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2016 Scholastic Chess Tournament Dates

Chess Tournament Preparation Classes
January 28, 2016 at 6:00pm and February 2, 2016 at 6:00pm, at Parkway School (1011 Parkway Blvd) in Ephrata.

This class is designed especially for those who have not participated in a tournament before. Focus of the class will be on the tournament format, chess etiquette, chess notation, tournament rules, the use of a chess clock, and other related concepts. There will be time to play chess, and boards will be set up ready for play. The purpose of this class is so tournament participants and parents can learn more about the special rules and procedures of tournament play. All tournament participants should attend this class at least once. However, participation is not required. Total time should be around one hour of instruction. Everyone, especially parents, are welcome.

Waypoint Foundation Scholastic Chess Tournament
February 6, 2016, at Parkway School (1011 Parkway Blvd) in Ephrata.

Check in 7:45-8:30am with opening ceremonies at 8:30am.

Round 1 begins immediately after the opening ceremonies at 8:30am.  Round 2 and 3 will follow approximately 15 minutes after the end of the prior round (maximum round time is one hour).  Round 4 will begin after lunch at approximately 12:30pm with Round 5 approximately 15 minutes after the end of Round 4.  Playoff rounds, if any, will begin shortly after Round 5. (There will be sufficient time between Rounds 3 and 4 for a lunch break.)

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