Location: 1015 Bridge Rd., Collegeville, PA 19426
Date: Saturday April 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - approximately 2:00 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 10:00am for all sections. The tournament concludes around 2:00pm with an awards ceremony where the top players and schools receive trophies.
Pre-registered players should arrive around 9:40am. 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 players. This is the BEGINNERS section.
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 players in 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 $36 before midnight Wednesday, April 24 or $40 before noon Friday, April 26. On-site registration is $45, and is available until 9:15am in order to Play in Round 1. (Late arrivals will be paired beginning with Round 2.) There will be free game analysis for all players by Senior Master Peter Minear. 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 or five round tournament. Additional Byes will be zero points. Byes must be scheduled before the tournament begins.