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Chess Tournaments For Kids/Adults

Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton Denver Tech Center North just North of I-25 and I-225

Welcome back to our in-person USCF ranked chess tournaments at the beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton Denver Tech Center North conveniently located off of I-25 & I-225

The 2021-2022 season will sport 9 tournaments, once per month, on the dates listed below. ***Please note April + May 2022 dates are currently TBD and will be finalized shortly***

Chess Tournaments

September 25th, 2021, October 23rd, 2021, November 20th, 2021, December 11th, 2021

Jan 22nd, 2022, Feb 26th, 2022,  & March 19th 2022 (***At Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Tech Center North location***) 

April 2022 TBD, May 2022 TBD

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 ***The hotel will be providing freshly packaged lunches for $16 a person on site***

Round 4: 12:30 PM

Round 5: 1:30 PM

Awards: 2:30 PM

Game in 25 minutes with a 5-second increment per move; G/25+5

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.


In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of the Delta variant; all participants that are unvaccinated (regardless of reason) will be REQUIRED to wear a mask at all times. Furthermore, all participants will be required to wash their hands in between rounds. Hand sanitizer will be made available at the tournament director’s desk.

For K-12 participants.
Required for those wishing to compete for school team trophies.
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