Tournament Schedule & Awards
As of November 25th, 2019

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   Friday, March 6th


  • ON-SITE  / LATE REGISTRATION (last chance for any player to Register):   Opens at 5PM, closes at 9PM.

    • At Thomas Jefferson High School, site of the tournament.

    • There is no registration desk on Saturday or Sunday

    • The Last-minute Registration fee, effective Friday March 6th, is $75 per player for the Main Event, $35 for Blitz, and $35 for the "Parents & Friends" Tournament. 

    • The phone number at the Registration Desk will be 757-846-4805.

    • Players who have not paid their fees by 9PM on Friday evening at the Tournament Site will NOT BE PAIRED for Round 1 of the Main Tournament unless cleared to play by the Chief Tournament Director on a case-by-case basis.

    • Blitz Registration ends at 6PM sharp!!

  • Check-in:  You need to "check-in" at Thomas Jefferson High School after 5PM on Friday March 6th ONLY IF you:

    • Want to play in the Blitz Tournament and have not paid or registered

    • Need to pay your entry fees for the Main Event, or you still need to register

    • Need to change Sections (e.g. you registered in K-12 Championship but would rather play in K-12 Under 1400).

    • Need to change a player's or your Team's registration information

    • Want to check on or pay for your Team Room

    • Have other questions about the Tournament

  • Blitz:  Round 1 at 6:30 PM on Friday, March 6th.  Blitz is 4 rounds.

    • ON-SITE Registration and Payment for Blitz is from 5-6 PMPlayers not paid by 6PM will not be paired for Round 1 of the Blitz Tournament.

    • We expect Blitz to finish between 8:30 and 9PM

    • Blitz awards will be distributed on Saturday, before we start Rounds 2 and 3 of the Main Tournament ... see below.

  • PARKING Click here to see an overview of parking at the school

   Saturday and Sunday, March 7th & 8th

  • School Opens at 8AM Saturday Morning.

  • Opening Ceremony:  In the Gymasium at 8:50 AM.

  • Scholastic Sections:  5 Rounds, with 3 rounds on Saturday and 2 rounds on Sunday


      • Round 1:  9 AM, Time control is Game-60, 10-second time delay (G60/d10)

        • 11:00 AM:  Deadline to declare Byes for Rounds 2-5; One Bye allowed per player.

      • Round 2:  12-noon, G60/d10.  K-5 Blitz Awards 10 minutes before the start of Round 2.

      • Simultaneious Exhibition:  Starts about 1PM ... after players start finishing their Round 2 games.

      • Round 3:  4:30 PM, Game-90, 10-second time delay (G90/d10).  K-12 Blitz Awards 10 minutes before Round 3.


    • SUNDAY: 

      • Round 4:  8:30 AM, G90/d10

      • Round 5:  12:30 PM, G90/d10

  • College Section:  All Games are played on Saturday.

    • Round Times:  9AM, 12-noon, 3 PM and 6 PM.  Deadline to declare Byes for Rounds 2-4 is 11:30AM; One Bye allowed per player.  Awards immediately after Round 4.

    • Time Control for all four rounds is Game-60 with a 5-second delay.

  • Parents & Friends Tournament:  4 Rounds, 2 Saturday and 2 Sunday.


      • 11:00 AM:  Deadline to Sign-up for Parents & Friends.  Sign-up at the Tournament Director's Office.

      • Round 1:  12:15 PM, Game-45, with a 10-second time delay

        • 4 PM:  Deadline to sign-up for a 1/2-point Bye in Rounds 2, 3 or 4.

      • Round 2:  4:45 PM, Game-60, with a 10-second time delay

    • SUNDAY: 

      • Round 3:  8:45 AM, Game-60, delay 10

      • Round 4:  12:45 PM, Game-60, delay 10.  Awards immediately after the round (Book Store Gift Certificates - NO CASH or CASH EXCHANGES for Gift Certificates).

  • BLITZ Awards:   K-5 Awards 10 minutes before the start of Round 2, K-12 Awards 10 minutes before the start of Round 3.

  • Awards Ceremonies:  By-section, about 20-30 minutes after a Section completes its last game.



  • Blitz:  CLICK HERE to see a listing of all awards

  • Main Event:   CLICK HERE to see a listing of all awards for the main event.

  • Parents & Friends:  Place-based prizes will be Gift Certificates to the Book Store or Shirt Vendor.  No trophies or cash.


Questions:  Contact Mike Hoffpauir by email, or phone 757-846-4805