Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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RI Chess School 
679 Boston Neck Rd
North Kingstown, RI 02852

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Bob Salvas 
Southeast New England Chess Association 

1st National Chess Day Scholastic Tournament and Simul 

This National Chess Day event is for children in grades K-12. Tournament runs 9:30am-1:30pm and the simul (optional) runs 2pm-5pm. Trophies, prizes and pizza. Join us for a full day of chess fun!


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 12, 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 12 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.


Check-in for the tournament takes place between 9am and 9:45am.  Upon check-in, you will be asked if you are there for the tournament only or both the tournament and the SIMUL.  The first 25 tournament players who check-in for the SIMUL will play National Chess Master Dave Ouellette.  The SIMUL will start after the completion of the tournament (around 2pm) and may last till around 5pm.  Prizes will be awarded to those who win or draw the chess master.

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/.