Starts at 4 pm each Sunday. The dates for this block are 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1.
Our ladders are run at Sunset Hills Montessori, 11180 Ridge Heights Road, Reston, VA 20191.
This ladder is for students who are in grades K-8 with a peak rating of at least 800.
Each session your child will play a long time-control game against the nearest rated player. The time control will be g/75; d5.
Online registration for a block is $49.
Online registration per session is $14.
You can sign up for each session using these links:
6/10 Long-Time Control
6/17 Long-Time Control
6/24 Long-Time Control
7/01 Long-Time Control
On-site registration for each session is $19. Players who register on site should do so no later than five minutes before the first round. Chess sets are provided, but you can bring a clock if you have one.
So what exactly is the difference between a long time control game and a regular chess game?
In our regular tournaments, kids play games limited to roughly an hour. The time control is 25 minutes per side with a 5 second delay prior to each move. A long time control game is 75 minutes per side with a 5 second delay prior to each move. Basically, your child gets three times as much time to play their moves, which will allow them to work harder at finding the best move each turn!