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Cathay School K-5 July 2019
Saturday 13 July 2019, 01:00pm - 06:00pm
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The Cathay School July Tournament

July 13, 2019

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

4 Rounds, Swiss System Tournament


Cathay School

9400 Key West Ave,

Rockville MD 20850


Starting times of rounds:

Round 1:  1:30 PM

Round 2:  2:30 PM

Round 3:  3:30 PM

Round 4:  4:30 PM

Awards Ceremony: 5:45 PM


Please come before the start of the first round for announcements

Time control for every round: 20 minutes with a 5-second delay

Please bring your own boards and pieces

Please bring a chess clock if you have one


2 sections: K-5 and K-3

Trophies for top 5 players in each section

Register online at or The Cathay School front desk

Entry Fee:

$15 by July 10

$20 by July 12

$40 at the door, by 1:00 pm if space is available

Maximum 50 players for both sections combined


Using the Maryland Chess Association rules for scholastic tournaments;

  • This tournament is NOT US Chess rated, but subsequent tournaments at the Cathay School will be
  • Only 4th and 5th graders are required to notate every round, for K-3 it is highly recommended but not required
  • Touch move and touch take rules do apply
  • A player showing up 20 minutes late to a game will be forfeited and disqualified from playing in the rest of the tournament
  • NOT a knockout tournament, all players will play all 4 rounds
  • Notify any tournament director if you wish to withdraw, do not just leave with no notice because the next round you will be paired in the system and someone will be left bored sitting for 20 minutes
  • Anytime before round 2, you may request a half point bye for one round
  • How Trophies are Awarded
  • Electronic Device Policy
  • NO PARENTS OR COACHES allowed in the tournament room

The TD (Tournament Director) is Richard Tan. If you have any questions, email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Refer to MDChess pregame announcements for rules and these will be repeated before the start of round 1

Click here to register

Location 9400 Key West Ave, Rockville MD 20850