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NEXT TOURNAMENT on Sun, July 10! @Borchard community park

*View advance entries here (coming soon)

 

I’m happy to finally announce another tournament!

 

Our July Swiss in the Park will take place Sunday, July 10!
Four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1600, and Under 1000

 

New increment time control
The top 2 sections will play G/45 +10, while the U1000 will play double-rounds of G/25 +10That’s two games against each opponent for a total of eight games.

 

$730 prize fund

 

To register, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net
Include name and desired section. Plus US Chess ID if new to TOCC tourneys. 
Be sure I have your contact phone number.

 

THEN, send payment via Venmo or Zelle: Nicholas-Garcia-221 or (805) 206-9215.

Entry fee: $25 until 7/9; $35 onsite. Sign up early for cheapest rate  
Family discount: $60 for three players; $85 late.

 

Location 

Borchard Community Park  190 N Reino Rd, Newbury Park, CA 91320 Click for Google Maps 

At the Picnic pavilion on the north side of the park (right next to Newbury Park High School). From Borchard Rd, turn right on Reino Rd then right into the second driveway. Same location as our Apr & May tourneys. 
Park includes basketball, volleyball, tennis courts and skatepark. In-between round fun?! 

 

*View advance entries here (coming soon)

 

Round times: 9 am, 11:15 am, 2 pm & 4:15 pm.
Let us know if you need to miss a round! One half-point bye available.

Spectators & casual players welcome. Extra rated/house games also available.

Masks recommended.

Chess equipment for sale.   

Fair warning: We cannot guarantee noise/all playing conditions will be ideal compared to indoor tournaments.   
If you have questions or are confused about anything, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Hope to see you there!

 

*View advance entries here (coming soon)

Open Play in the Park continues thru summer

 

Open Play in the Park           continuing thru summer months
 

Every Monday evening                5:00-7:45 pm 

 

Casual event. Come and go anytime and play against anyone you like. Always free.
All ages and levels welcome – kid to adult, beginner to master

 

Jun 13, 20, 27 
July 4  – Fourth of July Action & Blitz tourney + usual open play – 4:30-7:45 pm
See recent email for details

 

July 11, 18, 25
Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
 
 
Conejo Creek North Park
1379 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362  Click for Google Maps 
Lakeside Pavilion  
Located behind TO Library. From fwy, left off Janss rd. Follow road past library, continue straight until bend to the left where you’ll see the large pavilion.
In the event Lakeside is taken we’ll move to the Creekside pavilion.

 

Also offering impromptu rated games! Play a rated blitz match with a friend, G/15 quick rated quad, a G/30 regular rated game… any format or time control. Great way to practice for tournaments or to boost your rating. Free of charge. 
Plan with somebody or let me know you’re interested at the park. I’ll try and find you a match. With enough notice I can even announce it as a mini-tournament, like I did here. http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?202205308732

 

Chess equipment for sale! Triple and single-weighted sets in multiple colors, clocks, hard and soft-cover scorebooks

Bring your own set or use one of ours.
Masks recommended

 

Hope to have you join us 😊

 

                                                   Open Play in the Park – July 2021

NEXT TOURNEY SAT, May 7 @Borchard community park

Join us for our next tournament, the May Swiss in the Park on SATURDAY, May 7!
 

Sun May 8 is Mother’s Day, plus some players have expressed Saturdays work better for them. So we’re giving it a go. Going forward however we’ll probably return to Sundays.

Four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1600, and Under 1000
The top 2 sections play G/45 d5, while the U1000 will play double-rounds. This means they play two games against each opponent for a total of eight games! (G/30 d5). 
 
Slightly buffed $730 prize fund

 

To register, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net
Include name and desired section. Plus US Chess ID if new to TOCC tourneys. 
Be sure I have your contact phone number.

 

THEN, send payment via Venmo or Zelle: Nicholas-Garcia-221 or (805) 206-9215.

Entry fee: $25 until 5/5; $35 after/onsite. Sign up early for cheapest rate  
Family discount $60 for three players; $85 late

 

Location: Borchard Community Park

At the Picnic pavilion on the north side of the park (right next to Newbury Park High School). From Borchard Rd, turn right on Reino Rd then right into the second driveway. Same location as Apr tourney. 
Park includes basketball, volleyball, tennis courts and skatepark. In-between round fun?! 

 

 

Round times: 9 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm.
Let us know if you need to miss a round!  One half-point bye available.

Spectators & casual players welcome. Extra rated/house games also available.

