When: Saturday, 12:00-5:00pm; Schedule: Reg. ends 11:55am; Rounds 12:00-1:00-2:00-3:00. REPEATS 1ST SATURDAY of every month.
What: 4SS, G/30-d5, One section open to all adults. US Chess regular rating used for pairings and prizes.
Where: Elks Lodge; 289 Willowdale Drive; Frederick, MD 21702
Results affect Quick and Regular rating. First prize wins $50 based on minimum of 8. Entry fee: $15, $10 for FCC members.
What to bring: chess sets and clocks if you have them, as well as scoresheets. We can provide a limited amount of equipment.
Join the group and/or RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Frederick-Chess-Club/
Other details: This is an official US Chess sanctioned event. It will be conducted in accordance with the current US Chess rules as promulgated in U. S. Chess Federation’s Official Rules of Chess, 6th Edition.
Note that the use of cell phones in any manner in the playing room is prohibited. Make sure your cell phone is in the silent mode (not vibrate) or turned off while in the playing room. Rule 20N1 refers.
No food or drink is permitted in the playing room while rounds are in progress. (Water bottle is ok.)
The schedule is set up to allow approximately 20 minutes between rounds.
Please make an effort to start games on time and report results to the tournament director promptly, as this will help maintain the schedule.
In the event of a dispute during play, STOP YOUR CLOCK IMMEDIATELY and get the event's TD to resolve the situation.
While we are primarily an adult club, children are welcome at all Frederick Chess Club Sponsored events. We take competitive chess seriously; it is expected that all players will exhibit good sportsmanship and respect not only for their opponents, but for the other competitors in the gaming hall as well. Parents are expected to lead by example in this regard. While we do not currently run scholastic tournaments, we do adhere to the USCF’s spectator policy for scholastic events. More details on that can be found here: