AIHR and HRCA are partnering to run a chess competition in conjunction with India Fest 2018.
There are four sections available for children of all ages and abilities.
Junior Rookie (students in grades Pre-K through 5 with limited or no experience at chess tournaments, no US Chess Federation membership required)
Senior Rookie (students in grades 6-12 with limited or no experience at chess tournaments, no US Chess Federation membership required)
Novice (students in grades Pre-K through 12 with US Chess Federation memberships and ratings below 600)
Elite (students in grades Pre-K through 12 with US Chess Federation memberships and ratings 600 and up)
Trophies will be awarded to the top three players in each of these four sections. Trophies will be presented at IndiaFest on November 10, 2018. All other players will receive medals or ribbons the day of the competition.
Boards, sets, some clocks, and scoresheets are provided. Bring a chess clock if you own one. Bring something to write with. Parents, bring a camp chair if you are remaining on site.
AIHR cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the Competition or as a result of accepting any prize.
In all matters relating to a Competition, the decision of the judge(s) shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
08:00 - 09:00 AM : Check-in and late registration
09:00 - 09:15 AM : New player orientation (going over the rules and procedures for the beginners)
09:30- 10:10 AM : Round 1
10:20 - 11:00 AM : Round 2
11:00 - 11:40 AM : Round 3
11:40 - Noon : Brief Lunch Break
Noon - 12:40 PM: Round 4
12:50-1:15 PM : Medal and Ribbon Presentation (Trophies to be awarded at IndiaFest on November 10, 2018)
Venue: Hindu Temple of Hampton Road, 217 Sampson Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Date & Time: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Award Ceremony: – At India Fest on November 10, 2018