Masks recommended.

Chess equipment for sale.      

Fair warning: We cannot guarantee noise/all playing conditions will be ideal compared to indoor tournaments.                    
If you have questions or are confused about anything, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Once again this tourney is on a SATURDAY.

 

NEXT TOURNEY Sun, Apr 3 @BORCHARD COMMUNITY PARK (change!)

**LOCATION HAS CHANGED**

 

 

Join us for our next tournament, the Apr Swiss in the Park, on Sunday, Apr 3!
Four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1600, and Under 1000
The top 2 sections will play G/45 d5, while the U1000 will play double-rounds. This means they play two games against each opponent for a total of eight games! (G/30 d5). 
 
 To register, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net
Include name and desired section. Plus US Chess ID if new to TOCC tourneys. 
Be sure I have your contact phone number.

 

THEN, send payment via Venmo or Zelle: Nicholas-Garcia-221 or (805) 206-9215.

Entry fee: $25 until 4/1; $35 after/onsite. Sign up early for cheapest rate! Family discount: $60 for three players

 

 
**LOCATION HAS CHANGED**
 
New location:
 
Borchard Community Park
190 N Reino Rd, Newbury Park, CA 91320  Click for Google Maps 

 

At the Picnic pavilion located on the north side of the park (right next to Newbury Park High School). From Borchard Rd, turn right on Reino Rd then right into the second driveway.
Park includes skatepark, basketball, volleyball & tennis courts. In-between round fun?!

Contact me if you have questions or trouble finding it.

 Do NOT go to Conejo Creek North Park!

 

View flyer here for full details

Round times: 9 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm

 Let us know if you need to miss a round!  One half-point bye available.

Spectators & casual players welcome! Plenty of separate skittles areas for Open Play. Plus extra rated/house games available.

 

Masks recommended.

***If you are feeling sick on the day of the event, please do not attend. We will refund your entry fee!***

Chess equipment for sale. 
    
 Fair warning: We cannot guarantee noise/all playing conditions will be ideal compared to indoor tournaments.                    
If you have questions or are confused about anything, don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

See you on the 3rd (at Borchard Park!)

 

View flyer here for full details

 

We will be meeting at Conejo Creek North as usual Monday 4/4, from 5:00-7:45 for Open Play.

TOURNEY Sun, Mar 13 + Open Play RETURNS Mar 14! incl FREE rated games

***Open Play CANCELED Mon, Mar 28


I’m pleased to make two announcements: the return of Open Play in the Park and a tournament on Sun, Mar 13! 

 

Both will be held at 
 
Conejo Creek North Park
1379 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362  Click for Google Maps 
Lakeside Pavilion  
Located behind TO Library. From fwy, left off Janss rd. Follow road past library, continue straight until bend to the left where you’ll see the large pavilion! Same site as our 2021 Open Play meetings and Feb tourney.

 

– – 
Open Play in the Park            Begins March 14!  

 

Every Monday evening         4:45-6:45 pm 

Mar 14, 21    CANCELED Mar 28

Next month the hours will expand! 

 Apr 4, 11, 18 & 25                     5:00-7:45 pm 

 

Casual event. Come and go anytime and play against anyone you like. Always free.

 

Also offering impromptu rated games!Play a rated blitz match with a friend, G/15 quick rated quad… even a G/30 regular rated game! Any format/time control. Great way to practice for tournaments or to boost your rating. Free of charge. 
Plan with somebody or let me know you’re interested at the park. I’ll try and find you a match!

 

Masks recommended but no longer required. 
Chess equipment for sale.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all back! Emoji

 

 

– – –
Our next rated tourney, the Mar Swiss in the Park, will be Sunday, Mar 13!
Reduced entry fee but SAME prizes!
Four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1600, and Under 1000
The top 2 sections will play G/45 d5, while the U1000 will play double-rounds. This means they play two games against each opponent for a total of eight games! (G/30 d5). 

 

To register, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net
Include name and desired section. Plus US Chess ID if new to TOCC tourneys. 
Be sure I have your contact phone number.

THEN, send payment via Venmo or Zelle: Nicholas-Garcia-221 or (805) 206-9215.

Entry fee: $25 until 3/11; $35 after/onsite. Sign up early for cheapest rate! Family discount: $60 for three players

 

Round times (modified): 10 am, 12 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm.

Let us know if you need to miss a round!  One half-point bye available.

Spectators & casual players welcome. Plenty of separate skittles areas for Open Play.   

