Queen’s Gambit Scholastic Chess Tournament

Category: Community Events
October 21, 2022
9:00 AM -
5:00 PM
Location: 501 N. Walnut Rd. Spokane Valley WA 99206

> > To Register:    Send email:, or Text: 509-822-9800

Include player’s name, school, and grade.

Fee:             Early registration: $20 by 8:00 pm, Fri., October 21.

Late registration: $25 ends 9:30 am Sat. morning. Make payment at check-in the morning of the tournament.

$1 of each registration fee is donated to the scholarship fund. Scholarships are available. Call or text: 509-822-9800

Schedule:     Check in 9:00 to 9:30 am. First round begins at 10:00 am.

Players arriving after 9:30 am will not be paired in the first round. Rounds 2-5 will begin within 10 minutes of the completion of the last game of the prior round.

Format:       5 round Swiss. G/30. Students play all five games. Divisions are determined by the directors after registration. Tournament is rated by the Northwest Rating Service.

There will be a section for beginners and students playing their first tournament.

Awards:       The number of awards are determined by the number or players. Awards ceremony immediately follows completion of the fifth game. A raffle ticket is earned for each notation sheet completed. Neat chess items are raffled. Awards are usually completed before 4:00 pm. This is a 2022-2023 Inland Chess Grand Prix tournament.

Medical:     Please notify registration desk regarding potential medical issues.

Three points (in one regional tournament) are required to qualify to enter the WA State Elementary Championship Tournament, April 29, 2023, Tacoma, WA.

Byes may be requested. We encourage all students to get as much tournament play as their schedules permit. Rules of chess, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and team building are learned while attending tournaments. The tournament experience provides focus that is taken back to weekly chess clubs. The many educational benefits of chess are directly proportional to the quality of study and the number of games played in serious competition.

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