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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


Chess Tournaments

September 17, 2022

October 1, 2022

November 5, 2022

December 3, 2022

January 14, 2023

February 4, 2023

March 11, 2023

April 8, 2023

May 13, 2023

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 (Under 800 USCF)

4th -6th Grade (Under 800 USCF)

7th – 12th Grade (Under 800 USCF)

K – 12th Grade (Under 1000 USCF)

K – 12th Grade (Under 1400 USCF)

OPEN (Open ALL ages and skill levels. Adults can play too!!)

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 scholastic sections. 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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