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14th Annual Fox School Scholastic Chess Tournament

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Fox Elementary School

3100 St. James Road

Belmont, CA 94002

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6 Sections: K-1, 2, 3, 4, 5-8, and USCF Rated 6-8

5 Round Swiss

Time Control (Unrated sections): G/20 d0 (Game in 20 minutes, no delay)

Time Control (USCF-Rated section): G/17 d3 (Game in 17 minutes, 3 second delay)

Entry fee: $23 (plus EventBrite fees) by February 19th, $28 (plus EventBrite fees) by March 17th. On-site registration $35 (10:00-10:30AM March 19th). [* See below for Belmont-Redwood Shores District pricing.]

  • K-1, 2, 3, 4, and 5-8 sections are not USCF-rated - beginners welcome! Note: 6th-8th graders who have a USCF Quick Rating of at least 600 cannot play in the 5-8 unrated section; they must play in the rated 6th-8th grade section.
  • 6-8 section is USCF Quick-Rated. Must be a USCF member to enter the 6-8 grade section. USCF members in grades K-5 have the option of playing in the 6-8 section (it is up to the parent/child, but I would not recommend K-5th graders to sign up for the 6-8 USCF section unless they are rated at least 600).
  • If you are a 6th-8th grader and want to join the USCF, you can do so on the USCF web site (memberships start at $17 per year).
  • Limited to first 160 entries. We have averaged over 150 kids per event the past 4 years, so sign up soon!
  • Trophies to top players in each section; participation medals to everyone else
  • Pizza, hot dogs, snacks & beverages available for sale on site
  • On-site registration ends promptly at 10:30am (if you register afterwards, your child will receive a bye in the first round). If you are pre-registered, please arrive by 10:30am for check-in (announcements start at 10:40am).

Round Times & Byes:

  • Round 1 - 11:00am
  • Round 2 - 12:10pm
  • Round 3 - 1:15pm
  • Round 4 - 2:10pm
  • Round 5 - 3:05pm
  • Awards - 4:00pm

Please request byes for any rounds you can't attend. One half-point bye allowed (zero point byes for additional rounds). Half-point bye for final round must be requested before start of tournament and cannot be withdrawn.

Sections:

Confused about what section your child should play in? If so, follow these instructions:

  1. Not a USCF member? Then play in the appropriate unrated grade section (K-1, 2, 3, 4, or 5-8). Otherwise, continue to step 2.
  2. 6th-8th grader with a USCF Quick Rating of at least 600? Then you must play in the 6th-8th grade rated section. Otherwise, continue to step 3.
  3. Quick Rating under 600? Then you should probably play in the appropriate unrated grade section. Otherwise, continue to step 4.
  4. Quick Rating over 1000? Then you should probably play in the USCF-rated 6-8 section. Otherwise, continue to step 5.
  5. Your choice as to which section to play in. Feel free to contact us if you're unsure.

Rules:

  • All USCF rules in effect unless otherwise noted.
  • Notation is not required.
  • USCF tiebreak rules will be used for awards.

All proceeds go to the Fox PTA.


(*) Students currently attending Sandpiper, Redwood Shores, Nesbit, Fox, Cipriani, Central Elementary, or Ralston Middle School are not required to pay the entry fee, but the organizers are requesting a donation of $20 per participant to help cover the cost of the event. Alternatively you may simply purchase a regular entry. Please note that the trophies and medals are dependent on fees and donations, so if we do not collect enough we will not be able to purchase medals and trophies for everyone. Thank you for your understanding.

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Belmont, CA 94002

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