Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Blackstone Valley Prep School 
291 Broad St.
Cumberland, RI 02864

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Bob Salvas 
Southeast New England Chess Association 

7th Cumberland Fall Chess Fest 

The Cumberland Fall 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!

TIME CONTROL:  4SS, G/25 d/5.

SECTIONS: Two USCF-rated sections and two unrated sections*
--OPEN (rated section: USCF membership required**)
--UNDER 700 (rated section: USCF membership required**)
--UNRATED (no membership required)
--NOVICE (no membership required)

* 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. NOTE: USCF membership must be purchased or renewed by October 19, 2023, if you plan on playing in a rated section.

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

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

ADVANCE REGISTRATION: Online entry fee $25.  ONLINE ENTRY ONLY. Registration closes on October 19 at 11:59 PM or when we hit the capacity for the venue. Scholarships may be available if needed on a case-by-case basis. 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. Please arrive and check in at 9:30 AM. Unrated sections may finish around 12:30 PM. Rated sections may finish around 1:30 PM.

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.

For information on all of our events, see http://senecachess.org/.