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2015 CSAL Chess Tournament
by posted 02/16/2015

Registration for the 2015 Spring Chess Tournament is now available at  Registration closes Friday, April 10th.  The chess tournament is available to students currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grades.  Our Lady of Fatima is the host school and will be held Saturday, April 18th.  Please read the information provided below.   

Students are asked to wear their Mass uniforms (daily uniform is acceptable if a Mass uniform is not required by the school).  Shorts are not allowed to be worn. 

Attention KINDERGARTEN Parents:  The registration system does not accept a letter for a child's grade level.  Please place the number zero (0) for your child's grade level. 


8:00      Mass

9:00      Registration

9:30      Morning meeting (explanation of rules)

10:00    Round 1

11:00    Round 2

12:00    Lunch

12:30    Round 3

1:30      Round 4

2:30      Round 5

2:45      Prize Ceremony


5 rounds

4 sections (k-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-8).  Students should play in the section that corresponds to their grades

There will be 3 trophies awarded per section, and 5 team trophies handed out.  It is important to have the students include their grade, age, and school they are from on the registration form.

Games are G/30 which means each player has a total of 30 minutes to make all of their moves or they forfeit the game.  This ensures that the rounds will not be longer than an hour.


Early registration:          $15.00 ($5.00 for siblings after that)

Day of registration:       $20.00 ($10.00 for siblings after that)

Volunteer Jobs:

Set up and cleanup crew (10 volunteers)

Money and registration check-ins (2 volunteers)

Trash maintenance during tournament (2 volunteers)


Students are encouraged but not required to bring their own chess pieces.  Lunch will not be provided, participants will have 30 minutes for lunch.  


Contact Jesse Cohen at with any questions.

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