Kentucky Chess Association

The USChess state affiliate for all of Kentucky.

2018 Kentucky Open, June 2-3, 2018

The Kentucky Chess Association is proud to bring you the 2018 Kentucky Open, which will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Louisville on June 2-3, 2018.

5SS, G90;d5. Ramada Plaza, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway., Louisville, KY 40299.  In 3 Sections.  Open: 450-250-150; X, 100; A, 100. U1800: 225-125; C, 100. U1400: 125-100; U1000/unr.: 75 (all prizes b/50).   EF: $45 before 6/1, $75 on-site.  Online entries at, mail entries to Yussman Chess Center, 173 Sears Ave. #079, Louisville, KY 40207. Make checks out to "KCA". Advance entries must be received by May 31. Onsite registration June 2 between -8-930 am.  Schedule: Rds 1-3, Sat. 10-2-5:30, Rds. 4-5 Sun. 9-2. KCA meeting between 4th and 5th rounds at 1:00. Byes: Maximum two half-pt byes, must commit before round 3. HR: $74.95/King bed, $74.95 2 beds. Reserve by Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:00 to ensure rate and room. For reservations, call (502) 491-4830 - Mention "Kentucky Chess Association" to receive rate. Bring boards, sets, and clocks. The top 3 Ky players and top 2 junior Ky players will be invited the State Closed Championships. Questions: Randas Burns 502-500-7493



2018 State Team Invite List

Below is a list of the teams who have qualified and been invited to the State Team Tournament, to be held at North Bullitt High School on March 24, 2018.

For rules regarding the state team tournament, please read the 2018 Scholastic Chess Blue Book.

For more information on the tournament:

2018 Scholastic State Individual Championship

The 2018 Scholastic State Individual Championship will be held at Paducah Tilghman High School in Paducah, KY on March 10-11, 2018.

For K-1 and K-3 players, this is a 1-day event.  For K-5, K-8, and K-12 players, it is a 2-day event.

For more information and registration:

2018 Blue Book and Quad Tournaments

The top 4 teams from each section of each quad will be invited to the 2018 State Team Championship!

For general information about the Quads and the rules governing the Quad, State Individual, and State Team Tournaments, please read the 2018 Kentucky Scholastic Chess Blue Book.

Quads A, B, and C will be held February 24, 2018.  For information on each tournament:

Quad A, Paducah, Kentucky:

Quad B, Shepherdsville, Kentucky:

Quad C, Lexington, Kentucky:

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