AZ State Chess Championships, in Flagstaff, on May 4-5th

Don’t forget to register for the Chess Championship, in Flagstaff, on May 4-5th.  Get out of the heat and come join us!  Blitz Tournament Friday, May 3rd 6:30 $30 Chess Championship: Saturday and Sunday May 4-5 $65 $75 day of Coy’s Camps and Classes will have a chess store onsite selling notation books, […]

Summer Break 2024 Chess Camps

Coy’s Camps and Classes May 27-31: Competition Prep June 17-21: BeginnerJuly 15-19 Intermediate $249/Camp ($199 Early Bird price ifregistered at least a week early) 11:30am-3:30pm Lessons, Chess Games, Chess Puzzles, etc Grades: K-8 Register in store, texting 520-762-6062,emailing [email protected], or on Chess Scholarship helps Flagstaff area player!

Announcing the first annual Chess Scholarship! One player from the Flagstaff area is the first recipient and they will be able to play in the Arizona Scholastic State Chess Championships with their tournament fees covered by! We realize that playing in tournaments can be expensive and we plan to offer the scholarship every […]

February Rising Star FIDE Rapid tournament coming soon on Saturday, February 3rd!

Greetings Southwest Chess Players! We would like to cordially invite you to the February Rising Star FIDE Rapid tournament coming soon in Mesa on Saturday, February 3rd! For more information about this upcoming tournament please follow this link to the website: Rising Star ChessPlus, please take advantage of our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL rate of $30.00 by registering on or before Wednesday, January […]

Flagstaff All City Chess Tournament February 3rd!

Happy New Year!! Get ready to make your moves and seize victory at the upcoming Chess Tournament on February 3rd at Coconino High School! 👫 ALL-BOYS and ALL-GIRLS divisions await the next generation of grandmasters. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a budding chess player this is your chance to showcase your skills. 🗓️ Save the date: […]

Fountain Hills Chess Club in the news!

The Fountain Hills Chess Club meets at Batchelor’s Pad BBQ every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.  From the Fountain Hill Times Independent ( Paul Crumbie and his wife, N’Marie, are the faces of the Fountain Hills Chess Club, a local gathering of new and not-so-new chess players to enjoy an evening of strategy, comradery and education. […]

Chess on the rise in Vegas

From the Las Vegas Review Journal ( ) On Dec. 26, Horseshoe Las Vegas will host the 33rd annual North American Open. It is one of the four biggest tournaments on the national chess calendar, with the National Open (also in Las Vegas) and two tournaments in Chicago and Philadelphia. An estimated 1,000 chess […]

Date Change for the next Rising Star FIDE Classic and Blitz

Hello Southwest Chess Players! We need to let everyone know that we’ve had to change the date for the next Rising Star FIDE Classic and Blitz to January 13 -15, 2024 (Martin Luther King Holiday weekend). Due to venue availability constraints, the Arizona State Grades tournament, normally held in mid-January each year, had to be scheduled for Feb 17th […]

Congratulations to Arizona Players

Just a quick word of CONGRATULATIONS! to some Arizona chess players… Named to the USCF 2024 All-America Chess Team:IM Sandeep Sethuramn (Age 15)Alexander Jasinski (Age 8) Participants in the USCF 2023 National K-12 Grades Championships:Jake Senczakowicz-Gibo (12th Grade, 4.5/7)Evan Yin (10th Grade, 5.5/7, Tie for 3rd Place)Elise Yin (8th Grade, 4.5/7)Sharvesh Arul (5th Grade, 5.5/7)Alex Jasinski (4th […]

Rising Star Chess to bring FIDE-rated chess to Arizona

Arizona players will be able to play in a FIDE-rated tournament almost every month next year! Rick Smouse of Rising Star Chess will be organizing his FIDE-rated Classic, Rapid, and Blitz events for 2024. Most of you know Rick since he’s organized and/or directed over 1500 tournaments in Arizona over the years. His events are always well […]

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