Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Battleship Cove 
12 Water St
Fall River, MA 02721

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Bob Salvas 
Southeast New England Chess Association 

13th Battleship Cove Chess Tournament 

The Battleship Cove scholastic chess tournament is for kids grades K-12 and takes place ON THE BATTLESHIP in the ORIENTATION ROOM.  Be advised that there are additional fees to get on to the battleship but we do get a discount.  See below.


FORMAT: 4SS, G/25 d5. One USCF rated section and three sections unrated

  • Novice – UNRATED
  • Age 10 and under section – UNRATED
  • Age 14 and under section – UNRATED
  • Open Section (USCF RATED) – Students of any age may play (up to grade 12)

USCF Membership Required for play in OPEN SECTION

For more information about USCF membership go to: www.uschess.org or call 800-903-8723.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three players in each section.

Everyone plays all 4 rounds.

You may play in a higher age group if preferred. 1/2-point bye available in any round, but must notify organizer in advance. Bring chess clock.

Entry Fee: REDUCED ADVANCE ENTRY ONLY $10 REGISTER ONLINE (preferred) or $15 at site. Note: Additional (REDUCED) ticket fee to go on battleship will be as follows:


For entrance to the battleship: $7 for all kids playing in tmt; $10 for kids not playing in tmt; $16 for adult spectators, & free for military adults in uniform. Southeast New England Chess Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Round 1 starts at 10:00 AM. Others on completion of each round. Pre-registered players should confirm no later than 9:45AM.  Novice, age 10 and 14 & Under will finish around 12:30, Open section around 1:30.


From Providence (South): Take I-195 EAST toward Fall River, Exit 5 toward N.Tiverton and follow signs for Battleship Cove: go 0.5 miles, left on Central St. and go straight on Water street and you will see the Battleship. Only 20 minutes from Providence.

From Massachusetts (North): Take I-195 West toward Fall River, Exit 5 – turn right onto Davol St, make u-turn, take right onto Central St. follow straight to Battleship.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION contact Bob Salvas at (401) 359-1602 or email: monasterychess@gmail.com.