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Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2020 benjamin elementary
Location: Benjamin Elementary School, 6006 Ireland Grove Road, Bloomington, IL 61705
Parking: Car Pooling is recommended.

Sections, Number of Rounds, and Time Limits:
Lower Primary (K-1), Upper Primary (2-3), Elementary (4-5): 5 rounds G/30 Delay 5
Junior High (6-8): 4 rounds G/45 Delay 5

Registration Limit: Registration is limited to the first 300 entries.
Entry Fee: $20, checks made payable to Benjamin Elementary Chess Club. Please register online at Registration deadline is 6:00 PM Thursday, March 5th 2020. Any players added AFTER registration deadline will NOT be paired for first round.

Registration (coaches only): Check in and all changes are due by 8:30 AM on Saturday. Changes not in by 8:30am will get 1st round bye. The first round will start at 9:00 A.M. with subsequent rounds to follow as soon as possible.
USCF Registrations: USCF membership required, JTP acceptable for K-3. Make sure USCF memberships are current through March 8th, 2020 and it can purchased on site.

Trophies/Prizes Trophies for top 5 teams per section.
Top 5 Individuals in each section Class trophies in each section
Top 10 Individuals in each Grade from K -5
Top 4 Individuals in each Grade from 6-8
Participation awards for all K-1
Biggest upset and Unrated Trophy in each section

Concessions will be available that support Benjamin School Clubs.

Food Service: Breakfast Items, Gondolas, Vegetarian Gondolas, Pizza, Samosa, Snacks and Beverages will be available.
Questions or for more information: Please send an email to Satya Karuturi, Benjamin Chess Club Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also reach me at (573) 418-6073.