Wow, what a fast Fall session! I hope your children enjoyed the classes as much as our teachers enjoyed working with each and every one of them! Most of our Fall sessions are wrapping up and most all of our clubs will be starting back in mid to late Jan through early Sept and run through the Spring. Please view the tentative schedule to find your school, dates, times, etc. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.
We encourage your children to try and play in a tournament or two this fall.
This month is the start of a couple great opportunities for individual tournament chess play. Some rated (meaning your child needs a USCF ID to enter) and one non-rated, which is GREAT for players new to tournaments. Here are the details:
Unrated: Saturday, October 14th: The GCA Quickstart! This year, you can choose AM, PM or ALL DAY play.
Rated: Sunday, October 15th: 1st Annual National Chess Day Tournament @ North Atlanta HS
Please Visit the GA Chess Website--http://www.georgiachess.org/events--to see all upcoming events and if you have questions about which would be appropriate for your students, please let me know.
Many of our newer parents to tournaments have asked about signining up for a United States Chess Federation (USCF) ID #. To do this, you would have to go to the US Chess Federation website (www.uschess.org) and follow the links along the left hand side. USCF ID#'s are a method for children to compare their "rating" and strength versus other players. Some tournaments require this, some do not. However, we have been seeing much more of a demand to be certified to participate in local and national tournaments.