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4th Annual Belmont Library Summer Chess Tournament

Peninsula Chess Club

Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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Type Remaining End Quantity
USCF Quick-Rated Section
For USCF members. Will be placed in appropriate USCF section based on rating.
Sold Out Aug 5, 2016 Free  
Unrated 4th-8th Grade Section
Unrated K-3rd graders can play in this section if they are up to the challenge of playing against older kids.
Aug 5, 2016 Free   Add to Waitlist
Unrated K-3rd Grade Section 2 Tickets Aug 5, 2016 Free  

Event Details

Sign up your child for the 4th Annual Belmont Library Summer Chess Tournament.

This free event is open to kids who will be in K-8th grade in September.

5-Round Swiss

Time control for USCF sections: G/15; d3 (Game in 15 minutes with a 3 second delay)

Time control for unrated sections:  G/18 (Game in 18 minutes, no delay)

4 Sections:

  • USCF-rated, Quick Rating 700 or higher (approximate)
  • USCF-rated, Quick Rating under 700 (approximate)
  • Unrated 4th - 8th grade
  • Unrated K - 3rd grade

Prizes:  Trophies to the top players in each section, and prizes to others.  Trophies and prizes are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

Round Times:  9:10am, 9:55am, 10:40am, 11:25am, 12:10pm

Awards Ceremony:  12:50pm

Rules/Other:

  • The two USCF sections are USCF Quick-Rated.  The other two sections are unrated.
  • The USCF players will be split into two roughly equal sections; I expect the break to be at about 700 (Quick Rating).
  • Sections are subject to change based on entries; if so, players will be notified before the day of the tournament.
  • Clocks, boards, and sets will be provided
  • Limited to first 60 entries
  • Notation is not required
  • Tiebreak rules will be used for awards (no playoffs).  Head-to-head is first tie-breaker.
  • Sorry, no byes allowed due to space limitations.
  • Please arrive by 9:00am so that we can get started promptly
  • Players may be placed in a different section at TD discretion.


Space is limited, so sign up soon.

Have questions?  Please read this FAQ.

If you can't make it this time and are not on the mailing list already, you can add yourself here.

Have questions about 4th Annual Belmont Library Summer Chess Tournament? Contact Peninsula Chess Club

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Belmont Library
1110 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002

Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)


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