We have a very cool chess tournament coming up October 2nd right here in town at the Kenosha Public Museum. All of our Scouting families are invited to attend.  The tournament is for all students grades K-12. 

Attending the tournament would help Cub Scouts to earn their Chess belt loop and academics pin.  Cub Scouts, please email Alan Cargille (allancarg@gmail.com ) if you’re planning to attend so he can be prepared to help you complete the requirements for the academics pin.

The tournament format is a modified round-robin with no elimination.  All students get to play in each round.  Computer software pairs up students who have approximately the same win-loss ratio in each round.  So over time, participants should be paired with opponents who are close to their same ability level (even beginners).  If you have any questions about the tournament format, please feel free to contact Alan or the WSCF President (Bob Patterson-Sumwalt) listed below.

Chess Tournament – A Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation Event

Saturday October 2, 2010, Kenosha Public Museum

Location: 5500 First Avenue Kenosha, WI 53140

Entry: $10 per player for advance registration by Sept 29, $15 on line by Oct 1,

USCF members please bring proof of membership and membership expiration.

No onsite registration at this tournament

Checkin: Not required. Chess control opens at 9:00am. Museum opens at 9:00am.

Round 1 begins at 9:15 or before.

Bring: Pencils and clocks if you have them

Questions: Contact WSCF at bob@wisconsinscholasticchess.org or call Bob at 262-573-5624.

Food: There will be no food available for purchase. People are encouraged to bring sack lunches or

picnic baskets. Skittles area will be in museum classrooms. Vending machines are at the facility.

Museum Entry: The Kenosha Public Museum is free, however a $2 per person donation is

suggested. This is the home museum of the two most completely wooly mammoth skeletons found

in the US. The Civil War Museum is next door to the public museum.

The Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation is a 501(c) 3 non profit dedicated to promoting chess as an education tool to all children in Wisconsin.

WSCF reserves the right to change tournament registration deadlines, divisions and awards as appropriate before the tournament begins.