BCCS Second Saturday Scholastic Tournaments


The cozy town of Niwot as seen off 119

The Grange on 2nd Avenue

The park near the Grange

Who: Scholastic Players

What: Chess Tournament

When: Every Second Saturday

Where: The Grange in Niwot

Why: For the love of chess!


  • AUGUST 12
  • OCTOBER 14
  • JANUARY 13

Tournament Location

Located at The Grange: 195 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO 80544


Tournament Characteristics

  • For scholastic chess players.  All youth who know the rules of chess are welcome to join.
  • Free parents' section!
  • Players strongly encouraged to write down their moves on a scoresheet using chess notation.
  • G30 (This stands for "game in 30" and means each player has 30 minutes on his or her clock.  So, if you add both players' allotted times, games will last a maximum of 60 minutes.)
  • 5 rounds total
  • Hyper-accelerated swiss pairings--This is a unique pairing system that tends to make each round as competitive as possible!  
  • single section
  • All players play all rounds (unless you receive a bye if we have an odd number of players).
  • There will be prizes and trophies!

Tournament Schedule

  • 8:15-8:40am Player Check In (Registered players must notify Josh that they have arrived.)
  • 8:40-8:50am Player's Meeting (All chess players must be present.)
  • 8:50-8:55am Players settle in and Pairings Announced.
  • 9:00-10:00AM Round 1, G30
  • 10 minute break
  • 10:10-11:10am Round 2, G30
  • 10 minute break
  • 11:20-12:20pm Round 3, G30
  • 12:20-1:00 LUNCH
  • 1:00-2:00pm Round 4, G30
  • 10 minute break
  • 2:10-3:10 Round 5, G30
  • 3:20-3:30 Awards Ceremony

Your position at the tournament will be reserved when PAYMENT and REGISTRATION have been received.