I am a chess instructor teaching a summer camp class of 20-ish kids at the 2nd-6th grade.
I want to hold a tournament on the last day of the camp. Any ideas on how to carry this out are appreciated. Here are my concerns:
- The session is only 2 hours long. Therefore I can arrange between 5 and 6 rounds, max.
- I don't want to have an elimination style because I want everyone to feel like their games still matter towards the end.
- I don't have the kids' ratings but I do have them seeded based on observing their play for the last three weeks.
- I anticipate most of the games ending in a draw, therefore I would like to incorporate points (captured material) as a method for tie breaking.
Thanks in advance.