Southern Arizona Chess Association will now offer tournaments online for kids!
If you are pre-K through 8th grade, create your FREE account on ChessKid with SACA's group link to join our club. Our club is not limited to southern Arizona kids, so please share - the more kids we have, the more fun events we can hold!
Southern Arizona Chess Association (SACA) must unfortunately announce that the 2020 Regional Qualifier 2, scheduled March 21, 2020, at Harelson Elementary School has been cancelled.
By recommendation of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero’s recent statement that “..events with expected attendance of at least 50 people should be postponed”, SACA’s board of directors met this week and the decision to cancel was unanimous. The City of Tucson’s guidelines are in place until at least March 31, 2020.
SACA fully supports that the health, safety, and well-being of all players, parents, extended family members, coaches, and tournament staff supersedes holding this next tournament. We do hope to reschedule the tournament and will continue to monitor our local, state, and federal government recommendations, but do not have a date at this time.
The SACA Board of Directors understands that this will impact players and their opportunity to qualify for the Arizona State Scholastic Chess Championships. We recommend contacting the Arizona Chess Federation (ACFI) with any questions or concerns about qualification requirements.
Refunds will be processed and your full entry fee will be returned. Please contact the SACA board at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We appreciate your understanding.
Important information for AZ State Grade Championships this weekend!
SACA will be following the US Chess policy adopted for national events regarding electronic devices for this championship.
Participants (upon starting their game) and spectators (where permitted) must not have on their person in the playing area any cell phone, smart watch, tablet, laptop, or other Internet-enabled device. This includes all electronic scoresheets.
If a player wishes to bring such a device into the tournament hall, the device must be turned off (not placed into “silent” or “airplane” mode) and placed either face-up on the table where the player has a game in progress, or placed into a bag that the player does not carry or open during the game in progress.