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Please Note: If you are registering the morning of May 13, you may still register online, but please call/text 610-446-0818 to let us know that you have just registered. Thank you.
Location: Shady Grove Elementary, 351 West Skippack Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
Date: Saturday May 13, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - approximately 3:00 PM
This tournament has four different sections to accommodate players of differing ages and skills. Children play against opponents in their section. The first round begins at 11:00AM for all sections. The tournament concludes around 3:00PM with an awards ceremony where the top players and schools receive trophies.
Pre-registered players should arrive around 10:40AM. All games are non-elimination, and all players participate in all four rounds. For players using chess clocks, the time control is G25, d/5.
K-4 U-200 Section This section is for children Grades K to 4 with ratings under 200 or new players. This is the BEGINNERS section.
K-6 U-500 SectionThis section is for children Grades K to 6 rated between 200 and 499.
K-12 U-800 SectionThis section is for children Grades K to 12 rated between 500 and 799 and/or players in Grades 7 to 12.
K-12 Championship Section This section is open for players rated 800 or higher and/or players in Grades 7 to 12. This is the most ADVANCED section of play.
Anyone who wants a greater challenge may choose to play in a higher-rated section than the lowest for which he/she is eligible.
United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required for all participants, and can be purchased along with tournament registration. Online registration is $40 before midnight Wednesday, May 10, $45 before noon Friday, May 12, or $50 thereafter till May 13, 10AM.
Chess sets are provided, but bring a clock if you have one.
Regarding Byes....If you anticipate that you will not be there in time, or need to leave the tournament early, please indicate which game(s) you will be missing. Your child will NOT be paired for those games if you indicate you want a Bye. The player receives a half-point for the skipped game, and will be paired as usual for the other rounds. Children can take a maximum of two half-point Byes in a four round tournament. Additional Byes will be zero points. Byes must be scheduled before the tournament begins.