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Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, Chess Zone offers a wide range of exciting opportunities to get you into a great game. Experience the thrill of competition with our exciting tournaments, including blitz, action, and rapid formats.

We also offer weekly rated and unrated games, catering to all skill levels. And if you emerge victorious, you can even win cash prizes.

So come join our welcoming chess community and engage in friendly matches, sharpen your skills, and make lasting connections with fellow chess enthusiasts.

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March

Women’s Championship Tournament G/30+5

Five rounds, Swiss System, USCF rated

One OPEN section
PLACE PRIZES: 1st place $250, 2nd place $100
CLASS PRIZES: CLASS B (1799-1600) $50, CLASS C (1599-1400) $50, CLASS D (1399-1200) $50, CLASS E (1199-1000) $50, below 1000: $50

Live US Chess regular ratings used for pairings and prizes. Prizes based on 30 registrations. Unrated players eligible only for place prizes. Accelerated pairings may be used at TD discretion.

Time Control: G/30; inc. 5; USCF dual rated (regular and quick).
Entry Fee: $40.00 if pre-registered; $45.00 at the site. Free entry for (W)FMs, (W)IMs, (W)GMs – entry fees deducted from prizes. The field is limited to the first 50 registrants.
Schedule: On-site registration ends at 9:40 am. All players, including pre-registrants, please check in by 9:45 am; please call/text if going to be late.
Rounds: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm
1/2-Pt. Byes: Available, limit two. Must request 1/2-point byes before close of registration. 0-point byes available at any time for any round.

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Sunday 10:00am

4

March

Lecture with FIDE & USCF Master, Xiao Cheng

What I learned in my blits games

Join us this Monday, March 4th, for another engaging lecture with FIDE & USCF Master Xiao Cheng. The topic of this lecture is learning from your blitz games; This lesson can make an immediate difference in your chess! 

While the lecture is open to all chess enthusiasts, it’s specially tailored for players with a rating range of 600 – 1600. Whether you’re looking to improve your game or enjoy an evening of chess insights, this lecture is for you!

You can attend this lecture live or on Zoom.

 

Event Details

Monday, March 4th | 7:15pm

An Hour Lecture on Practical Decisions

Pre-Registration is highly encouraged since seating is limited

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Monday 7:15pm

9

March

Chess Zone ATL 14 G/60+5

3 Rounds, Swiss System, USCF rated

A chance for the adults to play! Must be an adult or a student in 9th -12th grade to play. Titled players (including National Masters) may play regardless of age.

One OPEN section.
PLACE PRIZES: 1st place $250, 2nd place $100
CLASS PRIZES: A (1999-1800) $50 B (1799-1600) $50, C (1599-1400) $50, D (1399-1200) $50, E (1199-1000) $50, below 1000: $50

Live US Chess regular ratings used for pairings and prizes. Prizes based on 30 registrations. Unrated players eligible only for place prizes. Accelerated pairings may be used at TD discretion.

Time Control: G/60; inc. 5; USCF dual rated (regular and quick rated).
Entry Fee: $40.00 if pre-registered; $45.00 at the site. Free entry for (W)FMs, (W)IMs, (W)GMs – entry fees deducted from prizes. The field is limited to the first 50 registrants.
Schedule: On-site registration ends at 9:40 am. All players, including pre-registrants, please check in by 9:45 am; please call/text if going to be late.
Rounds: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm
1/2-Pt. Byes: Available, limit one. Must request 1/2-point byes before round 1 begins. 0-point byes available at any time for any round.

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Saturday 10:00am

10

March

CHESS ZONE MARCH RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP

Five rounds, Swiss System, USCF rated (quick rated)

Place Prizes: 1st Place – $160; 2nd Place – $80; 3rd Place – $40;
Class Prizes: Top: 1800-1999 – $25; Top 1400-1799 – $25 Top 1000-1399 – $25; Top under 1000: $25

Live US Chess regular ratings used for pairings and prizes. Prizes based on 30 registrations. Unrated players eligible only for place prizes.

Time Control: G/10; inc. 5; USCF quick rated.
Entry Fee: $25.00 if pre-registered; $30.00 at the site; Free entry for (W)FMs, (W)IMs, (W)GMs – entry fees deducted from prizes. The field is limited to the first 50 registrants.
Schedule: Pre-registration closes at 9:00 am. On-site registration ends at 9:45 am.
Rounds: 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 1 PM.
1/2-Pt. Byes: Available, limit two. Must request 1/2-point byes before round 1 begins. 0-point byes available at any time for any round.”

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Sunday 10:00am

10

March

CHESS ZONE MARCH BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP

Five double rounds (10 total games; play each opponent twice as white and black), Swiss System, USCF rated (blitz rated)

Place Prizes: 1st Place – $160; 2nd Place – $80; 3rd Place – $40
Class Prizes: Top: 1800-1999 – $25; Top 1400-1799 – $25 Top 1000-1399 – $25; Top under 1000: $25

Live US Chess regular ratings used for pairings and prizes. Prizes based on 30 registrations. Unrated players eligible only for place prizes. Prizes based on 30 registrations. Class prizes based on ratings as described above. Unrated players eligible only for place prizes.

Time Control: G/5; inc. 2; USCF blitz rated.
Entry Fee: $25.00 if pre-registered; $30.00 at the site; Free entry for (W)FMs, (W)IMs, (W)GMs – entry fees deducted from prizes. The field is limited to the first 50 registrants.
Schedule: Pre-registration closes at 2:00 pm. All players, including pre-registrants, must check in by 2:45 pm.
Rounds: Round 1 starts at 3:00 PM; rounds 2-5 immediately after. Last round should start at approximately 5:30 PM.
1/2-Pt. Byes: Available, limit three. Must request 1/2-point byes before round 1 begins. 0-point byes available at any time for any round.

