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2020 RI Scholastic State Championship *OPEN TO OUT OF STATE PLAYERS*

Tournament Details Revised: 10/21/2019 5:50:55 AM
General Information
Event Organizer: SouthEast New England Chess Association  Visit Organizer Website
Event Location: Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903   [ Directions ]
Event Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time Control: 5SS, G/25 d5
Rounds Time: Round 1 at 10:30 AM.
Byes: Half-point bye must be requested in advance. Limit 1 half-point bye per player. Byes in rounds 3 and 4 are irrevocable and must be requested before the start of round 1.
Prize Info: Trophies to top 3 individual places & top 3 teams in each section.
Inquiry: benswiszcz@yahoo.com    617-872-8190
Event Webpage: senecachess.org/event/2020scholasticchamp/
Registration Information
Entry Fee: $40 if paid online by 11:59pm 3/12/19, $60 at site
Registration - Onsite: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. ONLY CHECK OR CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR WALK-IN REGISTRATION.
Membership Requirement: USCF membership is required for ALL players. This should be purchased before the tournament at http://www.uschess.org/.
Sections Information
Tournament Sections: Grades 9-12
Grades 6-8
Grades K-5
Grades K-3
Tournament Rules and Other Information
  • Onsite Registration: 9:00 AM to 10:00AM. Players who register in advance must check in onsite between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM.
  • Players must compete according to grade. Playing up a section is NOT allowed in this event.
  • Players in grades K-3 may play in either the K-3 section or the K-5 section. To qualify for the Rockefeller Tournament of State Elementary School Champions, a player must play in the K-5 section.
  • We encourage players in grades K-3 to play in the K-3 section unless they are competing to play in the Rockefeller tournament.
  • Please bring a clock if you have one. Boards will be provided. No outside food may be brought into the hotel. Food is available in the mall and nearby.
  • Team Competition: A school team’s total score is calculated by adding points from the top three players. Players must be from the same school. A team must have 3 or more players. Be sure to list your school on entry form.
  • The highest scoring RI player in each applicable section will be chosen to represent RI at the Denker (9-12 section), Barber (6-8 section), or Rockefeller (K-5 section) tournament. Winner is based on tournament tiebreaks.
  • FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION contact Ben Swiszcz from the Southeast New England Chess Association at benswiszcz@yahoo.com

  • 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.