Shenandoah Valley Scholastic Chess Open

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Youth Development Center

3 Battaile Drive

Winchester, VA 22601

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2017 Shenandoah Valley
Scholatic Chess Open

Saturday, October 21
Youth Development Center
Winchester, Virginia

8:30 am to 2:00 pm

We are excited to announce our final Scholastic Event for 2017 will be held at the Youth Development Center in Winchester, Virginia on Saturday, October 21.

We will have rated and unrated games for kids K-12 grade at the campus of YDC with prizes, awards, and pizza!

Spectators, siblings, and families are welcome to partake in lessons and casual chess throughout the day. YDC offers comfortable lounge areas, game spaces, and kitchen area too.

Schedule of Events

Doors Open: 8:30 am

Registration and Pairings: 8:30 am - 9:15 am

Round One: 9:15 am

Subsequent rounds as soon as practical

Lunch: 11:30 am

Awards Ceremony: 2:00 pm

Competition Format: Open Section -- 4 Rounds, Swiss System, Game 30 minutes

Quad Section -- Unrated and Paired by Grade

Every player plays multiple games!

To play in the Open Section, players must be members of the United States Chess Federation. Learn about USCF Membership here: https://new.uschess.org/join-uschess. Memberships also available for purchase onsite.

Boards and Score Sheets are provided.

Open Section Players must bring their own chess clocks.

Fee: $10 for Scholastic (discounts available for families registering more than three kids)

Method of Payment -- Paypal Invoice, Cash, or Check payable to Shenandoah Valley Chess Club


Please provide the following information.

Kid Participant Name

Section - Open or Quad



USCF Rating or Skill Level (if known)

Registrations also accepted via email at winchesterchess@gmail.com.

On tournament week, parents will receive detailed event information and general guidelines on what to expect Saturday.

Kids Chess

This event is co-sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley and Stephens City Chess Club and community donors.

Proceeds continue SVCC's mission of education, learning, and growth through the Royal Game of Chess for all ages and skill levels.

The Shenandoah Valley Chess Club is a not-for-profit education organization affiliated with the United States Chess Federation, Virginia Chess Federation , Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, and partnered with Handley Regional Library System.

We seek sponsors to offset costs for this event and continue our growth into 2018.

See our vision for Chess in the Valley and ways to support at https://www.gofundme.com/valleychess.

To learn more about Chess in Virginia and the United States, visit http://www.vachess.org and http://www.uschess.org.

Please contact Tournament Director David Hubbard, winchesterchess@gmail.com, 973-280-7189 with questions.

Thank you!

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