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Cathay School K-12 March
Sunday 08 March 2020, 09:00am - 02:00pm
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Contact richard.tan702@gmail.com

The Cathay School March Chess Tournament K-12

Open to all K-12 players from anywhere

Click Here to Register

Sunday, March 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4 Rounds, Swiss System Tournament

Address: 9400 Key West Ave, Rockville MD 20850

Starting times of rounds:
Round 1: 9:30 AM
Round 2: 10:30 AM
Round 3: 11:45 AM
Round 4: 12:45 PM
Awards Ceremony: As soon as last round finishes

Please come at least 20 minutes before the start of the first round for announcements

Time control for every round: 25 minutes with a 5-second increment
Please bring your own boards and pieces (not enough are provided)
Please bring a chess clock if you have one

2 sections: Under 600 and Open

Trophies for top 5 players in each section
$15 by March 4
$20 by March 7
$50 at the door, by 9:00 AM if space is available

  • This tournament is US Chess rated
    • All US Chess rules and regulations apply
    • ALL players must have a US-Chess Membership
      • To compete in this US-Chess-rated tournament, a player must have a US-Chess membership that is current (not yet expired).
      • If a player has ever been a US-Chess member, then the player has a permanent US-Chess ID # that must be entered during tournament registration: player's US-Chess ID # and membership expiration date.
      • A player who lacks a current US-Chess membership is ineligible to play
      • If you do not have one: apply at https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php Or go to the US Chess membership website and follow instructions
  • ALL players in the Open Section are required to notate their games, Under 600 players are not required to notate but it is highly encouraged as a method of preventing cheating and for learning
  • Players are allowed to attend either section: under 600 or open
    The only limitation is players rated over 600 by the US Chess Federation cannot enter the under 600 section.
  • A player showing up 25 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
  • How Trophies are Awarded
  • Electronic Device Policy

The TD (Tournament Director) is Richard Tan. If you have any questions, email him at chess_tournament@cathayfutureus.com

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

Location 9400 Key West Ave, Rockville, MD 20850