This is a DON’T MISS event! The National Middle School Tournament offers sections for every ability level. Players only need to be 8th grade or younger.
The tournament takes place over a long weekend, with games on Friday, April 21st thru Sunday, April 23rd.
Format: 7SS, G/90 d10. (NEW time control!)
7 Sections: K-8 Championship, K-8 U1700, K-8 U1400, K-8 U1100, K-8 U900, K-8 U700, and K-8 Unrated. “Playing up” is allowed. Unrated players may play either Championship or Unrated sections only. April rating supplement will be used.
Byes: Maximum two half-point byes available any round if requested prior to the start of Rd. 1. A half-point bye in round 1 must be requested at the time of registration, or on-site before 11 AM Friday. A half-point bye request for rounds 2-7 not requested in advance must be requested two hours before the scheduled start of round 2. Byes may not be revoked after Rd. 1.
Scoring: Team score = total of top four (minimum two) finishers from each school per section. K-8 Championship first place individual and team, including ties, will be the National Middle School Champion.
Awards: Medals to top individuals & trophies to top teams in each section. Every player receives a commemorative item! Full list of awards on tournament website.