds G/60;d5
Entry Fee: $10
Info: Visit Santa Fe Rooks for more information.

August 1st-2nd 2020 Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Open

Location: The Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Ln SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 

Sections: Open, Reserved (U1800), Novice (U1400), and Scholastic (K-12). 5/SS Scholastic 4/SS 8/1/20 only. 

Prizes: Open (B/30) 1st $375, 2nd $200, and 1st U1900 $100 

Reserve (B/30) 1st $300, 2nd $150, and 1st U1500 $100

Novice (B/30) 1st $225, 2nd $125, and 1st U1000 $100

Scholastic 1-3rd awards for: K-2nd. 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th grades

*Unrated player 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 $50, Reserved $45 and Novice $40 Scholastic $15 

Discount: $10 off entry, if you sign up by 7/15/20. Refunds will be charged a $15 processing fee, or a credit can be applied to tournaments in the 6 months following the event, and unclaimed credits will be forfeited after 180 days. No discount for scholastic sections. 

Registration: USCF Membership required for all sections.

Register at site, 8:00-8:30 AM on 8/1/20. Electronic registration closes noon 7/31/20. 

Schedule: Sat. Rds @ 9AM, 1:15PM, 5:00PM; Sun 9AM, 1:15PM. 

Scholastic Schedule: Sat. (Reg: 8-8:30AM) Rds @ 9AM, 10:10AM, 1PM, 2:10PM 

*Up to 1-half point byes available if requested prior to the start of the first round. 

Time Control: Open, U1800, U1400 – G/90 d5 , Scholastic – G/30 d5 

Online Registration Coming Soon

TBD- Southern New Mexico Rapid and Blitz Open

Southern New Mexico Rapid and Blitz Tournament
Rescheduled

 

Location:    Dona Ana Community College
East Mesa Campus 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd Las Cruces NM 88011
Sections:    Rapid: Open, and Scholastic
Blitz: Open and Scholastic
Prizes:        Rapid: Open: 1st $100, 2nd $50, and 1st U1500 $25, 1st U1200 $25, Upset Prize $10
Scholastic 1-3 rd awards for: K-2 nd . 3 rd -5 th , 6 th -8 th , 9 th -12 th grades
Blitz: Open: 1st $100, 2nd $50, and 1st U1500 $25, 1st U1200 $25, Upset Prize $10
Scholastic 1-3 rd awards for: K-2 nd . 3 rd -5 th , 6 th -8 th , 9 th -12 th grades
Entry Fees: Open Rapid, $20, Open Blitz, $20, Both $35
Scholastic Rapid, $15, Scholastic Blitz, $15, Both $25
Registration: USCF Membership required for all sections. Online registration open until 5:00 pm on 3/20/20.
Register at site , Rapid: 8:00-8:30 AM on 3/21/2020 Blitz 12:15-12:45
Schedule:   Rapid: 6/SS, Rounds every 30 minutes starting at 9:00am
Blitz: 6/SS, (12 games total) Rounds every 30 minutes starting at 1:00pm
Time Control: Rapid: G/10;d2 Blitz: G/3;+2 (Play each opponent twice, Once as Black, Once as White)

Will be rescheduled to a later date

Postponed New Date TBD- 2020 Denker, Barber, & Rockefeller Chess Championship

2020 Denker, Barber, & Rockefeller

Chess Championship

TBD

 

 

  • Denker Qualifier: The top 16 active New Mexico players in Grades 9-12 who have played in at least (2) New Mexico Chess rated tournaments in 2019-2020. The winner of the Denker Qualifier is the official New Mexico representative in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions 
  • Barber Qualifier: The top 16 active New Mexico players in Grades 6-8 who have played in at least (2) New Mexico Chess rated tournaments in 2019-2020. The winner of the Barber Qualifier is the official New Mexico representative in the Barber Tournament of Champions.
  • Rockefeller Qualifier: The top 16 active New Mexico players in Grades K-5 who have played in at least (2) New Mexico Chess rated tournaments in 2019-2020. The winner of the Rockefeller Qualifier is the official New Mexico representative in the Rockefeller Tournament of K-5 Champions.

 

 Estimated 9 awards 

 

USCF RATED SECTIONS: These USCF-rated sections are for USCF members with advanced tournament experience. 

4 rounds, G/90 10 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Entry Fee $20, Awards to top 3 players.  Top New Mexico Player in each section will be New Mexico’s Denker, Barber & Rockefeller representative. (See below for tie breaks)

 

ROUND TIMES: Saturday & Sunday. 9:00am, 2:00pm. 

 

Tie Breaks

The tiebreak for the New Mexico Denker, Barber, & Rockefeller, Representative will follow the below format. Players may choose up to 3 individuals to watch the Tie Breaks. 

 

It would be heartbreaking for a player to not qualify because of a random tie-break rule! We think that the best way to settle matters is over the board! 

 

Format

2 players – 2 Blitz G/5 games, then Armageddon game if necessary.

