Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

2017 Shenandoah Valley Quick Chess Open

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -- Stephens City, Virginia

2017 Shenandoah Valley National Chess Day Open


Open SectionScholastic Section
1st Place$50Medal
2nd Place$25Medal
3rd PlacePrizeRibbon

Entry Fee: $15 Open, $10 Scholastic pre-registered. Site entries add $5 cash or check only.
Memberships: USCF membership is required for Rated Open Section and can be purchased on site. **Note** Game/40 d5 time control will affect both quick and regular rating. Scholastic Section is unrated and intended for school-age kids -- K to 8th grade.
Registration: Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Please be on time. Registration will close promptly at 10:00 and if late arrivals cannot be properly paired without delaying the start of the 1st round, they will have to take a 1st round 1/2 pt. bye. On-line registration, Advance entries, links to maps and additional information can be found at


Round 110:15am
Round 211:45am
Lunch Break
Round 32:00pm
Round 43:30pm

Scholastic Round Times as soon as practical

*** Tiebreaks if necessary. Playoff for overall winner may also be organized.

Format subject to change based on time availability and number of participants. ***

Byes:A single half pt. bye is available & must be requested before the start of Rd.3.
Byes for rounds 4 & 5 may not be withdrawn after the start of Rd. 3.


No Phone Entries Accepted. Info only. Call David at (973) 280-7189 or e-mail [email protected]

Sections: The tournament is organized into two (2) Sections : Open and Scholastic K-8.  The Open Section is intended for experienced players regardless of age.  Adult beginners can only play in the Open Section and US Chess Federation Membership is required and can be purchased on-site.
The Scholastic Section is for school-age players in grades K through Middle School.  Experienced Scholastic Players may find a greater challenge in the Open Section.  (US Chess Federation Membership is not required in Scholastic Section.)  
Registration Deadline: Online Registration ends at midnight, Thursday, September 28. Onsite registration is from 9:15-10am.
General Information: Chess Sets and boards will be provided. Players should bring their own Chess Clocks, pens and pencils if they have them. A Chess Clock is required.  Players will need to provide their own.
Competition Format: Open Section -- 4 Rounds, Swiss System. This is not an elimination tournament. Every player plays multiple games!