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2017 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: TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS:  { Click Linked Text Below }
July 15-16 (Sat-Sun)

-- [NEW ORLEANS (KENNER), LA] - 2017 PAUL MORPHY OPEN.  PRIZES: $3,300, b/80 full-paid players; 50% ($1,650 Gtd.).  5SS, (OPEN is G/90 i30, RESERVE is G/2 d5). Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062, FREE PARKING.  HR: $129/night, call 504-465-1158 during bus. hours and ask Norma Soto for Louisiana Chess rate (not LCA rate).   LCA membership required for all LA residents ($15 adult, $5 Schol.), OSA. Two Sections:  OPEN & RESERVE (U1600) with class prizes in both sections.  EF:  $55 if mailed by July 8th; $65 at site.  OUT-OF-STATE-MASTERS FREE (EF deducted from prize).  REG:  July 15, 8-9am.  RDS:  Sat. 9:15-1:00-5:30; Sun. 9:30-2:00.  Info/Ent:  Adam Caveney, 1301 Gen. Taylor St., New Orleans, LA  70115, or email cb20234@yahoo.com, or call 504-895-4133 (evenings) or 504-615-6730 (on day of tourney).   Hosted by Adam Caveney and the Louisiana Chess Association!

July 21-23 (Fri-Sun)

-- [HOUSTON, TX] - 2017 HOUSTON SUMMER CHESS FESTIVAL.  PRIZES: $13,000, b/250 full-paid players (50% Gtd.).  5SS, (OPEN & U2000, G/90 i30, FIDE Rated - all other sections G/120, d/5);  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Hobby (near Hobby Airport in south Houston), 8181 Airport Blvd., Houston, TX  77061 (Ph: 713-645-3000).  3-day or 2-day schedules available. Bughouse Tournament on Fri., 7/21 at 4pm.  Scholastic Individual Tournament on Sat., 7/22 at 10am.  "BAYOU BLITZ" TOURNAMENT (USCF-rated, 7SS, G/5 d0) on Sat., 7/22 after Round 3 of Main Event.  Hosted by Cajun Chess!

Sept 2-4 (Sat - Mon)

-- [NEW ORLEANS (KENNER), LA] - 2017 LOUISIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP & 2017 LOUISIANA STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP.  Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA.  Phone: 504-469-5000. MAIN EVENT:  (Sat - Mon; Labor Day Weekend). Format:  7SS, G/90 i30 (USCF and FIDE Rated). PRIZES FOR MAIN EVENT: $4,000, b/100 full-paid players, 50% Gtd.

2017 LOUISIANA STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP.  Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA.  Phone: 504-469-5000. BLITZ EVENT:  Sat., Sept. 2 - 8pm. Format: 7-Rd.double SS, G/5 d0 (USCF Rated); One Section with Class Prizes. PRIZES FOR BLITZ EVENT: $400, b/30, 50% Gtd.  

Players may play in both Main Event and Blitz Event for discounted Entry Fee.   Hosted by Cajun Chess in conjunction with the Louisiana Chess Association!

Sept 3 (Sun)

-- [NEW ORLEANS (KENNER), LA] - 2017 LOUISIANA SCHOLASTIC KICK-OFF CHAMPIONSHIP.  4SS, G/30 d5 (for Individual K-12 Chess Players - Not a Team Event).  First Round at 1pm.  USCF-Rated tournament (USCF membership required).   Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  (Phone: 504-469-5000) - Free Hotel Parking. PRIZES: Trophies and Medals. Hosted by Cajun Chess in conjunction with the Louisiana Chess Association!

Nov. 10-12 (Fri-Sun)

-- [HOUSTON, TX] - 2017 U.S. CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS.  PRIZES: $16,000, b/250 full-paid players.  All Main Event Sections are 5SS, G/90 i30 (Master & Expert Sections are FIDE Rated).  Houston Marriott North, 225 N. Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, TX  77060 (Ph: 281-875-4000).  3-day or 2-day schedules available.  Scholastic Team & Individual Tournament (4SS, G/30 d5) on Sat., 11/11 at 10am.  Scholastic Players may play in both Scholastic and Main Events for discounted Entry Fee.  "BAYOU BLITZ" TOURNAMENT (USCF-rated, 7SS, G/5 d0) on Sat., 11/11 after Round 3 of Main Event.  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.