Chess Effect Fundraiser July 15th, 2023

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Organized by: The Chess Effect in partnership with Unity Chess Club and ChessHelps. We would like to give a huge thank you to our sponsors, LIL Venture Fund, the only Venture Fund in the world that is dedicated to funding high school projects.

Unity Chess Club Website:

LIL Venture Fund:

Venue: Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler – Fashion Center: 3165 W Frye Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226

Please bring set and clock. Notation will be provided

Fundraising: This chess tournament is made by a nonprofit organization ( to raise funds for a good cause while spreading the gift of chess.

Sections: Made by USCF rating, play-up permitted within 100 points of section, but costs 5$ extra. Unrated may only play in U1200. 
USCF Membership Required to Participate

  • Open Section: For players who are rated at least 1800.
  • U1800 Section: For players who are rated below 1800, but 1200 or above.
  • U1200 Section: For players who are rated below 1200.

Entry Fees: 30$ 6/30. 35$ by 7/14. 40$ on-site. 5$ extra for play-up. No entry fee for GM/IM/FM (entry fee will be deducted from prize amount)

Schedule: 4 rounds, G45+5

9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM

Prizes:   Based on amount of entries

  • Open Section: 1st– 25%, 2nd– 15%, 3rd – 10%
  • U1800: 1st– 25%, 2nd– 15%, 3rd – 10% 
  • U1200: Trophies for top 3 places. First place will receive complementary lesson from GM or IM.