Who: Open to youth chess players who are unrated/beginners or USCF rated under 1100.
What: A Sunday afternoon of chess for kids! Five rounds with trophies awarded to the top players and sportsmanship medals to players exemplifying great sportsmanship.
Three Sections: Under 1100, Under 750, Under 550, and Unrated Beginners. Scroll to the bottom of this post to read more about each section.
Location and Parking: Chess games will take place at the UNM Student Union Building in Ballroom C. UNM Parking in garages and in permitted spaces is open and free on Sundays. Do not park in a reserved or handicap space.
Day and Times: Sunday, October 28th
Schedule for the Day:-Onsite Registration and Check in from 2-2:30pm-Round 1, 2:45pm-Round 2, 3:20pm-Round 3, 3:55pm-Round 4, 4:30pm-Round 5, 5:05pm-Trophies and medals, 5:40pm
Cost: $6 if registration submitted before 11:59pm on October 25th, $12 after. Need-based assistance available for those not able to afford the full fee.
About each section:
- Under 1100 is the strongest section for players who are rated under 1100. Any player who is low rated or unrated (but does have a USCF membership) may play in this section. Keep in mind it will be the strongest section. Usually players with at least three years of playing experience should play in this section. – Sign up for or renew a US Chess Membership here.
- Under 750 is for players rated under 700. This is great for players who are rated below 700. Any player who is unrated (but does have a USCF membership) may play in this section. – Sign up for or renew a US Chess Membership here.
- Under 550 is a great section for players who have not yet played in many rated games and whose ratings are below 550. Also, a great one for a player’s first rated event. – Sign up for or renew a US Chess Membership here.
- Unrated Beginner is our section for players who are playing in their first ever chess tournament. Any player who is not rated may play in this section. It is recommended for players who are still very new to chess and to tournaments. This will be a great section for players looking to gain experience.