Category: Chess Tournaments

Chess Tournaments
March Madness Starts March 15th

The next over the board tournament is March Madness, it’s a 4-round Swiss played in two sections. The rating cut off is 1400. Time control is again G85 D5.

The link for registration is and additional information can be found here:

https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/1453

Alongside the tournament we offer free participation in our Ides of March online tournament. This tournament will be held on Lichess, games are played Friday nights starting at 7.10pm. The time control is G60+10.

The link and additional information can be found here:

https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/1455

Players wishing to play only in the online tournament are encouraged to pay a $10 registration fee.

Chess Tournaments
SGV Chess Club’s Millard Open Starts 02-08-2022

The San Gabriel Valley Chess Club is happy to announce the next 5-round Swiss tournament starting Tuesday February 8th. Games will be played Tuesdays at 6.45 pm and the time control is G85 D5. The address is:

 943 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001 (right behind the Altadena Community Church)

It is a one section Open but will have accelerated pairings for the first two rounds. This helps to make for smaller rating differences in the early rounds.  Accelerated pairings give the upper half of the field a virtual point to start. But unlike our last event we will remove the virtual point after Round 2 so the standings show actual scores.

There will be a first prize for the Open and a first prize for under 1600.  The amount will be based on the number of entries. The entry fee is $30.00 for advance registration and $35.00 for registration  after February 8th.

If you have trouble with doing an online payment you only need to let us know by calling John Wright at (626) 864-5744, who will register you and then you just pay $30 at the door. The registration link is:

https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/1379

Pairings and standings will be posted here:

https://caissachess.net/live/1379

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Chess Tournaments
PLAY IN THE ECHO MOUNTAIN OPEN!

We are starting the New Year with a five round Swiss we are calling the Echo Mountain Open. It will begin on January 4th and finish on February 1st.  It is a one section Open but will have accelerated pairings for the first two rounds. This helps to make for smaller rating differences in the early rounds.  Accelerated pairings give the upper half of the field a virtual point to start. But unlike our last event we will remove the virtual point after Round 2 so the standings show actual scores.

There will be a first prize for the Open and a first prize for under 1600.  The amount will be based on the number of entries. The entry fee is $30.00 for advance registration and $35.00 for registration  after January 3rd. If you have trouble with doing an online payment you only need to let us know by calling John Wright at (626) 864-5744, who will register you and then you just pay $30 at the door. The registration link is:

https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/1329

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Chess Tournaments
Holiday Swiss Starts Nov. 30

The next in person tournament will be a four round Holiday Swiss. It starts November 30th and the last round will be December 21st. Register here: https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/1263

If enough players sign up we will be able to offer two or more categories to play in. We will be posting details for registration soon.

We are also continuing to offer online tournaments. Below is a very instructive game from the ongoing Hort Open, enjoy!

Chess Tournaments
Aleksenko Perfect in Euwe Open!

Artem Aleksenko went an undefeated 5-0 to win the Euwe Open, our most recent Friday  night online event. He finished in style with a nice game against NM John Wright where he delivered  a knockout blow after Black snatched a pawn with Qxd4.

NM  Larry Stevens took second with 3.5, his only loss also by Artem. Special kudos to Russel Keating who won his last 3 games, including a win over the always tough Arturo Armagnac.

A new Friday online event starts October 29, sign up here

https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/1241

Chess Tournaments
Larry Stevens Wins Capa Open

Congrats to NM Larry Stevens who only gave up a draw in his march to first place in the Capablanca Open. “Mr. e4” scores a nice win over top seed NM Axel Müller along the way. The event only had 8 participants and we are hoping more of you will join us for the 5 round Euwe Open that starts on September 17th. It will be played at our usual LiChess SGVCC Site. You need to join SGVCC at that site and let us know if you need any assistance.

Sign up here:
https://caissachess.net/online-registration/index/1174

We will also hold The Cardano Open, a 6 minute +1 Arena Blitz event on September 10th. Join the fun!

Join us here: https://lichess.org/tournament/gZDPksxW. The password is:

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