Rules & Regulations

Official Rules of Chess Rulebook - 6th edition. This is a good resource for all rules including Clock, Tiebreaks, Equipment, etc.

Let's Play Chess (basic chess rules)

Current National Scholastic Tournament Regulations - Jan 2016

National Invitational Event and Award Requirements (rev. Jan. 2007)

Upcoming National Scholastic Events

Upcoming National Events Calendar

Bughouse Rules (Revised Dec 2015)

Blitz Rules (Revised Dec 2015)

Clock Rules

Using Digital Clocks (from Michael Atkins)

Rules specific to these National Scholastic Events are incorporated into the webpage we create for each event. When link is offered it will take you to those webpages. If no link is offered the webpages are not yet available:

2016 Elementary

2017 Junior High

2017 High School


Pan Am

2016 Cadet

National Youth Action


2016 Denker Tournament of High School Champions

2016 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions

2016 National Girls Tournament of Champions (formerly National Girls Invitational Tournament (NGIT)

2016 World Youth