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Supporting Members of the Colorado Springs Chess Club

The Colorado Springs Chess Club offers Supporting Memberships ($50 for an individual).  Supporting Members receive a $5 discount to club events:
  • Tuesdays (G/90+30, monthly events)
  • Speed Championship (January:  unrated, G/5;d/0)
  • Colorado Springs Open (March)
  • Pikes Peak Open (August)
  • City Championship (October)
  • Winter Springs Open (December)



The Constitution of the Colorado Springs Chess Club


We the chess players of Colorado Springs, in order to form a more perfect club, establish chess tournaments, insure playing hall tranquility, provide for the common instruction, promote the United States Chess Federation (USCF), and secure the blessings of victory to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Colorado Springs Chess Club.

Article I

Section 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Rules Committee of the Colorado Springs Chess Club and shall be composed of attendees at the annual meeting.
Section 2.  Every rule shall be passed by a majority and presented to the President; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by said office, or being disapproved, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Rules Committee.

Section 3.  The officers shall keep a journal of the current rules, and after the annual meeting, publish the same; and the yeas and nays of the attendees on any question shall, at the desire of one fifth of those present, be entered on the journal.

Article II

Section 1.  The executive power shall be vested in offices of President, Vice President, and Treasurer.  The officers shall serve a term from the annual meeting until the next annual meeting.

Section 2.  The Nominating Committee shall be composed of Supporting Members and officers and shall appoint candidates for President, Vice President, and Treasurer before the annual meeting.  Should multiple candidates be nominated for an office, that office shall be elected by a majority of the Rules Committee at the annual meeting.
Section 3.  The duties of the President shall include, but are not limited to, designating a time and place of meetings, presiding over meetings, officially representing the club, and filling any vacant offices between annual meetings.  In case of the inability to discharge the duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President. 
Section 4.  The duties of the Treasurer shall include, but are not limited to, submitting a financial statement at the annual meeting and maintaining the financial records.

Article III

Section 1. The judicial power of the Colorado Springs Chess Club shall be vested in the officers of the club, and in such Tournament Directors as the officers may from time to time ordain and establish.

Section 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases arising under this Constitution or the rules of the Colorado Springs Chess Club, to controversies regarding USCF rules, or to controversies between two or more people.

Article IV

No club membership is required to attend or play at club events.  New Supporting Members may be admitted by the officers into this club.

Article V

The Nominating Committee, whenever three fourths shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution.  One half of the Supporting Members present shall constitute a quorum.

Article VI

This Constitution, and the rules of the Colorado Springs Chess Club, which shall be made in pursuance thereof, shall be the supreme law of the club.

Article VII

The repeal of the previous Constitution, in accordance with Article XII, shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution.

Done in convention by seven eighths consent of the Supporting Members present the eighteenth day of December in the year of our Lord two thousand and eighteenth and of the existence of the Colorado Springs Chess Club the seventy first.

The Rules of the Colorado Springs Chess Club

Rule 2020.1
Repeal all rules prior to 2017.
[Paul Anderson motioned; Gunnar Andersen 2nd; PASSES 11-2]
Rule 2020.2
Players may take a half point bye for any round;  Requests for a half point bye in the final round should be made before the penultimate round.
[Gunnar Andersen motioned; Earle Wikle 2nd; PASSES 13-2]
Rule 2020.3
The Board can overrule 2019.1 to schedule the City Championship.
[Peter Barlay motioned; Gunnar Andersen 2nd; PASSES 11-0]
Rule 2020.4
An announcement about the Supporting Memberships and USCF Commissions should be made at the annual meeting.
[Mark McGough motioned; Dean Brown 2nd; PASSES 5-2]
Rule 2019.1
Repeal rule 2018.1; 5th Tuesday of a month-long tournament shall be the 5th round.
[Brian Rountree motioned; Dean Brown 2nd; PASSES 14-3]
Rule 2018.1 [REPEALED]
5th Tuesday of a month shall be a one-night event with a time control other than G/90+30
[Jeff Fox motioned; Buck Buchanan 2nd; PASSES 11-1]

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sep 27 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct 4 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct 11 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct 18 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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