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Registration for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) annual winter chess tournament, set for 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 at Henry E. Lackey High School, is now open for students. The tournament is for students in grades kindergarten through 12.
Interested participants must register online at https://ccpsregistration.
The tournament features a four- round Swiss Style format. Students compete in five divisions of play, depending on their grade level of enrollment: kindergarten through second grade, grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8 and grades 9-12.
The first match begins at 9 a.m., with additional matches beginning at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Players competing in the 7-8 and 9-12 grade-level divisions will use chess clocks and are allotted 15 minutes per game. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m.; students must check in by 8:45 a.m. in order to be matched for play in the first round. Students who check in after 8:45 a.m. will be paired to play in a later round.
An awards ceremony will follow the matches beginning at noon. Players will receive a trophy, medal and/or certificate for participation. Participation is free and open to all Charles County students. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Lackey concession window.