Elementary District Chess Tournament
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2017 Elementary Chess Tournament
In February of 2017, the School District will be hosting a Chess Tournament for all Elementary Schools to participate in. Every school is welcome to create their own chess club to teach students how to play, to learn effective strategies, and to become young masters of chess. 
How Can My School Get Involved?

If you would like to participate in this chess tournament, there are a few steps to get going. First, talk to your administrator about establishing a chess club at your school. Second, contact David Maddock (maddockd@osceola.k12.fl.us) for information to give your admin about purchasing tournament chess boards to use in your classroom. Finally, after you have established a team, contact David Maddock with the names of your students that you would like to participate in the tournament. Each school may send up to four students.

Tournament Guidelines

There will be two brackets for the tournament. Students can participate in either the K-5 bracket, or the 4-5 bracket. Both brackets will have a winner for their age group.

Matches at the tournament will be untimed. Coaches are encouraged to use timers in their clubs and at practice to help students learn to play quickly, but the games at the tournament will be untimed in order to allow students to display their best thinking.

Tournament brackets will be single elimination. Students can expect to play between four and six matches to reach victory in the tournament.

Pizza and snacks will be provided at the tournament.

Flyers for the tournament have been provided to school administrators.
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