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Chess Pieces of April 2020
Chess Pieces of April 2020
640 Fountain Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

 Due to concerns for the health and well being of our community in the current environment we have decided to cancel this event.  

Location: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 640 Fountain Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462
Date: Sunday April 19, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM - 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 followed by 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 G/30. 

K-6 U-200 Section This section is for Grades K to 6 for children with ratings under 200 or new tournament players.

K-6 U-500 SectionThis section is for Grades K to 6 for players rated between 200 and 499.

K-12 U-800 SectionThis section is for Grades K to 12 for players rated between 500 and 799.

K-12 Championship Section This section is open for players rated 800 or higher in Grades K to 12.  

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 Thursday, April 16 or $42 Saturday, April 18 before noon. On-site registration is $45, and is available until 10:30am in order to Play in Round 1. (Players may still register after that, but they will miss the first round.)  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 which 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.