Sunday, August 6, 2017

La Tienda Open on September 16th

Our next tournament is at the Performance Space in La Tienda mall in Eldorado.  2 sections Open and U1700.  4 rounds G/60 ;d5.  Rounds at  10   1   3:15 and   5:30  Prizes:
Open  (b12)    1st  $120     U1900   $80
U1700 section  (b12)    1st  $100   U1500  $60   U 1300 $40
To enter send me an email to   and then pay at the door.  Those who show up without notice on the day risk not being paired for round 1

Player list
Aravind A
Jim Johnston
Gabe Morgan
Kian Morgan
Eric Johnston
Nitis Morgan

From Santa Fe get on I -25 heading N.  After 8 miles exit on the 285 signed for Clines Corners.  At the 2nd light go R into Eldorado. The La Tienda mall is immediately on the L.  The building you see with a green roof is the tournament venue

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Action Tournament on August 5th

Our next event will be at the Sabor Peruano restaurant in the De Vargas Mall in Santa Fe.  Play 5 rounds  game in 30 with a 5 second delay.  Check in by 9:30.  Games at    9:40    11    (lunch)    1      2:15    and   3:30.
To enter send me an email then pay $10 on arrival.
If there are 18 entries or more we will have 2 sections - top and bottom halves.  Cash prizes based on entries.
For directions scroll down
Player list
Aravind A.                      1846
Matthew Bryant              1821
Jim Johnston                   1760
Gabe Morgan                  1565
Andy Merriell                 1530
Kian Morgan                   1480
Jason Johnson                 1407
Eric Johnston                  1305
Mitchell Bartholomew      834

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Octos Cancelled

Hello all.   NMCO had to change the date of the Albuquerque Open.  It will now be on July 8th and  9th.  So our Octos event will be postponed till later in the year.  The next Chess con Sabor games will be an action tournament ....5 rounds G/30 ;d5 on August 5th.
Anyone who is looking for social chess games in Santa Fe should try the Violet Crown in the railyard on Mondays from 6 till 9:30 or the Santa Fe Place Mall on Cerrillos and Rodeo from 9:30 in the morning on Tuesdays and Fridays and from 11:30 on Sundays

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Blitz and Quick on June 3rd

Our next event is at the Sabor Peruano restaurant at De Vargas Mall in Santa Fe on June 3rd.  We will have 2 unrated tournaments.  Play even if your uscf membership has expired  In the morning we will
have 4 double rounds of Blitz.  After lunch we will have 5 rounds of G/15 ;d3.  Entry is $10 and cash prizes - based on entries - go to the best combined scores.
Check in at 9:30.  Blitz rounds at 9:40   10:10   10:40  and   11:10.   Quick rounds at  12:45   1:30   2:15   3:00   and 3:45
To enter send  an email to      ... and you can pay on arrival
Bird Thompson        1385
Andy Merriell          1463
William Barfuss       1472
Bruce Bell                 1649
Jim Johnston              1691
Sam Dooley                1855

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Chess con Sabor Quad on May 6th

Our next event is a quad at the Sabor Peruano restaurant.  Play 3 rounds G/60 ;d5.  Players are grouped in 4s by rating and each group plays a round robin. Check in at 9:15   rounds at 9:30   12:30   and 2:45.  Entry is $10 and the winner of each quad wins $30
Jim Johnston             1812
Vasudev Kenkre        1669
Peter Lattimore         1663
Bird Thompson         1428
If you wish to join them please send me an email

Directions   .....   scroll down

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Chess con Sabor Action Tournament on Saturday April 1st

Our next one is a 5 round G/30 ;d5 event at the Sabor Peruano restaurant in De Vargas Mall. Check in at 9:15.  Rounds at 9:30   10:45  (lunch)   1:30     2:45  and 4.  You must be a uscf member to play.  If there are 18 or more players we will divide the tournament into 2 sections  Entry is $10 and there will be cash prizes based on entries.  If you are coming please send me an email to     to book your spot and then pay on arrival.
Andrew Ackerman
Jim Johnston
Aravind A.
Andy Merriel
Bird Thompson
Bill Barfuss
Nick Miller
John LeTard
Willow LeTard
Mitchell Bartholomew
The mall is located between Paseo de Peralta and Gaudalupe.  If you are coming in from Abq....from I-25 exit on St. Francis...stay on it way across town then exit R on Paseo de Peralta when the mall is on the L.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Utopian Open on March 18 - 19

