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2023 Wisconsin State Scholastic Chess Championship (JV, K-8, K-5 sections)
Contact Chris Wainscott


(this page is for JV, K-8, and K-5 sections; for Varsity Team registration, go to 2023 Wisconsin Scholastic Varsity Championship (kingregistration.com))


March 18-19, 2023


ENTER: 2023 Wisconsin State Scholastic Chess Championship (JV, K-8, K-5 sections) (kingregistration.com)


JV, K8, K5 FORMAT:  The Junior VarsityK-8 and K-5 sections are 6-Round individual Swiss tournaments with participation open to any Wisconsin student in grades K-12, K-8 or K-5 respectively. No out-of-state entries are allowed in this event.

Players of all abilities are encouraged to participate. This is not a US Chess rated event.




Round 1 -  9:30    

Round 2 -  Noon

Round 3 -  2:30

Round 4 -  5:00


Round 5 -  9:00       

Round 6 - 11:30    

Awards – 3:00  


The time control for the JV, K-8 and K-5 is Game in 60 minutes with a 5 second delay. Clocks will be available for checkout. Please have your players bring an ID to check out these clocks.


PLAYING SITE:  The playing site is the Reeve Memorial Student Union, UW-Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI. The skittles room will be Reeve Union cafeteria. Room 221 will be the Tournament Director’s room. Day parking can be found in lot 15 across the street from Reeve Union and is free on the weekend. The Reeve Union Marketplace Sub Connection will be open both days 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. The Pizza Hut will be open 11 am – 1:30 pm. The Titan Underground will be open 10 am – 2 pm both weekend days.


PRIZES:  In each of the Junior Varsity, K-8 and K-5 sections, the top ten individuals and the top six teams will be awarded trophies. The state championship title and traveling trophies will be presented to the K-8 and K-5 team champions. Every participant is eligible for an additional award (medal, chocolate or fruit leather), especially if they castle!


ENTRY FEE:  The early bird entry fee is $35 per player if received by March 6th. The regular entry fee is $45 per player if received by March 16th. The late entry fee is $60 per player and is accepted until 7:30am on March 18th. Online payments are preferred. If you need to make an alternative arrangement, please email Chris Wainscott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


EQUIPMENT: Boards and sets for the JV, K-8 and K-5 sections will be provided. Please bring clocks.


RATINGS: US Chess ratings (regular, online regular, quick, online quick) are used for pairing purposes only. Ratings are not affected by this event.


BYES: up to two 1/2-point byes are allowed if requested before round one (email Chris Wainscott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with request).


ACCOMMODATIONS: Dorm rooms are available at Gruenhagen Conference Center for $40 single or double plus a 10% room tax. Dorm rooms include two towels, a washcloth, soap and linens per bed. To reserve your rooms, please call Gruenhagen directly at (920) 424-1106. Mention chess. Gruenhagen asks that one person per team pay for the rooms and pick up the keys. Please note that Gruenhagen charges $115 for lost keys. There is a 5 P.M. Friday, March 10 cutoff for lodging room reservations. Making this deadline will better assure you of having your team stay together or even to get a room!  Reserve rooms early. Due to UW-O students housing in Gruenhagen, space may be limited. Make lodging checks out to “UW-Oshkosh”. A 24-hour cancellation policy exists. You will be charged one night’s lodging for rooms booked but not taken upon check in.


PARKING: For parking around Gruenhagen cars should use the High Avenue ramp on the corner of High and Osceola Streets. Please use level 1 or 3. Level 2 is reserved for resident students. Other possible parking locations include Lot 30 at the end Gruenhagen. Day parking is free on the weekend but UW-O now charges $5 for overnight parking. Purchase permits in advance at:  Parking Services (aimsparking.com). Click on: ‘Purchase a Permit’ then ‘Weekend Visitor Permit’. Day parking can be in lot 15 on Algoma Blvd. across from Reeve Union


CHAPERONES:  All teams staying in the dorms are required to have a chaperone staying in the dorms. Gruenhagen policy states: “Conference groups utilizing Gruenhagen Conference Center and composed of minors must be supervised by adults who are responsible for the behavior and activities of the participants. Chaperones will be responsible for upholding the standards of behavior and policies as determined by the University. Within Gruenhagen Conference Center this includes compliance of the policies regarding window screen removal, excessive littering, disturbing noise, abuse to elevators, use of alcohol and drugs and damage of University property.”  Please note that that among other violations, Gruenhagen charges for furniture that has been moved between rooms, screen removal and for tampering with the smoke detector. Serious offenses will disallow a student from staying at the conference center in the future.


CHECK IN/OUT POLICY:  All coaches or their adult designee are responsible for checking out each lodging room assigned to their team upon check in and check out. A check in form will be provided to each team for each room and should be returned to the desk as soon as possible. Any damages discovered by Gruenhagen in your rooms will be billed to your school.


RULES: We will discuss and ratify all rules and changes at the coach’s meeting scheduled for the TD’s room (Reeve Room 221) after the 2nd varsity round starts. Any rules change proposals need to be sent out one month before the event. Any rules change not sent out a month in advance need a super-majority to pass.



Waupaca High School will sponsor the State Scholastic Bughouse Tournament Saturday night. Details forthcoming.


Location University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh