4th Annual Scholastic Chess Tournament
100 West Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA37.72 miles away
4th Annual Shenandoah Valley Scholastic Chess Tournament, K-12
Saturday, February 17
Handley Regional Library
9:15 am - 3:00 pm
On-site Registration begins 9:15 AM
Location: Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA 22601
Sections: This tournament is organized into two sections. Grades K-5 will be organized into quads to play other kids at their grade and skill level. Grades 6-8 and 9-12 will be organized in an Open Swiss-style tournament and paired for games by software.
Prizes: Trophies and Participation Medals
Register Online: http://events.winchesterchess.com/register or at the Youth Services Desk. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged.
General Information: Chess Sets and boards will be provided. Players may bring their own Chess Clocks and Notepads. Chess games for fun and instruction are available throughout the event.
Competition Format: This event is designed to be a kid-friendly introduction to tournament chess. A basic understanding of the rules is helpful but not necessary. Games are unrated. Every kid will play multiple games and coaches will be near to assist. To learn chess, visit ChessKid (http://www.chesskid.com). Learn with the Shenandoah Valley Chess Club on Wednesdays at Handley Library, 4:30-7:30pm / Saturdays at Bowman Library, 10:00am.
For planning purposes: Generally speaking, Grades K-5 will be finished by noon. Grades 6-12 will play 1 hour games (G30;d0). Depending on number of entries, it is not uncommon that a playoff and championship match could extend until 3 pm. Chess tournaments are great fun. Food, drinks, and breaks will be provided. Regular games and instruction are available throughout the event.
For more information, contact Tournament Director, David Hubbard at [email protected].
Shenandoah Valley Chess Club is a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to teaching and promoting the game of chess for all in the Shenandoah Valley region. Chess programs are partnered with Handley Regional Library System and affiliated with United States and Virginia Chess Federations. To learn more about Chess in the Valley, please visit winchesterchess.com and uschess.org.