LAST CHANCE: Compass Quads Chess Tournament (5/30)
Last call for chess players! The 7th annual Compass Quads Chess Tournament will be held next week on Thursday, May 30 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm! The tournament will be held “en plein air,” outdoors under the spacious picnic shelter at Nottoway Park in Vienna. The tournament will take place right before the End-of-Year Family Picnic and Field Day held that afternoon at the park. Registration is now open for the tournament.
Students will be placed in groups of 4 with similar playing strength (or by age, if they are not a current Compass chess student). Each player will play 3 games. This is a great opportunity as a first-time, beginners’ tournament, but more experienced players will also enjoy a morning of outdoor chess matches with homeschool friends. The tournament is open to any homeschooled chess player from age 6 – 16.
Students must arrive by 9:15 am to sign in and be placed in quad groups. The tournament will end at approximately 12:00 pm, with a brief awards ceremony at the end. Participants will receive a certificate, and quad winners will receive medals. Individual games will not exceed 50 minutes, and Peter Snow of Snow’s Chess Academy will determine the winners of incomplete games. As each game finishes, students will be asked to wait quietly until the next round is called. Students waiting between rounds can go to the adjacent playground or playing fields, and participants will be called back when it is time to begin the next round. All chess sets will be provided.
Register on the “Store” page of the Compass website! The cost of the quad tournament is $12.00/ student. There will be no onsite registration the day of the tournament.
If your homeschooled student enjoys chess, check out our three 2019-20 classes for Beginners, Advanced Beginners, and Intermediate Players with Mr. Snow.