Tournaments

What?:      
 
Chess RVA Cross Round Chess Tournament
 
Who?:       
 
Kindergarten through 9th grade
 
When?:     
 
Monday, January 2nd from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (3 hours)
 
Where?:   
Mathnasium Short Pump located at 11530 D, W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23233
Why?:      Chess RVA’s cross round tourney will have you playing between 5 to 9 games in 3 hours.
 
How much?:
$20 if paid by December 25th, $25 if paid after December 25th.
Register online at www.ChessRVA.com under Tournaments.
Other:  Trophy for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, medal for 4th in each section. All participants receive a chess key chain.
K-4th section and 5th-9th section


USCF Membership recommended.
https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess
Membership form:
https://new.uschess.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/2021-membership-
form-v1.pdf


Tourney rules include:
Touch move. Do not have to record games. Once game is completed, you will be matched with next available player with a similar record.
Players may end up with a different number of games completed. Clocks may be used to keep tournament on schedule.
Parents are free to stay or to go, but do not linger over your child’s chess game during play.
Contact Information: Brian Garbera 804-921-2410 text

Chess RVA’s tournaments:

  1. Occur in person every 4-6 weeks (non-COVID)
  2. Are only 3 hours long
  3. Have participants playing anywhere from 4-8 games
  4. Combine both unrated and quick rated (G/15) – membership with USCF for 4th graders and higher is recommended but not necessary – https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php?wkmemtp=U1)
  5. Have two sections based on grade levels with trophies in each section or quad format
  6. Give out chess key chains for all participants
  7. Applies the “touch move” rule
  8. Recording of moves not required
  9. Once game is completed, you will be matched with next available player in non-quad format
  10. Players may end up with a different number of games completed
  11. Clocks may be used to keep tournament on schedule
  12. Parents are free to stay or to go, but do not linger over your child’s chess board

Contact Information: Brian Garbera 804-921-2410 cell/text