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Late Summer Swiss Begins July 30 — NEW Junior section w/ dbl-rounds!

–It is not too late to jump into this event — email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net–

 

The TOCC’s next tournament, the 2018 Late Summer Swiss, begins on July 30!

With this event we are trying out something a little bit different. There will be four sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Junior Under 900.

The first three sections will have the same format and time control that you are all used to: 5 rounds with one round each Monday night at G/60, d5.

The last section, Junior Under 900, will be a scholastic section (open to K-12 players only), and will play 5 double-rounds at a G/25, d5 time control. This means that players in this section will play two games against the same opponent each Monday night, for a total of 10 games in the tournament!

Note that scholastic players rated under 900 have the option to play in the Junior U900 section OR the regular U1300 section. You can choose whether you want the double, faster games or the typical single longer game.

This event begins July 30 and will run until Aug 27. Click here to view the flyer for complete info!

To register for this event, email us at

ThousandOaksChess@att.net Please specify which section you would like to play in.

I believe this format is a great opportunity for newer, younger players as it will allow them to get more tournament games in, thereby establishing ratings and improving more quickly!

Feel free to email us with any questions (if they are not answered by this announcement or the flyer 😉).

We hope you can join us!

Club BLITZ Championship is June 18!

The TOCC’s next single-night blitz event, the 2018 Club BLITZ Championship, will take place Mon, June 18! This event will consist of 5 double-rounds of G/5 (meaning you play two 5-min games each against five opponents, for a total of ten blitz games) and feature

$CASH PRIZES!!$

75% of the money that we take in as entries goes back to the players, guaranteed!!    —  $55 for 1st place! Class prizes! Blitz rated  —

If you plan on playing, sign up in advance by emailing ThousandOaksChess@att.net

On-site registration begins at 6:00 pm and closes at 6:20. The first round will begin at 6:30 pm.

Check out the flyer here for complete information (including breakdown of prizes!)

This is a special event that we hold about 4 times a year. No regular tournament round will take place this week; the 5th annual Club Championship will resume with Round 3 on June 25.

We hope you can join us for this exciting, fast-paced event!

6th annual CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Begins June 4!

The TOCC’s next tournament, our 5th annual (2018) Club Championship, begins Mon, June 4!

This is a unique event that takes place once per year. It lasts for six rounds instead of the usual five, and consists of a single section instead of our usual three sections.

Prizes awarded include:  

  • 1st-3rd places plus nine class categories: Best U2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000, U700, U400 and Unrated. These winners all receive free entries to future tournaments in addition to the usual specially engraved trophies, and the 1st place winner –the 2018 Club Champion receives free entry for an entire year!
  • Featured prizes for Biggest Upset and Most Upset Points (exclusive to this event)
  • Bonus chess goodies raffled away throughout the event!

 

     *YOU CAN STILL JUMP INTO THIS EVENT with half-point byes for the first round or two!  Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net or call/text 805-990-0136*

 

Click here to view the flyer with complete event information (including schedule of rounds!)

 

We hope you will join us for this exciting, unique event!

 

Also, don’t miss the 2018 Club BLITZ Championship, which will take place on June 18! Click here  for complete info.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Shoma Kutasov Memorial Begins Feb 26!

The TOCC’s next tournament, the 2018 Shoma Kutasov Memorial, begins Mon, Feb 26!

As usual, this event will be five rounds and divided into three sections: Open, Under 1600 and Under 1000. However, one thing that is a bit unusual about this event is that we will be offering book prizes in addition to our regular specially engraved trophies! One of the five weeks we will also be doing a random book drawing before the round begins — so what can I say… get there early! 😉

Registration is still open for this event! If you would like to jump in with half-point byes for the first round or two, simply email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

      

 

Click here to view the flyer with full tourney information. Don’t forget to check out up-to-date standings and projected pairings when the event is in progress!

 

With this annual event we honor Shoma Kutasov, a long-time player who patronized the club nearly every week from its inception until his passing on Mar 13, 2015. Encouraging and amiable to every opponent he faced, his wry sense of humor and relaxed approach to the game of chess will continue to be missed.

Shoma Kutasov

Shoma Kutasov

 

First Tourney of 2018 Begins Jan 8!

Happy New Year everyone!

 

The Thousand Oaks Chess Club is picking back up Mon, Jan 8 with Round 1 of the 2018 New Year Swiss. As usual, this event will be five rounds and take place in three sections: Open, Under 1600 and Under 1000. It will run until Feb 12 with one week off (Jan 15).

 

You can still jump into this event with half-point byes for the first round or two! Simply email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

Click here to view the flyer with complete tourney information.

 

Remember you can always check the Standings & Pairings page for up-to-date tourney standings and projected next-round pairings.

 

Hope to have you join us!

 

Holiday HEXES Event begins Nov 27!

Closing out the tournament year at our club, on Mon, Nov 27 we begin a new event, the 2017 TOCC Holiday HEXES. This event will be a little bit different than most tournaments at TOCC: it will last for three rounds instead of five and will be divided into six-player sections (hexes) by rating. The top-scoring player in each hex will win a prize. This is a great opportunity to get in a few more weeks of chess before the winter break begins! Our time control and one-round-per-week format remains the same.

If you would like to register for this event, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net Advance registrations help us tremendously! If you just can’t sign up in advance you can sign up onsite on Nov 27 at 6:00 pm.

CLICK HERE to view the flyer for full information!

 

Even if you can’t play the whole tournament, house players are always welcome and needed, especially in an event like this one!

This event will run for three weeks from Nov 27 thru Dec 11. After this event concludes, the TOCC will be off from tournaments for three weeks, starting back up in the New Year on Jan 8.

 

Thanksgiving BLITZ is Nov 20!

The TOCC’s next single-night blitz event, the 2017 Thanksgiving Blitz will take place Mon, Nov 20! This event will consist of 5 double-rounds of G/5 (meaning you play two 5-min games each against five opponents, for a total of ten blitz games) and feature $CASH PRIZES!!$ 

75% of the money that we take in as entries goes back to the players, guaranteed!!  — $55 for 1st place! Class prizes! Blitz rated —

If you plan on playing, sign up in advance by emailing ThousandOaksChess@att.net

On-site registration begins at 6:00 pm and closes at 6:20. The first round will begin at 6:30 pm.

Check out the flyer here for complete information (including breakdown of prizes!) 

This is a special event that we hold about 3 times a year. No regular tournament round will take place this week. Our next main event, the 2017 Holiday Hexes, will begin the following week, Nov 27 with Round 1.

We hope you can join us!

5th annual Autumn Blast begins Oct 9!

As we slip into cooler weather and shorter days, the TOCC begins a new tournament, the 5th annual (2017) Autumn Blast. It’s hard to believe the club’s been around this long already! As usual, this event will consist of 5 rounds and take place in three sections: Open, Under 1600 and Under 1000. It begins Mon, Oct 9 with round 1 and will run until Nov 13, with a one week break.

Though this tourney is already underway, it is not too late to sign up! You can always jump in with half-point byes for the first round or two. 

Simply email ThousandOaksChess@att.net or call/text 805-990-0136

 

Click here to view the flyer with complete tourney information!

 

We hope to have you join us!