In just over two weeks, the District of Columbia will select its representative in the national tournament of elementary school champions. This year’s qualification tournament is to be held at the Kellogg Conference Center at 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002, on Saturday, May 14. The winner earns the right to play in the Rockefeller National Tournament of Elementary School Champions later this summer.
The tournament is open to D.C. residents in kindergarten through grade 5. This is a nationally rated tournament, so players must be or become U.S. Chess Federation members in order to play. The tournament starts at 9:30 the morning of May 14, but registration closes on Thursday, May 12 at 3:00 P.M., so players interested in taking part should be sure to sign up before then.
More information and online registration is available at https://dcscholasticchess.org/tournaments .