Ray "Dragon" Robinson K - 12 Grade Scholarship Memorial Chess Tournament

Ray "Dragon" Robinson
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Who was Ray "Dragon"

Ray was a United States Chess Master from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  He was one of only four Black chess players, from Philadelphia,  who have achieved the  prestigious and scholarly title of United States Chess Federation Master.  Ray was an inventive and caring educator with children.  He found pleasure in teaching children the basic concepts of chess and his classes were fun and entertaining.    Because Ray gave so much to his community and the children in it, we The Black Chess Masters and friends will hold a K – 12 grade scholarship tournament for underserved kids  in his honor.

Opening Ceremony

930: am FM Norman Rogers (World Chess Master) Why Ray "Dragon" Robinson was important to our community.


9:35 am
Belynda Bady – Associate Director of International Consultants and Operations, Director of Operation Harvard Global.
The important of early Scholarship search for K-12 students.


Tournament Starts

 

9:50 am Chief Tournament Director – Rules of Tournament

10:00 am Round 1.  K-1 board one FM Norman Rogers launches  first move.

11:10 am Round 2.  12:10 Lunch.  1:10 pm Round 3.  2:20 pm Round 4.  3:30 pm Round 5.

4:00 pm.   Awards and Scholarship for each section.

SPECIAL SURPRISE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED BY BELYNDA BADY OF HARVARD GLOBAL.

K - 12th Grade Scholarship Chess Tournament

Elementary Section K - 6th Grade

Section 1 Tiny  Diamonds: K – 2  Grade

1st Place:  $150.00

2nd Place:  $100.00

3rd Place:   $50.00

GLITTERING EMERMALS (TOP GIRL) $75.00

1ST – 3RD PLACE TROPHY

Section 2 Bright  Diamonds:  2 – 3  Grades

1st Place:  $150.00

2nd Place:  $100.00

3rd Place:   $50.00

GLITTERING EMERMALS (TOP GIRL) $75.00

1st – 3rd  PLACE TROPHY

Section 3 Jewels:  4 – 6 Grade 

1st Place:  $150.00

2nd Place:  $100.00

3rd Place:   $50.00

GLITTERING EMERMALS (TOP GIRL) $75.00

1ST – 3RD PLACE TROPHY

MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH

Section 4 ROCKS UP:  7 – 8 Grade

1st Place:  $200.00

2nd Place $150.00

3rd place $ 75.00

GLITTERING EMERMALS (TOP GIRL) $75.00

1ST – 3RD PLACE TROPHY

Section 5 Iced Up:  9 – 10 Grade

1st Place:  $200.00

2nd Place $150.00

3rd place $ 75.00

GLITTERING EMERMALS (TOP GIRL) $75.00

1ST- 3RD PLACE TROPHY

High School

Section 6 Freezy:  11 – 12 Grade

1st Place:  $300.00

2nd Place $250.00

3rd place $ 150.00

GLITTERING EMERMALS (TOP GIRL) $150.00

1ST – 3RD PLACE TROPHY

Participants Eligibility

Entry is FREE

Open to unrated and United States Chess Federation rated 700 or under in the Elementary Section.

Open to Middle School/Junior High, as we describe it above.  United States Chess Federation rated 900 and below.

High School Section, as we describe it above.  United States Chess Federation 1100 and below.

Scholarship awarded immediately after the tournament.

International Chess Federations students are welcome.

Preschool  children are welcome and will be placed in the Kindergarten, Tiny Diamonds  Section.

Taking notation is not required for the K-1,  Tiny Diamonds Section

Taking notation is not required for the 2 – 3 grade,  Bright Diamonds  Section

Notation, recording your game, is required for the 4 – 6  grade, Jewels Section.

All players must use a chess clock

How many Rounds?

What is the time control?

Which Rules of Chess?

5 Rounds,

Time Control G/30 (Game 30 minutes),

United States Chess Federation (USCF) Rules

Tournament space is limited, register early. Once building capacity is full we will no longer accept registrations. The structure of this chess scholarship tournament is subject to change.

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