Tournament Guidelines and Rules

We believe it is important to provide a positive environment for students to feel encouraged and supported as they explore the world of chess and chess competition. Though not exhaustive, the following guidelines and rules should help students, parents, coaches, and tournament directors communicate these commitments clearly. As the tournament may be officially rated United States Chess Federation (USCF) event there are certain rules governing play that must be followed. TD discretion may be used for special circumstances in order to maintain an overall positive (though not necessarily happy) experience for all players. 

 Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. Tournament Directors may use their discretion and may consult with other TDs on how to address suspected cheating.

Player Responsibilities:

Parent Responsibilities:

Tournament Director Responsibilities: