Saturday, August 18, 2018. 1:00pm -5:00pm.
The address is Forcey Christian, 2130 E Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904.
This is a chess tournament for grades K-8.
Children are divided into sections based on age and skill. Mini-swisses attract a wide range of skill levels, the ratings in one section can vary quite a bit! and play only against opponents in their own section. The first round is at 1:00PM, and the tournament concludes around 4:00PM. Each participant will play three games. Afterwards, Coach Ali Thompson will be offering a free tournament training lesson to any participant who stays past the trophy ceremony.
* Players should arrive around 12:45PM
* The first round begins at 1:00PM
* All sections are non-elimination, and all players participate in all three rounds
* For players using chess clocks, the time control is G/25 with a 5-second time delay
Online registration is $33 before noon Tuesday or $38 Friday before noon. On-site registration is $43. Players who register on site should do so no later than fifteen minutes before the first round. (Players can still register after that, but they will miss the first round.) Chess sets are provided, but you can bring a clock if you have one.