General tournament rules

Check in before 9:30 AM. If you do not check in by 9:30 AM you will get a 0 point bye for round 1.

Bring your USCF ID card.

First round starts at 10:00.

Game/30 (Max 1 hour rounds), 5 rounds. Clocks are not required unless a game exceeds 40 minutes OR both players want to use clocks. When clocks are used the delay will be set to zero.

Written scoring is not required.

You can request a .5 point (irrevocable) bye for rounds 1 or 5 in advance if you know you will be late or need to leave early.

Ages & Teams

Any student K-12 grade may compete. ORSCA tournaments have four sections: primary (grades K-3), elementary (grades 4-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12). Players will be placed into sections based on their grade level in school.

You must be a current member of USCF. USCF will not rate or post tournament results unless 100% of the participants are current USCF members. See USCF link on main page. You can register and get an ID card on line.

Tournaments are run as individual and team simultaneously. Two or more students in the same section/same school form a team. If a school has more than 4 players in a division the top 4 players at the end of the day are counted for team points. You do not need to have a team to play.

Trophies are awarded after round five for the top three teams and individuals in each division.

Under 16 must have an adult present at all times (coach, parent etc.). We do not supervise players outside the tournament area.

Fees

$7 Bulloch, Candler, Evans, Emanuel, Jenkins, Tattnall, Toombs students, $9 all others.