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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

 

 

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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, 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!

 

NEXT TOURNEY Sun, Nov 14 @Conejo Community Park!

**View flyer here for full details

Click here for advance entries

 

Join us for the TOCC’s next tournament, the 2021 Nov Swiss in the Park, on Sunday, Nov 14!
 
Location will be OUTDOORS at Conejo Community Park in TO. (aka Dover/Hendrix park) 
However, if you are 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. This is the same site as our Sept tourney. 

 

Tourney will be four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1500, and Under 800
The top 2 sections will play G/45 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). 

 

Open to all – unrateds welcome. $580 prize fund.

Round times: 9 am, 11:00 am, 1:15 pm & 3:15 pm.

 Masks required for all players and spectators.

 

**View flyer here for full details

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 11/12; $40 after/onsite. Sign up early for cheapest rate!
Registration will be capped at 65 players.

 

   Fair warning: We cannot guarantee noise/distraction levels 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.

 

**View flyer here for full details

Click here for advance entries

RATED TOURNEY SAT, Oct 30 in Newbury Park! Also on Sun, Nov 14

 

The TOCC’s next tournament, the 2021 Oct Swiss in the Park, will take place on Saturday, Oct 30!

 

Location will be OUTDOORS at Dos Vientos Community Park in Newbury Park. 4801 Borchard Rd, Newbury Park, CA 91320 Click for Google Maps.

 

Also SAVE THE DATE – the TOCC Nov Swiss in the Park will take place on Nov 14 at the site of our September tournament, Conejo Community Park (Dover/Hendrix). Full details coming soon!

Both tourney locations have been reserved this time – so no last minute location change nonsense!

 

The Dos Vientos tourney on the 30th will be four rounds in three sections: OpenUnder 1500, and Under 800
The top 2 sections will play G/45 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). 
Open to all – unrateds welcome. $580 prize fund.

 

***View flyer here for full details!

Click here for advance entries

To register: Email us the player’s name and desired section: ThousandOaksChess@att.net
Include 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 10/28; $40 after/onsite.

Registration will be capped at 60 players.

*Fair warning: Park may be busy & loud. We cannot guarantee noise/distraction levels will be ideal compared to indoor tournaments.       

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

 

Once again, our upcoming tourneys are:

    • Sat, Oct 30 at Dos Vientos Community Park, Newbury Park  –  details here
    • Sun, Nov 14 at Conejo Community Park, TO  –  details TBA

 

Hope to have you join us!

 

P.S. Someone let me know if you can think of a more creative name for the tournaments… I dropped “action” from the title since that usually refers to G/30 events. I don’t really like the current names but couldn’t think of anything, so yeah…

 

Sincerely,
Nick Garcia
TOCC President/TD
(805) 206-9215
ThousandOaksChess@att.net 

Open Play in the Park continues thru August: Mon 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Open Play in the Park continues thru the month of August –

 

Mondays Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30!

Location: Conejo Creek North Park (large park behind the library & senior center) Click or scroll down for Google Maps.

Hours:  5:00–7:45 pm
Feel free to come or go anytime — this is a casual event.  

 

Our usual meeting spot is the Lakeside Pavilion (the largest pavilion and the second that you pass on your way into the park). However, if it happens to be reserved we’ll move to one of the other pavilions (Creekside or Willowbend).

Masks required. 

Bring your own chess sets or clocks (we will have some available for use as well).   

 

Due to the state of the pandemic with the highly contagious Delta variant and the number of our players who are still unvaccinated, we will continue meeting at the park through the month of August. 
When September comes we’ll evaluate again. Be sure to keep an eye for emails or on our website for any updates.

 

Contact us with any questions: ThousandOaksChess@att.net or (805) 990-0136

We look forward to seeing you! 

 

Open Play in the Park thru June + Goebel Center Update

**Update: Open Play in the Park continues July 5, 12, 19 & 26!

 

Open Play in the Park will resume next week, Monday June 7 and continue throughout the month!

Mondays Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28

Location: Conejo Creek North Park (large park behind the library & senior center) Click or scroll down for Google Maps.

Hours:  5:30–7:45 pm

 

Feel free to come or go anytime — this is a casual event.  

 

Our usual meeting spot is the Lakeside Pavilion (the largest pavilion and the second that you pass on your way into the park). However, if it happens to be reserved we’ll move to one of the other pavilions (Creekside or Willowbend).

Masks required. 

Bring your own chess sets or clocks (we will have some available for use as well).   

 

Also, online tournaments in our Chess.com club will be resuming Friday, Jun 4 with our June Rapid Swiss #1.

 

And an update on the Goebel Center. Since it is still being used as a vaccination site, it will only re-open in a very limited fashion during the summer months. (This is mainly just dance/exercise classes). Their plan is to resume full, normal programming for the fall session, so we can expect a tentative return to our indoor club around September. This, of course, is still up in the air, because it depends on the state of the pandemic at that time!
  I know everyone is eager to get back to competitive over-the-board chess. Our plan is to continue in-person meetings at the park on Mondays throughout the summer. At the moment this is just open play, but I’m hoping to schedule some rated or unrated tournaments soon! Be on the lookout for announcements.  

 

Contact us with any questions: ThousandOaksChess@att.net or (805) 990-0136

We look forward to seeing you!