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Chess Tournaments & Events

HOW TO REGISTER / SIGN UP:
  • You may enter and register conveniently online via our website!
    Click the Linked Text under "TOURNAMENTS" below for more details and to Register for a Tournament. (See also "Joining - USCF Membership" further below.)
  • You may also enter using our easy, printable mail-in/fax form [FAX: (504)208-9620]
  • For more information or questions regarding Cajun Chess Tournaments or USCF Memberships; and/or to pre-register for any of the below tournaments by phone if preferred, call: 504-208-9596
DATES: 2019 TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS - Details:
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2019 Chess Tournaments & Events:

Sat-Sun., May 25-26

-- [Lafayette, LA] - 2019 LOUISIANA OPEN,5SS, G/120 d5, except for Rd. 1 which is G/75 d5.  Discovery  Inn and Suites, 120 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA  70508, Phone:  337-235-0858 to reserve a room ($50 + tax) - please mention the Lafayette Chess Club and the Louisiana Open to get special chess rate.  For more details on round times, prizes, entry fee and registration information, please go to www.lafayettechessclub.org.

Fri-Sun., July 19-21

-- [Houston, TX] - 2019 HOUSTON SUMMER CHESS FESTIVAL ($13,000 b/250 full-paid entries). 5SS, G/90 i30  (Open and U2000 Sections are FIDE Rated) Houston Marriott North, 255 North Sam Houston Pkwy. East, Houston, TX  77060 (near IAH Airport - take the Greenspoint exit off of Beltway 8 West).  SIDE EVENTS: "BAYOU BLITZ" TOURNAMENT on Saturday night (USCF-rated and open to all) after Round 3, and One-Day SCHOLASTIC INDIVIDUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT on SATURDAY, JULY 20th (4SS, G/30, d5, USCF-Rated).  For more detailed info and entry, please click on this paragraph.   Hosted by Cajun Chess!

Aug 31-Sep 2

-- [Kenner, LA]  -  2019 LOUISIANA STATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP AND BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP.  ($4,000 b/100 full-paid entries). 7SS, G/90 i30  (One OPEN Section  with class Prizes - USCF and FIDE Rated using FIDE Rules).  Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062.  SIDE EVENTS:  STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT on Saturday night (USCF Blitz-rated and open to all) at 8:30pm.   One-Day SCHOLASTIC INDIVIDUAL KICKOFF CHESS TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY, Sept. 1st (4SS, G/30, d5, USCF-Rated).  For more detailed info and entry on the main event, please click on this paragraph.  For more info on the Scholastic tournament, please clilck on tournament below.   Hosted by Cajun Chess!

Sat., Aug. 31

-- [Kenner, LA]  -  2019 LOUISIANA SCHOLASTIC INDIVIDUAL KICKOFF CHAMPIONSHIP (no teams) on Saturday, Sept. 1st with 1st round at 10am.   4SS, G/30, d5  (USCF-Rated with current membership required).   Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062.   For more details on this scholastic tournament, please click on this paragraph.   Hosted by Cajun Chess!

Fri-Sun, Nov. 22-24

-- [HOUSTON, TX]  - $10,000 HOUSTON OPEN - 5SS, G/90 i30  (for Open & U2200 Sections which are FIDE Rated); All other Sections are G/120 d5.  DoubleTree by Hilton, 15747 JFK Blvd., Houston, TX  77032. SIDE EVENTS:  "Cajun Knock-Out" BLITZ Tournament  (unrated) on Sat. night (Nov. 23rd - after Round 3 - Open to All), and a One-Day SCHOLASTIC Team & Individual Chess Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 10am (4SS, G/30 d5, USCF-Rated). Hosted by Cajun Chess!



Joining - USCF Membership:

MEMBERSHIPS: FEES & BENEFITS:
Premium Adult:

$49.00 - (Premium Adult) one-year membership includes 12 issues per year of Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Regular Adult:

$40.00 - (Regular Adult) one-year membership includes online access to monthly Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Seniors 65 & over:

$40.00 - (Senior) one-year membership includes 12 issues per year of Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Premium Young Adult:

$35.00 - (Premium Young Adult - age 24 and Under) one-year membership includes 12 issues per year of Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Regular Young Adult:

$26.00 - (Regular Young Adult - age 24 and Under) one-year membership includes online access to Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Premium Youth:

$30.00 - (Premium Youth - age 15 and Under) one-year membership includes 6 issues of Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Regular Youth:

$22.00 - (Regular Youth - age 15 and Under) one-year membership includes online access to monthly Chess Life magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Premium Scholastic:

$25.00 - (Premium Scholastic - age 12 and Under) one-year membership includes 6 issues of Chess Life for Kids magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.

Regular Scholastic:

$17.00  - (Regular Scholastic - age 12 and Under) one-year membership includes online access to Chess Life for Kids magazine and the right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system.