Tallahassee Scholastic Chess Tournament Announcment

Sponsored by Tallahassee Chess Club

REGISTER ONLINE NOW – Get the early entry fee rate if you register and pay online by Friday night (midnight)!

You can download the Tallahassee Scholastic Chess Tournament Flyer in PDF format or print out this page and use the Registration Form at the bottom of this post. Use multiple registration forms if you are registering more than one scholastic player.


February 25, 2012


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)


  • $10 if you pre-register. Mailed entries must be postmarked by February 20, 2012
  • $15 on-site
  • On-site registration is from 10:15 am – 10:45 am the day of the tournament
  • 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


  • 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.


  • Each round is G/20 (game in 20 minutes). Each player receives 20 minutes to make their moves. So each round could last up to 40 minutes.
  • 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 (or a designated assistant) will adjudicate the game as either a win for White or Black or as a draw. A player must be ahead by more than a minor piece (e.g. minor piece + 1 pawn, a rook, 4 pawns, etc.) for a win to be adjudicated (an exception may apply based on the position at the board).


  • 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm.
  • Tie-break playoffs, will be played as needed after the last round.


  • 1st 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!: Tactics by 9Queens” autographed by the book’s author, International Woman Grandmaster Jennifer Shahade.
  • Top player in the K-3 or 4-6 grade will receive a copy of “Gary’s Adventures in Chess Country” by Igor Sukhin.
  • Top 3 players OVERALL will each recieve a 1-year membership to the US Chess Federation which includes a subscription to their magazine.
  • Trophies and medals will be awarded immediately after all rounds have been played.


Players MUST check in by 10:45 am or they will not be paired for the first round.

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Sponsored by Tallahassee Chess Club
February 25, 2012

Registration Form

Name:  _______________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________

Email: _______________________________________________

Phone:  ______________________________________________

School: Grade Level (K-12): _______________________________

If a member of the USCF, provide your rating (__________) and Member ID (____________________) for pairing purpose only.

All Players MUST check in by 10:45 am or they will not be paired for the first round.

My Entry Fee of $____________ is enclosed (make check or money order payable to Tallahassee Chess Club).

Mail Entries To:
Tallahassee Chess Club
209 West Georgia Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1138

Pre-registration mail entries must be postmarked by February 20, 2012

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