Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after October 26, 2023 at 7:00 PM EDT.
On-site registration is not available for this event.

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
Sunrise Athletic Complex
11501 NW 44th Street
Sunrise, FL 33351
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Sponsor: NSCF Florida Programs
Event Type: Scholastic (K-12)
Entry Fees:
Section Fees & Conditions
Elementary (K-5) Free
Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Maximum 60 participants.
1 slot remaining!
Middle-High School Free
School grades 6 through 12.  Maximum 60 participants.
1 slot remaining!

Online registration only. No on-site registration.


Please note: Registration closes at 7 pm on Thursday, October 26 or sooner if the spots are filled. 

LIMITED ENTRY. No at the door registration.

Open to Aspiring Chess Players in grades K to 12 and limited to the first 120 entries, this fun chess tournament is hosted at the Sunrise Athletic Complex and produced by the staff at The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess. Our event is open to all students in grades K to 12 attending school (public, charter, private, religious or registered in homeschool) in South Florida. This event is not affiliated with BCPS. The tournament is free thanks to the support of The City of Sunrise

Format: Game/30, delay 5 if clocks are used. Notation is required but clocks are not. TDs may place a clock on games that are running up against the time control. This tournament follows USCF rules but is not rated by the Federation. 

Prizes: We will award trophies to the top performers (up to 10 places per section - 20 total, based upon registration; players must have a minimum score 2.5 or higher out of 4 rounds). There will also be 2 team trophies: 1 for the top elementary team and 1 for middle or high school. (Team prize calculated based on top 3 scores.) Finally, we have an additional prize for Top Girl. 

Advance Registration Only. Check-in begins at 8:30 am. First round begins at 9:00 am.

Sections: Players regardless of grade with a USCF Rating of 500+ must play in the Middle-High School section; the decision of the tournament director on sections is final. Again, the tournament is not rated by USCF, but this is a way to give a challenge to our more experienced players while also ensuring our newer players have a positive introduction to chess competition.

Other details: By registering for this event, participant agrees to abide by the rules and the direction of the tournament director. For more information on how tournaments work, visit this page. Participants acknowledge that photography and/or videotaping may be occurring during this event and, by registering, grant the right for their, and/or their child's image, to be used in promotional materials, both print and online, for The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess, The National Scholastic Chess Foundation (NSCF), The City of Sunrise and/or their affiliates and promotional partners. If there is a reason why your child cannot be videotaped, please advise the staff at check-in and we will do our best to accommodate you. Children must have a responsible adult with them (parent or a coach you trust) during the entire event. We will have some activities for our guests while the tournament is in progress.

Produced by The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess, a community development project of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation.