Turkey Day Blitz

532 Adams St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
Nov 28 2021
Chess Tournament Only (either Open or Novice Section)
Bughouse Tournament Only
Chess Tournament and Bughouse Tournament

Tournament trophies

Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each section


Turkey Day Blitz (11/28/2021-11/28/2021)


Open Section from 3:00pm-5:30pm (Chess Tournament Only, No Bughouse) (Open)

Open Section with Bughouse from 3:00pm-5:30pm, and return from 5:45pm to 6:45pm (Open)

Novice Section from noon-2:30pm (Chess Tournament Only, No Bughouse) (U700)

Novice Section with Bughouse from noon-2:30pm, and return from 5:45pm to 6:45pm (U700)

Bughouse Only from 5:45pm to 6:45pm (Only select this if you are not playing in the normal chess tournament



Join us for the Turkey Day Blitz Tournament!

Students will play around 10 games based on entry, all rated with the Learners Chess internal rating system! The 1st round will begin right at the scheduled time for your section, with following rounds beginning approximately 5 minutes after the previous round has concluded.

Games will be played with a 5-minute time control on each side with a 3 second bonus added back to your time after you make each move.

Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in each section. A blitz tie-break game may be required to determine trophies.

Students will be divided into smaller groups based on their Learners Ratings, and paired to play as many people in their smaller section as possible.

Two sections for this tournament are available:

  • The Open Section at 3:00pm, designed for students who have played in tournaments before, played chess for many years, and/or mastered the Learners Chess booklets. This section is open to all ratings, however we suggest that you have a rating of at least 600.
  • The Under 700 Novice Section at Noon, designed for students who are new to the tournament format, newer to chess, and/or still mastering the Learners Chess booklets. Students in this section also must have a learners rating under 700 or unrated.

The sections are designed so students can stay in their learning zones, avoiding being either bored or too overwhelmed with each game.

Join us again at 5:45pm for a casual Bughouse Tournament! Students may request a teammate while registering or find one on the day of the tournament. We will play as many rounds as we have time for until 6:45pm. Each bughouse game is played with a 5-minute time control on each side.

Trophies for Bughouse will be awarded for the top finishing teams.


Registration period

Registration starts on 08/12/2021 and ends on 11/27/2021.


Participants must currently be in grades kindergarten to 12.

In-person location

532 Adams St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
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