The next Chicago Chess Foundation of Chicago (CCF) tournament is this coming Saturday, Feb. 23 at Mt. Carmel High School. Here are the details about the tournament:
CCF Tournament on Sat. Feb. 23 at Mt. Carmel High School
6410 S Dante Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
All players are required to pre-register before Friday, February 22nd at 3:00pm. CCF will accept walk-in registrations on the day of the tournament as well, but all registrations received after 3:00pm on February 22nd will not be paired for the first round. Walk-in registrations will be accepted until 9:30am.
Volunteers: In order to keep their tournaments free, CCF relies heavily on the help of volunteers to provide the best experience for all competitors. Parent volunteers can sign up in advance via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4ea4ad28a5fa7-february1 (You can also just let Mr. Geisler know if you would like to volunteer.)
Schedule: Sign-in: 8:30 - 9:30am -All players must check-in at the tournament site by 9:30!
Tournament: 10:00am - 3:30pm -Late arrivals will not be paired in the first round.
Trophy Presentation: 3:45pm (est.)
6 Sections: Novice K-2, Novice 3-4, Novice 5-6, Novice 7-8, Intermediate (K-8), Advanced (K-8)
Tournament details: Non-rated; no entry fee; sets provided; Swiss-style; USCF standard tiebreaks. Novice - 5 rounds (clocks used to finish rounds); G/20 + 5 sec. delay in five rounds for the intermediate section; G/30 + 5 sec. delay in four rounds for the advanced section. Notation required in the Advanced section. Please bring clocks if possible.
Awards: Individual trophies to the top 7 in all sections. Team trophies to the top two teams in all Novice sections, top team in Int. & Adv. sections. Team score calculated by top four scores in novice sections, top three scores in int. & adv.
Please complete the attached permission slip by Thu. Feb. 21 if your child is planning to participate. I have attached an updated calendar for practices and events in March and April. We will have our annual chess-a-thon in late May or early June, and we will be hosting another CCF-sponsored summer camp week in the summer. More details will be forthcoming.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773)534-5055.