A chess tournament for youngsters who wish to compete in the game of Kings & Queens. American Open Scholastic Tournament provides junior talents to compete in more than 20 different categories. This tournament accommodates all levels from beginner to advance and grades Kindergarten to 12th grade. Three skill level divisions - Booster, Junior Varsity, and Varsity - consist of grade categories. Booster is non-rated divided by every grade. Junior Varsity or JV consists of class categories for players rated under 1200. Tournament Information page list a breakdown of the sections. BIG trophies awarded from 1st place through 10th place. Team trophies awarded 1st-3rd. Consolation prizes awarded American Open medal by winning at least half of the games played.