Thursday, May 12, 2016



Event Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Entry Fee: $30 for one event; $35 for two events
Sport Commissioner: Frank Niro;; TD: Ryan Velez;

Steve Dillard Playing Hall
Lower Level – Suite 079
173 Sears Ave.
Louisville, KY 40207

REGISTRATION: Use separate individual entry form for each player. Printable entry form is located at the following url:

If you plan to register at the site, you need to bring completed paperwork by 9:30 am. Your information must be added to tournament software before the matches can begin. USCF identification number is essential to have the tournament rated and needs to be known in advance in order to put players in appropriate division. Include the expiration date or if new, write “new” in the space. Students – List school or organization name on entry form (Example: Scout Troop #8 or PL Dunbar H.S. and grade.)

FORMAT: Swiss for the adults and teams; Modified for the scholastic. Each player will have 45 minutes with a delay of 5 seconds to play each game. Four rounds: first round starts at 10 am. Second, third, and fourth rounds will start as soon as possible after the previous match. The day’s events will last from 10 am-4 pm followed by an opportunity to register for Quick Chess.

RULES: United States Chess Federation tournament rules (6th. edition).

EQUIPMENT: Sets and boards will be provided. Please bring digital chess clocks with delay options, if you have them.
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SANCTION: United States Chess Federation, membership required for rating purposes. Discounted single tournament annual memberships will be available at the site. Expired memberships should be renewed online at prior to the tournament.

AGE: Age as of July 22, 2016

AWARDS: Gold, Silver & Bronze will be given in the following categories:
Open/Beginner: Overall, 50 & Over, 20 – 49, 19 & Under, Women
High School: Overall, Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman, & Team consisting of 4 players
Middle High School: Overall, 8th grade, 7th grade, 6th grade, & Team consisting of 4 players
Elementary School: Overall, 5th grade, 4th grade, & Team consisting of 4 players
Primary School: Overall, 3rd grade, 2nd grade, 1st grade, Kindergarten, & Team consisting of 4 players

REGISTRATION: On-site registration for this event from 4:00-4:30 pm.
FORMAT: 4 rounds at 10 minutes/game. Double Swiss Pairings.
RULES: USCF Quick Chess Rules in force. All players required to use a chess clock.

(new section this year) A special puzzle solving contest in memory of Steve Dillard will be held during the event. Entry fee: $5, payable on the day of the tournament.
Send entry forms for by email:

by mail:
Bluegrass State Games
162 E. Main, Suite 210
Lexington, KY 40507

by fax:

at site on day of event:
Blank paperwork will be available. See further instructions under REGISTRATION (above).

We are sorry, but checks and credit cards cannot be accepted at site. Cash only on day of event.

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