Kentucky Chess Association


The USChess state affiliate for all of Kentucky.

KCA State Individual Championship CANCELLED

Given the directives of our Governor regarding social distancing and avoiding large gatherings, the 2020 State Individual is CANCELLED and will NOT be taking place this weekend.  We hope to reschedule the event when we have more information.

2020 KCA State Individual Championship

The KCA State Individual Championship will be held on March 21-22 at North Bullitt High School in Shepherdsville, KY.


US Chess membership is required for this event.  Memberships will be available on-site or at http://www.uschess.org.  (Annual membership is $17-$26.)


This is a Kentucky State Championship Event.  As a championship event, tournament directors will NOT be allowed to intervene in games other than as prescribed by USChess Official Rules of Chess.


Sections:

Players must play in the appropriate grade-level section.  Kindergarteners and 1st Graders may choose from K-1, K-3, and K-5.  2nd and 3rd Graders may choose between K-3 and K-5.

K-1, K-3: 5 swiss rounds G/30, 5 second delay – ONE DAY SCHEDULE

K-5, 6-8, 9-12: 5 swiss rounds G/70, 5 second delay – TWO DAY SCHEDULE


Time control and number of rounds may be changed based on turnout.  The KCA also reserves the right to accelerate pairings based on turnout.


Schedule:


K-1, K-3:                     Saturday, Mar. 21.  Round 1 at 9 a.m., all other rounds ASAP, with a guaranteed 45 minute break for lunch.

K-5, 6-8, 9-12:             Saturday, Mar. 21.  Rounds at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.

                                    Sunday, Mar. 22.  Rounds at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Entry Fee:                                   
$30 per player             $40 onsite

Contact: 
ChessPerformance@gmail.com (Organizer)

This event crowns the State Individual Champions!  Top finishers in K-5, K-8, K-12, and the top-placing K-12 Girl will qualify for national invitational events!

                                                                                                                                            

2020 KCA State Team Tournament

The KCA State Team Tournament will be held on March 7 at Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville, KY.


The K-3, K-5, K-8, and K-12 Team Sections are limited to those teams that have qualified at one of the four Quad tournaments.  Coaches/contact persons for those teams will be receiving an email from the Scholastic Coordinator.


The K-1 Team and Alternates' sections are open to all participants.


PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Online Registration for 2019 Kentucky Open is Closed

Please email further entries to kcawebteam@gmail.com or register onsite tomorrow.  Entries received before 12 a.m. will be permitted to pay the early price of $45.  Onsite registration or email registrations received after 12 a.m. will be $75.


See you all tomorrow!

Last Call for Entries to 2019 Kentucky Open, June 1-2, 2019

Today (5/31/19) is the final day for early registration for the Kentucky Open at the reduced $45 price.  Entries will be open until approximately 10 p.m. Eastern time tonight.  For entries after that time, please email kcawebteam@gmail.com or register onsite.  Please include your name, USChess number, and section.  Email registration requests received before 12 a.m. will be eligible for the early entry fee ($45); those received after that time will pay the door fee ($75).



2019 Kentucky Open, June 1-2, 2019

The Kentucky Chess Association is proud to bring you the 2019 Kentucky Open, which will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Louisville on June 1-2, 2019.

5SS, G90;d5. Ramada Plaza, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway., Louisville, KY 40299.  In 3 Sections.  Open: 450-250-150; X, 100; A, 100. U1800: 225-125; C, 100. U1400: 125-100; U1000/unr.: 75 (all prizes b/50).   EF: $45 before 6/1, $75 on-site.  Online entries at kcachess.net, mail entries to Yussman Chess Center, 179 Sears Ave. #079, Louisville, KY 40207. Make checks out to "KCA". Advance entries must be received by May 31. Onsite registration June 1 between 8-930 am.  Schedule: Rds 1-3, Sat. 10-2-5:30, Rds. 4-5 Sun. 9-2. KCA meeting between 4th and 5th rounds at 1:00Byes: Maximum two half-pt byes, must commit before round 3. For reservations, call 859-213-2213 - Mention "Kentucky Chess Association". Bring boards, sets, and clocks. The top 3 Ky players and top 2 junior Ky players will be invited the State Closed Championships. Questions: Randas Burns 502-500-7493


Volunteer Webmaster Needed

The KCA is in dire need of a volunteer webmaster who can maintain this page and the Facebook page.  Please contact us at kcawebteam@gmail.com if you are interested.

2018 Kentucky Open Preregistration is Closed.

On site registration will be available tomorrow at the published $75 rate.  However, we will honor further preregistrations made by email before midnight to kcawebteam@gmail.com.

See you tomorrow!

2018 Kentucky Open, June 2-3, 2018

The Kentucky Chess Association is proud to bring you the 2018 Kentucky Open, which will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Louisville on June 2-3, 2018.


5SS, G90;d5. Ramada Plaza, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway., Louisville, KY 40299.  In 3 Sections.  Open: 450-250-150; X, 100; A, 100. U1800: 225-125; C, 100. U1400: 125-100; U1000/unr.: 75 (all prizes b/50).   EF: $45 before 6/1, $75 on-site.  Online entries at kcachess.net, mail entries to Yussman Chess Center, 173 Sears Ave. #079, Louisville, KY 40207. Make checks out to "KCA". Advance entries must be received by May 31. Onsite registration June 2 between -8-930 am.  Schedule: Rds 1-3, Sat. 10-2-5:30, Rds. 4-5 Sun. 9-2. KCA meeting between 4th and 5th rounds at 1:00. Byes: Maximum two half-pt byes, must commit before round 3. HR: $74.95/King bed, $74.95 2 beds. Reserve by Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:00 to ensure rate and room. For reservations, call (502) 491-4830 - Mention "Kentucky Chess Association" to receive rate. Bring boards, sets, and clocks. The top 3 Ky players and top 2 junior Ky players will be invited the State Closed Championships. Questions: Randas Burns 502-500-7493

2018 State Team Tournament Results

Below are the final standings for teams in the K1, K3, K5, K8, and K12 sections of the 2018 Scholastic State Team Tournament, which was held at North Bullitt High School on March 24.

The cross-table will also be linked when the tournament is rated.

The KCA would also like to give a big thank you to all the teams who came out to compete, to all of the parents, coaches, and players who helped with setup and cleanup, and to North Bullitt High School and Bullitt County Schools for hosting the event!

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