Scholastic Tournament!

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Hello Chess Enthusiasts,

The last RCTC tournament was on Nov 21, 2015. We are planning 2 more scholastic tournaments on Saturday, Feb 6 at Mayo Clinic Harwick Cafeteria where RCC meets and on Saturday, Feb 20 at RCTC (tentative). The format for both will be similar to the RCTC tournament:

Rochester Chess Club Youth Tournament, February 6, 2016

Please mark your calendars for the Rochester Chess Club Youth Tournament at the Mayo Clinic Harwick cafeteria on Saturday, February 6, 2015.

Format: Four-round Swiss combined individual, team tournament. You do not have to be on a team to compete. The tournament will be divided in to 3 sections based on chess playing experience:

  • Novice: Inexperienced chess players, primarily for middle school students (no clocks, no recording)
  • Reserve: High school JV players
  • Premier: High school varsity players.

Time Control:  Game/30 plus a 5-second delay for the Reserve and Premier sections only.

On site Registration: 11:00 – 11:15 AM, individuals arriving after 11:15 AM will be given a bye the first round and paired in the second round. Half-point byes are available for any round.

11:00 – 11:15 AM registration
11:30 – 12:30 Round 1
12:30 -1:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 – 2:00 PM Round 2
2:15 – 3:15 PM Round 3
3:30 – 4:30 PM Round 4
4:30 – 4:45 PM Awards

The novices will start the first round at 11:30 and subsequent rounds will begin shortly after the previous round ends.

 Contact and registration:

Dennis Mays-  advance registration by email is preferred.

Entry fee of $5 will be paid by a grant from Mayo Clinic for those who preregister by email!  

Send name, grade, school, section, and bye requests to Dennis Mays.

Directions: Mayo Clinic Harwick Cafeteria, SW corner of 3rd Ave. SW & 2nd St. SW, Rochester, MN.  Free street parking or in the Republic Parking Ramp (11 Center Street W, located 5 blocks NE of the Harwick Building).  Enter the Harwick building through the east entrance on 3rd Ave SW.  MapQuest link: .

Sponsors: Rochester Chess Club and Mayo Clinic Chess Club

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