Given the directives of our Governor regarding social distancing and avoiding large gatherings, the 2020 State Individual is CANCELLED and will NOT be taking place this weekend. We hope to reschedule the event when we have more information.
US Chess membership is required for this event. Memberships will be available on-site or at http://www.uschess.org. (Annual membership is $17-$26.)
This is a Kentucky State Championship Event. As a championship event, tournament directors will NOT be allowed to intervene in games other than as prescribed by USChess Official Rules of Chess.
Players must play in the appropriate grade-level section. Kindergarteners and 1st Graders may choose from K-1, K-3, and K-5. 2nd and 3rd Graders may choose between K-3 and K-5.
K-1, K-3: 5 swiss rounds G/30, 5 second delay – ONE DAY SCHEDULE
K-5, 6-8, 9-12: 5 swiss rounds G/70, 5 second delay – TWO DAY SCHEDULE
Time control and number of rounds may be changed based on turnout. The KCA also reserves the right to accelerate pairings based on turnout.
K-1, K-3: Saturday, Mar. 21. Round 1 at 9 a.m., all other rounds ASAP, with a guaranteed 45 minute break for lunch.
K-5, 6-8, 9-12: Saturday, Mar. 21. Rounds at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 22. Rounds at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
$30 per player $40 onsite
This event crowns the State Individual Champions! Top finishers in K-5, K-8, K-12, and the top-placing K-12 Girl will qualify for national invitational events!
The KCA State Team Tournament will be held on March 7 at Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville, KY.
The K-3, K-5, K-8, and K-12 Team Sections are limited to those teams that have qualified at one of the four Quad tournaments. Coaches/contact persons for those teams will be receiving an email from the Scholastic Coordinator.
The K-1 Team and Alternates' sections are open to all participants.
Please email further entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or register onsite tomorrow. Entries received before 12 a.m. will be permitted to pay the early price of $45. Onsite registration or email registrations received after 12 a.m. will be $75.
See you all tomorrow!
Today (5/31/19) is the final day for early registration for the Kentucky Open at the reduced $45 price. Entries will be open until approximately 10 p.m. Eastern time tonight. For entries after that time, please email email@example.com or register onsite. Please include your name, USChess number, and section. Email registration requests received before 12 a.m. will be eligible for the early entry fee ($45); those received after that time will pay the door fee ($75).
The KCA is in dire need of a volunteer webmaster who can maintain this page and the Facebook page. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The Kentucky Chess Association is proud to bring you the 2018 Kentucky Open, which will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Louisville on June 2-3, 2018.
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