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US Chess Membership Tournament

Provides a USCF Membership to ALL K-12 players that enter

All means any K-12 player from any state that wants a new or renewed membership

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

McNabb Elementary School

2100 Park Ave

Paducah, KY 42001

(Parking in front and back)

Registration in front of library at main entrance

Four Rated sections for K-12 players only: K-3, K-5, K-8, K-12 

Structure: 4-5 round SS, G/30;d5. All sections in the same room. 

Entry Fee: $20 ($5 reduction from last year!) if registered online, $30 if registered at the door


Plates to Top 4 placing Teams in all sections

Medals to Top 10 placing Individuals in all sections

Greatest Upset award in all sections

Door Prizes throughout the day


Check In*/Late Registration: ends at 8:30 AM

Players meeting: 8:45 AM in the tournament room. 

Round 1: 9:00 AM; following rounds ASAP.  

*If a player is registered prior to pairing the first round, they will be paired in that section and will play in that section unless errors are corrected prior to 8:30. It is the responsibility of the player or their parent/coach to address such errors.

Online registration until Friday, October 11, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

Whole team** registration excel formemail the excel form back in excel format or through google sheets, submit a single check at the door. 

Checks need to made out to West Kentucky Chess.

**whole team registration is due by Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Contact Tom Knight at westkychess@gmail.com or by phone at 270-933-8228

Chief TD will be Josiah Hereford, floor TDs can include coaches/parents that are currently USCF certified TDs but must NOT make calls for games of their own players.

Chess sets provided, chess clocks provided for most sections starting with K-12 and working down. There is no option for the clock if it is placed. Notation sheets may be provided as well as pens and pencils. Coaches and players are responsible for being prepared with notation & writing tool, just in case. Notation is strongly encouraged for all players; without proof of the game, players can not defend their game.

NOTE - this is the annual USCF membership tournament, western Kentucky satellite location. The primary location is in Louisville, and the PTO file for this event will be submitted to the primary as a group of sections for their main event. It is reasonable to believe there may be other satellite locations throughout the state, as well. This statement is made to inform you that processing of both the event and the hundreds of new/renewed USCF memberships will take time. Please be patient.

Chess players in rated tournaments should know how to complete a game by recognizing when the game is at an end; checkmate, draw, and expired time. These players are playing independently and should already know how the pieces move, what is illegal or not, and how to conduct themselves in a tournament setting. Players, parents and coaches are strongly encouraged to review the U.S. Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess 6th Edition, specifically conduct expectations, touch move rule, and time controls.