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 2014!

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.

 

   2014 CHESS TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS:

OCT 11-12 (Sat & Sun)

 

-- [METAIRIE, LA] - OKTOBERFEST SCHOLASTIC (K-12) INDIVIDUAL & TEAM CHESS TOURNAMENT - 4SS (G/30, d5)- Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies - hosted by Cajun Chess!  IN ADDITION, COME AND HELP US CELEBRATE "NATIONAL CHESS WEEKEND!"

OCT 25 (Sat)

 

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] - NEW ORLEANS CHESS FEST - 10am - 5pm - Rosa F. Keller Libary and Community Center, 4300 Broad St., New Orleans - SIMUL - BLITZ - AND VERY SPECIAL GUEST (TBA) !!! For more info contact MICHAEL TISSERAND at tisserandnola@gmail.com, OR call 504-250-3634.

NOV 9 (Sun)

 

-- [METAIRIE, LA] - LSCL ALL GIRLS' CHESS TOURNAMENT - 4SS (G/30, d5) - Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies - WITH SPECIAL PRIZES FOR ALL OF OUR YOUNG LADIES! - hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League!

NOV 14-16 (Fri - Sun)


-- [HOUSTON, TX] - 2014 HOUSTON OPEN - 5SS (G/90, i30 for Open; G/120, d5 all other sections)  with SCHOLASTIC (4SS, G/30, d5), BUGHOUSE & BLITZ SIDE EVENTS - Hyatt North Houston Hotel - hosted by Cajun Chess!

DEC 6-7 (Sat/Sun)

 

-- [METAIRIE, LA] - LSCL HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT - 4SS (G/30, d5) - Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies - hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League!

DEC 26-28 (Fri-Sun)

 

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] - 2014 NEW ORLEANS OPEN - 5SS (G/90, i30 for Open Section; G/120, d5 all other Sections)  with SCHOLASTIC (4SS, G.30, d5), BUGHOUSE & BLITZ SIDE EVENTS - Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel - hosted by Cajun Chess!

 

2015 CHESS TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS:

JAN 17-18 (Sat-Sun)

 

-- [METAIRIE, LA] - LSCL TEAM LEAGUE TOURNAMENT #1 - 4SS (G/20) - 1pm - Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies - hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League!

JAN 31-FEB 1 (Sat-Sun)

 

-- [METAIRIE, LA] - LSCL TEAM LEAGUE TOURNAMENT #2 - 4SS (G/20)  - 1pm - Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies - hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League!

FEB 28-MAR 1 (Sat-Sun)

 

-- [METAIRIE, LA] - LSCL "FINAL 8" TEAM COMPETITION- 1pm - Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies - hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League!

MAR 7-8 (Sat-Sun)

 

-- [METAIRIE, LA] - LSCL "FINAL 4" TEAM COMPETITION- 1pm - Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies - hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League!

MAR 14 (Sat)

 

- [CONWAY, AR] - 2014 CONWAY SOUTHERN SCHOLASTIC OPEN - 5SS (G/30, d5)  - St. Joseph Catholic School - hosted by St. Joseph and Cajun Chess!

MAR 20-22 (Fri - Sun)

 

-- [HOUSTON, TX] - 2015 LONE STAR OPEN - 5SS (G/90, i30 for Open; G/120, d5 all other sections)  with SCHOLASTIC (4SS, G.30, d5), BUGHOUSE & BLITZ SIDE EVENTS - Houston Marriott North (at Greenspoint) - hosted by Cajun Chess!

APR 18-19 (Sat-Sun)

 

-- [METAIRIE, LA] - LSCL "SPRING" TOURNAMENT  - 4SS (G/30, d5)
- 1pm - Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies - hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League!

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.