Tournament Events

January 20th- Diamondback Chess December G/10

Diamondback Chess January G/10

When: January 20th, 6pm -9m
Where: Fuddruckers, 4855 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Format: Round Robin, 5 rounds, G/10; d2, Quick Rated
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes: $15 first, $10 second in each 6 person section
Info: Email johnlt77@gmail.com to register or with more questions

January 27th- Diamondback January Blitz

Diamondback Chess January G/5

When: January 27th, 6pm -9m
Where: Fuddruckers, 4855 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Format: Round Robin, 7 rounds, G/5; d2, Quick Rated
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes: $20 first, $10 second,  in each 8 person section
Info: Email johnlt77@gmail.com to register or with more questions

February 3rd- Diamondback Chess Dual Rated Quads

Diamondback Chess February Quads

When: February 3rd, 6pm -9m
Where: Fuddruckers, 4855 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Format: Round Robin, 3 rounds, G/30, Dual (Regular and Quick) Rated
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes: $10 first, $5 second in each 4 person section
Info: Email johnlt77@gmail.com to register or with more questions

February 8th-9th- 2020 Jack Shaw Memorial & Senior Championship Open

Location: The Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Ln SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Sections: Open, Reserved (U1700), Novice (U1200), and Scholastic (K-12). 4/SS. Scholastic 2/8/20 only.
Prizes: Open (B/30) 1st $300, 2nd $200, and 1st U1900 $100 (Open to all. Top finishing NM Resident (Over 50) 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!)
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, 9th-12th grades
*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, Reserved and Novice $45, Scholastic $16
Discount: $10 off entry for the Open, Reserve, and Novice sections, if you sign up by 1/31/20. No discount for the
scholastic section.
Registration: USCF Membership required for all sections. Online registration open until 5:00 pm on 2/7/20.
Register at site, 8:00-8:30 AM on 2/8
Schedule: Open, Reserve & Novice – Rds Sat. 9:00AM, 2:00PM. Sun. 9:00AM, 2:00PM
Scholastic Schedule: Sat. (Reg: 8-8:30AM) Rds @ 9:15 AM, 10:25 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:25 PM
*Up to 1-half point byes available if requested prior to the start of the first round.
Time Control: Open, Reserve & Novice – G/120 d10,  Scholastic – G/30 d5

Online Registration Here

February 10th- Diamondback Chess G/15

Diamondback Chess February G/15

When: February 10th, 6pm -9m
Where: Fuddruckers, 4855 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Format: Round Robin, 5 rounds, G/15; d5, Quick Rated
Entry Fee: $5
Prizes: $15 first, $10 second in each 6 person section
Info: Email johnlt77@gmail.com to register or with more questions

February 22nd- Santa Fe Rooks Action

Santa Fe Rooks Action Chess

When: February 22nd
Where: A Santa Fe Library (More Details Soon)
Format: 2 Sections, Open and U1500. 5 rounds, G/30;d5 Dual (Regular and Quick) Rated
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries.
Info: Visit Santa Fe Rooks for more information.

March 7th- 2020 Scholastic State Championship

 

2020 Scholastic State Chess Championships

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Golf Center at Balloon Fiesta Park 9401 Balloon Museum NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113, Albuquerque, NM 87109 

Seven separate chess sections for scholastic players, all rated

  • K thru 12th grade State Championship 
  • K thru 8th grade State Championship 
  • K thru 5th grade State Championship
  • K thru 3rd  grade State Championship
  • K thru 1st  grade State Championship
  • Novice (Under 300) Grades K thru 3rd 
  • Novice (Under 800) Grades K thru 8th  
  • Team Championship 

Plus

  • State Bughouse Championship following main tournament! 
  • Free Game Analysis by National Master and Former State Champion Andrew Flores

Estimated 32 awards in the various events

Players must supply their own pieces, board, clock and writing instruments. A limited number of sets and clocks will be available for purchase onsite.

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

K thru 12th grade State Championship – One section 3SS, G/60 5 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Awards to top 3 players. 

K thru 8th State Championship– One section 3SS, G/60 5 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Awards to top 3 players.

K thru 5th grade State Championship – One section, 3SS, G/60 5 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Awards to top 3 players.

K thru 3rd grade State Championship – One section, 4SS, G/30 5 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Awards to top 3 players.

