FOURTH 2018/2019 CHESS QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Place: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque 4900 Ringer Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129

Registration & Entry Fee: Advanced registration for teams or individuals should be sent to           Laura Bailey by Wednesday, 2/27/2019 at 5 p.m.  Click here for the registration form.

ALL PLAYERS MUST CHECK IN AT THE TOURNAMENT SITE BEFORE 9 A.M. TO BE PAIRED FOR THE FIRST MATCH

Eligibility: All students in kindergarten through grade eight are eligible.

Format: The tournament will be played in four rounds at 9:30, 10:45, 12:00 and 1:15.  Each team may enter any number of players.  The top ten players earn medals.  The top ten unqualified players qualify for the 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT on March 23.  The time control is game in thirty minutes.  

Divisions: There are four divisions: K-2, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, and 7th-8th.  Students will play in the division that corresponds with the grade they are in for the 2018-19 school year.  Students are allowed to play up a division.

Awards Presentation: Awards will be presented 30 minutes after the last round is finished.

        

Tie Breakers: Ties will be broken using the SOLKOFF SYSTEM, the SONNEBOERN-BERGER SYSTEM, the MEDIAN SYSTEM and the CUMULATIVE SYSTEM.

Equipment: Players are responsible for providing sets and boards.  A limited number of sets, boards and clocks will be available for those without the necessary equipment.

Sponsors: Each team/player must have either a sponsor, coach, or parent present.  

Tournament Director:  Laura Bailey, 314-792-7255 or laurabailey@archstl.org

Notes for SMMA Tournament:  Concessions will be available.