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2013 Staser Chess Tournament

Saturday, November 23

Staser Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament Time(s): 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location:Historic Hangar 244 | Map & Directions
Free unrated section; $12 for USCF-rated section

Deadline to register: Friday, November 22 by 10 p.m.

Scholastic chess players are invited to challenge their creative minds at the 2013 Staser Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament presented by the Orange County Great Park, Hanley Chess Academy and American Chess Equipment on Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Historic Hangar 244 at the Great Park.

The competition, now in its 38th year, features a free unrated section eligible to all scholastic participants grades K-12 and a United States Chess Federation rated section available to scholastic participants grades K-12 for an entry fee of $12. Advanced registration for both the unrated and USCF rated section is required.

The Staser Chess Tournament was created by Miley Staser to give students throughout the southland an opportunity to meet over a chess board, enhance their learning and life skills through chess and make new friends.

Free Unrated Section

The unrated section is free to all scholastic players K-12. Players will be separated into sections by grade level and will play against every person in their section during the course of the tournament.  Medallions will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place players in each section of each grade.  Every player will receive a certificate of participation.

USCF Rated Section

There is a $12 fee to participate in the UCSF rated chess tournament.  The USCF rated tournament consists of three sections: The Open, U1000 and U500/UNR.  The USCF rated sections are open to the first 72 paid players who register.  Trophies will be awarded to 1st through 5th place winners in each section and 1st and 2nd place clubs in each section.

Advanced Registration Required

Advanced registration for both the unrated and USCF rated section is required. The deadline to register is Friday, November 22 at 10 p.m.

      Unrated Registration:

  • To register for the unrated section send an email with the participant’s complete name, grade and school to hanleychessacademy@gmail.com.
  • For more information about the unrated section contact Dewain Barber at (714) 998-5508 or amchesseq@aol.com.

Rated Registration:

All boards and sets will be provided by American Chess Equipment. Chess sets will also be available for sale during and after the event.

Food will be available from gourmet food trucks on site for the event.


The Burnt Truck

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