2012 Texas Grade       Advanced Registration

16th Annual Texas Collegiate Championships

November 10 and 11, 2012

(Side Event on Friday November 9th)

Marriott Houston South at Hobby Airport  map
9100 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77017

713-943-7979. Mention Texas Chess for special Hotel rate: $89/$89/$89/$89 includes breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children per room. Reserve By 10/26. Click here for online reservation

5 Rounds Swiss System Chess Tournament (no elimination.)

Open to any college student or team.

Only Texas College players can be Texas Collegiate Champs

FIDE rated but uses USCF rules. USCF rated. USCF membership is required. TCA membership is also required (Tournament Membership embedded in entry fee).

Prizes:

 1st Place-$400, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100

1st '1600-1800'-$100 1st '1200-1599'-$100 1st 'U1200(includes unrated)'-$100

Plaques to top 10 individuals, Plaques to top 5 teams

Top 3 players in the section is added for team scores. No more than two teams per school

Registration:

Entry Fee is $49 if postmark by 10/29 else $69 afterward.

Do not mail after 11/1 as it may not be received.

Click for printable registration form (requires Adobe Acrobat.)

Click for tournament Flyer (requires Adobe Acrobat.)

Online Registration thru active.com  (remember active charges a small fee)

Online Registration using paypal

 

Mail entries/Make checks payable to:  Dallas Chess Club

C/O Barbara Swafford

2709 Longhorn Trail

Crowley TX 76036

214.632.9000 Do not call nor email after November 7 as we may be traveling.

Click to email for more info.

Limited number of team rooms available.

Entries must include Name, USCF ID (or new/pending), grade and school. Incomplete entries will be charged at site entry fee of $69.

Registration/Check in for Friday, November 9 from 7 pm - 9 pm.

Registration/Check in for Saturday, November 10 from  7:30 am -  8:30 am.

Saturday registration may require a 1/2 point first round bye.

One pt bye available, any round, if requested before rd. 2 and before any full point bye is awarded.

Round Times:

Round 1 2 3 4 5
Date Sat. 11/10 Sat. 11/10 Sat. 11/10 Sun. 11/11 Sun. 11/11
Time 9:00 am 1:30 pm 6 pm 9 am 1:30 pm
Time Control All rounds are Game in 90 minutes with 30 second Increment

Blitz Open tourney Fri. 7:30 pm.  EF: $15, Trophy prizes. 

Bughouse tourney Sat. 8:35 pm. EF: $20/team. Trophy prizes. Onsite registration only

Parent/Child team tourney Sat. 6:35 pm. EF: $10/team. Trophy prizes

The tournament will be run under the USCF Rules of Chess, 5th E.

NS, NC, W, rule variation 11H1. Because of the 30 second increment, notation is required for the whole game. A player may not stop when player's time is under 5 minutes. More rules here.

Individual Tiebreaks:  Modified Median, Median, Solkoff, Sonneborn-Berger, Cumulative.

Team Tiebreaks (note new USCF Team Tiebreaks: Total individual medium, Total Solkoff, Total Sonnenborn-Berger, Total Cumulative.

Latest version of Swiss Sys will be used. Pairings created by this program are considered legal and may stand even if a pairing is not ideal. This is especially true if pairings have been posted. Current version is at 8.882

Click for United States Chess Federation Introduction to Rated Tournaments.

Click for United States Chess Federation's How to keep score.

TLA:

A State Championship Event!

Nov. 10-11, 16th Annual Texas K-12 Grade Championships

6SS, Rds 1-3 G/45, d5; Rds 4-6 G/60, d5. Marriott Houston South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017, $89 includes breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children per room. HR valid until 10/26, Reserve early! 713-943-7979, Mention Texas Chess to get $89 rate. Each grade is Open to TX residents or players attending Texas schools. 13 separate tournaments, one per grade (K-12). Players must play in their own grade. Trophies to top 10 ind. & top 5 teams (top three players added for team scores, no more than 2 teams per school in each grade.)  ALL: Sat. rds 9:30-12:00-2:05-4:10. Sun. rds 10-1:15. ALL: EF: $35 if postmarked by 10/29. $59 thereafter or at site. Do not mail after 11/1 as your entry may not be received in time. Entries to: Dallas Chess Club, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036. Entry must include Name, USCF ID (or new/pending), grade & school and school location. Incomplete entries will be charged at site entry fee. No refunds after 11/7. Email: info@dallaschess.com 214-632-9000. Do not call after 11/7 as we are traveling. Reg. Fri 11/9 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Reg.: Sat. 11/10 at 7:30 am-8:30 am. Sat. registration may require a 1/2 pt. 1st rd. bye. One 1/2 pt bye available, any round, if requested before end of rd. 2 and if player has not received a full point bye. Online registration and team room information on website at www.dallaschess.com. Side events: Unrated Blitz open tournament on 11/9 at 7:35 pm. EF: $15, Trophy prizes. Bughouse Open Tournament Sat. 8:35 pm. EF: $20/team. Trophy prizes. Parent/Child team tourney Sat. 6:35 pm. EF: $10/team. Trophy prizes. Registration for side events online or onsite only. NS, NC, W. Chess Magnet School JGP.

A State Championship Event!

Nov. 10-11, 16th Annual Texas Collegiate Championships

5SS, G/90, 30 sec inc. Marriott Houston South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017, $89 includes breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children per room. HR valid until 10/26, Reserve early! 713-943-7979, Mention Texas Chess to get $89 rate. College section open to any college player. Only Texas Colleges can be Texas Collegiate Champs. $$ $400-$200-$100, 1st 1600-1800 $100, 1st 1200-1599 $100, 1st U1200 $100, Unrated eligible for U1200 prize. Plaques to top 10 Individuals, Plaques to top 5 Teams (top three players added for team scores, no more than 2 teams per school.) EF: $49 by 10/29/12, $69 thereafter. Do not mail after 11/1 as your entry may not be received in time. Entries to: Dallas Chess Club, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036. Entry must include Name, USCF ID (or new/pending), grade & school and school location. Incomplete entries will be charged at site entry fee. No refunds after 11/7. Email: info@dallaschess.com 214-632-9000. Do not call after 11/7 as we are traveling. Reg.: Fri 11/9 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Reg. Sat.11/10 at 7:30 am-8:30 am. Sat. registration may require a 1/2 pt. 1st rd. bye. Rds.: Sat. rds 9-1:30-6:00. Sun. rds 9-1:30. One 1/2 pt bye available, any round, if requested before end of rd. 2 and if player has not received a full point bye. Fide rated but uses USCF rules. Online registration and team room information on website at www.dallaschess.com. NS, NC, W. FIDE. Chess Magnet School JGP.