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Free Chess Tournament for Kids

February 26, 2013
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Announcing: A free chess tournament for children in grades K-8 who know how to play chess!

Brought to you by: Springfield Evening Kiwanis Club, Springfield Chess Club & Trinity Lutheran Chess Club

WHERE: Trinity Lutheran School — 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, IL 62704. Please enter by the front doors, which are accessible from the parking lot on the south side of the building. All other doors will be locked.

WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2013 from 5:30PM to 9:30PM

PLAYERS MUST BE THERE BY 5:45PM. PLAY STARTS AT 6:15PM.

DETAILS: A 3-round Swiss system tournament, unrated, but held under standard United States Chess Federation rules (the standard for chess tournaments in the United States). Based on entries, there should be 3 sections to group players by grade (grade K-2 / 3-5 / 6-8).

Each game will last 40 minutes (20 minutes per player, or "Game/20"). Supper will be provided for players, and adult helpers ONLY. Free t-shirt with a logo for the event will be given at the end of the event. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 in each section.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and will be limited to the first 100 players pre-registering. Pre-register online at: http://www.springfieldeveningkiwanis.org/Chess.html

TIME SCHEDULE:
• Check-in 5:30PM to 5:50PM at the site.
• Round 1 to start at 6:15PM
• Supper at 6:55PM
• Round 2 to start at 7:30PM
• Round 3 to start at 8:25PM
• Awards at 9:30PM

PLAYERS ARE TO BRING: Their own boards and sets if they can. Players with chess clocks are asked to bring them if they can.