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March 2014 Kenosha Public Library Tournament

Free Chess Tournament
Presented by the Kenosha Chess Association and the Kenosha Public Library
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 9:15am – 4:00pm
Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave, Kenosha 262-564-6130

Format: a Swiss-style tournament. Each player will play five games of chess. There is no elimination. Time control is Game/25 with five second delay, so each game could take approximately one hour. This is a casual tournament, the event is not rated and no membership is required.

Prizes: Individual prizes in five sections, nice magnetic chess sets will be awarded to the top three players in each section: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and Adult. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Sportsmanship prizes and participation gifts as well.

Team Prizes: Group of two or more players from the same school, club or family can also sign up as a team. Team members can play in different sections.

Food: Is permitted in the lobby only; seating is available. Covered drinks are permitted in the entire library.

Schedule: 9:15am to 9:45am: Check In and Registration. Rounds ASAP with 30 minute lunch break. Awards ceremony estimated around 3:30 pm, could be earlier or later.

Registration: Please pre-register if possible! This helps allow a faster check-in and start of the first round. To pre -register, call the Library at 262-564-6130. This event will be limited to the first 56 participants.

Late Arrivals, Early Departures: Late arrivals will join the tournament in the next round (space permitting). Players may leave for 1 or more rounds and then return to play in later rounds. Notify the Tournament Director of any late arrivals, early departures, or returning players.

Parking: Free parking available on-site. 

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted in the library.

Equipment: Chess sets will be provided in the playing area. Bring chess clocks if you have them (optional). Bring pen or pencil if you want to take notation. Taking notation is optional.

WI-FI: Free Wireless Internet is available!

This event is co-sponsored by the Kenosha Chess Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to promote chess education and activities, and the Kenosha Public Library. For information on other local chess activities, please visit


Kenosha Public Library (KPL) would like to accommodate you if you are disabled. Please let us know if you are disabled and need special
assistance. Contact KPL at (262) 564-6381 at least 72 hours in advance. For assistance using the services located at
Simmons Library, 711 59th Place, please call (262) 564-6130.