FAQ > YMC Tournament & Mini-Camps 2018-19 > What will the Tournament / Mini-Camp be like?

The events will include team tournament games played throughout the day, along with a puzzle contest and chess instruction. They are open to students in grades 1-5 and will be a smaller, unrated team-style tournament where players from area schools will be grouped together. (Anyone can register. There is no minimum needed from each school.)

This year's events are meant to be a fun day for focused players who want to improve their chess. We'll include more chess instruction during the day, chess activities between rounds, and a team puzzle contest. This is not babysitting. Students should come prepared for a full tournament day.

Earn bonus puzzle points for your team! Each participant who correctly solves 50 puzzles on his/her ChessKid.com account in the week prior to the tournament earns bonus points for their team's puzzle contest. Log on & get started solving puzzles!