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Upcoming Tournaments


2024 Postal En Prise

This is an open year round entry postal tournament. Sections are issued as soon as we have four players within a 300 point rating range. Entry fee is $5 with a prize of $10 for each section winner. Two games with each player. Time Limt 10 moves in 30 days. Traditional rated postal event which does not allow the use of chess engines to aid in move selection. Moves may be exchanged via US mails or email if both players agree to use email.

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Director: Michael Buss
Type: Traditional
Platform: Postal

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2024 Summer Server

Traditional Server event. Entries close August 15th. $6 entry fee. No prizes. Entrants grouped by ratings. Players paired as either single game 7-player section, or a 4-, 5-, or 6- player double round robin sections. Time limit 10 moves/30 days. Use of chess engines is not permitted in this event.

Start Date: 2024-08-15
Director: Michael Buss
Type: Traditional
Platform: Server

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2024 Postal Club Championship

This annual Postal Club Championship is open to the twelve highest-rated players who enter the tournament by the annual deadline. The winner receives a $50 prize and the title as the Annual Postal Club Champion. Second place receives a prize of $25, and third place receives a prize of $10. Entry fee is $8. No multiple entries. Time limit 10 moves/30 days. Traditional rated postal event which does not allow the use of chess engines to aid in move selection. Deadline for entries is September 15, 2024.

Start Date: 2024-09-15
Director: Michael Buss
Type: Traditional
Platform: Postal

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2024 Advanced Postal Leadership

This is an Advanced Chess event which allows the use of chess engines in aiding in your move selection if you wish. This annual Postal Leadership event dates back to 1916. Players are assigned into Leadership sections based upon ratings to play six to eight games, depending upon the number of players. Entry fee is $8, only one entry per player. Prizes are $15 for section winner and $10 to second place in each section. Time Limit: 10 moves/30 days. Players may exchange moves through US mails or via email if both players agree to use email for move transmission.

Start Date: 2024-09-15
Director: Michael Buss
Type: Advanced
Platform: Postal

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2024 Gustafson Memorial

Played annually, this special event is named in Herbert W. Gustafson's honor. When Mr. Gustafson passed away in 2008, he left a bequest to CCLA to support chess events like this, a semi-class event with sections of four players with two games per opponent. All games will be by server, with no chess engines allowed. The tournament is open to all residents of the United States and its territories, with no CCLA membership requirement and no entry fee. The prize for winning a section will be a $20 credit that can be used only for CCLA membership dues or, for CCLA members, as entry fees to CCLA events. Section prize is split in the event of a tie. NOTE: THERE IS NO FEE FOR THIS EVENT! SIMPLY SELECT PAY "DEDUCT FROM CCLA ACCOUNT".

Start Date: 2024-10-15
Director: Michael Buss
Type: Traditional
Platform: Server

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2024 Postal Challenge Matches

Open year around with two games match against an opponent of your choice. Matches are arranged by the players themselves. Entry fee is $3 for each player. No prizes. Time limit 10 moves/30 days. Traditional postal rated chess event which does not allow the use of chess engines to aid in move selection. Moves may be made through US mail, or through email if both players agree to the use of email.

Open Registration
Director: Michael Buss
Type: Traditional
Platform: Postal

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