Berlin Vermont Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament
Saturday, November 16, 2019
The tournament will be held
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT.
This is an unrated tournament open to chess
players of all abilities from Kindergarten through Grade 12, where the focus is
on fun and sportsmanship. UCSF membership is not required. Please bring a chess board and chess clock if you
Registration open from 9:00 9:30 AM. First round starts at 10:00.
Subsequent rounds will start approximately 15 minutes after the prior round is
completed. Food concessions will be available from 9 AM until 2 PM. Awards given as each section finishes (approximately 3:00 PM).
From I-89, take exit 7. Take a left at the first light, then first right onto
the school grounds. Park in the lot only NO parking in the fire lane (circle)
in front of the school.
Option 1: Pre-Registration. Early registration fee is $8 per player, or
$15 per family. (Must be received by mail by November 8th or online by November
9th. See details
the door on the day of the event: The onsite registration fee is $10 per player or $18 per family.
Players will be grouped
into sections according to grade level. Expected sections will be: Grades K-2,
Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8 and Grades 9-12. (The Tournament Director
reserves the right to change section groupings depending on attendance.)
All players will play four rounds (no-one will be eliminated) although
some players may receive a bye in a round if there are an odd numbers of players.
This is an unrated tournament, and first round pairing will be by random draw.
Subsequent round pairings will be made according to the Swiss system, which
pairs players with similar win-loss records.
Note: USCF rated players are welcome to participate, but their rating will not be used for
pairing purposes, and the results of this event will not affect their rating. The time
for each round will be Game/30 (each player has 30 minutes) so no round will
last longer than one hour. Players are encouraged to notate their games,
but notation is not required.
Trophies will be awarded to
the top finisher and medals will
be awarded to the top 5 players in each section. Ties for first place will
be decided by games between tied players or a playoff match. Standard USCF tie-break systems will be used (Modified
Median, Solkoff, and Cumulative, in that order) to decide ties for subsequent
Spectators are not
allowed in the section rooms while games are in progress. All participants must
be in the skittles area (Gym) or outside when not playing no-one is allowed in
the halls or unused rooms of the school.
you have questions, contact
Mike Stridsberg (Tournament Director) at
email@example.com or call (802) 223-1948.
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