Scholastic Tournament – October 12th – National Chess Day

Download/Print: October 2013 Scholastic Chess Tournament Flyer (PDF)

Register Online:

  • Gamescape in Tallahassee Mall,
    2415 North Monroe Street, Suite 303, Tallahassee, FL 32303
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  • Two Sections: USCF rated & Unrated
  • USCF Membership is only required if you play in the rated section
  • You may pay for a USCF membership onsite the day of the tournament or visit Please call if you have any questions
Entry Fee &
  • $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 October 7th
  • Online entries may be paid by 10 pm, October 11th
  • Please Visit to 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
  • 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 Tournaments” if you are new to chess tournaments
  • G/25+5d (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)
  • Each round could last up to approx. 1 hour
  • This affects a player’s quick and regular rating if playing 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 &
  • 1st through 5th place trophies
  • All participants will receive a commemorative medal
  • Trophies and medals will be awarded immediately after all rounds have been played

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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