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2019 Indiana State K-12 Grade Chess Championships

Canterbury High School
3210 Smith Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

 Date and Time:

Saturday November 2nd, 2019. Doors open at 8:00 am. Players should arrive by 8:30 am. A players’ meeting will be held at 8:45 am, and games will begin shortly thereafter. Anyone not at a board by 9:15 am may be forfeited or re-paired. Awards will be given as soon as possible after the last round of play.


All Pre-K through Grade 12 Indiana students, including home-schooled students, may participate. Adult supervision is required for ages up to 12 years.


Compete only against those in your grade. Thirteen separate divisions for grades K-12. (Exceptions: Pre-K students will be considered as part of the Kindergarten division. Grades may play together if there are not enough players. In recent years, the high school grade divisions have been combined for this reason. However, trophies and prizes will be awarded for each grade separately.)
Entry fee is $15 for those entries postmarked by Monday, September 30th. Late entry fee is $20. Late entries will be accepted if made by Friday, November 1st. Fees must be received by Friday, November 1st. Entries will not be official until receipt of fees. Late entries may be accepted if time and space permit. No registration on site. No refunds on site. Refunds in full if requested before October 26th. Entries will be posted on the Web at: http://www.canterburychess.org/AdvanceEntries.php

 Rounds and Time Controls:

Each division will have five rounds with G/40, d5 time controls. (Exception: sections with less than 16 players may play 4 rounds with G/60, d5 time controls.) Two-minute deduction if not notating in grades 4 and above. Ties for first place will be considered “co-champions”, but trophies and prizes will be awarded based upon tie breaks.

 Trophies and Prizes:

Trophies will be awarded for each grade separately. Amazon gift cards will be awarded as follows:
Kindergarten and 1st Grade: $15 1st place, $10 2nd place
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade: $30 1st place, $20 2nd place
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade: $50 1st place, $25 2nd place
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade: $50 1st place, $25 2nd place

 USCF Certified Event:

All players must be current members of USCF (US Chess Federation) for this tournament to be USCF certified. If you are not a current USCF member, USCF membership fees are required with entry fees. The October USCF rating supplement will be used to determine each player’s rating.

 USCF Membership Plans:

Junior Tournament Membership (third grade and below): Free through third grade, without any publications. (Note: This membership is not good for any National tournaments, but is good for primary sections of state tournaments, and does not need to be renewed until fourth grade. Not available for players who already have a paid USCF membership number.)
Scholastic Membership (12 yrs or younger): $17 for 1 year, with online access to Chess Life for Kids
Youth Membership (15 yrs or younger):$22 for 1 year, with online access to Chess Life
Young Adult Membership (24 yrs or younger): $26 for 1 year, with online access to Chess Life

 To Enter:

Complete online entry form or mail entry form and fees to: Eugene Tsai, 10631 Monte Vista Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46814. Make checks payable to: Scholastic Chess of Fort Wayne.

 Other Contact Info:

E-mail: chess@canterburyschool.org
Phone: (260) 433-0750, from 6 to 9 pm

 What to Bring:

Participants are encouraged to bring their own chess sets, board and clock (if desired). Food concessions open all day.