2012 Texas Collegiate     Final Standings         Final Team Standings

16th Annual Texas K-12 Grade 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

6 Rounds Swiss System Chess Tournament (no elimination.)

Open to Texas Residents and/or Texas Schools.

USCF rated. USCF membership is required.

TCA membership is also required (Tournament Membership embedded in entry fee).

13 separate tournaments, 1 per grade, kindergarten through 12th . Players must play in their grades. Playing up to a higher or down to a lower grade level is not permitted.

 

Trophies to top 10 individuals and top 5 teams in each section. (Note that some sections with heavy pre-registrations may have more awards.)

Top 3 players in the section is added for team scores. No more than two teams per school per grade may be entered. If entering more than one team per grade, the teams must be predefined and may be paired against each other.

Entry Fee is $35 if postmark by 10/29 else $59 afterward.

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

3 ways to register:

Click for printable registration form  or Click for tournament Flyer (with registration form) (requires Adobe Acrobat.)

online registration using active.com (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 76036-4719

214.632.9000 Do not call after November 7 as we may be traveling.

Click to email for more info.

Entries must include Name, USCF ID (or new/pending), grade and school. Incomplete entries will be charged at site entry fee of $59.

Registration for Friday, November 9 from 7 pm - 9 pm.

Registration 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.

K-12th Grade Round Times

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6
Date Sat. 11/10 Sat. 11/10 Sat. 11/10 Sat. 11/10 Sun. 11/11 Sun. 11/11
Time 9:30 am 12:00 pm 2:05 pm 4:10 pm 10 am 1:15 pm
Time Control G/45 G/45 G/45 G/60 G/60 G/60

 

Onsite registration only:

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

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

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

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

NS, NC, W, rule variation 11H1. 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.