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Mississippi Girls Junior Chess Championship

The Mississippi Girls Junior Chess Championship is a United States Chess National Qualifying Event for the National Girls Tournament of Champions (NGTOC) and the 16th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation (SPF) Girls’ Invitational.

This championship is hosted by the Mississippi Chess Association in cooperation with the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi.

2019 Mississippi Girls Junior Chess Championship
The University of Mississippi, Jackson Avenue Center
April 6, 2019 & April 7, 2019

Sections & Schedule

The Swiss System tournament is divided into 3 Sections:

NGTOC and SPF Invitational Qualifying Section K-12 Championship:

5 Rounds no elimination. The first two rounds will be played at the time control game in 60 with a 30 second increment to the players clock added after each move. The last three rounds will be played at the time control game in 90 with a 30 second increment.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Round 1: 9:00 AM  G/60  inc/30
Round 2: 1:00 PM  G/60  inc/30
Round 3: 4:00 PM  G/90  inc/30

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Round 4: 9:00 AM  G/90  inc/30
Round 5: 2:00 PM  G/90  inc/30

K-8 Championship (Non-qualifying Section):

5 Rounds no elimination. The first two rounds will be played at the time control game in 60 with a 30 second increment to the players clock added after each move. The last three rounds will be played at the time control game in 90 with a 30 second increment.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Round 1: 9:00 AM  G/60  inc/30
Round 2: 1:00 PM  G/60  inc/30
Round 3: 4:00 PM  G/90  inc/30

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Round 4: 9:00 AM  G/90  inc/30
Round 5: 2:00 PM  G/90  inc/30

Unrated Reserve Section (Non-qualifying Section):

4 rounds no elimination. All rounds played at the time control game in 45 with a 5 second increment to the players clock added after each move.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Round 1: 9:00 AM
Round 2: 10:45 AM
Round 3: 1:00 PM
Round 4: 2:45 PM

Awards Ceremony to follow last round or tiebreaks.

  • Plaques and/or trophies will be given for the top 3 finishers in each section.
  • First, second and third place winners in each section will be awarded a scholarship for the One-Week Non-Credit programs (OW) or for the Summer College for High School Students (SCHS) (Sr. Junior High Students). These scholarships are made possible through the Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Mississippi. More information can be found at the Office of Pre-College Programs Summer Programs Financial Aid Webpage – under “For Rising Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Freshman, and 8th Graders”.

Registration Details

In order to register for this championship, individuals must:

  • Be a US Chess member – the Mississippi Girls Junior Chess Championship is an officially rated US Chess Tournament. Student membership is available at USCHESS.ORG.
  • Register for the championship by completing the MS Girls Junior Chess Championship Registration Form.
  • Submit the payment of the $10 entry fee. If the payment is not received by April 1st, the cost of the entry fee will be $20. Checks should be mailed to: Mississippi Chess Association, PO Box 175, Meadville, MS 39653.

Frequently Asked Questions

If the first place winner is not able to play in these tournaments, the second place finisher (alternate) will be eligible for the tournaments.

Yes, the Mississippi Girls Junior Chess Championship is an officially rated US Chess Tournament. US Chess membership is required and student membership is available at https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php.

Yes, the Mississippi Girls Junior Chess Championship is an officially rated US Chess Tournament. US Chess membership is required and student membership is available at https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php.

All chess equipment will be provided. Players have the option to use their own equipment within regulation, if desired. Keeping score by notation is required.

One half-point bye only is available for the first four rounds and must be requested before the start of the previous round.

Tiebreaks for first place will be determined by two G/10 inc/5 quick games to be played at the end of the 5th In the event of a tie with three or four players, a single round robin of G/10 inc/5 will be played. In the event of a tie from the quick games, an Armegeddon match(es) of G/10 will be played at draw odds for black determined by bid.  If necessary, tie break for third place to determine award recipient will be determined using the following system(s):  1. Modified Mean 2. Solkoff 3. Cumulative 4. Cumulative Opponent’s Score