Parents: Schools will not allow large events, we have had to cancel several school tournaments. Many parents want their child to have tournament experience. Many students want to get back to playing the game they love. This is why we started house tournaments.
Tampa Bay Rated Chess Tournaments …. established 2014
Our chess company have been running official US Chess Federation rated tournaments for the past 7 years. Over 600 playershave attended one of our tournaments...
When: Saturday, April 3rd …………. 10:00am - 5:00pm
Who: Scholastic Students ………...………. 1st - 12th grade
4 Rounds: No Elimination - Each student plays 4 full games Game 30/d0: Each player has 30 minutes to play their game
*** Hand Sanitizer will be used at the start of each round!
3 Divisions: Beginners Division ........... U400 ..... 1st - 4th Grade Only Intermediate Division ...... U600 ..... 1st - 12th grade Advance Division ............... U1200 .... 1st - 12th grade Awards: Each Division will have 1st and 2nd place trophy Trophy for Best Player U700 Trophy for Best Player in First Tournament Other players will receive a participation medal
Mixed Doubles Team $30 Best Boy & Girl Team Wins Cash TOP SCHOOL Trophy Awarded to the school with the best combined point score from both divisions
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Masks are optional
1). Parents - This will be a drop off event for your student Sorry, but our home does not have extra room for parents & siblings. If this is your first time having an event with us you can stay for the 1st hour to see all that is going on and to feel more comfortable leaving your child with us. We are parents first and we want all parents to feel comfortable with us!!!
2). We will provide lunch to all players To make the tournament flow easier for us and the players we are going to have a pizza lunch from Papa Johns, salad, and drinks. We are going to play 2 rounds then everyone will break for lunch and a chess lesson before the next round.
3). All players need to wear athletic shoes After a player finishes their game they must go outside. We need to provide a quite tournament room for the remaining playing students. We have a shaded deck area with a ceiling fan for students who don't want to play. We have a fenced in yard, playset, soccer goals, kickball, and a tire swing. At all times, there will be outside supervision. See pictures below. 4). 28 Players Max Our large school tournaments (Pre-Covid) had 120-170 players, so register fast for this tournament. When we fill up we will close the tournament! Last 3 tournaments we have closed.
5). Need to Come Late or Leave Early? If you know you will be late to the tournament (arriving around 11:30-11:45), but you want your student to participate you can receive a 1st round bye. Your child will not play their 1st game, but will receive 1/2 point for that round, then your child would play the next 3 games. If you know you need to leave early (leaving around 3:00), you can request a 4th round bye. Your child would play 3 games and miss the last game, but receive 1/2 point score for that last game. You can place your BYE request on the registration form.
Early Registration and LUNCH ……… $40 Ends Wednesday, March 31st at 10:00pm