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MD Sweet 16 2016

Updated on 2016.02.02 by Chris Kim & John D. Rockefeller V

Welcome to the 2015-2016 qualifying season for the 2016 Maryland Sweet 16 on 2016.03.05-06. Since 1995 this annual invitational tournament has featured 16 of the top K-12 Maryland players competing in a separate section of the UMBC Open at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The MD-Sweet-16 tournament-announcement page contains all tournament details, including qualification rules & Varsity-Points scoring rules. The MD-Sweet-16 Champion will receive a MD-Sweet-16 UMBC Chess Scholarship, valued at $44,024. (There are 2 additional types of UMBC Chess Scholarships for which high-school seniors from any state are eligible.)

8 of the 9 scheduled MD-Sweet-16 Qualifiers in this qualifying season have been completed. The standings are current through MCA Roland Park January on 2016.01.30. The final scheduled MD-Sweet-16 Qualifier will be MCA Poly & Western February on 2016.02.20 in Baltimore.

Click below for the current 16 Qualifiers, 2 Alternates, & Full Standings.

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Updated on 08.10.2014 by John Rockefeller & Chris Kim

Welcome to the 2014-2015 qualifying season for the 2015 Maryland Sweet 16 on 03.07-08.2015. Since 1995 this annual invitational tournament has featured 16 of the top K-12 Maryland residents competing in a separate section of the UMBC Open at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The MD-Sweet-16 Champion will receive a MD-Sweet-16 UMBC Chess Scholarship: a fixed-dollar scholarship valued at $41,536, spread over 4 years. (The scholarship covers tuition & fees, but not room & board.) Incidentally, there are 2 other types of UMBC Chess Scholarships for high-school seniors who reside either inside, or outside Maryland.

Of the 9 scheduled MD-Sweet-16 Qualifiers this season, the first scheduled one will be MCA Roland Park September on 09.13.2014 in Baltimore, & the final scheduled one will be MCA McDuffie Memorial on 02.21.2015 in Baltimore.

Click below for the MD-Sweet-16 qualification rules & scoring rules.

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