Event: 7th Teesside Individual Junior Chess Championships.
Venue: Yarm Preparatory School, Grammar School Lane, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, TS15 9ES
Please note - if you played in the recent Megafinal, that was at the Senior School just across the road from the Preparatory School.
Date: Saturday 9 June 2018
Timings: Please arrive for 9.45 a.m. Play will start at 10.00 a.m. The prize giving will be at approximately 2.30 p.m.
Format: All players will play five rounds, on the Swiss system.
We have sections for Under-7s (Year 2s), Under-9s (Year 3s and 4s), Under-11s (Year 5s and Year 6s) and Over-11s.
The champions (Boys and Girls) of each section will receive the trophies and titles.
Open to junior players in the boroughs of Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough.
The tournament is not just about winning titles and trophies. It should be seen primarily as an excellent experience for all competitors who will be able to learn a lot by playing against new opponents from a large number of different schools.
The closing date is Wednesday 6 June 2018.
We cannot accept late entries and will definitely not be able to take extra entries on the day.
We cannot offer full supervision anywhere outside of the playing rooms. Parents/guardians must supervise their children at all times other than when the children are in the playing rooms.
Parents, guardians, teachers and chess coaches will not be allowed in the playing rooms during the rounds.
Problems arising during the games will be solved by the tournament Arbiter or another member of the control team. Children must alert the officials to any problems by raising their hand at the time. It is very difficult to solve problems retrospectively.
We will not be operating a tuck shop at this event and we advise you to bring a large packed lunch.
We will be working very hard on the day trying to ensure everyone has a great time. As usual with our events, we want to keep the pressure on the children to an absolute minimum. To help protect this ethos, we want the children to relax between the rounds and to temporarily forget about their chess battles. It would be greatly appreciated if all parents, guardians, teachers, chess coaches et al supported this ethos too and helped all of the children to enjoy the day without applying any pressure between the rounds.
Full reports will appear across our range of social media platforms. Please let me know on the day if you have any concerns regarding the use of photographs, names or any other information.
The Arbiter's decision in all matters relating to the tournament is final.
Any late announcements and updates will follow on here, on our Facebook page and via our Twitter account.