North Dakota Chess Association

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2nd Annual Bison Spring Open, March 23, 2019; Keeping the tradition of success! All players welcome for this NDSU Chess Club Sponsored Event.

Where: NDSU Memorial Union, upstairs in the Prairie Rose Room

Sections: Rated (USCF membership required, can be purchased at the tournament), and Unrated. Casual players and beginners are encouraged to play in the Unrated section.
Entry Fees: Adult (either section)- $25, Student (K-college, either section)- $15
Registration: Begins at 9:00 AM, late registration available. A half point bye will be given for round one.

Rounds and Time Control
Rated: 4 rounds, Game/60 min +5 sec delay, swiss pairings, Round Times: 10:00, 12:30 or half an hour after completion of round 1, 2:45, 5:00. Rounds 3 and 4 may start early if possible! Notation Required.
Unrated: 5 rounds, Game/30 min +5 sec delay, swiss pairings, Round Times: 10:00, 11:15, 1:00 or half an hour after completion of round 2, 2:15, 3:30.

Please bring your own boards and clocks. Exact Prizes TBD based on number of entrants. Cash and/or trophies for both sections.

Contact: Turner Gunderson, turner.gunderson@ndsu.edu, 952-913-1571




2019 ND Scholastic Chess Championship (K-12), Saturday, April 6, Shiloh Christian School, Bismarck, ND

Where: Shiloh Christian School, 1915 Shiloh Drive, Bismarck, ND
Registration: 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Start Time: 11:00 AM
Rounds: 5
Time Control: Game/30 mins, Delay 5 sec (Grades 6-12 only)
Fee: Grades K-5 ($10); Grades 6-12 ($15)
Sections: K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Awards:
1st and 2nd place Team Each Section
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Individual Each Section
1st, 2nd & 3rd Individual Each Grade for K-5
*Individual High School Champion qualifies for the Denker Tournament
*Individual Middle School Champion qualifies for the Barber Tournament
*Top overall girl qualifies for the National Tournament of Girls Champions

Contact: Todd Wolf at wolfpack@bis.midco.net or todd_wolf@bismarckschools.org or 701-426-3768




2019 North Dakota State Chess Championship

Dates: April 27 & 28, 2019
Location: Hillside Aquatic Complex, 1719 East Boulevard Ave, Bismarck
Fee: $50 for Adults, $30 for College Students with Student ID, $20 for Kindergarten-Grade 12
Prizes: Prizes are based on entries. The past couple of years, top prize has been trophies and $250 with $150 for runner-up and $100 for top of each class A, B, C, (Top D, E & Unrated), Top Under 1000.
Contact: Todd Wolf at wolfpack@bis.midco.net or 701-426-3768

SATURDAY

Registration: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Round 1: Game/90 mins, Delay/5s, 9:15 AM
Round 2: Game/120 mins, Delay/5s, 1:15 PM
Round 3: Game/120 mins, Delay/5s, 6:15 PM

SUNDAY

Business Meeting: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Round 4: Game/120 mins, Delay/5s, 9:15 AM
Round 5: Game/120 mins, Delay/5s, 1:45 PM or 30 minutes after the 4th round (no earlier than 1:15 PM)

Awards ceremony immediately following the last completed game

**One 1/2 point bye may be requested for any of the first four rounds prior to the tournament