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DATE : July 25, 2020
Demoss Hall - Room 4162
ENTRY FEES & REGISTRATION
Online until July 23rd at 11:59PM - $30 per person
After July 23rd (ON-SITE ONLY) - $35 per person
Online Deadline: July 23, 2020
Divisions: The tournament is organized into three (3) Divisions: Scholastic K-5, Scholastic 6-12, and Open.
COMPETITION FORMAT: 4 Rounds, Swiss System. This is not an elimination tournament, every player plays 4 games! Click here to read more about a Swiss System chess tournament. There will also be an optionalChess Puzzle Solving competition in both Scholastic Divisions with separate awards for players' puzzle solving performance.
Scholastic Divisions: All played at Game-40, with 5-second time delay. This means each player has 40 minutes to make all of their moves, so a very close game “could” last as long as 80 minutes.
- Round 1: 10 AM
- Rounds 2-4: Played as soon as possible after the previous round ends. The optional Puzzle Solving Competition will occur after Round 1 and before Round 2 in both Scholastic Divisions.
Open Divisions: Rounds begin at the following times:
- Round 1: 10 AM, Game-45, with 5-second time delay
- Round 2: 12:15 PM, same as Round 1
- Round 3: 2:30 PM, Game-60, with 5 second time delay
- Round 4: 5:30 PM, same as Round 3
Mike Hoffpauir, US Chess Federation National Tournament Director
2020 VA Commonwealth Games merchandise will be available for purchase during events at various locations
2020 VA Commonwealth Games bronze, silver and gold medals will be given in each category/division as well as 4th-6th place ribbons.
Scholastic Sections: Trophies to Top Unrated Player and Top Female Player
Open Section: Trophies to Top Under 1000 player and Top Under 1600 player
Sport Specific Questions: Contact Sport Director Mike Hoffpauir at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-846-4805 . Also see www.vachess.org
Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Virginia Amateur Sports office at 540-343-0987 or email@example.com
All dates, times, locations and formats are tentative at this time. Virginia Amateur Sports reserves the right to make changes to the sport information noted on this page. Some dates, locations and times may change due to registration numbers. Participants are encouraged to check sport info often for any changes.
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