There are at least 4 benefits of playing tournaments.
- Tournaments let your child apply the knowledge they learn in classroom.
- Tournaments will motivate child to study chess and work hard.
- Tournaments provide a measurement of your child's progress.
- Winning tournaments enhances your child's confidence.
It's like tests in school. Scholastic tournaments and club tournaments are like quiz, large adult tournaments like big projects, states like midterms, and nationals like finals. Is her/his study done after finals? No, there will be another final next year. Performing well in tournaments will greatly increase your child's interest in chess.