Saturday, November 17
Time(s): 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Free Parking & Admission - Registration Required
Registration ends on November 16th at 10 p.m. so don’t wait! Click here to register for the unrated section (total of 144 registrations available) or click here to register for the rated section (total of 72 registrations available) today!
Scholastic chess players are invited to challenge their creative minds at the 37th Annual Staser Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament presented by the Orange County Great Park and American Chess Equipment on Saturday, November 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Great Park. The 37th Annual Staser Chess Championship was created by Miley Staser, a senior citizen, to give students throughout the Southland an opportunity to meet over a chessboard, enhance their learning and life skills through chess and make new friends.
The tournament features a free unrated section eligible to all scholastic participants, grades K-12. As space is limited, interested students are encouraged to register in advance by Friday, November 16th at 10:00 p.m. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; be sure to include your complete name, grade, and school. This tournament does not require a USCF membership to be able to play and will not impact any national ratings. All players will be separated into sections by grade level. They will play against every person in their section during the course of the tournament. All players will receive a certificate of participation. Medallions will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place players in each section of each grade and certificates of participation to everyone else. It is expected to conclude by 3:00p.m.
New this year, the tournament will be adding an USCF rated section, also available to scholastic participants, grades K-12, for a small fee of $10.00. As space is also limited in this section, students are encouraged to register in advance by Friday, November 16th at 10:00p.m. at, www.hanleychessacademy.com/Staser.html. All players will be grouped by national ratings into three subsections: Open, U1000, and U500/UNR. Seven trophies will be awarded in each subsection. This tournament will run longer and conclude around 4:30p.m.
All boards and sets will be provided by the Staser Chess Tournament. Chess sets will also be available for sale during and after the event. Everyone is invited to take a free ride on the Orange County Great Park Balloon, weather permitting. There will be a one hour lunch break during which participants may purchase lunch from food trucks on site.
“Chess is an instructional aid that is part of the process of learning,” said Dewain Barber, Organizer. “Chess assists in memory, logic and analysis which are key components to the improvement of any student’s ability to think.”
For more information about the chess tournament, please contact Dewain Barber, at (714) 998-5508, or via email at email@example.com.