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 2016!

DATES TOURNAMENTS, CHESS CLUBS and LOCATIONS
EVERY MONDAY & SATURDAY

-- (LA) TREME' CHESS CLUB, MONDAYS at 6:30-8:30pm; SATURDAYS at 10am.  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 TUESDAY & THURSDAY

-- (MS) FRANKLIN COUNTY CHESS CLUB, 7:00-9:00pm, Franklin County Public Library, 38 First St., Meadville, MS  39653.  Skittles games only, No Entry Fee. All Welcome. For more info call Dr. Jeff Bulington at 601-384-2773 or email jandq@msn.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/90 i30; rated games played one each week - please call first for start date of next tournament. $5 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, New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Company, 4141 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115. 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) BATON ROUGE CHESS CLUB,  10am, Goodwood Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA  70806.  USCF-Rated, 5-round, G/120, d5 tournament (typically) - 1 game each week.  Open to All. No Entry Fee, No Prizes; USCF membership required. Please bring your own chess set, board and clock.  For more info contact Eryk Hargrove at 225-270-3391.

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.

2016 CHESS TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS:

Jun 4 (Sat)

- [MEMPHIS, TN] - 2016 MEMPHIS SCHOLASTIC OPEN  - 4SS, G/30 d5.  Lausanne Collegiate School, 1381 W. Massey Rd., Memphis, TN  38120.   Co-Hosted by Shelby County Chess and Cajun Chess!

Jun 4-5 (Sat-Sun)

- [MEMPHIS, TN]$4,000 MEMPHIS OPEN  - 5SS, G/90 d5.  Lausanne Collegiate School, 1381 W. Massey Rd., Memphis, TN  38120.   Co-Hosted by Shelby County Chess and Cajun Chess!

Jun 16-19 (Thurs-Sun)

 -- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] - 2016 U.S. SENIOR OPEN.  6SS, G/120 i30;  Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062 ( Ph:  504-469-5000).Prizes:  $5,000 b/80 full paid entries.  Reg. on 6/16 from 2-3pm, Rd. 1 at 4pm.   BLITZ TOURNAMENT on Saturday, 6/18 at 8pm.  Senior Awards "Cajun-style" Banquet (optional) will be held on Sunday, 6/19, after Round 6 - $40 per person - OPEN TO ALL!.     For more detailed info and entry, please click on this paragraph.  Hosted by Cajun Chess!

Jun 17-19 (Fri-Sun)

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] - 2016 U.S. JUNIOR OPEN.  6SS, G/90 i30;  Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062 ( Ph:  504-469-5000). Prizes:  Trophies/Plaques/Medals.  Reg. on 6/17 from 9-10am, Rd. 1 at 11am.   Awards ceremony after last round on Sunday.   BLITZ TOURNAMENT on Saturday, 6/18 at 7pm. For more detailed info and entry, please click on this paragraph.  Hosted by Cajun Chess!

Jun 17-19 (Fri-Sun)

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] - 2016 NOT-A-SENIOR-NOT-A-JUNIOR OPEN.  5SS, G/90 i30;  Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062 ( Ph:  504-469-5000). Prizes:  $3,000, b/70 full-paid entries .  Reg. on 6/17 from 2-3pm, Rd. 1 at 4pm.   BLITZ TOURNAMENT on Saturday, 6/18 at 7pm.   For more detailed info and entry, please click on this paragraph.  Hosted by Cajun Chess!

Jul 9-10 (Sat-Sun)

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] - 2016 PAUL MORPHY OPEN.  5SS, (OPEN Section is G/90 i30; Reserve Section is G/120, d/5);  Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062 ( Ph:  504-469-5000). Prizes:  $3,000 b/80 full paid entries.  On-site Reg. on 7/9 from 8-9am, Rd. 1 on Saturday at 9:15am.  For more detailed information, mailable entry form and directions,  please click on 2016 PAUL MORPHY OPEN.

July 22-24 (Fri-Sun)

--[HOUSTON, TX] - 2016 HOUSTON CHESS FESTIVAL.  PRIZES: $13,000, b/250 full-paid players.  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. Scholastic Individual Tournament on Sat., 7/23 at 10am.  "BAYOU BLITZ" TOURNAMENT (USCF-rated) on Saturday, 7/23 after Round 3. Hosted by Cajun Chess!   

Sep 3-5 (Sat-Mon)

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] - 2016 LA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  7SS, G/90 i30, FIDE and USCF rated.  Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062 ( Ph:  504-469-5000). Prizes:  $4,000 b/100 full paid entries.  On-site Reg. on 9/3 from 8:30-9am, Rd. 1 at 9:30am.   Business Meeting on Sat., 9/3 at 2pm. STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP (USCF Blitz Rated), 7DSS, G/5 d0 on Saturday, 9/3 at 8pm.  Hosted by Cajun Chess! More Details Coming Soon!

Sep 4 (Sun)

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] - 2016 LA SCHOLASTIC KICKOFF CHAMPIONSHIP.  4SS, G/30 d5, USCF rated.  Hilton New Orleans Airport Hotel, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062 ( Ph:  504-469-5000).  Prizes:  Trophies and Medals.  On-site Reg. on Sunday, 9/4, from 8:30-9am, Rd. 1 at 1pm.  Hosted by Cajun Chess! More 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:

$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.