Emory Tate Extravaganza in Indiana!

1st Annual Emory Tate Honorific Chess Extravaganza
Saturday, September 17, 2011
9:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Elkhart Sports Center – (U.S. 20 Bypass and CR. 17)

IM Emory Tate at 2008 World Open. Photo by Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum, https://www.thechessdrum.net.

International Master
Emory Tate


We are presenting to the Midwest, the Emory Tate Jr. Honorific Chess Extravaganza, to be held September 17, 2011, at the Elkhart Sports Center, Elkhart, Indiana! This open public Chess Competition is rated and features significant guaranteed prize money and nice trophies.


5 round Swiss Open & Scholastic Tournaments
$3,900 Guaranteed prize fund

G/60 Open Tournament – $3,900 Guaranteed
Prize Fund: $1000 – $900 – $600 – $400, seniors 70+ $600 – $400
Trophies: 1st Place & Top U1800, U1400, U1000

G/60 Scholastic All Grade
9 Section: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ,11, 12 Grades (Sections may be combined)
Awards: 1st Trophy, 2nd & 3rd Medals each section.

G/30 Scholastic All Grade 3 Section: K, 1, 2, 3 Grades (Sections may be combined)
Awards: 1st Trophy, 2nd & 3rd Medals each section.

Tournament Director

David Heiser, of Chicago, is the chess tournament director! David is the founder of the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation in Chicago. He and his wife Sheila have experience in promoting chess and working with school systemts in the Chicago area. They are both friends of Gary Kasparov (15 year World Chess Champion), and Gary’s foundation manager Michael Khodarkovsky! Telephone: 847-526-9025.


Doors open at 7:00 AM., 9:00 AM, Emory Tate Jr., 6 time Indiana Chess Champion, 5 time All Armed Forces Champion, current FIDE rating +2300, will speak to the public! He will speaking for the first time on the “Benefits of Chess Thinking In The Real World”. Emory has traveled much of the world and is fluent in Russian and Spanish! This is a “don’t miss” opportunity, that should add insight and strengthen public perceptions about chess in our nation.

Chess competetion begins at 11:00 AM for students K-12, 11:15 AM starting time for Adults and Seniors 70+. Trophies and prize money will be awarded by Emory and by 9:30 PM we expect comments by the Champions!

At 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM, The Music Machine from Mishawaka, Indiana will light up the vast gymnasium with music! Billboard, Rap, Country! A great chance to mingle and meet people from across the Midwest. Refreshments will be offered.

Qualifications & Registration

Membership with the United States Chess Federation is MANDATORY to compete in this event. For non-members and first time chess competitors the fee to join is just $7 under 25 years of age, and $12 over 25 years of age. Your payment for the event will insure complete competition with a rating and money can be utilized for a one year membership with the USCF.

Registration fees for adults and senior 70+ divisions are $25. The student division K-12 is $10. However, students can register as an adult for $25. There is a $5 entrance fee for visitors, which includes Emory Tate’s speech, chess tournament and trophy presentations. There is a $5 dollar fee to participate in the Extravaganza Dance after the trophy presentations.

Early registration is provided online for the chess tournament. Adults save $5 and students save $2. Early registration ends August 31, 2011. We encourage you to sign up early for Emory’s return “Home!” Click HERE to download and print registration form.

For $25 your logo or name will appear on the sponsorship list, with $100 tax-deductible donation your logo or name along with a link to your website will be featured. Booth advertising inside the event, on September 17, 2011 is $25.

501 (c) Emory Tate Jr. Chess Organization (Public Charity)
Phone: 574-323-3293

Saturday, September 17, 2011
9:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Dance Following Trophy Presentations 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Elkhart Sports Center (U.S. 20 Bypass and CR. 17)

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