The annual chess tournament in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, at Metcalf Middle School, 2250 Diffley Road.
The event is open to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Registration takes place from 8:20 to 8:40 a.m. and the tournament wraps up around 3:30 p.m. The entry fee is $19 (make out checks to Metcalf Chess Club). Participants are asked to bring a chess set along if they have one and also paper and pen for notation, lunch or money for concessions.
- Grades K-3: For primary players with very little tournament experience. No team awards.
- Elementary K-5: Team and individual awards including top grade level trophies. Teams are based on the top four players’ scores added together. Schools can enter as many players as they want.
- Grades 6-12: Top team and top three individuals will receive trophies.
The five rounds will take place approximately at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:55 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. If players cannot stay all day, they can take a bye for the round they miss and still play the rest of the day
There will be hardware for top players and teams at all levels. Prizes will include trophies and merit points. The top player in the elementary section will get a free entry into the state tournament and half price entry into advanced beginner chess lessons. If there is more than one champion, they will divide the awards.
For more information, call tournament organizer Brian Ribnick at (612) 916-4011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.