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Chess Tournaments For Kids/Adults

Jefferson County Fairgrounds 

 Just EAST of I-70 and Highway 6

Just SOUTH of Colorado Mills Mall

Our NEW chess tournament location

Jefferson County Fairgrounds!!

We know you’re going to love it.

15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401


The Rising Stars of Chess: Summit School of Chess Tournaments

As the world of chess continues to captivate minds and challenge strategic thinking, the Summit School of Chess has emerged as a beacon for aspiring chess players. With their exceptional tournaments and commitment to nurturing young talents, they are paving the way for the future grandmasters.

The Summit School of Chess, renowned for its excellence in chess education, has been organizing a series of tournaments that have garnered attention both nationally and internationally. These tournaments not only provide a platform for young players to showcase their skills but also serve as a battleground of intellect and strategy.

The school’s dedication to fostering the growth of young chess enthusiasts is evident in the diversity of their tournaments. From classical games that emphasize deep thinking to rapid matches that test quick decision-making, the school offers a range of formats to cater to different playing styles.

One of the standout features of the Summit School of Chess tournaments is the emphasis on sportsmanship and learning. While victory is celebrated, players are also encouraged to analyze their games, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and learn from each move. This holistic approach sets the school’s tournaments apart from the rest.

The success stories that have emerged from these tournaments are inspiring. Many young talents who started their journey at the Summit School of Chess have gone on to achieve remarkable feats in the chess world. Their accomplishments stand as a testament to the school’s commitment to nurturing not only great players but also exceptional individuals.

In a world driven by technology and fast-paced activities, chess provides a unique avenue for mental growth and focus. The Summit School of Chess recognizes this and has positioned itself as a hub for intellectual development through the royal game.

In conclusion, the Summit School of Chess tournaments are more than just battles on a chessboard; they are crucibles of growth, learning, and inspiration. As the school continues to shape the minds of future chess masters, it solidifies its place as a cornerstone of excellence in the world of chess.


All times listed are Denver/USA Mountain Standard Time

Doors Open/Early Check-in & Registration: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Morning meeting (mandatory): 8:30 AM

Round 1: 9:00 AM

Round 2: 10:00 AM

Round 3: 11:00 AM

Lunch: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM *There are many nearby lunch options. We will also be selling homemade concessions!*

Round 4: 12:30 PM

Round 5: 1:30 PM

Awards: 2:30 PM

Game in 25 minutes with a 5-second delay per move; G/25;d5

K – 3rd Grade (UNRATED)

4th -6th Grade (UNRATED)

7th – 12th Grade (UNRATED)

K – 3rd Grade (RATED U800)

4th -6th Grade (RATED U800)

7th – 12th Grade (RATED U800)

K – 12th Grade (RATED U1000)

K – 12th Grade (RATED U1400)

OPEN (Must be Adult or Scholastic Player with 1200+ USCF)

Early Fee (registered at least one week prior to the tournament date):

K-3, 4-6, 7-12, U1000 + U1400 = $30

OPEN = $40

Late Fee (registered less than one week prior to the tournament date):

K-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th-12th, U1000 + U1400 = $35

OPEN = $45

We will have 1st – 5th place trophies for all RATED sections. We have 1st-3rd place medals for all UNRATED divisions. We will also have 1st – 3rd place overall School Team Trophies. A school must have 4 members to qualify as a team.

Open – 80% of entry fees!! Late fee charges not included in the prizes (based on 20 participants) 1st Place – $224 2nd Place – $168 3rd Place – $112 U1500 – $56 An under rating prize (e.g. U1500) will be in place as long if the number of participants is 10 or greater

A half-point bye will be given for any round prior to the start of the tournament. Once the tournament begins half-point byes can be requested for rounds 1-3 but only zero-point byes for rounds 4 + 5

Open – 80% of entry fees!! Late fee charges not included in the prizes (based on 20 participants) 1st Place – $224 2nd Place – $168 3rd Place – $112 U1500 – $56 An under rating prize (e.g. U1500) will be in place as long if the number of participants is 10 or greater

Fair Play: (taken from the website)

  • No chess programs or engines (e.g. Chessmaster, Fritz, Komodo, Houdini, Stockfish, Chessbase with any active UCI engine, etc.) can be used to analyze positions in ongoing games at any time.
  • No outside assistance OF ANY KIND is permitted.
  • Fixing game results by arranging games, playing with multiple accounts, or losing intentionally is also against the rules.


After dealing with the 2020 COVID pandemic we are requiring all particpants to wash hands/sanitize before each round. Thanks for helping us keep safe.

Refunds are available up to ONE WEEK prior to an event. This gives us ample time for coordinating. Thanks for your understanding!

For K-12 participants.
Required for those wishing to compete for school team trophies.
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By providing this electronic signature and participating in, or authorizing participation in, this Summit School of Chess Tournament Series in any way whatsoever, you hereby release and hold harmless forever Summit School of Chess, its instructors, employees, agents, and consultants from any and all liability, for any claim, demand, injury, expense, damage, action or cause of action arising out of or connected with the services or facilities of these entities, including those arising from acts of active or passive negligence. All participants, guardians, and observers must comply with Jefferson County Fairground's code of conduct.

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By signing up for the Summit School of Chess Tournament Series, the participant, (or parent/guardian if a minor), in this activity acknowledges the risks associated with the activity and agrees to hold Summit School of Chess, Jesse Cohen and any other employees or volunteers regarding this tournament series harmless in the event of any damages or injury that may arise.

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I grant Summit School of Chess, its directors, officers, employees, and faculty non-revocable permission to capture my image and likeness in photographs, videotapes, digital media, motion pictures, audio recordings, or any other audio, visual, online, or interactive media. I acknowledge that Summit School of Chess will own such Images and further grant Summit School of Chess permission to copyright, display, publish, distribute, use, modify, print and reprint such Images in any manner related to Summit School of Chess business, including without limitation, publications, advertisements, brochures, web site, videos, digital media, or other electronic displays and transmissions. I further waive any right to inspect or approve the use of the Image by Summit School of Chess prior to its use. I forever release and hold Summit School of Chess harmless from any and all liability arising out of the use of the Images in any manner or media whatsoever, and waive any and all claims and causes of action relating to use of the Images, including without limitation, claims for invasion of privacy rights or publicity.