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GRAND PRIX #3:JUNE 28TH, 2014

GRAND PRIX #3:JUNE 28TH, 2014

Posted on 23. May, 2014 by .

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This will be the last one in the Grand Prix series for this 2013-2014 school year. We do hope to see you there as usual and please remember that it is also traditionally part of the Western Alliance Summer Chess Camp so those who join us for the June 24-27th Camp, play the tournament for […]

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ACFS 2013 December Events:Recap

ACFS 2013 December Events:Recap

Posted on 26. Jan, 2014 by .

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BIO5 WINTER OPEN: DECEMBER 7TH The month started on a high note with the BIO5 Chess Club at UofA organizing their 2nd Annual Winter Open. It consisted of 4 Sections and in the Open Section show the likes of the Arizona current State Champion IM Levon Altounian, prominent Tucson Chess Coach FM Ken Larsen and […]

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GRAND PRIX #2: DECEMBER 21ST, 2013

GRAND PRIX #2: DECEMBER 21ST, 2013

Posted on 27. Nov, 2013 by .

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Welcome to the Grand Prix #2! It will be the 2nd one from the 2013-14 Season as you might have correctly guessed! It will be very similar to the Grand Prix #1 in terms of how it is run, the place it is hosted, overall sections, trophies, medals and so on. Click on the flyer […]

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BIO5 WINTER OPEN: DECEMBER 7TH, 2013

BIO5 WINTER OPEN: DECEMBER 7TH, 2013

Posted on 23. Oct, 2013 by .

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 USCF RATED TOURNAMENT BIO5 WINTER OPEN DECEMBER 7TH at U OF A. The BIO5 at the University of Arizona will host its Annual Winter Open on December 7th. This will be the 2nd USCF rated Winter events the Bio5 will hold and we do hope to make this a year long cycle. Players of all […]

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GRAND PRIX #4 SHORT RECAP!

GRAND PRIX #4 SHORT RECAP!

Posted on 04. Jul, 2013 by .

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GRAND PRIX #4 JUNE 29TH, 2013 This was the last of the 2012-2013 Grand Prix series held at the International School of Tucson (IST) This time the tournament was attached to the Western Alliance Chess Camp but normally it is a “freestanding” event. It also showcased cash prizes in the top 2 sections. When the […]

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Grand Prix #4: June 29th

Grand Prix #4: June 29th

Posted on 25. May, 2013 by .

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GRAND PRIX #4: JUNE 29TH, 2013 It will have be similar to the previous Grand Prix tournaments and held also at the International School of Tucson (IST) near UMC Hospital between Campbell and Grant streets. Players get a chance to win trophies, medals and of course cash prizes in the top 3 sections! This tournament […]

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BIO 5 IM ALTOUNIAN LECTURE AND BLITZ:MAY 3RD

BIO 5 IM ALTOUNIAN LECTURE AND BLITZ:MAY 3RD

Posted on 13. Apr, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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BIO5 SPRING OPEN: MAY 11th

BIO5 SPRING OPEN: MAY 11th

Posted on 16. Mar, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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2013 AZ STATE GRADES RECAP:JAN 12, 2013

2013 AZ STATE GRADES RECAP:JAN 12, 2013

Posted on 17. Jan, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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RECAP: Grand Prix #2

RECAP: Grand Prix #2

Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Recap: UofA Genomics Institute Game 25

Recap: UofA Genomics Institute Game 25

Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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NEW EVENT! DECEMBER 8TH GAME IN 25 MINUTES TOURNAMENT

NEW EVENT! DECEMBER 8TH GAME IN 25 MINUTES TOURNAMENT

Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Regional Qualifier #1

Regional Qualifier #1

Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by .

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REGIONAL QUALIFIER #1 – MARCH 10TH, 2012 This one is a must! It is a Qualifier for the upcoming 2012 State Championship and is USCF rated. If you qualify here, then at the next Qualifiers you can play fun sections to gain experience or rating. If you do not qualify- then it still leaves few […]

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Tucson Open: January 20-22, 2012

Tucson Open: January 20-22, 2012

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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Time has come for the annual Tucson Open! It is one of the most exciting tournaments of the year and accommodates adults and children alike. It also allows for a flexible schedule such as a 1 or 2 day Scholastic and a 3 or 2 day Adult tournament in 3 sections. The event hosts numerous […]

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TOURNAMENT: 2012 State Grades Championship-January 7th, 2012

TOURNAMENT: 2012 State Grades Championship-January 7th, 2012

Posted on 04. Jan, 2012 by .

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The Annual Arizona State Grades Championship will take place in Tucson on January 7th, 2012. The Blitz tournament will take place a day before- on the 6th.   We are very glad this event once again will be in Tucson (and not in one of the far away places like Flagstaff and  Pinetop). The important […]

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IM MAC MOLNER AND FM PEDRAM ATOUFI CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER 17TH TOURNAMENT!

IM MAC MOLNER AND FM PEDRAM ATOUFI CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER 17TH TOURNAMENT!

Posted on 08. Dec, 2011 by .

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  We have wonderful news: For the Tucson Chinese Center Winter Open we have 2 great additions (players) for the “Master” section and 2 general additions to make the even even more exciting! International Master Mac Molner (who recently moved to Tucson)  and FM Pedram Atoufi ( funder of the Scottsdale Unity Chess Club) will […]

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UPCOMING:  CHINESE CENTER WINTER OPEN: December 17th

UPCOMING: CHINESE CENTER WINTER OPEN: December 17th

Posted on 06. Dec, 2011 by .

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Welcome to the Tucson Chinese Community Center Winter Open USCF Tournament. It is open for adults and young players alike and where we strive for not only having everyone play equal level but also have a super strong Master Level also.This tournament is USCF rated and will be held at the wonderful Tucson Chinese Community […]

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RECAP: League Match #3

RECAP: League Match #3

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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  League Match 3 was held on December 3 at the BASIS Oro Valley. It hosted about 160 players from many neighboring Tucson and Oro Valley schools. The formats for the tournament as well as the prizes were similar to League matches 1 and 2 and allowed players to compete in individual formats yet go […]

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League Match #3: December 3, 2011

League Match #3: December 3, 2011

Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by .

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  Tournament play is one of the best ways to combine fun, competitive nature of the game and learning all in one. League Matches provide a nice venue towards that goal as couple of hundred players in K-12 show up to compete for numerous Individual and team trophies and medals. The registration can be done […]

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Recap: League Match #2

Recap: League Match #2

Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 by .

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The League Match #2 (November 5th, 2011) results are out! The tournament was held at a spacious Harelson Elementary school and hosted a couple of hundred players in K-3, K-6 and K-8 sections. The tournament was in the Individual format, although there were trophies for Team winners too. Here is the link to the rating […]

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