Chessplayers from 5th-12th grades are invited to attend the....
2019 NW League PreSeason Tournaments
- Monday, November 4 -- NWL Alpha Tourney
Blaine High School commons
- Monday, November 18 -- NWL Beta Tourney
Mount Vernon High School cafeteria
Advance entry required, entry fee $3. (see below)
Scholastic chessplayers from 5th-12th grades of all abilities are invited to attend the Alpha and Beta Tourneys, being held on two Monday evenings this Fall.
At each NWL pre-season tourney, players are placed in sections of approximately equal playing ability based on the latest NWSRS ratings. If you are unrated, you will be placed in a low rated playing section. Chess notation is required for all players and chess clocks will be used (Game 25/5). If you're not familiar with recording chess moves, or using a chess clock, don't worry. Instruction will be available on site.
USCF and WHSCA tournament rules are in effect, i.e. if you touch a piece, you must move it. Bring a pen or pencil, since chess notation is a requirement. In time pressure (when either player has less than five minutes remaining on their clock) chess notation becomes optional for both players. Score sheets are provided, but bring a chess clock if you have one!
It's a no elimination element event, each player will play in all three rounds. We aim for the last game at each tourney to be completed by 9:35 p.m., but most players will be finished well before then. All tournament games will be NWSRS rated.
Medals to perfect scores each evening.
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Email us in advance your name, grade, school, rating, and the tourney name (Alpha or Beta), before 7pm Sunday the day before.
2. Check in between 6:00 and 6:10pm, and bring your $3 entry fee.
Registration and check-in: 6:00 - 6:10pm.
Registration and check-in closes at 6:10pm sharp, so do not be late. The format is such that we cannot accept late entries.
1st Round to start ASAP after 6:10pm.
Randy Walther and Randy Kaech 36O-255-Ol84.