For children under 13 who are not yet USCF Members.
We recognize that the extra step of becoming a USCF member can be daunting to first-time players and we want to make the transition to rated tournament play easier.
Time Control: 30+0
# of Rounds: 3
Awards: Top 3 Winners will get Trophies & FREE Annual USCF Membership (Value: $20)
For younger children (under-13 & under-1000 rating) that are excited about chess but still developing their patience and stamina.
Games are relatively shorter, with 30 minutes per player per game. Guaranteed 3 USCF Rated games.
Time Control: 30+0
# of Rounds: 3
Awards: Trophies will be given to all players completing "The Express Challenge" i.e. going 3-0 in the Express Section.
Open to everyone. A complete tournament for experienced players.
With 4 rounds and 60 minutes per player per game, this section will surely engage the deep-thinking chess player.
Time Control: 60+0
# of Rounds: 4
Awards: Championship trophies to the Top 3 players.
|A Star is Born
(U-13 & UNRATED)
(U-13 & U1000)
|10:00 AM||Round 1||Round 1||Round 1|
|11:15 AM||Round 2||Round 2|
|12:00 PM||Round 2|
|12:30 PM||Round 3||Round 3|
|01:30 PM||Award Ceremony||Award Ceremony|
|02:00 PM||Round 3|
|04:00 PM||Round 4|
|06:00 PM||Award Ceremony|
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A Quad Tournament in chess is a type of tournament format where four players compete in a round-robin style tournament. In a quad tournament, four players are paired up to play against each other in three rounds. Each player plays three games, one against each of the other players in their quad. The players are usually selected based on their rating or skill level to ensure a balanced competition.
The Charlotte Scholastic Series is a special tournament series designed for scholastic players or children that are still relatively new to chess. The tournament is split into three sections.
The round-robin format ensures that each player gets to play against every other player, which can provide a more balanced competition and more games for each player.
A quad tournament can last several hours, depending on the time control and the skill level of the players. At CHESS KLUB, the time control is 30 minutes per player per game. This means that the entire tournament can last up to 3 hours.
In the case of a tie between two or more players at the end of the tournament, tiebreakers are used to determine the final standings. The Tournament Director decides on the tie-breaker system to be followed. The most common tiebreaker is the Buchholz system, which adds up the scores of all the opponents each player faced during the tournament. TD might decide to do a manual tie-breaker too.
If a player makes an illegal move in Quad Tournament, the opponent has the option of forcing them to take back the move and make a legal move, or accepting the move and continuing the game with the illegal move in place.
Yes, a player can resign from a game of Quad Tournament at any time just like regular tournament.
No, the rules for promoting pawns in Quad Tournament are the same as in regular chess.
If a player is late for a game in a Quad Tournament, they may be penalized by having their clock started when they arrive, and losing time as a result.
If there is a dispute between players in Quad Tournament, a Tournament Director or arbiter may be called upon to make a ruling.
The winner of a Quad Tournament is determined by the player with the most points at the end of the tournament. Points are awarded for wins and draws, as explained earlier.
Quad champion of the month is the one who scores maximum points during the month. This will be tracked on CHESS KLUB’s Quad Leaderboard.
Yes, all games in the Friday Quad tournaments are USCF rated. Results of the games will be submitted to USCF within 24-48 hours of the tournament.
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