What should I expect at my child's first tournament?

If your child is pre-registered, please plan to arrive about 15-20 minutes before the first round. If your child is not pre-registered you must complete registration on-site at least 30 minutes before the first round begins, or else skip the first round. The player pairings are posted about 15 minutes before the first round is scheduled to begin. The pairings list every child alphabetically by last name, and tell each player what color to play, what board to go to, and the name and rating of the opponent. After each game the children report their result to the Tournament Director before leaving the tournament hall.