North Dakota Chess Association


3rd Annual Bison Fall Open (Cash Prizes)

Keeping the tradition of success! All players welcome for this NDSU Chess Club Sponsored Event.

When: Saturday, December 1, 2018

NDSU Memorial Union (upstairs in the Prairie Rose Room)

: Rated (USCF membership required, can be purchased at the tournament), and Unrated. Casual players and beginners are encouraged to play in the Unrated section.

Entry Fees: Adult (rated): $25; Adult (unrated): $20; Student (K-college, either section): $15

Registration: Begins at 9:15 AM. Late registration available. A half point bye will be given for round one.

Rounds and Time Control

Rated - 4 rounds, Game/60 min +5 sec delay, swiss pairings; Round Times: 10:15 AM, 12:45 PM or half an hour after completion of round 1, 2:45 PM, and 4:45 PM. Rounds 3 and 4 may start early if possible. Notation required.

Unrated - 5 rounds, Game/30 min +5 sec delay, swiss pairings; Round Times: 10:15 AM, 11:45 AM, 1:15 PM or half an hour after completion of round 2, 2:45 PM, and 4:15 PM.

Please bring your own boards and clocks if possible. Exact Prizes TBD based on number of entrants. Cash and/or trophies for both sections.

Contact: Turner Gunderson,, 952-913-1571

Schroeder Chess Tournament, Monday December 10, 2018

Hosts are
Dylan Raaum (701-317-5569)
Saylor Kuenzel, and Cole LeDuc
Contact Dylan Raaum at the email or phone number
The Schroeder Chess Tournament will be a place for all players in 6th to 8th grade who would like to play chess. Everyone is invited no matter what their skill level. The winner and runner-up will each get prizes. Come in Door 2 on the East side of the Schroeder building. No spectators are allowed for noise and distracting purposes. The entry fee will be $10 (please pay with cash). Pay to your school office.

The rules will be as follows

  • You are allowed to get out of your chair 3 times a match
  • The touch-piece rule will not be followed
  • It will be double elimination style
  • Chess clocks will not be used
  • The rest of the rules will be Chess rules from the ND Chess Association
  • All students 6th to 8th grade can come and play
Location: The tournament will be at Schroeder Middle School 800 32nd Ave S Grand Forks, ND 58201 Room 107
Registration by Monday December 3
Date of Tournament: Monday December 10
The time will be 4-6 pm in the Innovations room.

2018 Panamerican Seniors & Veterans Chess Championships, December 7-14, 2018 (Enjoy St. Croix’s 80ºF Weather)

Correction to Registration Date: There was an error in our ad in ChessLife. We didn’t catch that we had 10/8/18 instead of 11/8/18 for the registration deadline for this event here in St. Croix USVI. The correct registration deadline is 11/8/18.

Divi Carina Bay Resort And Casino • St. Croix USVI

Registration Deadline: 12:00 PM (Noon) 11/8/18

Eligibility: Open to all chess player members with their federations within Zones 2.1-2.5

Two age groups: 50+ and 65+

Prizes: Per Category 1st-5th Place - Absolute $600/$400/$250/$150/$100; Female $400/$250/$250/$120/$80

Rounds: Two rounds per day December 8, 9, 11, and 12, one round December 13 • Free day Monday December 10

Ratings: This is a FIDE rated tournament

Invitation, Hotel Rates, and Registration Information:


Invitation Document: Download Here