Event Details


Online registration for this event will not be available after September 22, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT.
On-site registration is not available for this event.

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
West Ken Lark Park
1321 NW 33rd Avenue
Lauderhill, FL 33311
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Sponsor: National Scholastic Chess Foundation
Event Type: Scholastic (K-12)
Entry Fees:
Section Fees & Conditions
Elementary (K-5) $0 USD
Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Maximum 44 participants.
1 slot remaining!
Middle-High School $0 USD
School grades 6 through 12.  Maximum 32 participants.
Sorry, this section is now full.

Online registration only. No on-site registration.

Quintin Tanksley

Please note: Registration closes at 7 pm on Thursday, September 21 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 70 entries, this fun chess tournament is hosted at the West Ken Lark Park and produced by the staff and volunteers of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. 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 Lauderhill

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 5 places per section - 10 total, based upon registration; players must have a minimum score 2.5 or higher out of 4 rounds). There will an additional prize for Top Girl in each section. 

Advance Registration Only. Check-in begins at 10 am. First round begins at 10:0 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 National Scholastic Chess Foundation (NSCF), and The City of Lauderhil,l 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 Quintin & Quan Tanksley and The National Scholastic Chess Foundation.