Learners Chess In-Person Tournaments

  • Tournaments are set up throughout the year!
  • Each Chess Tournament is followed by a Bughouse Tournament that is open to the chess tournament players or those just interested in Bughouse!
  • Top finishers in each section will receive a trophy!
  • Some of these tournaments are Grand Prix events where students who attend Learners Chess Clubs after school can earn points towards a team trophy at the end of the year!
  • Learners Chess Members are eligible for 25% off tournament Registration Fees!

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          This tournament is rated with the Learners Chess Internal Rating System

          Rounds: 4 games will be played. Round One Begins at your section's scheduled start time. The tournament can last up to two and a half hours.

          Time Control: 15 Minutes on each side with a 2 second delay before each move

          Prizes: Trophies will be awarded for the top finishers in each section.

          Sections are capped at 28 people

          Two sections for this tournament are available:

          • The Open Section at 3:00pm, designed for students who have played in tournaments before, played chess for many years, and/or mastered the Learners Chess booklets. This section is open to all ratings, however we suggest that you have a rating of at least 600.
          • The Under 700 Novice Section at Noon, designed for students who are new to the tournament format, newer to chess, and/or still mastering the Learners Chess booklets. Students in this section also must have a learners rating under 700 or unrated.

          The sections are designed so students can stay in their learning zones, avoiding being either bored or too overwhelmed with each game.

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          Join us again at 5:45pm for a casual Bughouse Tournament! Students may request a teammate while registering or find one on the day of the tournament. We will play as many rounds as we have time for until 6:45pm. Each bughouse game is played with a 5-minute time control on each side.

          Trophies for Bughouse will be awarded for the top finishing teams.

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