LIVINGSTON SCHOLASTIC

NEXT DATE:

Sunday, October 30

ICA is proud to present our new Livingston Scholastic Swiss! This is a 3 round swiss system tournament, meaning that all players will play three rounds regardless of their results. All players in grades K-12 are welcome! We have sections for everyone from very young, very new players to serious, rated competitors. Note: all players should be familiar with how all of the pieces move as well as check and checkmate. Notation will be required for players in rated sections who are in 3rd grade and above.

All sections start at 10:00 AM sharp. Please try to arrive by 9:45 AM so we can get started on time.

Section 1: Young Beginner Section Sign up for this section if your player is eight years old or younger and a very new chess player. This is the perfect section for first-time tournament participants and young players who are still getting used to playing in a tournament environment. This section is restricted to unrated players. This section will start at 10:00 AM sharp and end at approximately 1:00 PM. Section 2: Advanced Beginner Section Sign up for this section if your player is ten years old or younger and does not have a lot of chess-playing experience. This is the perfect section for very young players who often win against people their own age and older players who are just starting to play in chess tournaments. This section is restricted to unrated players. This section will start at 10:00 AM sharp and end at approximately 1:00 PM. Section 3: Intermediate Rated Section Sign up for this section if your player is an active tournament player with a USCF rating below 800 or if they are unrated but ready for a more serious and challenging tournament experience. All players must have a current USCF membership ($20 per year) in order to play. Please ask the tournament director if you have any questions about USCF membership. This section is open to all scholastic players (grades K-12). Time limit: G/45 d5; Rounds: 10 AM and ASAP. This section will start at 10:00 AM sharp and end at approximately 3:00 PM.

Section 4: Advanced Rated Section Sign up for this section if your player is an active tournament player with a USCF rating between 800 and 1400 if they are rated below 800 but ready for very fierce competition, or if they are unrated but have an online rating over 1000 and want to face some tough over-the-board opponents. All players must have a current USCF membership ($20 per year) in order to play. Please ask the tournament director if you have any questions about USCF membership. This section is open to all scholastic players (grades K-12). Time limit: G/45 d5; Rounds: 10 AM and ASAP. This section will start at 10:00 AM sharp and end at approximately 3:00 PM.

Section 5: Open Rated Section Sign up for this section if your player is an active tournament player rated over 1300 who is looking to play against some of the best young players in the area. Players in this section will be some of the strongest young players around; no players rated under 1300 are permitted in order to maintain a high level of competition in this section. All players must have a current USCF membership ($20 per year) in order to play. Time limit: G/45 d5; Rounds: 10 AM and ASAP. This section will start at 10:00 AM sharp and end at approximately 3:00 PM.


Location: DO-RE-MI School, 97A S Livingston Ave 93A, Livingston, NJ 07039, USA