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Chessmates tournament March 7th

The next tournament in the series will be March 7th 2015. It will be an inidividual and a team tournament. This tournament will qualify teams for the Colorado state team chess tournament!

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  • Please be there by 8am to sign in or register
  • Pizza will be provided for lunch
  • If you have gone to 3 tournaments in our series you receive a free shirt!
  • Big trophies for 1st-5th place, plaques for 5th place ties and ribbons for everyone!
  • Everyone is welcome this tournament is USCF rated and we will help you be a member for free first time.
  • Tournament ends around 2:30pm with an awards ceremony
  • Each player plays all 5 rounds no elimination
  • This tournament qualifies teams for the team state chess championship March 21st
  • Posted on 23 February '15 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

    Colorado state scholastic chess 2015 state championship!!!

    • Chessmates took a great group of players into the state championship to represent against the rest of Colorado how did we stack up?!
      • Teams:
      • Kinard Middle school k-8 state champions!
      • Lesher middle school k-8 second place
      • Kinard middle school k-6 3rd place
      • Traut elementary k-3 2nd place
      • Homeschool k-3 3rd place

      Individual chessmates  awards:

      • Suhaas Narayanan k-8 state champion 5.5/6 score!
      • Aidan Marco tied 2nd place k-8 section 5/6 score!
      • Nicholas Bekkedahl 5/6 tied for 2nd place!
      • Sami Al-adsani, Luke Namesnik, Aiden Sirotkine, Kylan Jin and David Gao scored 5/6 points k-6 section tied for 3rd place!
      • Anand Vissa, Josh Lee, and Gavin Trone k-8 section scored 4/6 tied 7th place!
      • Jasom Al-adsani high school section T-7th place 4/6 score!
      • Om Rajasekharan, Nathan Lee, Thomas Kaduk k-3rd grade section 4/6 score tied 8th place
      • Isaac Mount k-6 section scored  4.5/6 tied for 10th place
      • See full state championship standings here: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201502159932.0-14290675

      Chess teams from the Fort Collins area took over half of the trophies from the state championship. Also notably Poder who competes in our tournament series won the k-3 team championship and many chessmates players compete on the Ridgeview team who won the k-6 and 9-12 section of the state championship! We are proud of all our students hard work and efforts as they played great chess and worked very hard to build up and play at state!!!

      Here is some pictures of the event:

    Posted on 17 February '15 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

    Chessmates tournament series standings!!!

    Here are the complete tournament standings. The rated sections are mixed up a little bit but individual tournaments are correct so bare with me it will be fixed soon. Please let me know if you see any mistakes!

    series standings 2014 to 2015 (1)

    Nice handmade wooden chessboards will be given out to first place in each section. 1st-5th place in each section will receive awards and all players who attended the full series will receive our special Lasker award!!!

    Coach Zach

    Posted on 4 February '15 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

    Queens Gambit All Girls Tournament standings

    The chessmates/PSD All girls tournament!


    SwissSys Standings. all girls: K-2
    # Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
    1 Isabelle Knowles unr. W11 W8 W2 W6 D3 4.5
    2 Michelle Zhou unr. W9 W12 L1 W5 W6 4.0
    3 Natasha Gracia unr. W10 D6 W8 W9 D1 4.0
    4 Abbigail Henry unr. L6 D7 W11 W13 W9 3.5
    5 Shaillee Berry unr. X14 W10 L6 L2 W8 3.0

    SwissSys Standings. all girls: 3-5
    # Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
    1 Pristine Cyril unr. W6 W2 W15 W3 W7 5.0
    2 Natalie Lin unr. W16 L1 W17 W15 W10 4.0
    3 Alexus Rivera unr. W12 W14 W7 L1 W6 4.0
    4 Dempsee Rogina unr. W19 L10 W13 D5 W11 3.5
    5 Kelly Kline unr. W8 L7 W19 D4 W16 3.5

    SwissSys Standings. all girls: 6-12


    # Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
    1 Elizabeth Thilmany unr. B— W3 W2 W5 W4 5.0
    2 Maria Passantino unr. W4 W5 L1 B— H— 3.5
    3 Kendal Fisher unr. W6 L1 L5 W7 W7 3.0
    4 Alvia Cochran unr. L2 B— W7 W6 L1 3.0
    5 Lisa Landwehr unr. W7 L2 W3 L1 D6 2.5
    6 Mariah Ormsbee unr. L3 D7 B— L4 D5 2.0
    7 Gracie Albert unr. L5 D6 L4 L3 L3 0.5

    Posted on 15 January '15 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

    January 10 standings and pictures

    Full standings :http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201501108072-14362114

    Posted on 13 January '15 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

    December 13th Results and pictures!