K thru 1st grade State Championship – One section, 4SS, G/30 5 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Awards to top 3 players. 

NOVICE SECTIONS: These sections are for new players with little to no tournament experience.  

Grades K thru 3rd Novice Under 300– 4 SS, G/30 5 sec delay. USCF membership required. Entry Fee $20, Awards to top 3 players. 

Grades K thru 8th  Novice U800 – 4 SS, G/30 5 sec delay. USCF membership required. Entry Fee $20, Awards to top 3 players.

* If you are unsure of which section to enter, please consult your chess coach or contact us with questions. 

Registration fee: $20 for all sections if received by Friday, March 6th, Onsite Registation will be available until 8:00am for $30

ROUND TIMES: K -12, K-8, and K-5 State Championships:  8:30am, 10:45am, 2:00pm. 

K – 1 and K – 3 State Championships along with Novice Sections: 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:00am, and 1:00PM.

 

Team Championship

No limit to the number of players a school may enter but only the top six scores count for the team score.

 

BUGHOUSE CHAMPIONSHIP Two Sections (Open & U1200) Entry fee: $15 per team or $8 for single entries which will be paired with a partner. You may register for Bughouse at the site. Prizes for Top 3 teams and the best team name. The first round is scheduled to start at 4:15PM. Moms, Dads and coaches can play and team up with their children to play in appropriate sections. USCF membership not required.

Teams are composed of two players, no substitutions are allowed. Each team match consists of two games, one for each player, against the other team. Each team decides which player is to play white and which player is to play black in each game of the two-game match. The time control is Game in five minutes, with no delay (G/5; d/0) for 5 Rounds. Each player is responsible for providing a clock.  If players in an individual game do not have a clock, both players receive a forfeit loss for that game.  

 

National Master and Former State Champion Andrew Flores will be available for free game analysis from 2:00PM to 3:30PM! 

 

Note:  A coin flip 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 or 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.

Annotation Guidelines

We are following the annotation guidance set forth by the USCF National Scholastic Chess Tournament.

Chess notation shall be required in the K-12 Championship, K thru 8th Championship, and K-5 Championship. All other sections are recommended to annotate, but not required.

Registration fee: $20 for all sections if received by Friday, March 6th, Onsite Registation will be available until 8:00am for $30

Online Registration Here

March 14th- Diamondback All Girls

Diamondback All Girls Tournament

When: March 14th. Check in at 12:00, First round at 12:30
Where: Erna Fergusson Library meeting room, 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Format: 2 sections based on entry, 3 rounds, G/45. Open to girls age 18 and under.
Entry Fee: $2 before March 14th, $5 on March 14th
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for both sections
Register by sending an email to chess.coachwillow@gmail.com. USCF memberships are required, and can be purchased upon registration.

March 14th- Silver Rooks Quads

Location: Silver City Public Library, 515 W College Ave.

Registration: 10:00-10:15 AM. Games begin at 10:20

Entry Fee: $10

Quads, Round Robin. G/30, d/3.

Players put into groups of four based on ratings.

Prize: $30 per quad. Round times: 10:20; 11:30; 12:40 

March 21st- Santa Fe Rooks Quads

Santa Fe Rooks Quads

When: March 21st
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.

April 4th- Silver Rooks Match ups

Location: Silver City Public Library 515 W College Ave.

Registration: 10:00-10:15 AM. Games begin at 10:20

Entry Fee: $10

Match play. G/45, d/5.

Play 2 games (one as white, one as black), against the player closest in rating to yours.

Prize: $15 each pairing. Round times: 10:20; 12:00 

April 18th-19th The Utopian Open

When: April 18th-19th
Where:  The Performance Space at la Tienda in Eldorado
Format: 5 rounds G/90;d5. 2 sections Open and U 1600.
Entry Fee: $30
Prizes: Both sections have prizes for 1st, Rating prizes AND prize for the best scholastic player.
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

TBA- 2020 Denker, Barber, & Rockefeller Chess Championship

2020 Denker, Barber, & Rockefeller

Chess Championship

Saturday & Sunday, TBD

TBD

 

  • Denker Qualifier: The top 16 active 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 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 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.

TBA- 2020 Girls's State Chess Championship

2020 Girls State Chess Championship

Saturday & Sunday, TBD, 2020

TBD 

TBD

Albuquerque, NM 

 

  • 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.