IndiaFest Chess Championship 2018

AIHR and HRCA are partnering to run a chess competition in conjunction with IndiaFest 2018.

Click HERE to Register.

The competition will take place September 29th, 2018 from 9 AM to 1:30 PM at the Hindu Temple of Hampton Roads, 217 Sampson Creek Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322.

There are four sections available for children of all ages and abilities.

Junior Rookie (students in grades Pre-K through 5 with limited or no experience at chess tournaments, no US Chess Federation membership required)

Senior Rookie (students in grades 6-12 with limited or no experience at chess tournaments, no US Chess Federation membership required)

Novice (students in grades Pre-K through 12 with US Chess Federation memberships and ratings below 600)

Elite (students in grades Pre-K through 12 with US Chess Federation memberships and ratings 600 and up)

Trophies will be awarded to the top three players in each of these four sections. Trophies will be presented at IndiaFest on November 10, 2018. All other players will receive medals or ribbons the day of the competition.

Schedule:
8-9 AM Check-in and late registration
9-9:15 AM New player orientation (going over the rules and procedures for the beginners)
9:30-10:10 AM Round 1
10:20-11:00 AM Round 2
11:00-11:40 AM Round 3
11:40-Noon Brief Lunch Break
Noon – 12:40 PM Round 4
12:50-1:15 PM Medal and Ribbon Presentation (Trophies to be awarded at IndiaFest on November 10, 2018)

Boards, sets, some clocks, and scoresheets are provided. Bring a chess clock if you own one. Bring something to write with. Parents, bring a camp chair if you are remaining on site.

See http://www.aihr.org/IndiaFest for information on IndiaFest 2018.