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2012 Texas Scholastic
2012 Texas Elementary Chess Championships
February 18-19, 2012 Blitz on February 17th.
Sheraton Dallas Hotel map
400 North Olive, Dallas 75201
Hotel Rates are $109 with up to 4 in a room. 214-922-8000 or 888-627-8191, Mention Texas Chess to get Hotel Chess Rate. Reserve by 1/27 or rate may go up. One night deposit may be required by Hotel.
7 round Swiss System (No Elimination).
Entry Fee is $41 by 2/3 else $69.
This tournament will use February Supplement.
Open to Texas Residents and school. Must be in K - 5/6 grades to play. Participants cannot play up, if you are a 6th grader in an Elementary School (no 7th grade) or a 6th grader in an intermediate school (no 7th grade) then you must play in this section. Home schooled 6th graders and private school 6th graders must play in middle school.
(Note that TCA has ruled that private school 6th graders in a K-6th private school may play in Elementary. A good rule of thumb is that if you are in 6th grade and your school has a 7th grade, then you should play in Middle School. If you are in public school and in 6th grade and your school has no 7th grade, then you must play in one of the Elementary sections. K-3 graders may play in one of the primary sections or may play in one of the Elementary sections.)
Three Sections: Championship, J V and Novice. The J V section is opened to players rated Under 800 in February Supplement. The novice is opened to players rated Under 500.
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|Registration: Fri 7 - 9 pm, Sat 7 - 7:45 am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st round 1/2 point bye.|
|Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Round 5||Round 6||Round 7|
|Round Time||Sat 9:30 am||12:05 pm||2:25 pm||4:40 pm||Sun 9:30 am||12:35 pm||3:15 pm|
|Time Control Champ||Game/45||G/45||G/45||G/45||G/60||G/60||G/60|
|Time Control JV||Game/40||G/40||G/40||G/40||G/55||G/55||G/55|
|Time Control Novice||Game/30||G/30||G/30||G/30||G/45||G/45||G/45|
Trophies to top 20 individuals, honorable mention awards to plus scores that do not win trophy and medals for those who finish the tournament; Top 15 Teams.
Side Events: K-6 Blitz on Friday 2/17 at 8 pm, $20. K-6 Bughouse on Sat at 8:35 pm, $30 per team registration on site only.
Info: Barbara Swafford, 214.632.9000
Make Checks payable to Texas Chess Association (TCA). One check can be made for multiple Players.
Send entries to Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley TX 76036
Entries must include name, USCF ID or new/pending (include a copy of the receipt), rating, USCF expiration date & school. All incomplete registrations will be charged the late EF , additionally there will be a $5 per player surcharge on registration received without payment, these players could possibly not be paired for round 1 and not be paired until payment is received. Refunds will be given only up to 2/15 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/15 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 2/15. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals after 2/15. After that date you must make changes at site (Sheraton Dallas Hotel).
Submitting team entries on a spreadsheet is encouraged.
2012 Texas State Scholastic Championships 7SS. Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 North Olive Street, Dallas TX 75201. HR: $109-$109-$109-$109, 214-922-8000 or 888-627-8191, Mention Texas Chess Association to get Hotel Chess Rate. Reserve by 1/27/12 or rate may go up. Four championships in one great location: TX Primary Scholastic Championships; TX Elementary Scholastic Championships; TX Middle School Scholastic Championships; TX High School Scholastic Championships. EF: $41 by 2/03/12; $69 after 2/03 or on site. February Rating Supplement will be used. Current USCF membership required (may be obtained on site). On Site Registration: Friday, 7-9pm, Saturday, 7-7:45am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st Rd. 1/2-pt. bye. One 1/2-pt. bye (for any round) allowed if requested by the end of Rd. 2. Sections: K-1 Championship, Primary (K-3) Championship, Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 700), Elementary (K-5/6) Championship, Elementary JV (K-5/6 Under 800), Elementary Novice (K-5/6 Under 500), Middle School (6-8/9) Championship, MS JV (6-8/9 Under 900), MS Novice (6-8/9 Under 600), High School (9-12) Championship, HS JV (9-12 Under 1000). See Article IX, Section 1E, TCA Bylaws for each section's eligibility requirement, www.texaschess.org/2007/03/bylaws.html. Also www.swchess.com has eligibility rules. Four-year Chess II scholarship to The University of Texas at Dallas to winner of High School Championship section. Winner must meet UTD entrance requirement and follow team rules. UTD is sole judge as to who wins the scholarship. For more information on UT Dallas Scholarships see http://www.utdallas.edu/chess/scholarships/chess-program-scholarships.html Trophies for top 20 individuals and top 15 teams in each section plus participation medals for all, and plus Score Awards for players scoring 4 or more points that do not win an individual trophy. Schedule: Round times vary depending on the Championship; Time control also varies. For round times and time control, see: www.swchess.com. Side Events: Blitz Tourney: K-6 and K-12, Friday 8pm. EF: $20. Trophies to top 15 Individual in each section. Bughouse Tourney: K-6 and K-12, Saturday, 8:35pm. EF: $30 Team (On site registration only). trophies to top 10 teams in each section. All registrations (except Bughouse) available on line: see www.swchess.com and you can download flyers and entry forms. Checks payable to Texas Chess Association. Mail entries to Texas Chess Association, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. For tournament info, visit our website or contact Barbara Swafford, firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-632-9000. Refunds will be given only up to 2/15 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 2/15 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 2/15. There will be a $5 surcharge per player for phone registrations USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals after 2/15/12. After that date you must make changes at site (Sheraton Dallas Hotel). NS, NC, W.