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2019 Holiday OCTOS Begin Dec 2!

**Registration is still open for this event! Jump in with half-point byes for Rounds 1 or 2 by emailing us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net**

 

 

The TOCC’s final tournament of 2019, the Holiday Octos, begins Dec 2!

Like most tournaments at the TOCC, this event will be 5 rounds; however instead of the usual four sections players will be grouped into sections of eight by rating (octos). The eight highest-rated players form the first octo, the next eight form the second, and so on. Prizes are awarded to the top 2 in each octo.

There will also be the typical scholastic Junior Under 900 section, which will play five double-rounds (two games per week) for a total of 10 games. 

This event will run until Dec 30.

 

Click here for full tourney info!

 

If you would like register for this event, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

It is always a big help to us when players register in advance, so we appreciate you doing so!

 

You can also register onsite on Dec 2 (6:00-6:15 pm). The round will begin at 6:30.

Hope to see you there!

 

2019 Holiday Octos flyer

Thanksgiving BLITZ is Nov 25!

Monday, Nov 25 will be our 2019 TOCC Thanksgiving BLITZ!

Like most blitz tournaments at the TOCC, this single-night event will be 5 double-rounds of G/5 (meaning you play two games each against five opponents for a total of 10 blitz games) and will be US Chess Blitz rated.

Furthermore, this event awards cash prizes: 75% of all entries we receive will be given back to the players as prizes, guaranteed! This includes 1st-3rd plus four class prizes.

 

If you would like to play in this event, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

You may also register onsite on the 25th from 6:00-6:15 pm.

The entry fee is $15 — cash only please!

The first round will begin at 6:30 pm.

View flyer here for breakdown of prize money and complete info!

 

We recommend that players be rated at least 900 to participate in this event.

These fast-paced events are held about 3 times/year and are always a blast. We hope you can join us!

7th annual Autumn Blast Begins Oct 21!

***You can still register for this event with half-point byes for Rounds 1 or 2! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net and we’ll see you at the club!***

 

 

The TOCC’s next tournament, the 7th annual (2019) TOCC Autumn Blast, will begin on Mon, Oct 21!

This event will run until Nov 18. It will again be five rounds and take place in four sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Junior Under 900.
The top 3 sections play one game per week while the scholastic Junior section plays a double-round each week — that’s two games against the same opponent. Prizes consist of gift cards in each section.

 

If you would like register for this event, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

It is always a big help to us when players register in advance, so we appreciate you doing so!

You can also register onsite on Oct 21 (6:00-6:15 pm). The round will begin at 6:30.

 

Click here for full tourney info!

 

Hope to see you there!

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Go Gold for Super Joey Tourney Begins Sept 9!

**You can still register for this event with a half-point bye for Rounds 1 or 2! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net and you will be paired for Monday’s game.

 

 

The TOCC’s next tournament, the 2019 Go Gold for Super Joey Open, will begin on Mon, Sept 9!

This event will run until Oct 14. It will again be five rounds and take place in four sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Junior Under 900.
The top 3 sections play one game per week while the scholastic Junior section plays a double-round each week — that’s two games against the same opponent. Prizes consist of gift cards in each section.

 

If you would like register for this event, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

It is always a big help to us when players register in advance, so we appreciate you doing so!

 You can also register onsite on Sept 9 (6:00-6:15 pm). The round will begin at 6:30.

 

Click here for full tourney info!

Note that there is a one week break — no round on Oct 7.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This tournament is named in honor of the Super Joey Foundation, a non-profit organization working to fight against childhood cancer. Spread awareness – September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Visit www.SuperJoey.org

Late Summer Knights Tourney Begins July 29!

**You can still jump in with half-point byes for the first round or two! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net**

 

 

The TOCC’s next tournament, the 2019 Late Summer Knights, will begin on Mon, July 29!

This event will run until Aug 26. It will again be five rounds and take place in four sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Junior Under 900.
The top 3 sections play one game per week while the scholastic Junior section plays a double-round each week — that’s two games against the same opponent. Prizes consist of gift cards in each section.

