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This is just a reminder about the La Center Chess Open Saturday, February 24th from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the La Center High School library.

It’s a 5 round Swiss tournament and everyone plays all 5 rounds. Games are 30 minutes/ side with a 5 second delay. USCF rules in effect (will explain before the start of the tournament) and free pizza for all participants. The matches are rated and this is a great introduction tournament for any one interested in competitive chess.

The tournament is open to any and all 5th – 12th grade students, regardless of experience and is free! Typically, tournament directors charge $25/ player, but, I enjoy hosting this tournament every year to give our local students an opportunity to try out a competitive chess tournament using official USCF rules. There’s room for 10-15 more players still and the tournament is one week from this Saturday.

To register, just email the player first and last name and grade level and make sure to show up at 7:30am in the high school library February 24th.