Advanced Registration Round Times Rules
2015 Texas Scholastic
2015 Texas High School Chess Championships
McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen 78501
Primary Hotel: Studio 6, Extended Stay, 700 Savannah Ave, McAllen, 78053. HR: 1 queen bed including breakfast $75, 1 Queen bed without breakfast $65, 2 full beds with breakfast $88, and 2 full beds without breakfast $75. Call 956-668-7829 for reservations at Studio 6. Please mention Texas Chess Association to get rates.
7 round Swiss System (No Elimination).
Entry Fee is $42 by 3/13 else $69.
This tournament will use March Supplement.
Volunteers and TD's needed Link to find out more
Open to Texas Residents and school. Must be in 9th - 12th grades to play. Participants cannot play up. Note that 9th graders in a Junior High (usually grades 7-9) may play in the high school section, but due to a recent change they cannot play for the team of the school they would attend in the 10th grade.
Note a rule change: Schools like Texas Academy of Math Science at UNT and also The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College Mathematics and Science Academy have been defined by the Texas Chess Associations to be High Schools and may not play in the Collegiate.
Two Sections: Championship and J V. The J V section is opened to players rated Under 1000 in March Supplement.
|Registration: Fri 7 - 9 pm, Sat 7 - 7:45 am. Saturday registrants may receive a 1st round 1/2 point bye.|
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|Round Time||Sat 9:00 am||12:30 pm||3:30 pm||6:20 pm||Sun 9:00 am||1 pm||4:10 pm|
Trophies to top 20 individuals; honorable mention awards to plus scores that do not win trophy and medals for who finish the tournament, Top 15 Teams.
Info: Barbara Swafford, 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 3/24 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 3/24 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/24. USCF membership is required. Proof of membership is required or player must join/renew their memberships. No registration/changes/or withdrawals after 3/24 After that date you must make changes at site (McAllen Convention Center).
Submitting team entries on a spreadsheet is encouraged.
2015 Texas State Scholastic Championships, 7SS, McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen, TX 78501. Primary Hotel: Studio 6 Extended Stay, 700 Savannah Ave, McAllen, 78053. HR: 1 queen bed including breakfast $75, 1 Queen bed without breakfast $65, 2 full beds with breakfast $88, and 2 full beds without breakfast $75. Call 956-668-7829 for reservations at Studio 6. Please mention Texas Chess Association to get rates. Please check website for overflow hotel information. While most of the hotels in McAllen have a free shuttle to the convention center, it is prudent to not depend on the shuttle. 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: $42 by 3/13; $69 after 3/13 or 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. 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. 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, note that the round times and time controls are the same as the 2013 event. Time controls: All High School and Middle School Sections: Rds 1-4 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: www.dallaschess.com. 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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-632-9000. Refunds will be given only up to 3/24 with a $10 surcharge for withdrawing, after 3/24 there will be no refunds. There will be no substitution of team members. There will be a $10 change fee for changes after 3/24. 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 3/24/15 as we are driving to the site; after that date you must make changes at site (McAllen Convention Center). Note that the McAllen Convention Center has a strict policy of no outside food and beverages allowed. NS, NC, W.