Updated 0740 CST: Fixed incorrect tournament date in blog entry. Correct date is 29-Apr-2017.
What better place to host fanatics of chess than the home of fanatical support itself, Rackspace! Each year, Rackspace hosts a massive chess tournament at its Headquarters (known as The Castle) just off Interstate 35 (Google Map) in Windcrest.
As a leader in the technology industry, Rackspace wants to build a culture around chess as a scholastic mind sport, so that our young adults enter the workforce with the technical thinking skills that matter to us. –Rackspace
The Rackspace Chess Tournament will take place on April 29th at The Castle, with registration details available on the official Rackspace Chess website. The tournament is heavily focused on children, so if your child is a scholastic chess player or someone who simply loves the game and wants to come be part of the growing chess movement in America, then visit the Rackspace Chess website and register them for the tournament! There are two sections to this tournament spanning a wide range of ages and playing ability:
- K-12 Championship
- K-8 Championship
- K-5 Championship
- K-3 Championship
- K-12 U1000/UNR
- K-8 U800/UNR
- K-5 U600/UNR
- K-3 U400/UNR
- K-1 U400/UNR
- 4-12 Not Rated
- 4-8 Not Rated
- 4-5 Not Rated
The time control for all games is G/30 d5 (5-second delay).
It is my hope that Campfire Chess will find the time that day to spend some time at Rackspace and provide coverage and some photos from the event. As with anything else, that depends on work and family.
Also, be sure to check out San Antonio legend NM Jesse James Lozano’s SAScholastic.com website for the most up-to-date information on scholastic chess tournaments being held in the city.