Ready to Compete!
CYCL Summer Team Tournament.
On Saturday, July 1st, 2017, 10am-3:30pm at Trinity Classical Academy (28310 Kelly Johnson, Valencia, CA), CYCL is holding a
US Chess-rated (membership required) team tournament.
$30 Entry fee ($120 per team)
All teams must have an average USCF rating under 1000 (using JUNE 2017 supplemental ratings)!
4-round, team-Swiss, G/30 (Rounds begin at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:15pm, with awards at 3:30pm)
In team events, the players (Boards 1-4) compete against the player on the corresponding board. The players do NOT get to help each other during the games. To win a round, you must earn 2.5 out of the 4 games. More info on the tournament and the special team tournament training sessions (register on form to the left!) can be found on the team tournament flyer.
Students are ready to compete in Quad tournaments if they understand checkmate and stalemate, know the rules for castling and pawn promotion, and can find basic checkmates. Quads are low-key events with the option of playing in the morning (9:30-12:30) session or the afternoon (1:30-4:30) session. Four players of the same level in a group. Trophy to 1st, medal to 2nd, token prizes to 3rd & 4th. Cost is $20 for each Quad tournament (pay at door). Use the form on the left to find and register for an upcoming Quad.
With training sessions you have the option of either the AM (9-12) or PM (1:30-4:30). Activities will include one-on-one training, practice notation games, game review, worksheets, and passport testing. Don’t miss out on this fun and great opportunity to be better prepared for the next tournament. Cost is $20 for each Training session (pay at door). Use the form on the left to find and register for an upcoming Training session.
The United States Chess Federation (USCF) rated events, hosted by CYCL, are for players who have played in at least two CYCL Quad events with reasonable success. Tournament rules are strictly enforced.
NOTE: There are no CYCL rated events currently scheduled.
Other Locally Rated.
CYCL families can choose to participate in USCF-rated events throughout Southern California. You can find events every weekend, but the closer venues are the ACA Chess Club, LA Chess Club and the AAA Chess Club.
Travel & National Rated.
A few times each year, CYCL students will descend en masse on an event such as the State Championship or even a National event. Coach Jay will usually coordinate registrations for these events.
Some of CYCL’s talented students–representing two local schools–competed at the USCF 2013 National K-12 Grade Championships in Lake Buena Vista, Florida!