The Mississippi Girls State Chess Championship is a United States Chess National Qualifying Event for the Ruth Haring National Girls Tournament of Champions (RHNGTOC) and the 17th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation (SPF) Girls’ Invitational.
The Mississippi Girls State Chess Championship is an annual chess tournament for students in the state of Mississippi and welcomes students of any level of play to compete in a fun and exhilarating atmosphere on the Ole Miss campus.
Mississippi Residents Only – The Mississippi Girls State Chess Championship is an officially rated US Chess tournament. US Chess membership is required except for those playing in the unrated reserve section. Student US Chess memberships can be purchased at https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php.
All chess equipment will be provided. Keeping score by notation is required.
Tournament registration will begin at 8:00AM and will end at 8:45AM at the Jackson Avenue Center. All players must check-in at the registration table before competing. Round One will begin promptly at 9:00AM.
Lunch will NOT be provided. List of nearby lunch options will be available.
The following are the divisions based on the Swiss System Tournament: NGTOC and SPF Invitational Qualifying Section K-12 Championship, K-8 Championship (Non-qualifying), and Unrated Reserve Section (Non-qualifying). If the first place winner of the K-12 Championship Division is not able to play in these tournaments, the second place finisher (alternate) will be eligible for the tournaments.
K-12 & K-8 Schedule: 5 Rounds no elimination. The first two rounds will be played at the time control game in 60 with a 30 second increment added to the players’ clock after each move. The last three rounds will be played at the time control game in 90 with a 30 second increment.
Saturday, March 28th:
Round 1: 9:00 AM G/60 inc/30, Lunch, Round 2: 1:00 PM G/60 inc/30, Round 3: 4:00 PM G/90 inc/30
Sunday, March 29th:
Round 4: 9:00 AM G/90 inc/30, Lunch, Round 5: 2:00 PM G/90 inc/30
Unrated Reserve Schedule: 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, March 28th:
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 or trophies will be given for the top 3 finishers in each section.
For additional information, please contact:
Address: CMSE, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: (662) 915-6621
Fax: (662) 915-1762