Tournament Events

April 27th - April All Girls Tournament

April All Girls Tournament

April 27th

3707 Juan Tabo, Albuquerque, NM, 87111
Presented by Diamondback Chess
Girls K-12 grade, USCF Rated

Sections: 2 sections divided by skill based on entry
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals
Entry Fee: $2 for USCF members before April 27th,  Non-USCF member: $15 (includes membership).  $5 extra for day-of registration
Rounds: 4 rounds G/25 d5  starting at 1:00pm

Please show up 15 minutes before the first round, or 30 minutes before the first round if you are registering on site.
Register at chess.coachwillow@gmail.com

May 4th - 5th - 2019 K-12 State Championship

2019 K-12 State Championship

May 4th – 5th, 2019

Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121

USCF Rated Sections: This USCF-rated section is for USCF members with some tournament experience.
K – 12th Grade State Championship – One section, K-12. 4SS, G/90 10 sec delay. USCF memb. req’d, Entry Fee $20, Awards to top 3 players. Top New Mexico Player grade 9 th thru 12 th will be New Mexico’s Denker representative. (See below for tie breaks)
Round times: Saturday & Sunday. 8:30am, 1:00pm.

Tie Breaks
In case of a tie for the Championship sections they will be determined they are Co-Champions. The tiebreak for the New Mexico Denker Representative will follow the format below.

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 game 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 game 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 game is necessary.

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

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, 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 two NMCO tournaments at least 365 days prior to becoming a New Mexico Representative of the Denker, Barber, or Girls Championship. The New Mexico Girls Championship representative may choose to use the scholarship to compete in either the16th Annual SPF Girls Invitational or National Girls Tournament of Champions. Dependent on the revenue generated, each Scholarship may not exceed 450.00 dollars per representative.

NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION. Entries AND PAYMENT must be received by Friday, May 3rd, via online registration at via Paypal. USCF memberships may be purchased online at www.uschess.org
Still have questions? Call Tony Romero at 505-228-4192 or email me at scholasticdirector@nmchess.org
Map of Alamosa Community Center

June 1st - 2019 Team Championship

2019 Team Championship

June 1st

At the Jewish Community Center (JCC), 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Format:  4 Rd/ SS team pairings: Three player teams average rating U/1800 (one alternate permitted), using the April 2019 supplemental rating. Top 3 player rating counts towards the team rating. The maximum difference between any two consecutive boards cannot be greater than 1000 points. The players must play in the order of their rating: the highest rated player in any team must play Board 1, the second highest rated on Board 2, and the lowest rated on Board 3

Don’t have a team?
You can still play. Just register as an individual and we will help you find a team by:
1. Posting your name in the entries as someone looking for a team so teams may contact you through us. Please note that we will share your contact information with registered teams only.
2. Posting teams who are looking players and forwarding your information upon your request.

Prizes: Trophies or plaques: Top scoring team is State Champion. Also prizes for best team average U/1500, best Scholastic Team (all K-12), and best individual score on each board.

Entry Fees: Team $60 per 3-person team, $70 4-person team (alternate), $20 individuals. Late fee of $20 will if not received by 5/29/19 for teams, and $10 for individuals.

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. Online registration coming soon.
On-site Registration: 8:00-8:30 AM on 6/1/19.
Schedule: Rounds @ 8:45, 11:00, 2:15, 4:30, no byes available.
Time Control: G/60 d5

Bring your own sets and clocks. None will be provided.

June 8th - SFR Action

SFR Action

When: June 8th
Where: TBD
Format: 5 rounds G/30;d5
Info: See santaferooks.blogspot.com for more info

June 29th - 30th - 2019 Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Open

2019 Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Open

June 29th – 30th

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

Sections: Open, Reserve (U1800), Novice (U1400), Scholastic (K-12). 5/SS, Scholastic  4/SS 6/29/19 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 medals for: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th grades, and unrated
* 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 $50, Scholastic $15
Discount: $10 off entry for Open, Reserve, and Novice sections if sign up by 6/23/19.
Refunds: Refunds will be charged a $15 processing fee, or a credit can be applied to tournaments in the 6 months following the event. Unclaimed credits will be forfeited after 6 months.
Registration: USCF Membership required for all sections. Online registration coming soon.
On-site Registration: 8:00-8:30am on 6/29/19.

Schedule:
Open, Reserve, and Novice Sat. 9:00am, 1:15pm, 5:00pm Sun. 9:00am, 1:15pm
Scholastic Sat. 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, Reserve, and Novice G/90 d5
Scholastic G/30 d5

Bring your own sets and clocks. None will be provided.

September 7-8th - 2019 Women's State Championship

Women’s State Championship

September 7-8th, 2019

Erna Fergusson, 3700 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Section: Open (Open to all female New Mexico chess players)

Prizes: Plaque to 1st place + Free entry into the 2019 New Mexico Open
The winner will be named 2019 Women’s State Champion, if there is a tie, a tie-break will be held

Entry Fee: $20 non-refundable
Registration: USCF Membership required, Must register by 9/5/19. (Paypal coming soon).
Time Control: 3SS G/60 d5;
Schedule: Saturday: 10:05am, 1:00pm, 3:10pm, Sunday: Tiebreakers if needed at 1:00pm

Tiebreaker

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 game 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 game is necessary.

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

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

More Info: For additional information email us at tournamentorganizer@nmchess.org