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 AREA TOURNAMENTS, CHESS CLUBS and LOCATIONS
EVERY MONDAY

-- (MS) PICAYUNE CHESS CLUB,  6:00-9:00pm; IHOP, 500 S. Lofton, Picayune, MS 39466 (I-59, exit 4). Skittles games, training and tournaments available upon demand.  No entry fee.  All ages welcome, beginners welcome.  For more info, email picayunechess@outlook.com.

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, Jones Creek Library, 6222 Jones Creek Rd., Baton Rouge, LA  70817.  Offering both USCF-Rated and non-rated games (USCF membership required for rated games - 1 game per week for 5 weeks with time control of G90 i30).  Please feel free to come over and check us out; we're always looking for new players!  Bring your own chess set, board and clock.  For more info call or email Stuart Collins at 225-772-7664 or batonrougechess@gmail.com.

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. 

2017 CHESS TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS:

Mar. 4 (Sat)

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] --  "SHAKE OFF THE MARDI GRAS RUST!" SCHOLASTIC TOURNAMENT.  5SS, G/25 d5.  (Rated and Non-Rated Sections).  First Round at 9am.   Site to be Announced.   Rated Sections:  K-3, K-6, K-12; Non-Rated Section:  Novice Beginners.  Entry Fee:  $25 per player. Players may purchase or renew a USCF membership for $10 at site.  For more detailed info, email www.Chessnola.com.  Hosted by ChessNola! 

Mar. 4-5 (Sat-Sun)

-- [NEW ORLEANS/KENNER, LA] -- 2017 LOUISIANA PRO-AM.  5SS, (PRO: G/90 i30; AM: G/120 d5). $3,300 b/80, 50% gtd. (This is a USCF-Rated event with LCA membership required for all LA residents - $15 Adult, $5 Scholastic.)  Hilton New Orleans Airport, 901 Airline Dr., Kenner, LA  70062 (free parking for players).   EF:  $55 if mailed by 2/26; $65 at site. Out-of-state Masters free - EF deducted from prize fund.  Hosted by Adam Caveney and the Louisiana Chess Association!  For prize fund, registration info and round times, please click on 2017 PRO-AM TOURNAMENT.

Mar. 11-12 (Sat-Sun)

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] -- 2017 LSCL FINAL EIGHT TEAM COMPETITION.  G/20 d0.   (Not a USCF-Rated event.)  Lusher Charter HIGH School, 5624 Freret St., New Orleans, LA  70115.   K-2 & Under and K-6 & Under Final Eight Teams play on Saturday (Mar. 11) at 1:00 p.m.; K-4 & Under and K-8 & Under Final Eight Teams play on Sunday (Mar. 12) at 1:00 p.m.  Hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League (LSCL)!

Mar. 18-19 (Sat-Sun)

-- [BATON ROUGE, LA] -- BATON ROUGE PRO-AM 2017.  $2,000 b/50.  5SS. PRO (1800+) : G/90 i30; AM (U1800): G/120 d5). This is a USCF-Rated event with USCF membership required for all players.  SIDE EVENTS:  Rated Blitz ($10) and Unrated Bughouse ($10/team) events immediately after Round 3.  Baton Rouge Bridge Center, 3033 Old Forge Dr., Baton Rouge, LA  70808. Hotel:  Comfort Suites University (across the street from venue), 3045 Valley Creek Dr., Baton Rouge, LA  70808 - $89/night - ask for "chess tournament" rate.  Limited availability, so please reserve early!   EF:  $50 if postmarked by 3/10; $60 thereafter and at site.  No checks after 3/10, no credit cards at any time. Out-of-state Masters free - EF deducted from prize fund.  Info on prize fund, registration and round times will soon be available on the LCA website (www.louisianachess.org), so please keep checking that site.  Hosted by Eryk Hargrove (225-270-3391 - text preferred), Stuart Collins (225-772-7664) and the Baton Rouge Chess Club!

Mar. 25-26 (Sat-Sun)

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] -- 2017 LSCL FINAL FOUR TEAM COMPETITION.  G/20 d0.   (Not a USCF-Rated event.)  Lusher Charter LOWER School, 7315 Willow St., New Orleans, LA  70118.   K-2 & Under and K-6 & Under Final Four Teams play on Saturday (Mar. 25) at 1:00 p.m.; K-4 & Under and K-8 & Under Final Four Teams play on Sunday (Mar. 26) at 1:00 p.m.  Hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League (LSCL)!

Mar. 31-Apr. 2 (Fri-Sun)

-- [HOUSTON, TX]  - $10,000 LONE STAR OPEN - 5SS, G/90 i30  (for Open & U2200 Sections which are FIDE Rated); All other Sections are G/120 d5.  Houston Marriott North, 255 N. Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, TX  77606. SIDE EVENTS:  "Cajun Knock-Out" BLITZ Tournament on Sat. night (April 1st - after Round 3 - Open to All), and a One-Day SCHOLASTIC Team & Individual Chess Tournament on Saturday, April 1st (4SS, G/30 d5, USCF-Rated). Hosted by Cajun Chess!

Apr. 8-9 (Sat-Sun)

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] -- 2017 LSCL SPRING TOURNAMENT (for individual players - NOT A TEAM EVENT).  4SS, G25 d5. (a USCF-Rated event - USCF membership required for all players.)  Site to be Announced.  Sections:  U500/Unr. and U1300 Sections play on Saturday (April 8) at 1:00 p.m.; U900 and OPEN Sections play on Sunday (April 10) at 1:00 p.m.  Details and On-Line Registration coming Soon.  Trophies, Medals,Gifts!  Hosted by the Louisiana Scholastic Chess League (LSCL)!

Apr. 29 (Sat)

-- [NEW ORLEANS, LA] -- 2017 LOUISIANA STATE SCHOLASTIC TEAM & INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.   (5SS, Time Control depends on section.)   St. Dominic School, 6326 Memphis St. New Orleans, LA 70124.  Click on this paragraph for more details and registration.  Hosted by Cajun Chess!

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.