THIS WEEKEND — The 2017 Conejo Valley Summer Open!!



Click here to see STANDINGS after Round  3!



The Thousand Oaks Chess Club is extremely pleased to announce that we are once again hosting a cash-prize weekend event this summer!! The 2017 (2nd annual) Conejo Valley Summer Open will be held Sat & Sun, July 29 & 30, 2017 at the beautiful Bethany Church on the Hill in Thousand Oaks. Players will clash for 5 rounds in three sections for $3,000 in CASH PRIZES!! Furthermore, FIDE titled players (including FMs!) play for FREE!


ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED    —   Register on-site from 9:30-10:30 am on Sat, July 29!

Let us know you are coming by emailing


See below for complete information, including breakdown of prize fund!

Click here to view the flyer  and

Click here to download the registration form. 


PLEASE PRINT these out and share with anyone and everyone! Help spread the word, as this is sure to once again be an awesome event!!


We hope to see you there!!

If you would like to view the Recap & Results for last year’s inaugural 2016 event, click here.




The Thousand Oaks Chess Club is proud to present the
2017 Conejo Valley Summer Open

July 29-30, 2017

At the scenic Bethany Church on the Hill in Thousand Oaks!
5 rounds, 3 sections, $3,000 in prizes!
FIDE titled players (including FMs) play FREE!!!


Location: Bethany Church on the Hill

200 West Bethany Court; Thousand Oaks, CA 91360    (near Janss and Moorpark Rds)



In 3 sections: Open, Under 1800, and Under 1400

     5-SS           G/90 d5


3 rounds on Saturday, 2 on Sunday.
Round times: 11 am, 2:30 pm, 6 pm on Sat. 2 pm and 5:30 pm on Sun.


Prizes!     (based on 75 paid entries; raised or lowered in proportion.)

Open Section:      $550—350 —230
Best U2000 — $200

U1800 Section:   $380—230 —160—100
Best U1600 — $150

U1400 Section:     $250—150—100
Best U1200 — $80            Best U800 — $70          plus trophies to all prizewinners!

Unrated players may play in U1800 or U1400; prize cap U1800 – $200 and U1400 – $100.


Entry Fee: Top 2 sections – only $50 if received by July 17, $55 by July 26, $65 after/on site.
U1400 Section – all $10 less than above ($40–45–55).
Sign up in advance for the cheapest rate!
No mail-in entries after July 26. On site reg: Sat, July 29 — 9:30-10:30 am.
FIDE titled players (FMs, IMs, GMs & WGMs) play FREE, $40 subtracted from prize.

 2 ways to register in advance:
At the TOCC on any Mon night   OR   Email us for a mailing address (


July official USCF ratings will be used.


2 Half-point byes available; rounds 1-3 must commit before the start of the tournament (10:30 Sat.), rounds 4-5 before round 3 begins (6 pm Sat.) Irrevocable.

Please do not drop out or miss a round without telling us!!

This is a USCF rated tournament; all players must be current members of the United States Chess Federation. You may sign up online or with us onsite.

Please bring your own sets, boards and clocks. These items will also be available to purchase on site (as supplies last).



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