Thursday, January 13, 2011

PWNED! II Youth Chess Tournament

"PWNED!" (ōnd, pōnd, pônd, pōōnd, pē-ōnd') interj. Used to indicate conquest or domination. [From owned, through typing error.]

The PWNED! free youth chess tournament returns to the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St., Freeport, on Saturday, Jan. 29.

The four-round Swiss (non-elimination) tournament will have sections for grades K–3, 4–6, and 7–12. Trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each section; all players will receive participation awards. In addition, the K–3 section will be sanctioned by the U.S. Chess Federation, and players will receive ratings based on their performance. Participants in this section who are not USCF members may request a free one-day junior tournament membership. Participants in the other two sections, which are unrated, do not need to be USCF members.

The event will begin at 10 AM and is expected to finish by 3:30 PM. On-site registration will be held from 9 to 9:45 AM; the event is limited to the first 48 entrants. Players who have chess clocks are asked to bring them. The site is wheelchair-accessible.

The Gallery Café at the library will be open during the Saturday tournament for players who want to buy food and drinks on-site.

For more information, e-mail us at

(Are you already a competitive chess player, or thinking about getting into tournament chess? Don't miss our Route 20 Rated Beginners' Open and Open Swiss tournaments this Saturday, Jan. 15! Details at right.)


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