SDCC March Scholastic Tournament
March 19, 2023
12:00 - 04:30 PM
March Scholastic took place on Sunday, March 19th, with a whopping 124 participants. It's our second tournament in a row with zero no-shows. All pre-registered participants came and played in 5 sections. Elite section (10 players) and Open section (16 players) played in a skittles room while U800 (33 players), U500 (34 players) and U300 (31 players), total of 98 players played in our large tournament hall.
With the help of our wonderful tournament staff: Jonathan Frye, Jason Nunez, Kathryn Mokhov, Mario Amodeo, Irina Nizmutdinova and Jim Harrell we were able to start the tournament right on time at noon. The USCF Dean of Scholastic Chess, Dewain Barber, came to talk to kids right before the first round began. It was great to see him at our club!
U800, U500 and U300 sections finished by 3:50 pm. The award ceremony for those sections took place right after from 4 pm to 4:20 pm. The Elite/Open sections were awarded right after from 4:30 to 4:45 pm.
As usual we had few teams playing in this event. LFSD team with 14 players, Gompers team with 13 players, and two other smaller teams. It is always great to see groups of kids returning to our events, we hope to continue seeing them throughout the year.
Photo 1: Dewain Barber is greeting scholastic players and families.