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Okemos Scholastic Chess Tournament, Saturday April 28, 2018

Chippewa Middle School, 4000 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI 48864

GREAT FOR BEGINNERS!

● 5 Rounds
● Time Control G-30 (each player has 30 minutes to make all of their moves)
● Play only students in your own grade (separate tournaments for each grade K-6)
● Grades 7-8 may be combined into one section, depending upon registration

● for the experienced players, there is a NEW RATED SECTION this year, for all players K-8 who are rated over 800.  Unrated or under 800 must play in their grade section (unrated) unless approval from TD.  If you play in the rated section, please make sure your USCF membership is current (you may join by scrolling to bottom of this page)
● Trophies to all players who score at least 3 points (usually over 40% of the players get a trophy!!)
● All players receive a souvenir from chess vendor Sal Chehayeb.
● Beginners encouraged to participate
Players in Rated Section and grades 6 and up need to bring boards and sets. Younger players will be provided with boards and sets. All players should bring a clock if they have one. (Clocks are NOT required for this tournament).
Please bring “soccer mom” chairs for seating in the waiting area. A few regular chairs will be available, and tables will be available.

Rounds are scheduled for 11:30, 12:45, 2:00, 3:15, and 4:30. Awards ceremony at 5:45. Round times will be accelerated if all games have been completed. 

Entry Fee $20 by April 20, $30 after April 20. Please use the pay button below to register:

Grade in School
Player's Full Name
Player's School

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Michigan Amateur Under 800 tournament
June 2
Lansing
(under 2000 section is two days, June 2 and 3)

Students should register directly with the MCA, www.michess.org

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Michigan Open
Aug 31-Sept. 3, 2018

Cadillac, MI

Mr. Garrison always plays in this event, one of the premier events of the year.  Strongly recommend for all rated students.

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Michigan Scholastic Club Championships

Nov. 10

Lansing

please check back at end of summer for details and to register with the Ann Arbor Monsters!

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2019 Michigan Class Championships
Sat Sun Jan 19, 20, 2019
Lansing

This is one of MCA's largest tournaments of the year.  There are six two day tournaments for the more experienced players.  I will probably be playing.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! For my students rated under 1000, there are also two beginning tournaments, each of these is a one day tournament.  You can register for either of these events directly with the MCA, visit www.michess.org for details.

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MCA REQUIRED for the Michigan Scholastic Club and Team Championships all players

MCA (Michigan Chess Association) membership is required for the Michigan Junior championships.  $15/year with magazine, $10 without, $25 family membership.  If you use this link to purchase a MCA membership, the cost is $1 more to cover credit card processing. 

Please note:  You may also now buy your MCA membership directly from the www.michess.org website for the above rates.

Use this button to purchase any MCA Membership.  Important!  To complete membership, be sure to email me your preferred mail delivery address if different from your credit card address.  If you are not a student of Mr. Garrison, please purchase directly from the MCA.

MCA membership option
name of member?
date of birth

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USCF REQUIRED for the Mi Scholastic Team Championships for all sections except K-3

You have options: 
For all players 12 and younger, $25 includes 6 issues of Chess Life for Kids,  OR $17 with on-line version of Chess Life for Kids .

For any player 15 and younger, $35 includes all 12 issues of Chess Life , OR $22 with on-line version of Chess Life (also access to Chess Life for Kids)

For any player 24 and younger, $35 includes all 12 issues of Chess Life , OR $26 with on-line version of Chess Life (also access to Chess Life for Kids)

Use this button to purchase any USCF membership

USCF membership option
name of member?
date of birth

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