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2013 IESA Chess State Tournament

Students from Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) member schools will compete in the third annual Chess State Tournament at the Illinois State University Bone Student Center in Normal on March 22 & 23. There will be over 375 students who will make the trip to compete in the event this weekend. A complete list of participating schools can be found on the IESA website at http://www.iesa.org/activities/chs/entries.asp?Year=2013.

The tournament will consist of a 7th and 8th grade division. It will be Board Swiss format with five boards during tournament play. Experienced players will be competing on board 1 and novice players will compete on board 5. The awards ceremony will take place after the last round is complete on Saturday. Individual and team awards will be given during the ceremony.

The first round on Friday is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Round two will not begin before 12:30 p.m.; the third round will not begin before 2:30 p.m.; and the fourth round will not begin before 4:30 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, round five will begin at 9:00 a.m.; round six not before 11:00 a.m.; and round seven not before 1:45 p.m. Students will compete in all seven rounds at the tournament, with the awards ceremony to not begin before 3:30 p.m. The complete tournament schedule can be found at http://www.iesa.org/documents/activities/IESA-CHS_Schedule.pdf.

Complete tournament information, plus the FanZone can be found at www.iesa.org. Click on the Chess line at the top of the IESA website home page.

Should weather become a factor, the IESA website will contain up-to-date information regarding the tournament playing schedule. Go to www.iesa.org.

For more information, please contact IESA Associate Executive Director and Chess Administrator Nicole Schaefbauer at nicole@iesa.org.

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