Commonwealth Games Competition: Chess

  • Avalable Event Dates:
    July 22, 2017 - July 23, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Liberty University
  • Lynchburg, VA 24515

Division(s):  The tournament is organized into three (3) Divisions:  Scholastic K-5, Scholastic 6-12, and Open. 

  • The Scholastic Sections are for school-age players in grades pre-school through High School.  Experienced Scholastic Players may find a greater challenge in the Open Section.  US Chess Federation Membership is not required in either Scholastic Section.
  • The Open Section is intended for experienced players regardless of age.  Adult beginners can only play in the Open Section.
US Chess Federation Membership is REQUIRED.

Registration Deadline:  Online Registration ends at midnight, Thursday July 20th.  On site Registration is open on Saturday, July 22 from 7:30-9AM


General Information:  Chess Sets and boards will be provided.  Players should bring their own Chess Clocks, pens and pencils if they have them.  A Chess Clock is not required, but is strongly recommended.  There will not be a Chess vendor on site.


Competition Format:  4 Rounds, Swiss System.  This is not an elimination tournament, every player plays 4 games!


  • Time Control for both Scholastic Sections is Game 40 for all 4 rounds.
  • Time Control for the Open Section is Game 45 for Rounds 1 and 2, and Game 60 for Rounds 3 and 4.
  • All sections will observe a 5-second time delay per move.
  • “Game 40” means each player has up to 40 minutes to make all of his/her moves, so a full game could last as long as 80 minutes under Game 40 conditions.