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OSCA 15th Paul Taylor Memorial Classic, Providence, RI (FREE PIZZA) – Adult & Scholastic Sections

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024

Classical High School, Providence RI

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024 – Scholastic Tournament at Providence’s Premier High School

Classical High School
770 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903
(entrance to tournament in rear of building, see signs)

POPULAR EVENT – Our last event 100+ players, & OPEN Section with 25+ Players
ENTRY FEE = $20/$25, Includes FREE PIZZA

Format: 4SS, G/30; d5 – 4 Rounds.
Round 1 starts around 10:00 AM. Rounds will continue continuously afterward (short break for lunch)

SECTIONS & PRIZES $500 b/30 paid entries & Trophies
* OPEN = $150 – $75 – $50, Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
* U1600 = $100 – $50 – $25
, Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
* Biggest Upset $50 for (OPEN / U1500 Sections)
* U1000 = Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
* U600 = Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

FREE USCF MEMBERSHIP FOR 1st -TIME UNRATED TOURNAMENT PLAYERS
Must be new USCF Membership, No renewals, done in advance, not on-site.

1st-TIME “YOUTH” TOURNAMENT DISCOUNT = Age 5-18 – will receive USCF Membership
FREE $20 USCF “Youth” Membership INCLUDED with $25 registration
Register below for either U600 or U1000 Section

1st-TIME “YOUNG ADULT” TOURNAMENT DISCOUNT =  Age 19-23 – will receive USCF Membership
FREE $27 USCF “Yong Adult”” Membership INCLUDED with $30 Registration
Register below for either OPEN or U1600 Section

  • ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
  • FREE PIZZA & DRINKS served during event. Please Pre-Register.
  • Entry Fee: Advance Entry is $25. On-site day of event entry fee is $10.00 more.
  • Register here online by 04/26/2024. Pre-registration check-in from 9:20 – 9:50 AM.
  • Scholarships available, please email with hardship reason: frank@oceanstatechess.com
  • Players can always play “up” in a higher section. Late entries 1/2 pt. bye, or be paired with late entries
  • Scholarships are available (Free Entry Fee) please email Ocean State Chess Association in advance
  • Byes must be requested in advance. Tournament will run continuous after each round.
  • Please park in rear of building (Near Tennis Courts) Look for signs.
  • Chess sets & clocks will be provided. However, please bring a chess clock if you have one.

PAUL E. TAYLOR (1924-2011) – Paul E. Taylor, 87, of Warwick, served in the United States Army during World War II. He was an avid chess player and fisherman and in his retirement organized several chess clubs for both youth and seniors and was himself a Class A tournament player. He ran multiple scholastic youth tournaments, donating the trophies and his time. The Ocean State High School League Championship Trophy is named the “TAYLOR TROPHY” in honor of his work in scholastic chess & his years organizing the Rhode Island Scholastic Chess League.

U.S. CHESS FEDERATION MEMBERSHIPS
USCF membership required to play in “Rated” sections. No USCF membership required in “Unrated” sections
Join U.S. Chess Federation in advance online: https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess
or sign up at tournament – please contact organizer

Please Pre-register for Tournament (below) before 04/26/2024 at bottom of this page.

Classical High School, Providence RI
ENTRANCE TO TOURNAMENT located in REAR of BUILDING

April 27 @ 10:00 am 3:30 pm

$20.00 – $30.00

Ocean State Chess Association

(401) 212-1335

View Organizer Website

Classical High School

770 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903 United States
(401) 456-9145
View Venue Website

Tickets

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OPEN / U1600 Sections
15th Paul Taylor Memorial Classic Tournament
$25.00
119 available
U1000 / U600 Sections
15th Paul Taylor Memorial Classic Tournament
$20.00
119 available
1st-Time FREE USCF Age 5-18
15th Paul Taylor Memorial Classic Tournament
$25.00
119 available
1st-Time FREE USCF Age 19-23
15th Paul Taylor Memorial Classic Tournament
$30.00
119 available
LATE – OPEN / U1600
15th Paul Taylor Memorial Classic Tournament
$30.00
119 available
LATE – U1000 / U600
15th Paul Taylor Memorial Classic Tournament
$25.00
119 available