The 2021 Walton County Scholastic Chess Tournament will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. This tournament will be open to all school-age children in Walton County. There is no entry fee.
Onsite registration will be from 9:00 until 10:00 on April 24th and students can preregister by calling (859) 267-2809.
Players will have 30 minutes for each game to make all their moves, and tiebreakers will be resolved by playing a 5-minute game.
There will be four sections: Grades 9-12; Grades 6-8; Grades 2-5; and PreK-1. The games are scheduled to begin at 10:00, 11:30 and 2:00 with accelerated pairings whenever possible. The PreK-1 section will follow a different time schedule and be finished before noon.
Following US Chess guidelines, all chess players and visitors will be required to wear a mask. After each round, all clocks, boards and pieces will be cleaned and disinfected. Latex and Nitrile gloves will be available for those who want to use them, and hand sanitizer will be available.