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Open to Out-of-State - Major R.I. Scholastic Event for Teams & Individuals

Tournament Details Revised: 2/16/2024 11:45:58 AM
General Information
Event Organizer: Ocean State Chess Association  
Event Location: New England Institute of Technology, E. Greenwich Campus, 1 New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich, RI 02818   [ Directions ]
Event Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
Time Control: G/45; d5
Rounds Time: 10:00 AM - EVENT WILL NOT BE DELAYED - Entries the Day of Event get 1/2 Bye. Register Early
Byes: 1/2 bye in advance before round 1. Limit 1 bye per player, unless zero-point bye (withdrawal)
Prize Info: Trophies Top 3 Players in each Section, and Top 3 Teams in each section. Medals to players w/ 3+ pts., * TEAMS & INDIVIDUALS FROM ANY STATE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ALL TROPHIES/AWARDS *
Inquiry: frank@oceanstatechess.com    (401) 212-1335
Event Webpage: oceanstatechess.com/events/
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $30 Early Reg. by 2/9, - EXTENDED $35 Advance Reg. by 2/16 @ 9;30 PM. $45 = day of event or On-Site Entry is $10 more.
Registration - Onsite: 9:20 AM - 9:45 AM. Onsite Registrations may receive 1/2 pt. bye
Registration - Mail: Payable: Ocean State Chess Association. Mail entry to: Ocean State Chess Association, 42 Forbes Street, Riverside, RI 02915
Membership Requirement: USCF Membership is Required for All Players
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: HIGH SCHOOL - Grade 9-12 (Teams & Individual)
MIDDLE SCHOOL - Grade 6-8 (Teams & Individual)
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Grade K-5 (Teams & Individual)
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Longer Game G/45 Championship Tournament- NOT G/25 Fast Time Control Championship Event
  • Tournament will Start ON-TIME at 10:00 AM; Pairing done at 9:30 AM. Day of Event Entries receive 1/2 pt. bye
  • This is Both a Scholastic Multi-State INDIVIDUAL & TEAM Championship. OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM RI, MA, CT, & EVERY STATE
  • Team Competition: Each school's team score is calculated by adding points from the top 4 players on that team. Minimum of 3 players for a team. Maximum limit is 7 players per team. Teams with 8-10+ players or more must register two teams with 4-7 on each
  • Out-of-State players can win 1st place in every section; must be from the same school: Teams can have three or more players. Students must play in grade section
  • Players will enjoy this beautiful college venue with multiple skittles rooms provided. Plenty or parking. College cafeteria will be open for lunch
  • ENTRY FEE DISCOUNT: Schools with 4 OR MORE PLAYERS OR 2 OR MORE SIBLINGS are Eligible for a -$5 per person "ENTRY FEE DISCOUNT."
  • 1st TIME TOURNAMENT DISCOUNT: If this is your 1st Tournament we will pay for your $20 USCF membership included with your $35 Entry Fee. Must email organizer
  • Please bring a clock if you have one. Chess Sets will be provided
  • Register and see all our events on our website: www.oceanstatechess.com. Questions: Email organizer: frank@oceanstatechess.com. Chief TD: Frank DelBonis, USCF Associate National Tournament Director & TD Assistants

  • MACA provides tournament listing for all as a service to the chess community. For question, comments, or dispute regarding events that are not organized by MACA, please contact the tournament organizer directly.
  • Remember that each player is responsible for bringing and setting up their clock. Please refer to the Metrowest Chess Club Digital Clock Guide for instructions on how to set digital clocks.
  • MACA does not recommend but allows US Chess approved electronic scorekeeping devices. Please note that some national tournaments held by US Chess ban electronic scorekeeping, so be sure to know how to keep score without aid of electronics.
  • If online registration is enabled on this event, you can Join/Renew your USCF and MACA membership at the online registration page. If online registration is not available, you can join MACA (The Massachusetts Chess Association) at our Online Membership Form and USCF (United States Chess Federation) at USCF Membership Page.