Masks strongly recommended.

***If you are feeling sick on the day of the event, please do not attend. We will refund your entry fee!***

Chess equipment for sale.   
Fair warning: We cannot guarantee noise/all playing conditions will be ideal compared to indoor tournaments.                    
If you have questions or are confused about anything, don’t hesitate to email me.
See you soon! 😁

NEXT TOURNEY Sun, Feb 13 @Conejo Creek North park (**NEW location!)

Our next tourney, the Feb Swiss in the Park, will be Sunday, Feb 13!
Note following changes! NEW Location, round times, section & time control
Four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1600, and Under 1000
The top 2 sections will play G/45 d5, while the U1000 will play double-rounds. This means they play two games against each opponent for a total of eight games! (G/30 d5). 

 

 $770 prize fund

 

 
 To register, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net
Include name and desired section. Plus US Chess ID if new to TOCC tourneys. 
Be sure I have your contact phone number.

THEN, send payment via Venmo or Zelle: Nicholas-Garcia-221 or (805) 206-9215.

Entry fee: $30 until 2/11; $40 after. Sign up early for cheapest rate! Family discount: $70 for three players
 
Location: (NEW) Conejo Creek North Park
Lakeside Pavilion
Only 2.5 miles from our previous location. Flagship park located behind TO Library. From fwy, left off Janss rd. Follow road past library, continue straight until bend to the left where you’ll see the large pavilion! Same site as our summer/fall Open Play meetings. 

 

 

Round times (modifed): 9 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm.

 Let us know if you need to miss a round!  One half-point bye available.

Masks required for all players and spectators.

 

***If you are feeling sick on the day of the event, please do not attend. We will refund your entry fee!***
 
   Fair warning: We cannot guarantee noise/all playing conditions will be ideal compared to indoor tournaments.  
Spectators welcome! Plenty of separate skittles areas for Open Play.   
 
Chess equipment for sale!                           
If you have questions or are confused about anything, don’t hesitate to email me.
See you on the 13th!

 

NEXT TOURNEY Sun, Jan 23! @conejo community park

Join us for our next tournamentthe Jan Swiss in the Park, on Sunday, Jan 23!
Four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1600, and Under 800
The top 2 sections will play G/40 d5, while the U800 will play double-rounds. This means they play two games against each opponent for a total of eight games! (G/25 d5). 

 

 $800 prize fund

 To register, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net
Include name and desired section. Plus US Chess ID if new to TOCC tourneys. 
Please also provide contact phone number.

 

THEN, send payment via Venmo or Zelle: Nicholas-Garcia-221 or (805) 206-9215.

Entry fee: $30 until 1/21; $40 after. Sign up early for cheapest rate! Family discount: $70 for three players

View flyer here for full details

View advance entries here (coming soon)

 

Location: Once again Conejo Community Park (aka Dover/Hendrix park) However, if you’re using navigation, set it for Conejo Valley Botanic Garden
400 W Gainsborough Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Click for Google Maps! Park at the end of Jeaunine Dr and you’ll see the pavilion directly ahead. Same site as our last few tourneys.

 Round times: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm & 3 pm.

 Let us know if you need to miss a round! One half-point bye available.

Masks required for all players and spectators.

 

***If you are feeling sick on the day of the event, please do not attend. We will refund your entry fee!***
 Fair warning: We cannot guarantee noise/all playing conditions will be ideal compared to indoor tournaments.  
Spectators welcome! We have separate skittles area for Open Play.   
Chess equipment for sale – restocked and with new items!                           
If you have questions or are confused about anything, don’t hesitate to email me.

Hope to see you there!

View flyer here for full details

View advance entries here (coming soon)

NEXT TOURNEY Sun Jan 9! Also on Jan 23 (conejo community park)

Club Update: Because of the current surge in COVID cases, the TOCC will continue meeting outdoors with weekend tournaments for the time being. Expect a return to Monday evening play (whether it’s Open Play in the Park or tourneys at the Goebel Center) in March 2022.

 

As such,
Our next tournamentthe New Year Swiss in the Park, will take place Sunday, Jan 9!
—    And SAVE THE DATE – our Jan Swiss in the Park will take place on Jan 23! Same site, full details TBA soon.    —

 

Four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1600, and Under 800
The top 2 sections will play G/40 d5, while the U800 will play double-rounds. This means they play two games against each opponent for a total of eight games! (G/25 d5). 

