May 18th Scholastic Chess Tournament

Sponsored by Tallahassee Chess Club

Register Online:

Download/Print: May 2013 Scholastic Chess Tournament Flyer


  • Gamescape in Tallahassee Mall, 2415 North Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32303


  • Two Sections: USCF rated & Unrated.
  • USCF Membership is only required if you play in the rated section.
  • You may pay for a USCF membership on-site the day of the tournament or visit Please call if you have any questions.

Entry Fee & Registration:

  • $25 on-site.
  • $5 discount if you pre-register (by mail or online).
  • $5 discount for Tallahassee Chess Club members.
  • Mailed entries must be postmarked by May 13, 2013.
  • Online entries may be paid by 10 pm, May 17th.
  • Please Visit to register and pay online.
  • On-site registration is from 10:30 am – 10:55 am the day of the tournament.
  • If you are not registering online, you can mail your entry form and entry fee to: Tallahassee Chess Club, 209 West Georgia Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301-1138

Tournament Format:

  • 5-round Swiss System tournament.
  • Every player will play in all five rounds and be paired against players with similar scores within their section (rated or unrated).
  • USCF Tie-break methods will be used and could include a tie-break playoff round.
  • Also see “An Introduction to USCF-rated Tournamentsif you are new to chess tournaments.

Time Control:

  • Each round is G/25+5d (game in 25 minutes with 5 second delay for delay clocks). Each player receives 25 minutes to make their moves with a 5 second delay if using delay clocks, otherwise the games are just G/25. So each round could last up to 1 hour.
  • This affects a player’s quick and regular rating in the rated section.
  • Unrated section will not be required to use a clock. Adjudication of games without clocks will be done by the Tournament Director (or an assistant) after 50 minutes of play.


  • Check-in by 10:55 am, or you will not be paired for the first round – EVEN if you have pre-registered!
  • 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:15 pm (there is no lunch break scheduled, but the food court is nearby and kids can eat between rounds)
  • USCF tie-break system will be used and could include a tie-break playoff round played after the last round

Trophies & Awards:

  • 1st and 2nd place trophies to each of the following grade levels: Overall (K-12), K-8, and K-5. One trophy per player
  • All participants will receive a commemorative medal
  • Trophies and medals will be awarded immediately after all rounds have been played


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

Steve Cullifer


Mail-In Registration Form





Section: _____ USCF-Rated _____ Unrated 

USCF ID:______________________________________________________ 


My Entry Fee of $__________________ is enclosed  
(make check payable to Tallahassee Chess Club). 

Mail to: 
Tallahassee Chess Club 
209 W. Georgia Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1138



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