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Date: Saturday, February 3rd 2018benjamin elementary

Location: Benjamin Elementary School, 6006 Ireland Grove Road, Bloomington, IL 61705

Parking: Car Pooling is recommended.

Sections, Number of Rounds, and Time Limits:
Lower Primary (K-1), Upper Primary (2-3), Elementary (4-5): 5 rounds G/30 Delay 5
Junior High (6-8): 4 rounds G/45 Delay 5

Registration Limit: Registration is limited to the first 300 entries.

Entry Fee: $15, checks made payable to Benjamin Elementary Chess Club. Please register online at Registration is open!  Registration deadline is 6:00 PM Friday, February 2nd 2018. Any players added AFTER registration deadline will NOT be paired for first round and receive a 0.5 point bye.
Registration (coaches only): Check in and all changes are due by 8:30 AM on Saturday. You must be checked in by 8:30 or you will not be paired for the first round. The first round will start at 9:00 a.m. with subsequent rounds to follow as soon as possible.
USCF Registrations: USCF membership required, JTP acceptable for K-3. Please check that your USCF registrations are current through February 3rd 2018. USCF can be purchased on site.

See who is registered: Registered Players

Trophies/Prizes Trophies for top 5 teams per section.
Top 5 Individuals in each section Class trophies in each section  Top 5 Individuals in each Grade from K -8
Participation awards for all K-1
Biggest upset and Unrated Trophy in each section

Food Service: Breakfast Items, Gondolas, Vegetarian Gondolas, Pizza, Snacks and Beverages will be available.

Questions or for more information: Please send an email to Rajkumar Thirupparkadal, Benjamin Chess Club Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also reach me at (309) 531-8642.