The annual SFR 5 round tournament is happening at La Tienda in Eldorado on 18th  and 19th March.  Rounds are  Sat  10   1:30  and  5   and Sun  at  10  and    1:30. A half point bye can be had in any round if requested before the start of round 1.  There will be 2 sections  Open and Reserve (under 1500).  G/90 with a 5 second delay.  Entry is $30 for all players.  Send your check to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM 87508.  Alternatively you could just send me an email to book your spot and then pay at the door IF you arrive before 9:45 on the 18th.  A late fee of $5 will be charged on entries received after Thursday 16th. See the NMCO forum for chances to get a cheap entry.
Open      (b 16)   1st   $160      U1900  $120     U1700  $100    Best scholastic K-12  $40
Reserve  (b10)   1st  $100        U1300   $80      U1100   $70     Best K-12 player        $40
Player list  
Larry Wutt                         2006
Bob Nolan                          1875
Paul Covington                  1860
Shaun MacMillan              1832
Matthew Bryant                 1822
Andrew Ackerman             1772
Jim Johnston                      1768
Calvin DeJong                   1754
Henry Poston                     1780
Vasudev Kenkre                1711
Aravind A.                        1679
Peter Lattimore                   1638
Dean Brown                      1467
Andrei Popa-Simil             1396
Do Vo                                 1386
Victor Popa-Simil              1384
Alex Velarde                       1187
Wendel Brown                   1169
Annabelle Romero             1004
Alfredo Vigil                      1003

Directions  Take I-25 and head N for 8 miles from Santa Fe.  Exit on the 285 signed for Clines Corners.  At the 2nd light go R into Eldorado.  The La Tienda Mall is immediately on the L  The building with a green roof is where we will play in the Performance Space

Rooks Action on February 25th

Our next event is at the South Side library in Santa Fe.  Play 5 rounds G/30 ;d5  Rounds are at 10:45   12   (lunch)   2   3:15   and  4:30.  Probably in 2 sections. Dual rated. Entry is $10.  Cash prizes based on entries.  To enter send your check for $10 to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM 87508 or you could just email me at   to tell me you will be coming and then show up before the library opens at 10:30 to pay on the door
Doug Thigpen             2178
Bob Nolan                   1875
Andrew Ackerman        1772
Jim Johnston               1768
Andy Merriell             1723
Aravind A.                  1678
Peter Lattimore            1638
Aubrey O'Neal             1549
Bird Thompson           1523
Joshua Landeros          1503
Eric Johnston              1298
Annabelle Romero      1004
Isabella Hayes               839
Chris Landeros              788
From downtown go way down Cerrillos.  Pass the Auto park then make a R on Jaguar drive.  Stay on it for 2 miles when the library will be on your R at the top of the hill.  From Abq. exit I-25 onto the 599 ring road.  Go R  at the 2nd light onto Airport.  Just after the golf course  make another R onto Country club.  The library will be on the L

Chess Con Sabor on March 4th

We are going to a brand new venue at the De Vargas Mall in Santa Fe.  We are hoping to run a tournament at the Sabor Peruano restaurant on the 1st Saturday of every month.  For  this 1st one we will have a rated uscf section AND  a non rated section.  Maybe a quad with 3 rounds G/60 ;d5.  Format will be subject to change if very few or very many players show up.  To enter send your check for $10 to Santa Fe Rooks,  84 Moya Road,  Santa Fe,  NM 87508 or you could just email me to reserve your place then pay at the door IF you arrive early. Check in by 9:15
Jim Johnston
Aravind Anandakumar
Andy Merriell
Bird Thompson
and 5 unrated players
The venue is in the De Vargas Mall which is on the north side of downtown between Guadalupe and Paseo de Peralta.  FromAbq. take the St Francis exit from I 25  stay on it right across town the go R on Paseo de Peralta.  Th mall is on the L.

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