Upcoming Chess Tournaments

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • You may enter and register conveniently online via our website!...
    --(follow the below links under "Tournaments & Locations" and Sign-up Links; or under "Joining - USCF Membership")
  • You may enter also via 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

AVIS Car Rental Discount for Cajun Chess Tournament Attendees:

Tournaments:

PLEASE NOTE THAT WEEKLY/MONTHLY CHESS CLUBS ARE LISTED FIRST . . .

SCROLL DOWN FOR TOURNAMENTS AND OTHER CHESS EVENTS FOR 2015-16!

DATES TOURNAMENTS, CHESS CLUBS and LOCATIONS
EVERY MONDAY

 

-- (LA) TREME' CHESS CLUB, 6:30-8:30pm, The Cafe' Fatoush, 2372 St. Claude Ave. (at St. Roch Ave.), New Orleans, LA 70117. 3-4SS, G/15, Quick-Chess rated games; $1 entry fee. All Welcome. For more info call Jeffrey Vollmer at 504-524-2806 or email Jeffrey.vollmer@att.net.

EVERY TUESDAY

 

-- (LA) METAIRIE CHESS CLUB, 7:30pm, Clearview Shopping Center Food Court (back of shopping center), 4436 Veterans Blvd., (corner of Clearview & Veterans), Metairie, LA 70006. 5SS, G/90 rated games played one each week but may join in anytime for any round; $5 entry fee for entire tournament. All Welcome. For more info call Jules at 504-834-4054 or Bob at 504-710-9975 or email jlebon@cox.net or chessnut352@yahoo.com.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

 

-- (LA) MARRERO CHESS ORGANIZATION, 6:30pm, Chopsticks Restaurant, 15 West Bank Expressway (at Franklin St.), Gretna, LA 70053. Skittles games only, No Entry Fee. All Welcome. For more info call Bob at 504-710-9975 or email chessnut352@yahoo.com.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

 

-- (LA) BATON ROUGE PURPLE & GOLD CHESS CLUB, 5:30 - 9pm, Coffee Call, 3132 College Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Chess Free Play (Skittles games - no entry fee). All Welcome. For more info call Bali at 225-362-9927 or email baleband@aol.com.

EVERY THURSDAY

 

-- (LA) NEW ORLEANS WESTBANK CHESS CLUB, 7:30pm, Woodland Presbyterian Church, 5824 Berkley Dr., New Orleans (Algiers), LA 70131. 3SS, G/35 in 90, 30 in 1; rated games played one each week - please call first for start date of next tournament. $10 entry fee for entire tournament. All Welcome. For more info call Wendell at 504-393-8511 or 504-615-2468.

EVERY THURSDAY

 

-- (LA) CHESS NOLA QUADS -  6:00-9:00pm, Panera Bread, 309 N. Carrollton Ave. (near Bienville St.), New Orleans, LA 70119. 3 rounds, G/25, d5. Rated games - must have USCF membership (can be purchased on site) - $5 entry fee.  Prize is gift card for winner of each quad. All are Welcome. For more info email chessnola@yahoo.com.

EVERY FRIDAY

 

-- (LA) UPTOWN CHESS CLUB, 7:00pm, Pepperoni's Cafe, 8123 Hampson St. (corner S. Carrollton Ave.), New Orleans, LA 70118. 4SS, G/20 unrated games played in one night; $5 entry fee. All Welcome. For more info call Cheryl at 504-881-1400 or Bob at 504-710-9975 or email cdwebster1@gmail.com or chessnut352@yahoo.com.  NOTE:  PLEASE BE THERE TO REGISTER BY 6:45pm SO THE FIRST ROUND CAN START AT 7pm SHARP.  IF YOU COME LATER THAN 6:45pm YOU WILL BE GIVEN A 1/2-POINT BYE FOR THE FIRST ROUND AND WILL THEN BE PAIRED FOR ALL LATER ROUNDS.

EVERY FRIDAY

 

-- (TN) SHELBY COUNTY FRIDAY KNIGHTS CHESS CLUB (Memphis), 7:00 - 9:00pm,, Backyard Burgers, 6466 Poplar (Poplar near Kirby), Memphis, TN 38119. Rated and Unrated games. $4 entry fee. All Welcome. For more info call Alan Kleiman at 901-276-4663 or email midsouthchess@hotmail.com.

EVERY SATURDAY

 

-- (LA) TREME CHESS CLUB, 10:00am, The Cafe' Fatoush, 2372 St. Claude Ave. (at St. Roch Ave.), New Orleans, LA 70117. 3SS, G/40 rated games; $1 entry fee. All Welcome. For more info call Jeffrey Vollmer at 504-524-2806 or email Jeffrey.vollmer@att.net.

