At Dean of Chess Academy (DOCA), we hold a range of United States Chess Federation (USCF) rated events to improve your child's experience of playing chess competitively and put into practice strategies and theories that they have learnt in class. Players must be registered with the USCF to play in any of our USCF rated events.
All of our events are USCF rated so you can track your progress online at uschess.org.
During this event each player will play against 3 other students within a group of 4 who hold similar USCF ratings. These are generally held every other Saturday and start promptly at 12:15pm.
Information: DOCA tournaments are held monthly and includes four sections: Kindergarten-1st grade, Primary (grades 2-3), Championship (grades 4 and up) and Masters (USCF rating over 1000).
Trophies: Individual trophies are awarded to the top 5 in all sections, top two Unrated and top 2 Teams (players must be from the same school) in each section.
Early-Entry registration is $35 ($25 DOCA members). Early Registration ends 9 days before a tournament.
Normal/On-site registration: $45 ($35 DOCA members).
How to Register: Enter online here
Onsite registration ends a half hour before the first round. Rounds will start at 10:00am & ASAP after each section finishes. Early entry fee ends on the Friday one week before the tournament.
These are typically held every Wednesday and Thursday night, from 7:30pm. League nights are free to Dean of Chess Academy members, otherwise the cost is $10 per league game. Please call to register if you are playing by 7:15pm on the night of league. Matches begin promptly at 7:30pm. League games are G/60 with a 10 second increment per move.