    Results of tournament posted here: December 13 reults

    Posted on 30 December '14 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

    Upcoming team tournament January 10th!

    Tournament will be back at Kinard middle school!

    3002 East Trilby Road, Fort Collins, CO 80528Chess logo by Bethany Chambers

    Sign up for next tournament here and more info below:

    Enter full name
    Enter School

    Here is our dates for the upcoming year:
    Giuoco Piano October 4, 2014
    Ruy Lopez November 15th 2014
    Sicilian December 13th 2014
    Caro Kahn January 10th 2015
    Nimzo Indian March 7th 2015
    Kings Gambit March 28th 2015

    Extra tournaments:
    State Championship February 21st
    Queens Gambit (All Girls tournament) February 7th

    Things you need to know for the tournament:

    • All equipment is provided and Pizza will be provided for lunch at a small charge.
    • You need to be a USCF member to play which is easy! If you came to a tournament last year you have one. You can sign up on USCF membership page if you need a membership  we have vouchers at the tournament for players last year they were $9 for a full year and this year they will be similar. Please put need a voucher in the USCF id line if you plan on getting a voucher at the tournament. Email me at info@chessmatesfc.com with any questions and I will help you figure it out. Being a USCF member rates players and helps us put them in the correct section for an example you can see my ID here: Zach I think it is a valuable to track progress and give kids incentives to get better.
    • Tournament starts at 8:30am players meeting everyone needs to be there at 8:30am or you will receive a 0 point bye. We have a lot of players so we need everyone on time! Come early to check in and avoid problems thanks!
    • Tournament ends around 3pm awards ceremony immediately after last round, Trophies for 1st-5th place in each section, prizes for players who tied for 5th, and participation ribbons for everyone!
    • Series prizes will be given out in each section so the more tournaments you compete in the better chance you have!
    • It will now cost $25 to sign up at the door however it is still $20 if you want to just sign up for the tournament the night before online helping us cut down on lines and start on time :)


    Check out all the info on the attached flier.Chessmates-PSD tournaments 2014-2015

    Posted on 29 December '14 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

    November 13th Results

    Here is a link to the full results: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201411158752-14362114


    Congrats to Our Ruy Lopez Chessmates tournament winners!!!!





    5th ADRIAN LEE

    6th-8th  ADRIAN PALMER

    9th-12th  ADRIAN KLEY

    Rated 800-1000  JACK THOMAS NAUMAN

    Rated 1000+     AIDAN E MARCO

    Posted on 25 November '14 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

    chess tournament results 10/4

    Started off the year with our biggest first tournament ever 120 rated chess players took to the boards and we had some great performances!

    Check out the pictures more action shots next time:

    Here is the link to the whole tournaments results: United states chess federation results

    Looking forward to our next tournament November 15 register above!!!



    Posted on 22 October '14 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

    Chessmates August tournament

    Chessmates August tournament results

    Rated 1000+ 1st place Anand Vissa 4.5/5 points!

    2nd place Lilly Wilson 4/5 points!20140816_135913

    3rd place James Zheng 3/5 points!

    Rated  800-1000 1st place XinXin Liu undefeated!

    2nd place Mathew Grumm 4/5!

    3rd place Carson Bellamy 3/5!

    Rated 600-800 1st place Luke Namesnik 4/5!

    2nd place Henry Cafaro 4/5

    3rd place Jesse Hayward 3/520140816_135401

    Unrated 1st place Ethan Ko!

    Full standings20140816_135728

    Posted on 28 July '14 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.