One round is played every Thursday. Players may enter the tournament at any point during the month! Example: If a player missed the first three rounds, but wishes to play the final round, that is okay!
If circumstances evolve, the Covid-Policy is subject to reinstatement. Consult denverchess.com for any last minute changes.
Date(s): Thursdays in November 2023, except for Thanksgiving (11/23). (11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30)
Time Control: G/70, d/10 (70 minutes per player with 10 second delay before each move)
2 Sections: "1600+ Premier" and "U1600 & Unrated". Unrated players must play in the U1600 section.
New USCF members: New USCF members are unrated and will be paired in the U1600 section. This is to improve parity and keep games competitive. Score-keeping is required, It is highly encouraged to bring your own scoresheet and a writing utensil, as we provide these, but are limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. We also have a limited supply of boards and clocks.
Round Time: Promptly at 7:05pm
Note: In case of inclement weather and/or extenuating circumstances, the TD reserves the right to delay the start time of the tournament on a week-by-week basis.
Venue: Denver Metro Bridge Studio. 5250 Leetsdale Dr. Suite 135, Denver, CO 80246
One block south of Leetsdale. Large office building. First floor. Can enter through front or back entrance.
Adults (14 and OLDER): $25 per month OR $7 per round.
Children (UNDER 14): $19 per month OR $5 per round
Adults (14 and OLDER): $35 per month OR $9 per round.
Children (UNDER 14): $27 per month OR $7 per round
For immediate family members, the 3rd family member plays for free (Important: Online registration does not support this exception. If all three wish to register online, three entry fees will be required. Upon arrival, please check-in with the TD to receive a refund for the 3rd family member.)
Existing Members: Please login to check expiration.
Based on entries (DCC deducts a set amount to cover expenses and the DCC tour prize fund; the remainder goes to the monthly prize fund)
"1600+ Premier": 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, U1900 prize, and Upset prize
"U1600": 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, U1300 prize, and Upset prize
Online registration preferred, or at the door from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. When registering online, please check the registration screen on the TV upon arrival to the club. If your name is on the screen, no further action is required; otherwise, please check-in with the TD. For players who have payed for the month, attendance will be assumed unless otherwise communicated with the tournament director. Potential players appearing after 6:59 PM will only be accommodated if it does not disrupt the pairing schedule.
Limited to 52 players per round due to venue capacity. Priority given to tournament players over casual players, and first come first serve (check in at the registation desk).
USCF Rule Change: Rule 13D (late arrival for game) is changed from 1 hour to 30 minutes. Any late arrival after 30 minutes will result in a forfeit.
Bye Policy: 1 half-point bye is available on request for any one round. Must commit to last round bye before the prior round.
Byes for missed rounds must be requested before the player is paired in a subsequent round. Once paired, byes for missed rounds cannot be requested.
Pairings: Swiss pairings made by Caissachess.net
Tournament Director: Weston Taylor
Assistant Tournament Director: Luis Jimenez
Questions: JC - 303.883.2684 - email
All registrants must check in by 19:00 (7pm). PAID players may text JC with "FULL NAME and CHECKIN" to be paired if closeby and/or running late. This privilege is a promise to show up before forfeit time which could be as early as 7:35.