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Open Tournaments

September Knights: September (3, 10, 17, 24)

Scholastic Tournament Back-to-School Bash: September 21, 2019

Saint Louis District Championship (FIDE Rated): September 21-22, 2019

Scholastic Strong Swiss: September 28, 2019

October Knights: October (1, 8, 15, 22, 29)

Scholastic Tournament Halloween Havoc: October 12, 2019

$1000 National Chess Day G/30 Championship: October 12, 2019

Saturday Night Special: October 19, 2019

Sunday Six Player Swiss: October 20, 2019

$5 Thanksgiving Open Satellite Tournament: November 2, 2019

Scholastic Tournament Turkey Tango: November, 16 2019

Saturday Night Blitz: November 16, 2019

Thanksgiving Open (FIDE Rated): November 29 - December 1, 2019

Scholastic Tournament Holiday Classic: December 7, 2019

2019 Club Championship: December 21-22, 2019

Scholastic Tournament New Years Fray: January 19, 2020

Scholastic Tournament Chess Carnival: February 22, 2020

Scholastic Tournament March Madness: March 14, 2020

Scholastic Tournament Spring Fever: April 11, 2020

Scholastic Tournament Mayhem In May: May 16, 2020


For more information, contact Mike Kummer

Phone: 314.361.2437




A player may earn a full-point bye in a round. This happens when there are an odd number participants in the tournament (or section of a tournament). Typically the lowest ranked player receives the bye and earns a full point in the tournament standings.


A player may request one or more half-point byes in an event if that tournament allows half-point byes. All requests for byes should be made to the the chief Tournament Director by the deadline, which is typically prior to round 2. Byes will be allowed in any round unless the TD specifies otherwise. In both USCF and FIDE events, even if a player has requested or taken a half-point bye(s), a player is still subject to receiving a full-point bye in any round.