All IHSA/IESA Chess Teams are welcome!This tournament satisfies the IHSA requirement for a team tournament. Initial pairings of each team will be seeded according to last year's final standings at the State Tournament.
Format:HS Team Section (6 boards, 4 rounds , Game 40/d5)HS Individual Open (4 rounds, Game 40/d5)Three MS Grade Divisions: 8th, 7th & 6th (5 rounds, Game 30/d5)K-5th Open Division (5 rounds, Game 30/d5)
Time:Check-in: 8:00 to 8:45 am, Rules Meeting: 9:20 amHS Team Section/ HS Open Section: R1-9:30, R2-11:10, R3-12:55, R4-2:35 / Awards-4:30pmOther Divisions: R1-9:30, R2-10:55, R3-12:20, R4-1:45, R5-3:10 / Awards-4:40pm
Awards:Top 3 HS Teams earn trophiesTop 3 MS Teams earn trophies (Awarded by a maximum of 3 finishers from each school)Top 5 Individuals earn medals in open divisions
Byes:A half-point bye for any round is available during pre-registration. No awards will be given to players/teams how do not play in the final round and fail to notify the Tournament Director of their withdrawl.
Rules:ISHA Rules will be used for HS SectionsIESA Rules will be used for the MS SectionsUSCF scholastic rules will be used for K-5 Sections
Entry Fee:$5 per player. Max is $100 for each division.Please make checks payable to "Brimfield Chess Team" Both individual payment and team checks will be paid during check-in on tournament day.
Registration & Deadlines:Deadline to register is November 30th. Late registration on site is permitted, but with a $10 entry fee. Fill out the Google Form below by Thursday, November 30th or register at http://brimfieldchess.com/
What to bring:Complete chess set with a 5 second delay clock for every two players a school brings.Items for entertainment and relaxation(Books, games, music, cards, chessboards, homework)Money for concessions (concessions are available including Papa-Murphy's Pizza)Chess Notations Sheets and Pencils will be provided for this event.
Note: Sections may be combined due to low attendance.