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Monthly Round Robin Practice Nights --

The Tempe practice tournament is specifically designed for kids who have never played in a live chess tournament before, allowing them to gain experience and learn how to participate in a scholastic chess tournament. Before the tournament begins, the coaches running it will teach the kids how to properly use a chess clock, how to record chess notation for each of their games for later review and analysis by their chess coaches, and, most importantly, the "dos and don'ts" of chess tournament etiquette.

This event is the perfect opportunity for your child to learn and understand what to expect before they participate in their first rated chess tournament, which we offer on Friday nights and Saturdays throughout the semester. It is essential not only for their chess development but also for their personal growth. This experience will teach your child skills such as focus, time management, self-control, patience, and resilience.

The kids will play three games, whether they win or lose, in a quad-based format with a time control of G/20. This means each player will have 20 minutes to play the entire game. Winners of their quad will receive a trophy, and all first-time participants will be awarded a prize..

The cost for this event is just $20.00 for the evening. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay and take photos of their kids as they participate in their first live chess tournament. If needed, early drop-off is available at 5:30 pm, and late pick-up is permitted until 8:30 pm.

- If you have questions about this event, please contact the tournament director, Joe Lafornara, at 480-865-2299 or via email at Alternatively, you can call the main office at 602-482-4867.

Tempe Practice Tournament

Event Date Time Location
Elliot and McClintock TBD 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Elliot and McClintock