Advanced Registration Round Times Rules
2015 Texas Scholastic Home
2015 Texas Middle 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.
Volunteers and TD's needed Link to find out more
Open to Texas Residents and school. Must be in 6th - 8/9 grades to play. Participants cannot play up except under the following circumstance -- 9th graders may play in High School. Participants cannot play down, if you are in middle school or home school grades (6-8) or private school (6-8) you must play in a middle school section. (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.)
Three Sections: Championship, J V and Novice. The J V section is opened to players rated Under 900 in March Supplement. The novice is opened to players rated Under 600
|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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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.
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.