2020 Texas Scholastic All Round Times Rules
2020 Texas South State High School Scholastic Chess Championships
McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen 78501
Hotel: The Embassy Suites, 800 Convention, C St, McAllen, TX 78501.(walking distance to the convention center) Phone: (956) 688-8329. HR: $119/$129, please reserve by 2/14 or rate may not be available. Mention (TCA) Texas Chess Association to get rate. To reserve online use this link: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MFECOES-TCA-20200304/index.jhtml
Entry Fee is $44 by 2/4 $56 by 2/27, else $74 after 2/27 and at the tournament
Open to Texas Residents and school. Must be in 9th - 12th grades to play. Participants cannot play up. 9th grade players in Middle School may play in Middle School sections or in High School sections and can play on the H S team that the junior high school feeds into 10th grade.
Two Sections: Championship and J V. The J V section is open to players rated Under 1000 in February Supplement.
7 round Swiss System (No Elimination). Rds 1 G/45 d5; Rounds 2-4 G/60; d5, Rds 5-7 G/75; d5.
Prizes: Trophies to top 20 individuals; honorable mention awards to plus scores that do not win trophy. Medals for all who finish the tournament. Top 15 Teams. Top 5 Grand Champion trophies. For the High School the two sections will be merged and the top 10 players will be used to determine the grand champions teams.
Click here for printable registration form
Click here to register online using paypal
Submitting team entries on a spreadsheet is encouraged for multiple entries.email spreadsheet to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 76036-4719
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 2/27 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 2/27. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals after 3/3 After that date you must make changes at site (McAllen Convention Center).
|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 12:30 PM||Sat 3:30 PM||Sun 9 AM||Sun 1 AM||Sun 4:10 PM|
March 6-8 2020 A State Championship event. US Chess Junior Grand Prix!
2020 Texas South State Scholastic High School Chess Championships, 7SS, McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501. Tournament is open to any 9th-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. EF: $44 by 2/4; $56 by 2/27; $74 after 2/27/20 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: 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 . 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. 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. Schedule: Round times vary depending on the Section. For round times check website. Time controls: All High School Sections: Rds 1 G/45 d5; Rounds 2-4 G/60; d5, Rds 5-7 G/75; d5. Side Events: See website for side events. Side event registration on site only. All registrations (except Side events) available on line: see www.dallaschess.com and you can download flyers and entry forms. Checks payable to Texas Chess Association. 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, email@example.com or 214-632-9000. Refunds will be given only up to 2/27 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 2/27. 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 3/3/20 as we are driving to the site; after that date you must make changes at site (McAllen Convention Center). The Embassy Suites, 800 Convention, C St, McAllen, TX 78501. Phone: (956) 688-8329. HR: $119/$129, please reserve by 2/14 or rate may not be available. Mention Texas Chess Association to get rate. Check Website for other hotels. Note that the McAllen Convention Center does not allow outside food or drink to be brought into the Convention Center. NS, NC, W.