Players, Parents, Coaches: The Virginia Chess Federation is extremely pleased to host this special and innovative chess tournament for players in Pre-K through Grade 12. A "4-Board Tournament" is an event where a team of 4 players from one school play against a team of 4 players from another school--it's a head-to-head competition. Please read the rules for this event at www.vachess.org.
NOTE: Entering players and teams is a 2-step process. This is STEP 1 to register individual players from your school.
Step 2 is completed by the Team Captains of each of your school's teams, preferably AFTER all of the Step 1 registrations have been submitted by the players from your school. Please see Section 6 of the event rules at www.vachess.org to understand this 2-step entry process.
This is a 6-round, US CHESS RATED ONLINE CHESS TOURNAMENT.
Entry Fee is $45.
Entry CLOSES at midnight on Saturday Feb 12th.
This is a FIRM closing time,
No new players will be allowed after midnight on Saturday Feb 12th!!
ALL GAMES will be played on Chesskid.com. YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A CHESSKID ACCOUNT TO PLAY, but even if you do have a Chesskid.com account, every player will be assigned a UNIQUE USERNAME for the tournament in accordance with the event rules (see www.vachess.org). That Username will be only for this tournament. We will distribute instructions about your Username and Password once we receive them from Chesskid.com.
TO PLAY you must be a member of the US Chess Federation. Join or renew your membership at www.uschess.org, There are age-dependent fees to become a member of US Chess, or to renew your existing US Chess membership.
There are NO MONETARY PRIZES for this tournament. Awards in all sections are Trophies or Plaques that will be presented based on the number of players in each section. More players means more awards!! All awards will be handed-out at the State Scholastic over-the-board Championships on March 26-27 in Fredericksburg VA.
TO REGISTER: Fill out the form below and submit payment using the secure PayPal payment website. You can either use your Credit Card or your PayPal account. Required information is indicated with a red asterix (*). Registration is complete and your information is submitted to tournament organizers as soon as your PayPal payment is processed.