"The Opening" Chess Tournament - SW Washington State Qualifier



Total players registered: 78
Total number of available spots: 42
Section Grades Max Rating Players Spots Remaining
1st - 3rd Grade Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3 n/a 21 42
4th - 6th Grade Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 n/a 25 42
7th - 12th Grade Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 n/a 32 42

Registration Fee (per registrant)


Increases to:

$30.00 on 10/02/23

Contact Information

For registration questions, email Ben Radin ben@chessreg.com - for all other questions please email Terry Tate tevata8@gmail.com

Event Date

The event will be held on Sat, Oct 14th 2023, 08:30.

Registration Cutoff

Registration cutoff is on Thu, Oct 12th 2023, 22:00. After the cutoff you may register on the wait list (you will not be charged at this time).

Notes from the Event Director

Tournament Flyer

All refunds subject to $2 fee per player. No refunds after October 12th.

  • Open to all rankings of players from 1st grade through 12th grade.

  • Trophies will be awarded. Registration is limited to the first 120 players to register.

  • Each participant will play five 45 minute rounds using the Swiss Sys pairing system (S-C-O).

  • (Clocks may be required by the judges to complete games in a timely manner.)

This is A Whole Family Event!
FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON SITE. Bring extra chess sets, cards & board games.
Students 5th grade and younger require a parent or supervisor between rounds.

Tournament Schedule:
Check-in: 8:00-8:50 am
Welcome and Instructions: 8:50 am
1st Round: 9:15 am
2nd Round: 10:15 am or earlier
3rd Round: 11:15 am or earlier
4th Round: 12:30 pm or earlier.
5th Round: 1:30 pm or earlier.
Trophy Presentations around 2:30 pm