K-12 Students will earn a real chess rating from the US Chess Federation at our scholastic Tournament. A great place for K-12 students to:
- Have a great chess-tournament experience
- Begin playing rated chess
- Grow in their chess tournament skills.
- All players must not have graduated from high school.
- All players must under 18 years of age.
- All players must have a current membership in the US Chess Federation. Youth memberships are $20/year and can be purchased online at USChess.org or from our club.
- Championship - Open to all scholastic players.
- Under 800 - Open to scholastic players rated under 800 or unrated players.
- Under 400 - Open to scholastic players rated under 400 or unrated players.
If any section fails to have enough participants, sections may be combined.
Rounds: First round begins at 9:00am. All sections will play at least 4 rounds. Any sections finishing round 4 before 12:00 noon will play a fifth round.
Keeping Score: No time penalties will be issued for failing to keep score, but an adequate scoresheet is still required for some claims.
Trophies: Trophies will be awarded to top individual finishers in all sections. There are no team prizes.
Bring Your Lunch: There will be no lunch break, but we will have space for eating lunch, so please bring a lunch or snack.
Early Registration is $30; Day-of registration is $40. Four rounds with a time control of G/25;d5.
Players under the age of 15 must have a player/guardian/coach in the facility at all times. Direct questions an exception requests to email@example.com.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.