Sarasota Scholastic Chess Winter Tournament - Feb 2013

This tournament was held on Sunday, February 10.  Tournament results are here.

Other information about the tournament:


  • K-3 U500 -- open to students up thru 3rd grade, below 500 rating*
  • K-6 U800 -- open to students thru 6th grade, below 800 rating*
  • K-9 U1100 -- open to students thru 9th grade, below 1100 rating*
  • K-12 -- open to scholastic level players thru 12th grade.

*Please see our Tournament FAQ section for explanations about ratings.


  • Five rounds, Swiss System (no elimination). 
  • 40 minutes per round for Sections K-3 and K-6.  Games not completed by the end of 40 minutes will be assessed and decided by a tournament judge.
  • Clocks will be used in Section K-12 and optionally K-9 with a time control of G/20;d0 (20min. per player, no time delay).


$15 advance registration before Feb 3 thru Tuesday Feb 5.  Then $20 thru Sat Feb 9.  $25 onsite registration.  USCF membership not required since this is not an official USCF event. 


  • Individual trophies awarded to each of the top 5 places in each section. 
  • Team trophies for top school teams (determined by top four results from each participating school).
  • Medals and certificates for all participants.


In official US Chess Federation tournaments you are normally required to bring your own tournament chess set.  Since we know many kids don't own their own regulation sets, we will provide most of the sets.  However, if you have a tournament regulation set (see Chess Sets section of this website), please do bring it along.  Similarly, if you have a regulation chess clock and are going to be in the K-9 or K-12 section, please bring that as well.  Make sure your name is on the back of your board and on your clock.


          12:00-12:30pm Onsite/Late registration
  1:00pm 1st round
  1:50pm 2nd round
  2:40pm 3rd round
  3:30pm 4th round
  4:20pm 5th round
  5:15 pm Awards


Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238


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Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 12:00pm to 5:30pm