Thank you for visiting our tournament page. We limit our tournaments to the first 50 players each tournament. Please register before hand or on site. For people registering onsite if we are full you might be turned away if the capacity is full. We do not charge more for on site registration like other companies. We like to create a friendly enviroment for our parents and their children.
During the tournament parents do not have to stay. This will allow you to be able to drop your child off with ease and enjoy your day. Please note that we highly recommend that you also provide a snack, water or a lunch for your child throughout the day.
You may sign up for one tournament a day or two.
U.S. Chess Mates offers Weekends chess tournaments in select locations. All tournaments have different formats. Two of the most popular tournaments we offer will be in a "Swiss Style" or a "Quad or Round Robin. Swiss Style:
players will be broken into groups based off their grade.
Each player will play 5 games wether they win or lose.
The best score you can acheive is 5 points (winning all games).
If your child is not placed with a player then a free win worth 1 point will be
awarded to them.
Clocks will be used for upper grades (game in 30)
Each time your child wins, losses or draws they will be paired with others
with similar scores.
Top scores with ties for places 1-4 will compete in a "Blitz chess knockout"
Top trophies for students placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Participation trophies will be awarded to the rest of the participants.
Players must be registered with the USCF (united stated chess federation). Students that would like to participate that are not members of the USCF can register on site the day of the event.
Players will be placed into groups of 4 by closest USCF chess rating.
Each student will play 3 games unless a larger or smaller group will play a Round Robin.
Clocks will be used (game in 30) and all USCF rules apply.
Each student will receive a place trophy. i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.