2021 Gambit Scholastic Spring Tournament

Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon

Event Overview

This is a Scholastic tournament in which only kids in grades Kindergarten through High School may participate. Chess sets will be provided, players are expected to bring their own clocks. This tournament also has a maximum of 50 participants, so sign up soon!

This tournament is scheduled to start on February 27, 2021, and run from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

It will take place at the Hilton on 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, FL 33126.

  • U1000 & U1500 & Open Tournaments (5 rounds)

This tournament has an entrance fee of $30. The on-site fee is $35. It would have a time control of 25 minutes with a 5-second delay (G / 25 : D 5). There would be Individual and Team first, second, and third-place trophies for each division. In order to enter the Open division, you have to be at least 1400 rated.

There will be an on-site fee of $35 if you do not register online.

  • Procedures

Everyone would arrive at the main entrance where someone will greet them, take their temperature, check that they answered the questions about COVID (if not, they would be asked there), and be pointed in the right direction as to where to go and at what time for their tournaments.

All pairings will be posted on this website at the time of the tournament.

The waiting area is to be determined with everyone properly socially distanced.

While people are entering the hotel, we ask that everyone is socially distanced and this rule will be enforced. If people are not socially distanced while entering the hotel, the tournament will be delayed.

  • Lunch Services

There will be an interval of 45 minutes in between the second and third rounds which will be allotted for lunch.

  • Document of no liability

There is a document of no liability which you will have to be mandatorily signed before attending the event.

  • COVID - 19 Precautions

Each group of 2 people playing at a chessboard will be properly socially distanced from the other groups of players playing on chess boards.

We would be using scan thermometers to check everyone's temperature and make sure that they are not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID - 19.

We have a questionnaire that all of the attendees would have to fill out that asks questions pertaining to possible symptoms of COVID - 19.

We will sanitize the boards, pieces, clocks (the attendees would have to sanitize their own clocks), and tables before the tournament begins.

We will be providing gloves at the event which will be mandatorily worn during the tournaments.

Everyone attending the event will be required to wear a mask at all times (with one exception when eating when you must sit far away from other people and it is recommended that you eat outside.


5101 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, FL
Miami, FL 33126
United States

Sections: 3
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: No
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No

Organizer Overview

Jonathan Gomez
Email: gambit1854@gmail.com
Phone: 7862620235

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