Owatonna Open Chess Tourney
When?Start time: Saturday 8:30am (21 April)
End time: Saturday 3:00pm (21 April)
For grades k-5 (in divisions)
Students from throughout southern MN will come together to test their mettle
Test your mettle against chess players from throughout the Southern Minnesota area! Each participant will play SIX GAMES OF TOURNAMENT CHESS! This is a fantastic opportunity for students to match up their skills against players of similar age and skill level. Sign up today to take on the best!
† Team Trophy: We take the top four scores from each school to calculate the team champion. Whether there is 4 players from a school, 1 player or 20 players. We take the top 4 scores across divisions k-5. The school with the highest combined score will receive the TEAM CHAMPION TROPHY. We will have a team trophies for first through third place. Grade 6-8 scores do not apply to Team trophy.
† Individual Tournament: Students will play six rounds against students of similar grade level (k-1, 2-3, 4-5). We reserve the option to combine or separate grade levels based on the number of participants.
† Swiss Play: Participants are matched against others of similar skill level and grade. If a player wins more games, they will play other players who have won more often as well. By the 6th round, we will have a clear champion.
† Medals & Trophies: Trophies are given out to 1st - 5th place individuals in each grade level category. Medals are given out based on your performance. Every student will get either a trophy or a medal by the end of the day.
Official USCF rules will apply. Some games may be timed. A tiebreaker playoff system will be introduced at the tournament.
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