Rules

2018 Texas Scholastic     

2018 North/Central Texas Elementary Chess Championships

March 9 - 11 2018

 Houston Marriott Westchase

2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston Texas, 77042. $99,$99,$99,$99 rate includes American Breakfast Buffet, Call 1-800-452-5110 to make reservations mention group code Dallas Chess  or register online thru link:  Book your group rate for Dallas Chess Club Reserve by 2/19/2018 or rate may not be honored.

Volunteers and TD's needed Link to find out more

 

7 round Swiss System (No Elimination)    Round 1-4 Game 45 d5, Rd 5-7 Game 60 d5

Entry Fee is $43 by 2/1; $54 by 3/1; $72 after 3/2 or on site

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.)

Choose Section carefully. Elementary Sections mean the player could be playing against players kindergarten thru 6th grade in elementary school. 6th graders in middle school must play in middle school tournament.  Primary means the player could be playing against players Kindergarten thru 3rd grade. Here are the sections:
K-1 Championship players must be Kindergarten or 1st grade, all ratings are possible, no limit.
Primary (K-3) Championship players must be Kindergarten thru 3rd grade, all ratings are possible, no limit.
Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 600) players must be Kindergarten thru 3rd grade, February supplement rating must be under 600.
 

Elementary (K-5/6) Championship, players must be Kindergarten thru 5th or 6th grade, all ratings are possible, no limit.
Elementary JV (K-5/6 Under 800) players must be Kindergarten thru 5th or 6th grade, February supplement rating must be under 800.
Elementary Novice (K-5/6 Under 500) players must be Kindergarten thru 5th or 6th grade, February supplement rating must be under 500.


There is a $10 charge for changing sections after March 1 so choose wisely.

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.

Trophies to top 15 individuals, honorable mention awards to plus scores that do not win trophy and medals for those who finish the tournament; Top 10 Teams, Top 5 grand champion (3 sections combined) teams.

Round Times
Registration: Fri 5:30 - 6:15 pm,  Sat 8 - 8:30 am. Saturday registrants will receive a 1st round 1/2 point bye.
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
 Round Time Fri 7:45 pm Sat 9 AM Sat 12 Noon Sat 2:45 PM Sun 9 AM Sun 12 Noon Sun 2:45 PM
Time Control Game/45;d5 G/45;d5 G/45;d5 G/45;d5 G/60;d5 G/60;d5 G/60;d5

Registration:

Click here for printable registration form

Click here to register using PayPal

Info: email Barbara Swafford, Phone 214.632.9000

Make Checks payable to  Dallas Chess Club (DCC). 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 3/1 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 3/1 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/1. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals after 3/1. After that date you must make changes at site (Houston Marriott Westchase).

Submitting team entries on a spreadsheet is encouraged.

Side Events

Blitz - Saturday Night 7 pm

Registration Sat 12 noon - 6:45 pm Two Sections: K-6 and K-12

Bughouse - Saturday Night 8:30 pm

Registration Sat 12 noon - 8:15 pm Two Sections: K-6 and K-12

register at the registration center for Blitz and Bughouse

TLA:

March 9-11 2018              A State Championship event.

2018 North/Central Texas State Scholastic Chess Championships, 7SS, Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston Texas, 77042. $99,$99,$99,$99 rate includes American Breakfast Buffet, Call 1-800-452-5110 to make reservations mention group code Dallas Chess  or register online thru link on web page. Reserve by 2/19/2018 or rate may not be honored.

Tournament is open to any Kindergarten-12th grade student living in Texas or going to school in Texas. Note that players may play in either the South or the North Central Championships or they may also play in both. Also note that if a student has played in another state’s closed championship, they may not play in this tournament.

Four championships: TX North/Central Primary Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central Elementary Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central Middle School Scholastic Championships; TX North/Central High School Scholastic Championships. EF: $43 by 2/1; $54 by 3/1; $72 after 3/2 or on site. On Site Registration: Friday, 5:30-6:15pm, Saturday, 8-8:30am. Saturday registrants will receive a 1st Rd. 1/2-pt. bye. Two 1/2-pt. bye allowed as long as one of the byes is for round 1, if requested by the end of Rd. 2. Sections: K-1 Championship, Primary (K-3) Championship, Primary JV (K-3 w/Ratings Under 600), 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, https://texaschess.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/TCA-Bylaws-30-Aug-2015.pdf . Note that 2018 February Supplement will be used. Trophies for top 15 individuals and top 10 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. Top 5 Grand Champion trophies.  The 3 Primary sections will be merged and using the top 15 players, a grand champion will be crowned. This will also be done for the 3 Elementary sections and the 3 Middle School Sections. For the High School the two sections will be merged and the top 10 players will be used to determine the grand champions. Note that trophies will not be given out in advance and must be picked up at awards ceremony. Please make arrangements for picking up trophies at award ceremony or to get trophy shipped. Schedule: Round times vary depending on the Section. For round times check website. Time controls: All High School and Middle Schools Sections: Rds 1 G/45 d5; Rounds 2-4 G/60; d5, Rds 5-7 G/75; d5. All Elementary and Primary and K-1 sections: rds 1-4 G/45; d5, rds 5-7 G/60; d5. For round times see: http://www.dallaschess.com/2018%20Texas%20Scholastic/index.htm . Side Events: See website for side events. Side event registration on site only. All registrations (except Side events) available on line: see http://www.dallaschess.com/2018%20Texas%20Scholastic/index.htm and you can download flyers and entry forms. Checks payable to Dallas Chess Club. Mail entries to Dallas Chess Club, c/o Barbara Swafford, 2709 Longhorn Trail, Crowley, TX 76036. For tournament info, visit our website or contact Barbara Swafford, info@dallaschess.com  or 214-632-9000. Refunds will be given only up to 3/1 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 3/1 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/1. 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 by phone or email after 3/7/18 as we are driving to the site; after that date you must make changes at site (Houston WestChase). NS, NC, W.