3rd Annual Keswick Hall K-12 Open Now Scheduled

Once again the beautiful Keswick Hall will be the venue for the Playing ACES CHESS  3rd Annual Keswick Hall Open.  The event will have two major sections:

Rated Section – For players with USCF memberships who are gaining experience via playing other rated players.   Players in this section must have a current USCF registration they must present when checking at this event and that they will indicate when registering.

Unrated Section – For players who don’t have a USCF membership but want to compete against other players.
Each section will be organized into FOUR grade level groups as follows:

  • Pawn Group – Grades K- 2nd
  • Bishop Group – Grades 3rd – 5th
  • Knight Group – Grades 6th – 8th
  • Rook Group – Grades 9th – 12th


  • Event (9 am – 5 pm) 30 January 2016 @ Keswick Hall
  • Opens 18 December 2015 and closes 26 January 2016 (Click here to go to registration)
  • It is open to any K-12 player who wants to participate in this event
  • Maximum event limit is 120 players (60 total possible games/round)
  • $15 / participant
  • Keswick Hall is also providing box lunches at extra cost ($12/participant).  This is optional, but parents will have to provide their player lunch.
  • Players must remain on Keswick grounds.

Event Organization (Download Flyer)

  • Check-in is between 9:00 and 9:30 with 1st game starting @ 10:00 am
  • Round 1 Starts 10:00 am
  • Round 2 Expected start 11:00 am
  • Round 3 Expected start 12:00 am
  • Lunch 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Round 4 Expected start 1:45 pm
  • Round 5 Expected start 2:45 pm
  • Expected Awards Ceremony begins 4:00/4:15 pm

Boards and Sets are provided by Playing ACES CHESS.  Participants with clocks are encouraged to bring one.  Playing ACES CHESS has a limited number of chess clocks.

Each group will have the following awards:

  • Trophies: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place
  • Medals: 4th, 5th, 6th Place
  • Each participant will get a participation Certificate
  • Other prizes and awards are being developed