Pawn to King 4...

Published on Thu, Oct 4, 2001
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Pawn to King 4...

Student chess players of all abilities are invited to get in on the action in the Northwest Washington Scholastic Chess kickoff tournament, a warmup for a packed tournament season.

The action chess tournament is in the Ferndale High School cafeteria on Monday, October 15, registration from 6 to 6:15 p.m.

“Action Chess” refers to tournament chess games where each player is given 30 minutes for all their moves, thus ensuring each game lasts less than one hour and enabling a full three-round tournament to be completed in an evening. The term “Octagonals” means players will be placed into sections of eight players based on ability, as determined by their Washington Scholastic Rating System rating, and if unrated, then by age.

Intended for students from 4th through 12th grades, younger players may play if they know how to record their moves. Players who complete the evening event will gain a state level rating.

This year for the first time there will be a $3 entry fee per player to cover administrative costs, scoresheets and awards. Medals will be awarded for first in each division.

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