National Chess Day Events


National Chess Day is October 8th this year and Tallahassee Chess Club is sponsoring two tournaments on that day.

Scholastic Tournament

Get the 2011 National Chess Day Scholastic Tournament Announcement and Registration Form.

WHEN: October 8, 2011

WHERE: Gamescape in Tallahassee Mall, 2415 North Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32303 (where the Old Navy used to be, across from the Food Court)

ENTRY FEE & REGISTRATION

  • $10 if you pre-register. Mailed entries must be received by October 3rd
  • $15 after October 3rd and on-site
  • $5 discount for members of Tallahassee Chess Club
  • On-site registration is from 10:15 am – 10:45 am the day of the tournament
  • ALL Players MUST check in by 10:45 am or they will not be paired for the first round
  • You do not need to be a member of the Tallahassee Chess Club or US Chess Federation to participate in this tournament
  • Mail your entry form and entry fee to: Tallahassee Chess Club, 209 West Georgia Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1138

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

  • This is a non-rated 5-round Swiss System tournament.
  • Every player will play in all five rounds and be paired against players with similar scores.
  • Tie-break methods will be used and could include a tie-break playoff round.
  • United States Chess Federation pairing rules will be used.

TIME CONTROL

  • Each round is G/30 (game in 30 minutes). Each player receives 30 minutes to make their moves. So each round could last up to 1 hour.
  • If there are not enough chess clocks, then players will have to play their game without a clock. At the end of 1 hour, the Tournament Director will adjudicate the game as either a win for White or Black or as a draw.

ROUNDS

  • 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:30 pm (there is a lunch break between the 2nd and 3rd rounds).
  • Tie-break playoffs will be played if/as needed after the last round.

TROPHIES & AWARDS

  • Play Like A Girl by Jennifer Shahade1st through 3rd place trophies to each of the following grade levels: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12.
  • All participants will receive a commemorative medal.
  • Top Female player of the tournament will receive a copy of “Play Like a Girl” autographed by the book’s author, International Woman Grandmaster Jennifer Shahade.
  • Trophies and medals will be awarded immediately after all rounds have been played.

Quick Chess Tournament

Get the 2011 National Chess Day Quick Chess Tournament Announcment and Registration Form.

WHEN: October 8, 2011

WHERE: Gamescape in Tallahassee Mall, 2415 North Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32303 (where the Old Navy used to be, across from the Food Court)

ENTRY FEE & REGISTRATION

  • $20 if you pre-register. Mailed entries must be received by October 3rd
  • $25 after October 3rd and on-site
  • $5 discount for members of Tallahassee Chess Club
  • On-site registration is from 10:15 am – 10:45 am the day of the tournament

TOURNAMENT FORMAT: This is a USCF Quick Chess (only) rated 5-round Swiss System tournament.

TIME CONTROL: G/29. Deduct 3 minutes from the clock for a 3 second delay. Delay clocks are preferred.

ROUNDS: 11:30 am, 12:45 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 5:00 pm.

TROPHIES & AWARDS

  • Trophies and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd overall and top under 1600.
  • b/15 fully paid entries: 1st-$168, 2nd-$93, Top U1600-$56
  • 85% of entry fees will be returned as prize money.

INFORMATION: Contact the Tournament Director with any questions you might have:

Steven Cullifer
Info@TallahasseeChess.com
850.345.7838

Members of Tallahassee Chess Club will be awarded TIPP’s based on their performance at 30 TIPP’s for a win and 15 TIPP’sfor a draw. If you do not plan on playing in either of the events, but would like to assist, TIPP’s will be awarded. Please contact me if you would like to assist rather than play.

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