Category Archives: Tournaments

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

RATED TOURNEY Sun, Sept 12! Action Swiss in the Park!

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED  We have reached our max of 40 players.    9/10/21

 

**Click here for advanced entries!**

I am excited to announce the Thousand Oaks Chess Club’s first rated tournament in eighteen months!

 

The 2021 TOCC Sept Action Swiss will take place OUTDOORS on SUNDAY, Sept 12 at the beautiful Conejo Creek North Park (our club’s current location). Click for Google Maps.

 

 Join us for four rounds of G/40 d5 in three sections: Open, Under 1600 and Under 1000! Single-day weekend event.

Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in all sections!

 Round times: 9 am, 10:45 am, 12:30 pm & 2:15 pm.

Masks required for all players and spectators.

 

 Entry fee:  $20 if received by Sept 10; $25 after or onsite. Register early for cheapest rate!

Three ways to register in advance:
Venmo/Zelle      OR      in person at Open Play      OR       mail check

 

If you would like to sign up, simply email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net

 

Let us know your preferred payment method and we’ll give you the relevant information.

 

Unrateds welcome! All players must be current members of the US Chess Federation. If you haven’t joined yet, do so at uschess.org or with us at the club.

 

**Click here for advanced entries!**

Let me know if you have any questions.
Our last tournament was in March 2020 – before the initial pandemic shutdown. It’s been about time!

 

Open Play at the Park will continue this Monday, Aug 30 and into the month of September.

 

Looking forward to seeing you on Sept 12!!

 

2020 Late Winter Swiss begins Feb 10!

  *** It is not too late to register for this event! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net to jump in with a half-point bye for Rounds 1 or 2. ***

 

***Also, please note SCHEDULE CHANGE: Round 5 of this tournament will take place Mar 23 instead of Mar 16. The Goebel Center will be closed on Mar 16.***

 

 

On Feb 10 we will be starting a new tournament, our 2020 Late Winter Swiss!

 Like usual, this event will consist of five rounds in four sections: Open, Under 1700, Under 1300 and Junior Under 900. The top 3 sections play one game per week. The Junior Under 900 section, however, is a scholastic section (K-12 kids only) and plays double-rounds. That’s two games each week against the same opponent at a faster time control, for a total of ten games!

This event will run until Mar 23, with two weeks off on Feb 17 for President’s Day and Mar 16.

Prizes include gift cards and certificates to top finishers.

 

Click here for full tourney info!

 

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

 

You may also register onsite on Feb 10 at 6:00 pm. The round will begin at 6:30.

As usual, there will be free open play available in the skittles room during this event.

Hope to see you there!

2020 New Year Swiss Begins Jan 6!

***Registration is still open for this event! Email us at ThousandOaksChess@att.net to enter with half-point byes for Rounds 1 or 2.***

 

On the first Monday of 2020, we will be beginning a new tournament, our 2020 New Year Swiss!

This tournament begins Jan 6 and will run until Feb 3. With this event we will be back to our usual format of five rounds 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 U900 section plays double-rounds — that’s two games each week against the same opponent for a total of 10 games.

For this event, in addition to the usual prizes of gift cards and certificates to top finishers, we will be holding two bonus prize raffles.

Note also, starting with this event, there will be a small increase in both entry fee and prize amounts.

Click here to view full tourney info!

 

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

 

You may also register onsite on Jan 6 at 6:00 pm. The round will begin at 6:30.

 

As usual, there will be free open play available in the skittles room during this event.

 

Hope to see you there!

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!