To the Supporters of Northern California Chess,
On November 2, 2012 California chess super-star Ben Rood will leave for Maribor, Slovenia in order to compete in the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships. Ben Rood asked his family to attend for support as he battles the best eight-year-olds from around the globe. A family trip to Slovenia is an expensive undertaking and I am asking California chess players to help him out. Please come and participate in the Send Ben Rood to Slovenia scholastic chess tournament or give a small donation to the cause. The Torres Chess and Music Academy is donating all the awards for the tournament and all money raised will go directly to Ben Rood’s family to offset costs associated with Ben participating in the 2012 World Youth Chess Championships. Together we can make chess in Northern California better for everyone.
Calchess Scholastic Coordinator
President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy
Chess Coach for Ben Rood
Torres Chess and Music Academy, Inc. Presents:
SEND BEN ROOD TO SLOVENIA!
At the Contra Costa Jewish Day School – 955 Risa Rd., Lafayette, 94549
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
This November local super star Ben Rood will be representing the United States in the World Youth Chess Championship to be held in Maribor, Slovenia. Eight year old Ben would like to have his family there to support him as he battles the best eight year olds in the world for the title. All proceeds from this tournament will go directly to help send the Roods to Slovenia. Remember to bring cash as there will be a raffle for exciting chess prizes after the tournament.
Where: The Contra Costa Jewish Day School in Lafayette
When: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
What: Scholastic (K-12) 3 Round Quad – G/30
Cost: $25 to help send Ben to Slovenia. Raffle tickets are $5 each for the first 4 or 5 for $20
Trophies are awarded to top player(s) in each quad. All other players will receive medals.
USCF Rated Quad Format: All players must be USCF members, and understand USCF tournament rules.
To register for USCF pay an additional $17 for age 12 & under; $19 for age 15 and under; $25 for 16 to 24.
3 round Quad Format – Everyone plays 3 games against players in their quad. Quads are formed by making groups of four by rating. All sections will be Game in 30 min (each player). Sets and boards provided. Clocks will be provided, but players are encouraged to bring their own.
Round Times: Check In begins at 1:45 PM. There will be no late registration.
R 1 @ 2:30pm * R 2 @ 3:30pm * R 3 @ 4:30 pm *
Trophies and medals awarded at the conclusion of each quad
Entry Fees: $25 Make check payable to: TCAMA or APPLY ONLINE at http://www.chessandmusic.com
Information: Contact Chris Torres at Chesslessons@aol.com.