Over 70 Girls from around the region greeted and competed. Fun had by all.Looking forward to October 19, 2019
We celebrated MLK Birthday playing Chess. Thank you to the community for your support we had a great time.
Congratulations to Ayah Swan. 4th Grade Mid-Atlantic Regional Champion
Black History Month Tournament. Over 60 students filled the Thurgood Marshall Center.
Citywide Coed Tournament and qualifier for the Barber and Denker event to select DC state representative. There is a section for every level of play.
Over 85 Girls attended the All Girls Regional chess tournament in Washington,DC.
The Chess Center offers weekend chess classes, chess camps, scholastic tournaments, and classroom-based chess training. The Chess Center also supports school chess clubs and works closely with public and charter schools in the Washington, D.C., region to promote chess.
Chess Girls DC and the DC Scholastic Chess Team are proud to be community partners with the US Chess Center.
The Rockefeller, Barber, Denker and Haring DC Scholastic Cup is a series of citywide events for all levels of players.The qualifier for the Rockefeller, Barber Denker and Haring national tournaments will be hosted on line due to COVID circumstances. Over the board tournaments will resume September 2021 hopefully.
The Executive Board of US Chess has added the Ruth Haring, Denker, Rockefeller and Barber Champion to its list of qualifiers for the World Youth or the World Cadet Championship and the US Cadet Championship. The qualifying student in case of a tie will be the highest finishing player on tie-breaks who meets the eligibility requirements of the World Youth/World Cadet event for the US Chess delegation and the US Cadet Championship. The qualifying person needs a US FIDE flag to be eligible to represent the US in the World Youth/World Cadet and US Cadet Championships.
State Affiliate Requirements
Each State Affiliate (which shall include DC for purposes of this Tournament) shall be allowed one Representative as determined by its US Chess State Affiliate. The exception is California, which sends two players, one representing Northern California and the other Southern California. We strongly encourage each State Affiliate to identify a tournament to determine its K-8 Champion. State affiliates may not limit the selection process for the Barber to exclude students below the Middle School grades, but must permit all players who are in K through 8th grade to participate. If no open tournament is held, then a State Affiliate invitational composed of the highest rated K-8 players may be used. If that is not possible then the highest rated K-8 player should be offered the opportunity to play by the State Affiliate.
If the official representative is unable to compete, the State Affiliate may substitute its next most qualified player, etc. Each State Affiliate should make every effort to send a representative to this prestigious event.
Jon Haskel, Barber Committee Chairman, will mail the Barber Nomination Form to each authorized State Affiliate official. The official must then email the form back to Jon by June 20th. The Barber Committee reserves the right to appoint a representative for any State Affiliate that fails to meet this deadline. To eliminate byes, the host State Affiliate (State Affiliate in which the tournament is held) may provide an alternate who will only play in rounds that have an odd number of players. The alternate is eligible for prizes and if s/he does not play a round, s/he will receive free entry into a side event and/or will be given a pairing into the US Open for that round.
All participants must be residents of the State Affiliate they represent for 30 days prior to the date of their qualifying tournament. They must be under the age of 16 on September 1 of the year in which the tournament is held. The players must be enrolled in an approved K-8 curriculum pursuing a promotion/graduation certificate for a minimum of 30 school days prior to the qualifying event. The Representative may be taking classes concurrently at any high school prior to the qualifying event.
DC Scholastic Chess events are committed to engaging students in Chess events around the region, locally an nationally.