 

3 players – 2 Blitz G/5 games, High score wins, If 3 way tie occurs, repeat the 2 Blitz G/5 games until either High Score wins, or two Players tied with the highest score, if two Players tie then Armageddon games is necessary.

 

4 players – 3 Blitz G/5 games, High score wins, If 3 way tie occurs follow 3 player format, If 4 way tie occurs, repeat the 3 Blitz G/5 games until either High Score wins, or two Players tied with the highest score, if two Players tie then Armageddon games is necessary.

 

5 players – 4 Blitz G/5 games, High score wins, If 3 way tie occurs follow 3 player format, If 4 way tie follow 4 player format, If 5 way tie occurs, repeat the 4 Blitz G/5 games until either High Score wins, or two Players tied with the highest score, if two Players tie then Armageddon games is necessary.

 

Armageddon game – White 5 min, Black 4:00 with draw odds. No delay.

 

Note:  A flip of a coin will decide what color he/she gets in the Armageddon game, if necessary. 

 

Electronic Device Policy

We strongly encourage players not to bring their EDs into the Playing Area, which includes the playing room, seating area, spectator area, and bathrooms. US Chess recommends players leave their EDs with their parents or coaches. Players who bring their EDs into the playing room must turn-off their EDs.  Exceptions to the restrictions on EDs include chess clocks, approved electronic notation devices.

 

The New Mexico Denker, Barber, Rockefeller and Girls Championship representative Scholarship

Partial net proceeds from the revenue generated from the tournaments will help send our representatives to compete at their qualified respective tournament. In order to receive the Scholarship you will need to have competed in at least two NMCO tournaments (and played 6 games) at least 365 days prior to becoming a New Mexico Representative of the Denker, Barber, Rockefeller or Girls Championship. The New Mexico Girls Championship representative may choose to use the scholarship to compete in either the 17th Annual SPF Girls Invitational or Ruth Haring Girl’s Tournament of Champions. Dependent on the revenue generated, each Scholarship may not exceed 450.00 dollars per representative.

Postponed New Date TBD- 2020 Girls's State Chess Championship

2020 Girls State Chess Championship

TBD

 

  • Girls Championship: any NM girl player in Grades K-12.
    The winner is the official New Mexico representative in the Ruth Haring National Girls Tournament of Champions 

 

 Estimated 3 awards

 

USCF RATED SECTIONS: These USCF-rated sections are for USCF members with advanced tournament experience. 

4 rounds, G/90 10 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Entry Fee $20, Awards to top 3 players.  Top New Mexico Player in each section will be New Mexico’s representative in the Ruth Haring National Girls Tournament of Champions. (See below for tie breaks)

 

ROUND TIMES: Saturday & Sunday. 9:00am, 2:00pm. 

 

Tie Breaks

  • The tiebreak for the New Mexico Ruth Haring National Girls Tournament of Champions Representative will follow the below format. Players may choose up to 3 individuals to watch the Tie Breaks. 

 

It would be heartbreaking for a player to not qualify because of a random tie-break rule! We think that the best way to settle matters is over the board! 

 

Format

2 players – 2 Blitz G/5 games, then Armageddon game if necessary.

 

3 players – 2 Blitz G/5 games, High score wins, If 3 way tie occurs, repeat the 2 Blitz G/5 games until either High Score wins, or two Players tied with the highest score, if two Players tie then Armageddon games is necessary.

 

4 players – 3 Blitz G/5 games, High score wins, If 3 way tie occurs follow 3 player format, If 4 way tie occurs, repeat the 3 Blitz G/5 games until either High Score wins, or two Players tied with the highest score, if two Players tie then Armageddon games is necessary.

 

5 players – 4 Blitz G/5 games, High score wins, If 3 way tie occurs follow 3 player format, If 4 way tie follow 4 player format, If 5 way tie occurs, repeat the 4 Blitz G/5 games until either High Score wins, or two Players tied with the highest score, if two Players tie then Armageddon games is necessary.

 

Armageddon game – White 5 min, Black 4:00 with draw odds. No delay.

 

Note:  A flip of a coin will decide what color he/she gets in the Armageddon game, if necessary. 

 

Electronic Device Policy

We strongly encourage players not to bring their EDs into the Playing Area, which includes the playing room, seating area, spectator area, and bathrooms. US Chess recommends players leave their EDs with their parents or coaches. Players who bring their EDs into the playing room must turn-off their EDs.  Exceptions to the restrictions on EDs include chess clocks, approved electronic notation devices.

 

The New Mexico Denker, Barber, Rockefeller and Girls Championship representative Scholarship

Partial net proceeds from the revenue generated from the tournaments will help send our representatives to compete at their qualified respective tournament. In order to receive the Scholarship you will need to have competed in at least two NMCO tournaments (and played 6 games) at least 365 days prior to becoming a New Mexico Representative of the Denker, Barber, Rockefeller or Girls Championship. The New Mexico Girls Championship representative may choose to use the scholarship to compete in either the17th Annual SPF Girls Invitational or Ruth Haring Girl’s Tournament of Champions. Dependent on the revenue generated, each Scholarship may not exceed 450.00 dollars per representative.