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Date

Apr 20 2024

Time

9:00 am

Avenues Tournament

Tournament Start Times: 

  • Future Masters and Classic: Mandatory Check in 8:30 – 9:00. Pairings out at 9:15 AM
  • Reserve and Booster: Clocks begin at 9:45 AM
  • K-3 U600, K-1 U500, Novice: 10:00 AM start time

Novice

Novice is a section for those who are brand new to Chess
  • Novice 1: Open to PK-1st Grade students who are Unrated. Students play 4 Rounds. If total round time exceeds 40 minutes, clocks will be provided with 5 minutes per player. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10 placements, participation trophies for all other players.
  • Novice 2: Open to 2-3rd Grade students who are Unrated. Students play 4 Rounds. If total round time exceeds 40 minutes, clocks will be provided with 5 minutes per player. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10 placements

K-1 U500, K-3 U600, K-8 U800, K-12 U1100, Classic 1000-1299, Future Masters 1200-1500, Championship: 1500+

Players must have a valid USCF ID Trophies will go to the top 10 players in each section and medals for all other participants. Team trophy given to top performing team
  • Championship: 1500+: This is a new section created to draw the most competitive tournament at Avenues. There will be 3 rounds at g 65 d/5. This section is open to only those rated above 1500. Free entry for players 1700+. $400 in cash prizes: $250 to first, $100 to 2nd and $50 to 3rd
  • Future Masters 1200-1500: There will be 4 rounds at g/50 d5. Top 5 receive trophies
  • Classic 1000-1299: This section is for players rated 1000-1299. The time control will be g/40 d5. 4 rounds
  • K-12 Reserve U1100: G40/d5, 4 Rounds. Tiebreakers will be used if necessary. Trophies for Top 10, Medals for all other participants. Open to current USCF members in grades K-12 who are <1100 USCF rated using the higher of USCF Online Regular rating and USCF Regular over the board ratings.
  • K-8 Booster U800: This is a section for players in K-8 who are rated <800. There will be 4 rounds at G/30 d5. Trophies to top 10 players and medals for all others. Team trophy to top performing school team
  • K-3 Primary U600: This is a section for players in K-3 rated <600. There will be 4 games at g/30 d5. Top 10 receive trophies and the rest receive medals. There is also a top team trophy given to the top team in the section
  • K-1 U500: This is a section for players in K-1 rated U500. Place trophies for the top 10 players, participation trophies to all others. 4 rounds g/30 d5

Schedule

Check in is from 8:30 – 9:00 AM for Championship. All other players please arrive 20-30 minutes before your section is set to start. Rounds will begin as soon as all games in the section have concluded. There will be a short grace period before the next match pairings are posted.

Entry Fee and Other Information

Early bird entry fee: $55 by Monday 11:00 PM before tournament, regular entry fee: $65

We are using the monthly supplement rating for section determination. The only exception is for the Championship section, which can be determined by live ratings

Registration deadline is Friday before tournament at 5:00 PM  – We are not accepting on site registrations

Time controls: 

Championship: 3 rounds at g 65 d/5

Future Masters: 4 rounds g 50 d/5

Classic: 4 rounds at g 40 d/5

Reserve: 4 rounds at g 40 d/5

K-1 U500, K-3 U600, Booster K-8 U800: 4 rounds at g 30 d/5

Novice1 and 2: No clocks 

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