News Release, Charles County Public Schools
La Plata, MD- Registration for the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) annual winter chess tournament, set for 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 at Henry E. Lackey High School, is now open for students. The tournament is for students in kindergarten through Grade 12.
Interested participants must register online at https://ccpsregistration.wufoo.com/forms/2020-ccps-winter-chess-tournament/ by Wednesday, Feb. 19. The registration window closes after Feb. 19 and walk-in registrations are not accepted.
The tournament features a four-round Swiss-style format. Students compete in eight divisions of play, depending on their grade level of enrollment: kindergarten through first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, sixth grade, 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 12 p.m. Players competing in the 7-8 and 9-12 grade-level divisions will use chess clocks to play 15 minutes per game.
Sign-in for registered players begins at 8 a.m.; students must check-in by 8:45 a.m. in order to be paired for play in the first round. Students who check-in after 8:45 a.m. are paired for the second round.
An awards ceremony will follow the matches beginning at 12 p.m. 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.