Monday, January 20, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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Blackstone Valley Prep School 
291 Broad St
Cumberland, RI 02864

Driving Directions 


Bob Salvas 
Southeast New England Chess Association 

13th Cumberland Winter Chess Fest/MLK Day 

The Cumberland Winter Chess Fest is a scholastic chess tournament for children in grades K-12. Trophies will be awarded to the top players in each section. Join us for the fun and competition!

FORMAT:  4SS, G/25 d/5, Two USCF rated sections and one unrated section*

-Open  (Rated section: USCF membership required**)

-UNDER 700  (Rated section: USCF membership required**)

-Novice (Unrated) 

* Note: section categories have been changed to better reflect the community of scholastic tournament players. If you have any questions about which section is right for your child please email Eduardo at epaguag@gmail.com 

**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.

Sections may be combined or split at the discretion of the director.  This is a 4 round tournament but a small section may have to play 3.  Full point byes may apply in odd-numbered sections and point byes are available in any round pending early notification to the tournament director.  Please bring chess clock if you own one.

DOOR REGISTRATION: At the door $25 entry fee. 9:00-9:45 AM. Round 1 starts at 10:00 AM. Others on completion of each round. Pre-registered players should confirm no later than 9:45AM.  Unrated section will finish around 12:30, Others around 1:30.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION: Online entry fee $20.  Scholarships available if needed on a case by case basis. Southeast New England Chess Association is a non-profit organization.

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

DIRECTIONS FROM PROVIDENCE (and points south): TAKE I-95 North to Exit 29 (Pawtucket). Take a sharp left onto Broadway/US-1. Take the third right onto Exchange Street. Go 0.4 miles, turn right onto Broad Street (Rt. 114N) 2.0 miles to Blackstone Valley Prep.The school will be on your right.

DIRECTIONS FROM MASSACHUSETTS (and points north): Take I-295 South to Exit 10 (Cumberland, Rt. 122 – Mendon Road). Go south on Mendon Road 2.5 miles. Turn slight left onto Broad Street (near Del’s). Go 0.9 miles. The school will be on your left just beyond St. Patrick’s Church.

Park in the school lot on the south side of the building or on the street.

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