Greater Philadelphia Monthly Scholastic

Days Inn Horsham, 245 Easton Rd, Horsham, PA 19044. Free Parking and Free WiFi

12:00 Noon - 4:30 PM.  Onsite registration ends at 11:30 AM on game day.  First round game starts at 12:00 noon and then ASAP.  No need to check in if you have pre-registered online.  Awards ceremony starts around 4:00 PM.

Entry fee: 
Online registration is $20 by the Sunday or $35 by the Friday before the tournament.  On-site registration is $40 cash.  Entry fee fully refundable for withdrawals before 11:30am on game day.

K-12 Championship: for Grades K to 12 players rated 1000 or higher.
K-12 Under 1000for Grades K to 12 players rated under 1000.
K-12 Under 600: for Grades K to 12 players rated under 600.
K-12 Beginners (Under 300)for Grades K to 12 beginner players. Recommended for players rated under 300.

All games will be rated by US Chess Federation (USCF) and hence a current USCF membership is required to play.  You can renew your membership or become a USCF member at https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php.  Current month's USCF published rating is used for eligibility and pairing purposes.  Any player may choose to play in a higher-rated section than the lowest for which he/she is eligible for a greater challenge.

Time Control:
K-12 Championship section: 3 round swiss.  Every player plays 3 games with a time control of G/40;d5 (40 minutes per game with 5 second delay per move for each player).
All the other sections: 4 round swiss.  Every player plays 4 games with a time control of G/25;d/5 (25 minutes per game with 5 second delay per move for each player). 

A player can take maximum one half point bye for skipped games. Request byes before the first round starts.
Trophies to top 3 in each section.  Participation trophy to everybody else.  1st place winners in Championship and Under 1000 sections also win a free chess book.

Chess sets and clocks are provided.