Chess players in Kindergarten through high school can compete in the Ninth Annual Usdan Chess Challenge on Oct. 4 at the Maurice B. Hexter Chess Center on the campus of the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, 185 Colonial Springs Road, Wheatley Heights.

Fees are $30 by Oct. 1, and then $40 through the day of the tournament. On-site registration is from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. the day of the tournament, and the first round is at noon. There are four sections: High School (Grades 7 to 12), Elementary (Grades 4 to 6), Primary Grades K to 3); and Championship, rated 1200+. Trophies will be awarded to the top players five in each section. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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To register, call Usdan at 631-643-7900. For further tournament details, contact Brian Karen at BrianKaren@usa.net, or Joel Salman at JSalman@optonline.net.