 

 $800 prize fund

 To register, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net
Include name and desired section. Plus US Chess ID if new to TOCC tourneys. 
Please also provide contact phone number.

 

THEN, send payment via Venmo or Zelle: Nicholas-Garcia-221 or (805) 206-9215.

Entry fee: $30 until 1/7; $40 after. Sign up early for cheapest rate! Family discount: $70 for three players

View flyer here for full details

View advance entries here

 

Location: Once again Conejo Community Park (aka Dover/Hendrix park) However, if you’re using navigation, set it for Conejo Valley Botanic Garden
400 W Gainsborough Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Click for Google Maps! Park at the end of Jeaunine Dr and you’ll see the pavilion directly ahead. Same site as our last few tourneys.

 Round times: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm & 3 pm.

 Let us know if you need to miss a round! One half-point bye available.

Masks required for all players and spectators.

 

***If you are feeling sick on the day of the event, please do not attend. We will refund your entry fee!***
 Fair warning: We cannot guarantee noise/all playing conditions will be ideal compared to indoor tournaments.  
Spectators welcome! Open play will also take place. 

 

Chess equipment for sale – restocked and with some new items!                           
If you have questions or are confused about anything, don’t hesitate to email me.

Hope to see you there!

View flyer here for full details

View advance entries here

NEXT TOURNEY Sun, Dec 19! Holiday Swiss in the Park

 

The TOCC’s next tournamentour Holiday Swiss in the Park, will take place Sunday, Dec 19!

 

Four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1600, and Under 800
The top 2 sections will play G/40 d5, while the U800 will play double-rounds. This means they play two games against each opponent for a total of eight games! (G/25 d5). 
$800 Prize fund

 

To register, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net Include name and desired section. Also US Chess ID if new to TOCC tourneys.

THEN, send payment via Venmo or Zelle: Nicholas-Garcia-221 or (805) 206-9215.

Entry fee: $30 until 12/17; $40 after/onsite. Sign up early for cheapest rate! 
Family discount: $70 for three players. FMs and higher play FREE!

 

Location: Once again Conejo Community Park (aka Dover/Hendrix park)
However, if you’re using navigation, set it for Conejo Valley Botanic Garden400 W Gainsborough Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Click for Google Maps!  
Park at the end of Jeaunine Dr and you’ll see the pavilion directly ahead. Same site as our Sept, Nov & Dec 5 tourneys.

 

 

Round times: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm.

 

Let us know if you need to miss a round! One half-point bye available.

 

Open to all – unrateds welcome
Masks required for all players and spectators.
 Fair warning: We cannot guarantee noise/all playing conditions will be ideal compared to indoor tournaments.  
Spectators welcome! Open play will also take place.                               

If you have questions or are confused about anything, first check the flyer, then email me!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

NEXT TOURNEY Sun, Dec 5! Also on Dec 19 (conejo community park)

 

The TOCC’s next tournamentour Dec Swiss in the Park, will take place Sunday, Dec 5!
 
—      Also SAVE THE DATE – our Holiday Swiss in the Park will take place on Dec 19. Same site, similar or identical details!  Full announcement coming soon.    

 

Note changes to round times, time control and middle section.

 

Four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1600, and Under 800
The top 2 sections will play G/40 d5, while the U800 will play double-rounds. This means they will play two games against each opponent for a total of eight games! (G/25 d5). 

 

Increased prize fund –  $900

 

To register, email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net  Include name and desired section. Also US Chess ID if new to TOCC tourneys.

 

THEN, send payment via Venmo or Zelle: Nicholas-Garcia-221 or (805) 206-9215.

Entry fee: $30 until 12/3; $40 after/onsite. Sign up early for cheapest rate! 
Family discount: $70 for three players.

 

**View flyer here for full details

View advance entries

Location: Once again Conejo Community Park (aka Dover/Hendrix park)
However, if you’re using navigation, set it foConejo Valley Botanic Garden400 W Gainsborough Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Click for Google Maps!  
Park at the end of Jeaunine Dr and you’ll see the pavilion directly ahead. Same site as our Nov tourney last week. 

 

Round times: 8:30 am (earlier start), 10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm.

 

Open to all – unrateds welcome. 
Masks required for all players and spectators.
Registration will be capped at 65 players.
   Fair warning: We cannot guarantee noise/all playing conditions will be ideal compared to indoor tournaments.  
Spectators welcome! Open play will also take place.                                                                             

If you have questions, please check to see if it is answered on the flyer. If not, email me.

Looking forward to seeing you there!