 

If you would like register for this event, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net 

 

It is always a big help to us when players register in advance, so we appreciate you doing so!

We will also be taking registrations at the club on Monday, July 22 and July 29 (6:00-6:15 pm).

 

Click here for full tourney details!

 

Hope to see you there!

2019 Summer Spectacular Begins June 24!

***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 805-990-0136***

 

 

On Monday, June 24, we begin a new tournament, the 2019 Summer Spectacular!

We will be back to our usual format of five rounds and four sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Junior Under 900. This event will begin the 24th and run until July 22.

Please click here for full tourney details!

If you would like to register for this event or have questions, please email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

 We will also be taking registrations at the club on the 24th, 6:00-6:20 pm. Entry fee — $25. The round will begin at 6:30.

Note that there are a couple small changes being made with this event. First, we will no longer be awarding trophies, but instead gift cards to the top finishers in each section (more details to be discussed in person at the club).

Second, the 100-point rule for playing up has been relaxed and modified to be the 200-point rule (see flyer for details).

 

Hope to see you there!

Club Championship BLITZ on June 17!

 Monday, June 17 will be our 2019 TOCC Club Championship BLITZ!

Like most blitz tournaments at the TOCC, this single-night event will be 5 double-rounds of G/5 (meaning you play two games each against five opponents for a total of 10 blitz games) and will be USCF Blitz rated.

Furthermore, this event awards cash prizes: 75% of all entries we receive will be given back to the players as prizes, guaranteed!  This includes 1st-3rd plus four class prizes.

If you would like to play in this event, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

You may also register onsite on the 17th from 6:00-6:15 pm.

The entry fee is $15 — cash only please!

The first round will begin at 6:30 pm.

View flyer here  for breakdown of prize money and complete info!

 

We recommend that players be rated at least 900 to participate in this event.

 

These fast-paced events are held about 3 times/year and are always a blast. We hope you can join us!

2019 Club Championship Begins April 29!!

 

***You can still enter into this event with half-point byes for the first round or two! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net to confirm you will be playing, and we’ll see you on Monday.***

 

 

The TOCC’s 6th annual Club Championship will begin on Mon, April 29!

This is a once-per-year special event that is six rounds and features lots of prizes, including trophies, books and free entries! The first-place winner, besides receiving the title and bragging rights of Club Champion, also receives free entry at the club for a year!

In previous editions, this event took place in a single section; however this year we are adding a Junior U1000 Championship! This all-scholastic section will play 6 double-rounds of G/30 — that’s twelve total games!

Everyone else will compete in the Open Championship for top place honors as well as seven class prizes: Best Under 2000, U1800, U1600, U1400, U1200, U1000 and Unrated.

This tourney will also feature two special awards, the Biggest Upset and Most Upset Points prizes, as well as other goodies raffled away throughout the event!

 

If you would like to register for this event, please email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

It is always very helpful to us when players register in advance, so we appreciate you doing so!

You may also register onsite on Apr 29 at 6:00-6:15 pm.  The entry fee is $30.

 

This event will begin Apr 29 and run until Jun 10 (6 rounds). CLICK HERE to see full event info!

 

This event is always full of excitement and surprises. We hope to have you all join us on the 29th

2019 Springtime Swiss Begins Mar 25!

 

**Registration is still open for this event — jump in with a half-point bye for the first round or two! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net**

 

 

The TOCC will be starting back up with a new tournament next week! The 2019 Springtime Swiss will begin Mon, Mar 25 and run until April 22.

We are back to our normal format with one round per week and 4 sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Junior Under 900. The top 3 sections play 5 rounds of G/60, while the scholastic Junior U900 plays 5 double-rounds. That’s two games every Mon evening!

For complete tourney information, please click here.

If you would like to register for this event, simply email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net! 

 

As a reminder, the club will be closed one more week (Mar 18) as the Goebel Center renovations wrap up.

We hope to see you on the 25th!