Opportunities to compete
This the big scholastic tournament of 2009 for our area!. The event takes place at Laurel Mountain Elementary on Mar 7th. This will be an all-day USCF-rated event that will run from 8:30am until around 6:30pm. As with most scholastic tournaments in our area, the time control for the JV sections will be G/30 (one hour per game) for five games. For the Championship sections, the time control will be G/45 (one-and-one-half hours per game).
This is a rated tournament, so current USCF membership is required. Players who are in K-3, though, can use the Junior Tournament Player (JTP) membership. Players who are in fourth or fifth grade will need to have a current USCF scholastic membership ($16 per year), which they can purchase through the Doss Chess Club, if necessary.
Register online by 3/4 for the lower $18 entrance fee. Complete information about the tournament and a link to the online registration can be found here. You'll need to create a profile to register and pay online.
If you are unsure whether your child has a USCF membership (JTP or otherwise), please contact me and I'll let you know. I have the membership IDs for everyone who has ever played in a tournament with the Doss Chess Club.