Archive for 'Tournaments'
Posted on 26. Jan, 2014 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2013 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2013 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 04. Jul, 2013 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 25. May, 2013 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 13. Apr, 2013 by admin.
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 16. Mar, 2013 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 17. Jan, 2013 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by admin.
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 [...]
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 02. Mar, 2012 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 04. Jan, 2012 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 08. Dec, 2011 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 06. Dec, 2011 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 29. Nov, 2011 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2011 by admin.
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 [...]
Posted on 29. Oct, 2011 by admin.
This is the second of the 4 league matches scheduled for 2011. USCF-Rated, team format tournament. Speak with your school coaches for the registration procedure. Date: November 5, 2011 Location: 826 West Chapala Drive, Tucson, AZ View Larger Map Tournament Flyer not yet available.