EVERY 4th SATURDAY

 

-- (LA) NOLA CHESS CLUB,  2-4pm, Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive (Algiers), New Orleans, LA  70131.  Skittles games, Open to All. No Entry Fee. Please bring your own chess set, board and clock.  Website is http://nolachessclub.yolasite.com/ or email nolachessclub@yahoo.com. Director: Mr. Lowell Bassett.

 

2015 CHESS TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS:

JULY 18-19 (Sat/Sun)

 

-- [N.O./KENNER, LA] - Rated & Unrated (Reserve)Sections! - 2015 CAJUN SUMMER SIZZLER SCHOLASTIC (K-12) TOURNAMENT (for Individuals - No Teams) - 4SS, G/30 d5.  Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA (directly across from the Airport). U400/Unr, U1200 and K-3-Reserve Sections play at 1pm on Saturday, July 18; U800/Unr, OPEN and K-12-Reserve Sections play on Sunday, July 19 - hosted by Cajun Chess!

SEP 5 (Sat)

 

-- [N.O./KENNER, LA] - USCF Rated & Unrated (Reserve) Sections! - 2015 LA SCHOLASTIC (K-12) KICKOFF CHAMPIONSHIP (for Individuals - No Teams) - 4SS, G/30 d5. Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA (directly across from the Airport). Rated Sections:  U500/Unr, U1000 and Open.  Unrated Sections: K-3-Reserve and K-12-Reserve.  Hosted by the Louisiana Chess Association and Cajun Chess!

SEP 5-7 (Sat-Mon)

 

-- [N.O./KENNER, LA] - USCF and FIDE Rated! - 2015 LA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - 7SS, G/90 i30. Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA (directly across from the N.O. Airport). One Section: OPEN.  Hosted by the Louisiana Chess Association and Cajun Chess!

OCT (Sat-Sun)

 

-- [N.O., LA] - USCF-Rated and Unrated Sections! - 2015 OKTOBERFEST SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT - 4SS, G/30, d5. Hosted by and Cajun Chess!  DETAILS COMING SOON!

OCT 30-NOV 1 (Fri-Sun)

 

-- [Nashville, TN]$10,000 NASHVILLE OPEN  - 5SS (Open Section is G/90, i30 and FIDE Rated; all other sections are G/120, d5.  The Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Dr., Nashville, TN.  SIDE EVENTS:  RATED BLITZ TOURNAMENT on Saturday night (open to all) after Round 3, and One-Day SCHOLASTIC TEAM & INDIVIDUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY, OCT. 31 (G/30, d5, USCF-Rated; includes  Halloween Costume Contest!!! - open to K-12 players)  Hosted by Cajun Chess!

NOV 7 (Sat)

 

-- [N.O., LA]2015 CHESS FEST!  - Rosa Keller Library & Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans.  Come out and meet GM Irina Krush, the current U.S. Women's Chess Champion!!!  Bring your chessboards, books, etc., for autographs, and be sure to bring your camera for some great photo ops!  For more details, please go to www.nolachessfest.com!

NOV 13-15 (Fri-Sun)

 

-- [HOUSTON, TX] - 2015 U.S. CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS ($16,000 Prize Fund) - 5SS, G/90 i30.  DoubleTree by Hilton, 15747 JFK Blvd. (across from Bush Int'l Airport in N. Houston).  SIDE EVENTS: RATED "BAYOU BLITZ" TOURNAMENT - 7SS, G/5, d0 - on Saturday night (open to all) after Round 3, and One-Day SCHOLASTIC TEAM & INDIVIDUAL CHESS TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY, NOV. 14 (4SS, G/30, d5, USCF-Rated).  Hosted by Cajun Chess!  MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

NOV 29 (Sun)

 

-- [N.O./METAIRIE, LA] - LSCL ALL-GIRLS' (Scholastic) CHESS TOURNAMENT - Hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League.  Details coming soon!

DEC 12-13 (Sat/Sun)

 

-- [N.O./METAIRIE, LA] - LSCL HOLIDAY SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT (USCF-Rated) - Hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League.  Details coming soon!

DEC 27-29 (Sun-Tue)

 

-- [N.O./KENNER, LA] - $6,000 NEW ORLEANS OPEN (Open Section is FIDE Rated) - Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA (directly across from the N.O. Airport).  Hosted by Cajun Chess.  Details coming soon!

Ride and Room Sharing Message Board:


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If you would like to share a hotel room or ride in order to reduce costs, please post your message on our bulletin board by clicking the left message-button. Be sure to include the tournament name/title, nights you will be staying, your telephone and e-mail address.

Joining - USCF Membership:
MEMBERSHIPS FEES and BENEFITS
Premium Adult:

$46.00 - (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:

$33.00 - (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:

$28.00 - (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:

$24.00 - (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.