 

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March

CHESS ZONE MARCH ACTION

Four rounds, Swiss System, USCF rated. $1250 in prizes, 50% guaranteed

Three sections:
CHAMPIONSHIP (1600+): Open to USCF rated 1600 and above. 1st — $400 2nd — $200 Top Under 1800 — $50
RESERVE (U1600): Open to USCF rated between 1000 and 1599. 1st — $200 2nd — $100 Top Under 1300 — $50
BOOSTER (U1000): Open to USCF rated under 1000 and unrated. 1st — $100 (+trophy) 2nd — $50 Top U700/Unrated — $50
One “special” Top Senior (age 50+) prize awarded: $50.

Live US Chess regular ratings used for pairings and prizes. Section will be assigned based on player’s rating. Players may play up if rating within 100 points of the section requirement. Sections may be combined at TD discretion. Prizes based on 50 registrations. Unrated players eligible only for place prizes.

Time Control: G/60; inc. 5; USCF dual rated (regular and quick rated).
Entry Fee: $50.00 if pre-registered; $55.00 at the site. Free entry for (W)FMs, (W)IMs, (W)GMs – entry fees deducted from prizes. The field is limited to the first 50 registrants.
Schedule: On-site registration ends at 9:40 am. All players, including pre-registrants, please check in by 9:45 am; please call/text if going to be late.
Rounds: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm.
1/2-Pt. Byes: Available, limit two. Must request 1/2-point byes before round 1 begins. 0-point byes available at any time for any round.

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Sunday 10:00am

30

March

CHESS ZONE MARCH SATURDAY CLASSIC

Three rounds, Swiss System, USCF rated. $1250 in prizes, 50% guaranteed

One OPEN section with class prizes:
CHAMPIONSHIP: CLASS B and above (rated 1600+): 1st — $500 2nd — $200
RESERVE: Class C, D, E (rated between 1000 and 1599). 1st — $250 2nd — $125
BOOSTER (U1000): Rated under 1000 and unrated. 1st — $100 (+trophy) 2nd — $50

“Special” Top Senior (age 50+) prize awarded: $50.

Live US Chess regular ratings used for pairings and prizes. Prizes based on 50 registrations. Unrated players eligible only for place prizes. Accelerated parings used at TD discretion.

Time Control: G/75; inc. 30; USCF rated.
Entry Fee: $50.00 if pre-registered; $55.00 at the site; Free entry for (W)FMs, (W)IMs, (W)GMs – entry fees deducted from prizes. The field is limited to the first 50 registrants.
Schedule: Pre-registration closes at 9:00 am. On-site registration ends at 9:45 am.
Rounds: 10:00 AM, 2 PM, 6 PM.
1/2-Pt. Byes: Available, limit one. Must request 1/2-point byes before close of registration. 0-point byes available at any time for any round.
“Do Not Pair” option: Immediate family members may request to not be paired (Rds. 1 thru 2 only). Option must be requested before the close of registration.

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Saturday 10:00am

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March

CHESS ZONE SCHOLASTIC G/25+5

Four Rounds, Swiss System, USCF rated

Open all scholastic players (K-12) from unrated to 1299.

SECTIONS and PRIZES:
U1300: Open to scholastic players under 1300 and unrated. Trophies to 1st-5th place. Medals to all finish with 50% or greater that don’t win a trophy.
U600: Open to scholastic players under 600 and unrated. Trophies to 1st-5th place. Medals to all finish with 50% or greater that don’t win a trophy.

Time Control: G/25; inc. 5; USCF dual rated (regular and quick).
Entry Fee: $45.00 if pre-registered; $50.00 at the site. The field is limited to the first 40 registrants.
Schedule: On-site registration ends at 9:40 am. All players, including pre-registrants, please check in by 9:45 am.
Rounds: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm
1/2-Pt. Byes: Available, limit two. Must request 1/2-point byes before round 1 begins. 0-point byes available at any time for any round.

Unrated players must obtain a USCF membership (from https://uschess.org). Please arrive early (by 9:30 AM) if you need assistance on-site. US Chess Live rating will be used sections, pairings and prizes. Players may play up if rating within 100 points of the section requirement. Children may be dropped off at Chess Zone; please return by 2:15 PM to pick-up.

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Sunday 10:00am

Free play Thursday

Every Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All ages welcome! Play and chat with other players at your leisure. We also have special activities such as…

Every week – play vs. a rated coach! A rated USCF chess
coach will be available from 7 PM to 9 PM to play a simul.

Free Blitz Tournament

FREE ENTRY

Time control: G/5+2 inc.

Games start at 7:00 PM ending at approximately 9:00 PM.

4 rounds, double Swiss system , 8 games per player – play each opponent twice
– one game with each color

Sign in at the front desk • No USCF membership required

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Thursday 6:30 p.m.

RATED GAME OF THE WEEK

January  30th.

February 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Tuesday nights with a time control of 1 hour with a 5-second increment
(G60+5) The first 50 that sign up will be able to play. Game starts at 7:30 PM USCF Membership is required. Please arrive at 7:00 PM if you need assistance.

TO PLAY Please register in advance before 7 PM. This is the only
method to guarantee your spot.
On-site registrations are allowed, provided slots are available. Please
arrive at 7:00 PM to register on-site

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Tuesday 7:30 p.m.

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