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2022 Rhode Island Scholastic State Chess Championship
March 19 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Rhode Island Scholastic State Chess Championship
** Open to Out-of-State Players **
The 2022 Rhode Island Scholastic State Chess Championship is a chess tournament for players in grades K-12. This tournament will determine the RI scholastic state champions and will include special team trophies for those competing on behalf of a school. The event is open to out-of-state players. We are limiting registration to 32 players for the Grades K-5 section, 46 players for the Grades 6-8 section, and 34 players for the Grades 9-12 section.
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Crowne Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick
801 Greenwich Ave.
Warwick, RI 02886
5SS, G/25 d5 (everyone plays 5 rounds unless he or she gets a bye)
Trophies to the top three individuals and top three teams in each section.
Round 1 – 9:30 AM
Round 2 – 11:00 AM
Round 3 – 1:00 PM
Rounds 4 & 5 – paired ASAP upon conclusion of previous round
Byes must be requested in advance. Limit 1 half-point bye per player. Byes in rounds 3, 4, and 5 are irrevocable and must be requested before the start of round 1.
$40 online by 3/17 at 11:59 PM.
There is no onsite registration for this tournament. Registration will occur exclusively online.
Players should arrive no later than 9:15 AM. Round 1 starts promptly at 9:30 AM.
We are limiting registration to 32 players for the Grades K-5 section, 46 players for the Grades 6-8 section, and 34 players for the Grades 9-12 section. We strongly encourage players to register as soon as possible. [Updated 3/17/2022.]
Cancellation and Refunds
All registration cancellations must be requested prior to the first round of the tournament. All refunds are subject to a $5 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after the start of the first round of the tournament.
A school team’s total score is calculated by adding points from the top three players in a given section. Players must be from the same school. A team must have three or more players in one section to be considered a team in that section. Be sure to list your school on the entry form. Teammates will not play each other for the first two rounds at a minimum. The top three teams and top three individuals in each section will receive trophies. This is an individual tournament with additional team prizes. Those who qualify will be competing for both.
1. USCF membership is required for ALL players. This must be purchased or renewed by 3/17 at 11:59 PM. Players without an active USCF membership will not be paired. Join or renew at http://www.uschess.org/.
2. Players must compete according to grade. Playing up a section is NOT allowed in this event.
3. Please bring a clock if you have one. Boards and sets will be provided.
4. No outside food may be brought into the hotel.
5. If the number of players registered for one section is below the maximum for that section, the excess capacity may be allocated to another section.
All attendees must wear a mask at all times. For the avoidance of doubt, this includes players, parents, coaches, and all others present at the tournament site.
National Tournament Qualification
A. The highest scoring Rhode Island player in the Grades 9-12 section will the RI nominee for the 2022 Denker Tournament of High School Champions.*
B. The highest scoring Rhode Island player in the Grades 6-8 section will the RI nominee for the 2022 Barber Tournament of 6-8 Champions.*
C. The highest scoring Rhode Island player in the Grades K-5 section will be the RI nominee for the 2022 Rockefeller Tournament of State Elementary School Champions.*
D. Should tie scores occur, the nominee will be determined using our tournament tiebreaks (listed below). There will be no blitz playoff.
* Nominations are subject to player availability and SENECA board approval based on the US Chess Code of Ethics. For purposes of determining compliance with the US Chess Code of Ethics, all conduct by a player may be considered, whether or not such conduct occurred in a USCF-rated event.
1. Head-to-head (only in the event that there are two players tied; not applicable for ties of 3+ players)
2. Modified median
5. Cumulative of opposition
For additional information, contact Ben Swiszcz (firstname.lastname@example.org).