Rules

2019 Texas Scholastic     

2019 Texas Elementary Chess Championships

March 8 - 10 2019

 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 2/27/2019 or rate may not be honored.

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

Entry Fee is $44 by 2/4; $55 by 2/28; $73 after 3/1 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 20 individuals, honorable mention awards to plus scores that do not win trophy and medals for those who finish the tournament; Top 15 Teams, Top 5 grand champion (3 sections combined) teams.

John W. Griffin Memorial Chess Scholarship award sponsored by Belleville Capital Management. They will present certificates to the winner of the High School Championship ($1000), Middle School Championship ($500) and Elementary Championship ($100). The certificate is to be used for secondary education at an accredited institution at some point in the future. We will redeem the certificate and pay directly to the institution.

Registration:

Click here for printable (print landscape) 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

Refunds will be given only up to 3/1 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 3/6 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 3/6/19 as we are driving to the site; after that date you must make changes at site (Houston WestChase). W.

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 8-10 2019              A State Championship event.

US Chess Junior Grand Prix!

2019 Texas State Scholastic Chess Championships (Super State), 7SS, Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Dr., Houston, TX 77042. $99, $99, $99, $99 rate includes American Breakfast Buffet, Call 1-800-452-5110 to make reservations mention group code DCC or register online thru link on web page. Reserve by 2/27/2019 or rate may not be honored. Note that the rate can sell out, so make reservations early.

Tournament is open to any Kindergarten-12th grade student living in Texas or going to school in Texas. Note that if a student has played in another stateís closed championship, they may not play in this tournament.

Four championships: TX Primary Scholastic Championships; TX Elementary Scholastic Championships; TX Middle School Scholastic Championships; TX High School Scholastic Championships. EF: $44 by 2/4; $55 by 2/28; $73 after 3/1 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. byes 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 2019 February Supplement will be used. Note new for this year:  John W. Griffin Memorial Chess Scholarship award sponsored by Belleville Capital Management. They will present certificates to the winner of the High School Championship ($1000), Middle School Championship ($500) and Elementary Championship ($100). The certificate is to be used for secondary education at an accredited institution at some point in the future. We will redeem the certificate and pay directly to the institution. It is the sponsorís expectation to make this scholarship a yearly annual award in which a player may win more than once. 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. 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 School Championship 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 as well as MS JV and MS Novice: rds. 1-4 G/45 d5, rds. 5-7 G/60 d5. For round times see: http://www.dallaschess.com/2019%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/2019%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 76036-47195. 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 3/6 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 3/6/19 as we are driving to the site; after that date you must make changes at site (Houston WestChase). W.