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2023 Rhode Island Scholastic State Chess Championship
March 19 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
** Open to Out-of-State Players **
The 2023 Rhode Island Scholastic State Chess Championship is a chess tournament for players in grades K-12. This is the official scholastic championship tournament for the state of Rhode Island. The tournament will determine both the RI scholastic state champions and the RI representatives to the Denker, Barber, and Rockefeller national tournaments organized by the US Chess Federation. This is a combined individual and team tournament that includes both individual trophies and special team trophies for those competing on behalf of a school. The event is open to out-of-state players.
Sunday, March 19, 2023
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 four individuals and top three teams in each section. Medals to players with plus scores who do not receive a trophy.
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 March 17, 2023, 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.
Cancellation and Refunds
All registration cancellations must be requested by 9:00 AM the day of the tournament. All refunds are subject to a $5 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after 9:00 AM on March 19, 2023.
A school team’s total score is calculated by adding points from the top three players on that team 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 four 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. This is the official scholastic championship tournament for the state of Rhode Island. As the Rhode Island state affiliate of the US Chess Federation, SENECA has the right to determine the scholastic state champions and to nominate players to the national tournaments discussed below.
2. USCF membership is required for ALL players. This must be purchased or renewed by March 17, 2023, at 11:59 PM. Players without an active USCF membership will not be paired. Join or renew at http://www.uschess.org/.
3. Players must compete according to grade. Playing up a section is NOT allowed in this event.
4. Please bring a clock if you have one. Boards and sets will be provided.
5. No outside food may be brought into the hotel.
National Tournament Qualification
A. The highest scoring Rhode Island player in the Grades 9-12 section will be the RI nominee for the 2023 Denker Tournament of High School Champions.*
B. The highest scoring Rhode Island player in the Grades 6-8 section will be the RI nominee for the 2023 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 2023 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 (email@example.com).