Sections: All sections have grade level and rating requirements. Players with more than 10
rated games are not eligible for the non-rated sections. Players in the rated sections must be
registered with http://www.uschess.org before the tournament. CCA also has discountedUSCF memberships to new members and to students whose membership has expired.
In non-rated games, notation is not required and clocks are not required but may be used if
both players agree. In rated games, notation is optional for grade K-3 players in U500/U900,
but a player may lose the right to make claims requiring a score sheet; notation is required
for all other rated players. Clocks will be used in all sections with games reaching the time
limit. Rated players should bring their own clocks.
Sections Time Controls
Open 5 rounds G/30, d/5
U900 5 rounds G/30, d/5
U500 5 rounds G/30, d/5
K-3 non-rated 5 rounds G/30, d/0
4-6 non-rated 5 rounds G/30, d/0
8:45 – 9:15 Self-check-in. No section changes after 9:15 AM
9:20 – 9:30 Announcements
9:30: Round 1 begins
Subsequent rounds will start once everyone in the section finishes. Players are scheduled to
play all five rounds (no elimination). Estimated end time for non-rated players: 2:30 PM.
Estimated end time for U500: 3:30 PM. Estimated end time for U900 and Open: 4:30 PM.
Awards will be conducted as sections finish.
Entry: Online registration only. $30 until October 13 th ; thereafter $35 until 6:00 PM October
19 th . USCF memberships are included for new players, players whose memberships haveexpired, and players whose memberships are expiring in October/November! Please
indicate if you would like a new USCF membership/renewal on the registration page. Players
requesting a new USCF membership must be playing in a rated section. No printed magazine,
but online access to both Chess Life and Chess Life for Kids. Payment can be made online or
by check. Discounted entry fee for students with financial need are available. Please contact
email@example.com for more information on discounted entry fees. No on-site
Mail checks to:
Columbus Chess Academy
c/o Katherine Lin
654 Binns Blvd
Columbus OH 43204
Refunds for withdrawals with $5 administrative fee will be given if requested by 6:00 PM,
October 19 th . No refunds thereafter. Online registration is not complete until payment has
Byes: Half-point byes may be requested for any round. Players must request a half-point bye
before the start of round 2 (zero point byes may still be requested after round 2). Please let
us know if you will need to leave early or if you will be late.
Awards: Place trophies awarded based on the number of entrants in each section.
Participation medals to all new non-rated and rated players only. Trophies awarded to top 2
teams (school only) in each section. Top 3 scores count for team.
Concessions: Concessions will be available on-site for purchase (cash only).
Check-in: Check-in is from 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM. No section changes after 9:15 AM and no on-
Directions: Centennial High School is located at 1441 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220.
Please park in the front of the school (student/staff lots).Tournament Organizer and Chief Tournament Director:
Please contact Kathy Lin with any questions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Centennial High School 1441 Bethel Rd Columbus, OH 43220