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Tournaments

The University Chess Club holds one major tournament each year, the Bloomington Scholastic Chess Open.



Date

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Location

University Elementary School
1111 North Russell Road
Bloomington, IN 47408
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Schedule

  • 8 to 8:30 am - Player Check-In
  • 8:45 am - Pairings posted and players' meeting
  • 9:00 am - Begin Round 1

Sections

  • 1stU - preK through 1st grade
  • 3rdU – 2nd and 3rd Grades
  • 6thU - 4th through 6th Grades
  • 8thU – 7th and 8th Grades
  • 12thU – 9th through 12th Grades

Format

  • Swiss – Four or Five Rounds, US Chess Federation (USCF) Rated
  • 30 Minutes each side for 1stU and 3rdU
  • 40 Minutes each side for 6thU, 8thU and 12thU

Individual Trophies:

  • 1stU – Top 5, top kindergartener and top preK
  • 3rdU – Top 10, top 2nd grader
  • 6thU – Top 12, top 4th grader and 5th grader
  • 8thU – Top 5
  • 12thU – Top 5

Team Trophies

Team Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 teams in 3rdU and 6thU and top 2 teams in 1stU, 8thU and 12thU sections (based on top 4 scores and minimum of two participants). Each member of award winning teams will receive a medal commemorating the team accomplishment.

Entry Requirements

This is a USCF rated tournament. Please provide USCF information and add USCF membership fee to tournament registration fee if not a current USCF member.

Entry Fee

$17 if received by November 21, $20 if received after this date. After November 28 registration will by email only. Email registration will close @ 10:00 p.m. on December 3. THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

Registration

To register, provide information on the tournament registration form. Please provide USCF information and add USCF membership fee to tournament registration fee if not a current USCF member.

  • By November 21 - Print registration form and mail with payment of $17 per student to the address below.
  • November 28 to December 3 - Email registration information and send $20 registration fee to mailing address.

Mailing address: Michelle Burns, ATTN: University Chess Club, P.O. Box 8422 Bloomington, IN 47407

Email address: Uchessclub02@gmail.com

Checks payable to University Chess Club.

Weather Related Delays

Please contact Michelle Burns @ 812-327-1087 for any weather related delays.