Rules & Regulations

Official Rules of Chess Rulebook - 7th edition, online

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)

National Scholastic Tournament Regulations - (effective Sept. 1, 2019 for School Year 2019-2020)

National Invitational Event and Award Requirements (rev. Aug. 6, 2018)

2019 Selection Policy for International Youth Events

Junior Tournament Player (JTP) Event Information - March 31, 2019

Upcoming National Events Calendar

Bughouse Rules (Revised Jan. 2018)

Blitz Rules (Revised Jan. 2018)

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:

SuperNationals VI - 2017 - concluded

2020 Pan American Intercollegiate Team Championship has been awarded to Hart House Chess Club at the University of Toronto. The event will be held between Dec. 27-30, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Ontario, Canada. More details will be announced soon.

CANCELED: 2020 U.S. Cadet (Invitational) Championship - June 11 to June 14 - San Francisco, CA.

2020 K-12 Grade Championship - December 11-13 - Orlando, Florida

CANCELED: 2020 Denker Tournament of High School Champions

CANCELED: 2020 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions

CANCELED: 2020 WIM Ruth Haring National Tournament of Girls State Champions

CANCELED: 2020 John D. Rockefeller III National Tournament of Middle School State Champions