Chess Challenge 2017 - the plan
Kathleen Westlake, the General Manager of Mad Science of Windsor and SchoolHouse Chess, will be taking major responsibility for the Chess Challenge. Robert Bierer, an Information Technology manager, will be processing registrations, and I (John Coleman) will be looking after the website.
Chess Challenge 2017 - the bad news...
After many years of the Windsor Chess Challenge registration fee being set at $10, we've finally had to raise the fee ... a whole 62 cents! That's right, the registration fee is now $10.62 plus HST ($12.00 total). In 2016 we included the HST in the entry fee. In 2017, the HST can be partially rebated to your school through the HST Public Services Bodies Rebate. Simply share this information with your school administration to let them know of the HST paid for your students' participation.
Features for 2017
Most schools (up to 600 students): 20 players overall, not more than 8 per grade
Large schools (over 600 students): 30 players overall, not more than 8 per grade
My suggestion is that schools with big chess clubs have an in-house tournament to determine who can go to the Chess Challenge.
Please note the deadline for entry:
-- 17 February for the player lists. We have to make sure we have enough chess sets (about 400), and get more if necessary. And, yes, we have to rent tables (the Ciociaro Club has mostly round tables - not good for chess, unless you have very long arms).
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