MD Chess Hammond Swiss Tournament, 4/22 for K-12

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Magnus Chess Academy in partnership with the Maryland Chess Association

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Grades K-12
Saturday, April 22nd, 1pm - 5pm
Hammond Middle School, 8100 Aladdin Dr, Laurel, MD 20723

This tournament has 6 different sections for players depending on their age and skill.  Children play only against opponents in their own section.  The first round is at 1:00pm for all sections.  The tournament concludes around 5:00pm with an awards ceremony where the top players and top schools receive trophies.

* Players should arrive around 12:45pm
* The first round begins at 1:00pm
* All sections are non-elimination, and all players participate in all four rounds
* We provide FREE US Chess Federation memberships for all participants, a $17 value!
* Prices will rise from $33 to $50 the Tuesday before the tournament.  Starting Friday at noon, registration is $60. Players who register after 12:30pm on Saturday will miss the first round.
* Chess sets are provided, but bring a clock if you have one.

 

Here are the sections:

 

Beginner Grades K-5 U-400

This section is open to players in their first tournament, or more experienced players with ratings under 400.  Each player will play 4 games, and players using a clock should set it to G/25 with a 5 second delay.  Most games will not have clocks.

Intermediate Grades K-5 400-799

This section is open to players in K-5 rated between 400 and 800.  Each player will play 4 games, and players using a clock should set it to G/25 with a 5 second delay.  Most games will not have clocks.

Beginner/Intermediate Grades 6-12  U-800 Section
This section is for middle and high school students in their first tournament, or more experienced players with ratings under 800.  Each player will play 4 games, and players using a clock should set it to G/25 with a 5 second delay.  Most games will not have clocks.

Advanced K-12 800-1199
This section is open to players in K-12 rated between 800 and 1199.  Each player will play 4  games, and players using a clock should set it to G/25 with a 5 second delay.

Junior Varsity K-12 1200-1599
This section is open to players in K-12 rated between 1200 and 1599.  Each player will play 4 games, and players using a clock should set it to G/25 with a 5 second delay.

Varsity K-12 1600+
This section is open to players in K-12 rated 1600 or higher.  Each player will play 2 games, and players using a clock should set it to G/60 with a 5 second delay.  This tournament is a MD-Sweet-16 Qualifier, in which Varsity players who are MD residents will earn MD-Sweet-16 Varsity Points.