Join us at the Bio5 Chess Club on Friday, May 3rd for a special free lecture by State Champion IM Levon Altounian for all 1400+ players! If you are below that rating- you can be part of the free lecture by one of the Bio5 Chess Experts. After it join us for a Blitz tournament [...]
Posted on 17. Mar, 2013 by admin.
We’re pleased to announce the dates for our 8th Annual Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp! It will take place June 25-28th, 2013 coupled with a USCF rated tournament (Grand Prix #4) on the 29th, at the International School of Tucson (IST). It is open to all Beginners—up to 1800 USCF rated players of any age. [...]
Posted on 16. Mar, 2013 by admin.
Download the camp registration form, evening activities registration form, and the Grand Prix #4 Registration Form Below: Download WA ’13 Camp Letter and Registration Form Download WA ’13 Evening Activities Registration Form Download Grand Prix #4 USCF Rated Tournament Registration
1ST ANNUAL BIO5 SPRING OPEN MAY 11, 2013 The very first of the series at the BIO5 Chess club! Lots of prizes and fun! Play with the State Champion! 4 rounds: 4 Sections. 1: BOOSTER (U1000), RESERVE (U1600), EXPERT (U2000) and OPEN with IM Levon Altounian’s possible participation. USCF membership required. TIME CONTROL: Game in [...]
GRAND PRIX #3: MARCH 2, 2013 SPECIAL PRIZE FUND: $240 ATTENTION! THE NEXT GRAND PRIX #4 IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 29TH, 2013 The tournament was the 3rd one of the 4 planned Grand Prix events for the 2012-2013 school year. It had a showing of 50 players ranging from Master to complete beginners. It was [...]
MARCH 15TH, 2013 AT BIO5 INSTITUTE Come join us at the Blitz tournament and for the celebration of the brand new Chess Club at Bio5 (at U of A)! Hopefully there is a big turnout for the Blitz with top players attending. I’ll be playing myself so please be nice to me there! Good luck! [...]
1-DAY EASTER CHESS CAMP MARCH 30TH SPECIAL PREPARATION CAMP FOR THE 2013 NATIONALS AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Come join us for one of the most important and fun chess camps of the year. Here we will work on getting you prepared for the 2013 SuperNationals and the 2013 AZ State Championship. The subject this time will [...]
GRAND PRIX #3 MARCH 2, 2013 NOW WITH CASH PRIZES IN EACH SECTION up to $250 total! LOCATION- INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TUCSON (IST) (between Campbell and Grant) This will be The 3rd one in the 2012-2013 Grand Prix series in Tucson and will follow the usual path of the previous events with a nice addition- [...]
RODEO WEEK CHESS CAMP IS OVER! It was wonderful to have so many old and new students join us at the camp. Special thanks goes to Mitch Shacter for his tireless efforts to make Warren Elementary as strong as it can get and having his new students at our camp! Day 1 was all about [...]
EASTER CAMP: MARCH 30TH In preparation for the 2013 States and National events. Subject: Winning Quickly Thank you all for being part of the Camp. This was the 7th year of running the Easter Camp and what a joy it was this time! Everyone went home with Camp printouts and prizes. Here are some pictures [...]
RODEO WEEK CHESS CAMP FEBRUARY 23RD AND 24TH PARTICIPANTS CAN SIGN UP FOR ONE OR BOTH DAYS. FAMILY DISCOUNTS APPLY. Camps are one of the most fun and yet most intense way to learn chess. The Rodeo Week Chess Camp aims to serve exactly that purpose in those 2 days: Make it fun and teach [...]
LEAGUE MATCH #4 FEBRUARY 2, 2013 DOOLEN SCHOOL Congratulations to all who played for the team! Below are few pictures from the event:
AT STATE GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP GILBERT, AZ, JANUARY 12, 2013. 5 ROUNDS Congratulations to all who played! Here is the link to the USCF website with the ratings and placement adjustment. Please note: The exact placement on the USCF website is not accurate. In other words it is not based on the actual tie-breaks used at [...]
9TH ANNUAL ANACONDA CHESS CAMP DECEMBER 22-24TH. It is hard to believe but it has been almost an entire decade that we run the Anaconda Camps in the summer and in the winter. We are getting old! This year was also very successful, having around 30 students in 3 groups ranging from beginners to advanced [...]
TUCSON GRAND PRIX #2 DECEMBER 15TH, 2012 SPONSOR: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TUCSON USCF RATED GAME IN 45 MINUTE / 4 ROUNDS This event was the 2nd one in the series of Tucson Grand Prix events aimed to determine the best players in each category and at the same time provide a chance to play USCF [...]
GENOMICS INSTITUTE CHESS CHALLENGE: DECEMBER 8, 2012 GAME IN 25 MINUTES / UNRATED EVENT This first ever chess event at the absolutely amazing hall at U of A Genomics Institute was a success. Close to 30 players competed in 3 different sections.There were many unique highlights about this tournament that we would like to mention [...]
The Annual Winter Anaconda Chess Camp will be a 3-day long event where people can sign up for any of the days or all 3 days. The Instructors will once again be IM Levon Altounian and FM Ken Larsen. The subjects each day will include Openings, Middlegame and Endgames. There will be lots of trophies [...]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by admin.
GAME IN 25 MINUTES DECEMBER 8TH, 2012. 5 ROUNDS QUICK AND FUN CHESS! University of Arizona Genomics Institute will sponsor the event (together with the Bio5 Facility). This tournament is brand new concept for Tucson chess and might turn out to be the missing link between fast chess and the traditional type chess we are [...]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by admin.
League Match #1 / October 20th. The first of 4 League Matches traditionally held in Tucson for all the scholastic players took place October 20th. Our local Chess Organization (SACA) was able to secure the very comfortable and spacious Harelson Elementary School for our first match of the new school year. This tournament was the [...]