2021 Volusia Conty Fair
Youth Chess Tournament

Thursday 11/11/2021 at 7:00 PM
Friday 11/12/2021 at 7:00 PM

Volusia County Fair Grounds
3150 E New York Ave DeLand, FL

Sponsored by Wood Chess Services
A Division of Wood Enrichment Services, LLC,
a Volusia County youth organization


  • This tournament is open to all players who live in central Florida.
  • This is an unrated tournament designed for beginners in the area.  No professional  USCF players with a rating over 1499 are allowed to play.
  • Players should be in the chess area five minutes before the starting time. 
  • In this tournament, earplugs and headphones with music are allowed.
  • There will be no restroom breaks. Please take care of needs before the tournament. 
  • Five non-elimination Swiss games will be played in 25-minute intervals. It will end shortly after 8 pm.  
  • The time limit will be 10 minutes per player with a 3 second delay between moves. (G/10; d3).
  • The seeding of players will be random for the first round, then it will follow Swiss format. If there is an odd number of players, one player will receive a full point bye for a maximum of one round. 
  • If a player deliberately touches a piece, he must move it if it is legal to do so.
  • Age of player on the tournament date is used to determine placement. Any player may play in an older section if they choose.  A player can only play in one division.
  • Tournament directors will not interrupt games unless called to the game. It is the opponent’s responsibility to notice illegal moves.   A warning will be given for the first illegal move in a game with no time penalty.  second time an illegal move is made, the player loses the game. 
  • The tournament is directed by USCF tournament directors and their decisions are final.
  • Regulation boards, pieces and clocks will be provided.
  • First, second, and third place winners in each event will receive a trophy and a cash award.   In the event of a tie, a 5-minute Blitz tiebreaker game will be given. 
  • All players will receive a participation certificate.


Please enroll only one player per form.  Payment by credit card is required.  
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