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Middleton Memorial Chess tournament

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By J. Smith IV
March 7, 2016 at 2:48 p.m.

Details for the Saturday, May 7th Middleton Memorial Chess Open found by clicking here.

The first annual Welton N. Middleton Memorial Chess Open is a day long, rated chess tournament "open" to all ages who hold a current United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership.

Bored, energetic youth and parents seeking a new form of recreation, challenge and fun are strongly encouraged to have their child compete.  Learn more about rated chess tournaments and sign up online to become a member and get your adult and/or child's USCF membership at US CHESS. You may also sign up for a USCF membership the day of the tournament on-site, before the first round begins.

This Mother's Day weekend 2016, Saturday event should be a memorable experience, especially for first young chess enthusiasts who know the rules of the game but have never had the opportunity to compete in a friendly, United States Chess Federation-rated tournament.  

The Middleton Memorial Chess Open tournament is a great way to spend a day thinking, problem-solving and exercising mental discipline over the sixty-four strategic squares of the chess board.

The newly  constructed Moses Chapel C.M.E. fellowship hall is expected to host 100 United States Chess Federation tournament chess competitors.  

Fifty tournament style chess boards will be set up and ready to play, under the direction of a bonafide USCF Tournament Director.  Each board will have a chess clock set at 30 minutes for each player to win with a checkmate, stalemate or lose.  

Many grade school aged children from East Texas area high schools chess clubs, elementary and middle school UIL Chess Puzzle Solving teams, local Boy Scouts and the Girls Scouts of America, private, charter and home-schooled children are anticipated to compete.  Advanced registration mailed in and postmarked by no later than May 4th is highly recommended.

Individual registration cost is $15 per adult or child chess enthusiasts.  $25 is the cost of on-site registration the morning of the tournament (May 7th).

The first of four rounds of chess begins promptly at 8:30am. The awards ceremony follows with twelve chess trophy presentations:1st thru 4th place (Reserve section players) / 1st thru 4th place (Championship section players) / 1st thru 4th place (School team trophies awarded).  2 player minimum from same school.  Four player maximum from same school team.  

Mail payment to:

Weapons of Choice Affiliate #A6046505

Attn: J. Smith, IV

Middleton Memorial Chess Open (...or M.M.C.O)

101 Falcon Way

Longview, Texas 75605.  

Do include your current United States Chess Federation USCF member number with your payment.  Not responsible for lost cash sent by mail.  Cashier check recommended.  A personal check with driver's license, full date of birth and current address on the check acceptable is an acceptable method of payment.




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