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Innovation Friday Night Chess Tournament Announcement

Join Us for an Exciting Month of Chess!

We’re thrilled to announce the Innovation Friday Night Chess Tournament, spanning from February 23, 2024, to March 22, 2024. Whether you’re a seasoned player looking to test your skills in a competitive environment or a newcomer eager to experience the thrill of chess tournaments, we have something for everyone. Dive into the details below and mark your calendars!

Tournament Details

Section 1: Rated Swiss

Eligibility: Must be a USCF member to participate.

Entry Fee (EF): $10 per person

Time Control: G/45; d5

Format: A classic Swiss system where players will be matched in a series of rounds based on their current standings, ensuring that everyone gets to play multiple games without elimination.

Section 2: NonRated Swiss

Eligibility: Open to all, no USCF membership required.

Entry Fee (EF): $10 per person

Time Control: G/45; d5

Format: Similar to Section 1, this Swiss system allows players of all levels to enjoy competitive play without the pressure of elimination, perfect for those looking to experience their first tournament or play without ratings on the line.


All entry fees will be pooled into a prize fund! Prizes for each section will be directly proportional to the number of entries, ensuring a fair and exciting incentive for all participants. The more players that join, the bigger the prize pool will be!